Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Day

Some programs, like LEGO Club, are automatically going to be a hit. Unfortunately, book-centered programs are sometimes not so popular. To change this, I decided to do a program based on the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. I had originally planned to set this up in stations, but based on the number of kids who attended and the fact that I did not have volunteer help, we did each activity as a group. The first activity was Pin the Booger on Greg Heffley. In the format of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, kids stuck “boogers” made of tacky poster adhesive to a poster of the character. Next was the Rowley Jefferson bean bag toss. I drew the character’s face on a large piece of foam board and cut out the mouth. Kids took turns trying to toss bean bags through the mouth. We then moved to tables for writing and drawing activities such as a trivia contest, a Pictionary-style guessing game, and shared comic drawing. Afterward, we did a team mummy wrap with toilet paper. At the end of the program, I drew names to win free Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. It was a fun program that attracted both boys and girls in the upper elementary crowd.DOAWK bean bag toss DOAWK booger

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