Candy Land Game Night! This was the theme of our recent Family Literacy Night. I think Game Night has been one of my favorite themes that we have done! The Candy Land colors were great for spring time and our families had a lot of fun.
There was a lot of prepping to do before that night. We like to give away a book to every student who comes to our Family Nights. Scholastic was having their $1 sale so I ordered a lot of books at that time to save some money. Love when new books come in!
We get bags and fill them with goodies for the students. This year we put in a book, 1 colorful pencil, a piece of candy, and a game of course to go along with our theme! One of the game stations was dominoes (for math) and one was Boggle (for literacy). I found these cute little packs of miniature dominoes and Boggle games at Oriental Trading that went right along with our game stations. We also ordered paddle balls. As families walked into the gym, they signed in and received their bags of goodies!
This was our entrance to our Candy Land Game Night. So festive and spring looking!
We also have a table to display the items we are giving away to parents and students. We purchase books from the Scholastic Book Fair to giveaway. Our superintendent also purchased some Kindle Fires, a couple of drones and a couple of scooters. This is a popular table!
We tried to have a mix of games for both younger and older students. Tables or stations were set up in different areas with plenty of chairs around them to accommodate the players.
Besides Candy Land and Hedbanz, we had Uno, Boggle, a Minute to Win It game, dominoes, number Bingo, and games on the iPads too. There was so much laughing and playing going on that night! I enjoyed seeing the families come and just enjoy being with each other!
Scavenger Hunts are another fun thing to do on a Family Literacy Night! Families can come and go and complete the Hunt as they wish.
This Scavenger Hunt has a reading quote and students find letters hidden around the school to complete the quote.
This fun, pirate themed scavenger hunt has a pirate quote for students to solve after finding all the missing letters.
Students love to find the hidden letters while they solve the mystery quote!
The Pirate Scavenger Hunt also includes a banner! You can click here and here to see the hunts or you can click the pictures.