#21 Create a miniature book

Not only is this one of the most creative and engaging ideas I've seen online recently, it's also one of the cutest. The British Library is calling on the nation’s children to write their own tiny tales, which will form part of an online “National Library of Miniature Books for the toy world”. I've written... Continue Reading →

#20 Start a Virtual Book Club

When we've watched a brilliant TV show, movie or film, what's the first thing we want to do? Talk to someone about it! Sharing our excitement and enjoyment over books can be a fantastic way to encourage reading at home. As children crave contact with their friends, virtual book clubs can provide an excellent platform... Continue Reading →

#19 Troll Thursday With Radio Blogging

As the week's go on, we're all beginning to crave that human interaction and RadioBlogging is a fantastic way for young writers to connect with an online writing community! Sharing your ideas with others can give children added incentive and purpose for writing as they know their writing will be shared with a wider audience.... Continue Reading →

#18 Shaggy Dog Stories

This is a hilarious game of telling tall tales and crazy stories that have three 'secret' words hidden inside, which the other players try to guess! This was a firm family favourite when I was younger and it's a brilliant game for a number of reasons: It's free! All you need is paper and pencilsIt's... Continue Reading →

#17 Easter Egg Treasure Hunt!

Hooray! It's Easter Weekend - the perfect time to have fun with the whole family! There are lots of things you can do to bring a little magic into your Easter at home and an egg-citing (sorry!) treasure hunt is the perfect way to extend the fun! Today's writing task is to have fun with... Continue Reading →

#12 Write and host a family quiz!

Quizzes and trivia games are a brilliant way to bring friends and family together. Organising, writing and hosting a 'Zoom Quiz' online can be a great way to socialise whilst staying safe at home! Or you could simply write quiz questions for your family at home. Not only is it a great way to reinforce... Continue Reading →

#11 Verb Charades!

Vocabulary games such as verb charades are a fun and high-energy way to build vocabularies, expand knowledge of synonyms and reinforce comprehension skills. This is a great game to play daily for 10 minutes, or when you have some free time. Activities 1) What is a Verb? To get in the mindset for verb charades,... Continue Reading →

#8 Guess Who? (inference skills)

This is a really fun task that allows children of all ages to practise their inference skills. However, it does require a little preparation by the adult first. You may need to find some props from around the home (or school!) and either put these in a special sack, or brown envelopes before you begin... Continue Reading →

#7 Amazon Book Reviews

I'm pinching this brilliant idea from Twitter - so huge thanks to Mr. Booth for the inspiration, please do keep the ideas coming! Writing Amazon book reviews is an authentic, engaging way to motivate your children/your class to write book reviews. It's a lovely way to share our pleasure in books and reading (which can... Continue Reading →

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