- Dog Days Event Kit -- http://www.wimpykid.com/Book4EventKitWeb.pdf
- Trivia Game, Shame Game, Personality Game
- Cabin Fever Event Kit -- http://wimpykid.com/eventkit/CabinFeverTGfinal.pdf
- Different Trivia Game, Cabin Fever Word Search
- Ugly Truth Event Kit -- http://issuu.com/hnabooks/docs/wimpykid5eventgudie
- Third Wheel Event Kit -- http://www.abramsbooks.com/academic/WimpyKid7EventKit.pdf
- Shame Game
- Hard Luck Event Kit -- http://wimpykidclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/HarkLuckEventGuide_UK.pdf
- Another Trivia Game, Design Your Own Book Cover, Make Your Own Comics
We also used program notes from the blog Tiny Tips for Library Fun.
Activity: Trivia Challenge
Activity: Shame Game
Everyone starts by standing up. We read aloud a set of statements. After each statement, the kids sit down if the statement is not true for them. The last one standing is the winner. We modified this and had the kids stand up again for each new statement. they more fun watching others and commenting on the statements than there being one true winner.
Activity: Cheese Touch Game
We played this like hot potato. We played music as a cheese slice (fake) was passed around a large circle. When the music stopped, whoever was holding the cheese was out and now had the cheese touch. Play continued until only one non-cheese touched person was left.
Activity: Personality Game
We passed out three slips of paper to each kid. Each slip had a statement and a symbol on it. They had two minutes to go around the room and switch slips with others until they had three slips that most represented their personality. When time was up, we read aloud what character each symbol represented.
Game: Manny Cereal Toss
|Flying cereal boxes!|
Kids could throw mini-cereal boxes into a toilet seat set upon a crate. The closest we could come to a reason for this activity is that Manny likes to eat his cereal on his potty chair in front of the TV. When he is done, he pours the remaining cereal into his potty chair. This idea came from Tiny Tips for Library Fun blog.
Craft: Wimpy Kid Masks
We downloaded masks from http://www.wimpykidclub.co.uk/downloads/ and made copies of them on card stock. The kids could choose one mask to cut out. There were craft sticks they could tape to the mask so they could hold it up to their face.
|Working on journals|
Each kid got a blank 20 page journal we purchased from Office Depot. On the cover we pasted a sticker of Greg with this saying...Diary of a ___________ Kid. The kids got to choose what kind of kid they were and write it in. Examples include: silly, cool, awesome, artistic.
Game: Mixed Up Wimpy Kid
Cabin Fever word search
Make Your Own Comics
Draw Your Own Cover
This was a different kind of program for us in that it relied heavily on games instead of crafts. However, it was very popular and the kids had a great time.
Attendance: 21, 16
|Can never get enough of these books!|