Summer Book Swap For Children

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A budget friendly & fun way to kick-off a summer of reading! Here’s how…

Invite friends (in the same grade) to bring 3 used paperback books that

are at their current reading level.

After the children arrive, display the books on a large table or two.

Draw numbers for the order in which the children will choose a book. For

example, if there are 10 children at the party, put numbers 1 – 10 into

the drawing & each child picks a number.

Round 1 begins! The child that drew #1 picks a book, then the child that

drew #2 picks a book, and so on.

Before beginning round 2 & round 3, draw numbers again. This turns the

swap into a game, adds to the fun and prevents the same child from always

having first pick or always having last pick!

So…each child arrived at the party with 3 books, and they’ll leave with 3


After the final round, make bookmarks (using scrap paper, markers &

assorted stickers).

Have information to give the children on summer reading clubs at your

local library or bookstore. Most clubs offer incentives or prizes for


Refreshments…let the children make their own ice cream sundaes!


by: Kristl-

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