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April 28th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

5 Fun Kid Activities to Celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros


Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is an annual celebration of books, children and cultural diversity. Although celebrations take place the entire month of April, the 30th, which is tomorrow, is the actual day known as DIA. Libraries throughout the country will have some kind of event so check yours to see if there’s something going on. If you can’t find anything, here are a few ideas for activities you can do with your kids to partake in this awesome celebration of children and books!

1. Children’s handmade books: There are tons of ways of doing this from the most basic ones (with paper and crayons) to the more elaborate. Either way, your kids will have tons of fun and you’ll be surprised by where their imagination takes them. Plus, they’ll be super proud of their creation and will want to share it with everybody!

2. Bookmarks: The possibilities are endless with this activity too, but the one I highly recommend is Scratch Art. My daughter has done several of these and they’re not only super easy, but lots of fun!

3. Help them send a DIA e-card: You can get these from ether Colorín Colorado a bilingual website dedicated to children literacy or from Reading Rockets. Both are absolutely beautiful, inspiring… and bilingual!

4. Read!: Sounds simple, but it can be so much fun. Take your kids to the library and let them roam for a while picking the books they want you to read to them or that they want to read to you. Make silly faces and funny voices and ask a lot of questions. My 4-year-old son’s current favorite book is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, which we own in its bilingual edition. Although he doesn’t know how to read, he’s memorized and loves to ask me if I want him to read it to me. It’s crazy fun to hear his interpretation of this beautiful book.

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