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!
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".
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.
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.
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!
Here is a river walk where they hopped along and read number words. How cute is this?!?!
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!
Also included on the tables were various crafts and they even had s'mores to make!
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!
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!
A family literacy night is not complete without a photo booth!
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!
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.