There are many ways that you can use this kit. You can use it in your classroom or use it at a family science fun night. Parents can also use many of the activities with their children at home.
If you choose to do a community event, below are some helpful hints to getting organized.
Get the community involved
Meet with other people and organizations in your community that are interested in supporting and celebrating literacy. Work together to plan the event. Ask businesses and organizations to sponsor your Family Science Night. They can donate money to buy prizes and provide snacks.
Decide the date
Family Literacy Day is a good time to do a community event. Choose a different date if these dates don’t work for your community. Choose a date that will not clash with other community events so more people can attend.
Find a location
Find a space in the community to hold the event – the school, band office, friendship centre, youth centre, nursing station, library, or community hall.
Begin advertising well in advance!