Sunday, January 25, 2015

Camp Kindergarten Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night Ideas
I am so excited to share some amazing ideas from our Kindergarten team at my school. 

We are lucky enough to have a corporation foundation that offers grants about 3x/year. Our awesome kindergarten team wrote a grant for a family literacy night with the families at our school. They went with a camping theme and it turned out absolutely amazing!
Family Literacy Night Ideas
The team put together the above flyer with directions for the parents that attended. I love how they incorporated technology by using the QR codes! The various QR codes went to various camping songs for the families to enjoy while "camping".
Family Literacy Night Ideas
 They had display signs complete with directions for every activity available. All of the activities had an educational spin to them. This showed our families how fun you can make learning. There was a big emphasis on sight words and CVC words. 
Family Literacy Night Ideas
 The team purchased a ton of Twister games and made them into sight word games. They made the pockets out of sheet protectors so you can slide the words in and out when needed. One of the parents even made these wooden stands to display the directions. 
Family Literacy Night Ideas
To set the mood, all of the lights were off. There was over 200 flashlights available for the families to use at each game. They also had 10 tents that had sight words on stars on the top of each tent! It was absolutely adorable!!! The kids had loads of fun and were learning at the same time! 
Family Literacy Night Ideas
Here is a river walk where they hopped along and read number words. How cute is this?!?!
Family Literacy Night Ideas
Another adorable set up here. This was a "fishing for rhymes" game. They had six ponds set up with different words and the kids went fishing with magnetic fishing poles. Adorbs! 
Family Literacy Night Ideas

Our entire cafeteria was full of games at each table. The "Don't Spill the Beans" game was made into an alphabet sound game. Jenga was made into a sight word game. The others included an alphabet bingo and CVC games. 
Family Literacy Night Ideas

Also included on the tables were various crafts and they even had s'mores to make!
Family Literacy Night Ideas
The families were able to sit fireside to relax and read books. There were a ton of sleeping bags to lay or sit on. The setting was absolutely amazing! 
Family Literacy Night Ideas

Take a look at this homemade fire pit! This looked so realistic!!!! It plugged in and everything! Under the wood was a fan that blew the pretend fire. It was perfect!
Family Literacy Night Ideas

A family literacy night is not complete without a photo booth! 
Family Literacy Night Ideas
This is inside of one of our kindergarten classrooms. The scene has been set for weeks before this amazing night. The stuffed animals even had pretend s'mores around the fire! 
Family Literacy Night Ideas
They also had family literacy night momentum built up throughout our hallways as well. 

I hope I provided you with some ideas to throw your own family literacy night. Our kindergarten team is a very important part of our school and they provide an unbelievable foundation for our kids.

7 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I just got offered a position in pre-primary (K) and I'm loving some of these ideas!

    Fishing for Education Blog

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely amazing! I bet everyone had the best time. Now I want to plan something like this. Thank you for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Are any of these available through your shop?

    ReplyDelete
  4. WOW! Looks like a fantastic time! Great work!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That looks like SOOOO much fun!
    ❀Jodi
    Fun In First

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hello! I love your ideas. Do you have the signs/printables available?

    ReplyDelete
  7. Be that as it may, for the individuals who are truly decided and determined on having their own vehicles, however don't have the adequate spending plan, another accessible choice is to apply for an on line auto advance. The World Wide Web is an aid for anxious people, as well as for individuals, particularly drivers, who need to search for a trusted auto advance organization where they can work with. Payday Loans

    ReplyDelete