A Virtual Book Festival for Kids and Teens

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Explore our DIY Activities, Storytimes, and Questions from Kids that were created for you to DO at home and stay connected with your family while keeping minds at play in between your visits!

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A Virtual Book Festival for Kids and Teens

We’ve partnered with our good friends at The San Antonio Book Festival to bring you a virtual mini book festival—five days of pre-recorded videos from some of our festival writers of children’s and young adult books, as well as literacy-based activities created by educators at The DoSeum!

For a full list of Festival writers and festival schedule visit The San Antonio Book Festival website


Literacy Activity: Yes, And!

Friday, May 15th

There are 2 rules to Yes, And!: 1) Each sentence must begin with "Yes, and" 2) Each new addition to the story should be more exaggerated! This improv activity will encourage your kid to build upon to listen carefully, build on the ideas of others, and apply agreed-upon rules to build a story.  Get ready to see how the story unfolds! 


Download Yes, And! Instructions
 
Literacy Activity: Ad-Libs!

Saturday, May 16th

The story creation possibilities are endless with Ad-Libs!  Through a series of questions, this classic DIY will help your kid craft creative stories! Take this activity a step further and have your kid illustrate their favorite ad-lib! 


Download Ad-Libs Instructions
 

Literacy Activity: Memory Stories

Sunday, May 17th

How many objects do you think you remember? In this activity, kids will sharpen their memory and literacy skills by observing, recalling, and creating a sentence or story from the specific objects around their house.  

Download Memory Stories Instructions
 

Literacy Activity: DIY Story Cubes

Monday, May 18th

Create a story with a roll of a cube!  In this DIY activity,  you can use a paper cube to create stories with each side representing a part of the story including setting, protagonists, antagonists, and plot!  Combine multiple cubes or use just one, either way, you are sure to end up with a truly unique story! 


Download DIY Story Cube Instructions
Download DIY Story Cubes CUBE Template
 

Literacy Activity: DIY Puppets

Tuesday, May 19th 

Children will practice their fine motor and literacy skills by creating puppets, characters, and stories.  Give your finished puppet a personality that is all their own by asking your child, "What do they like to do?", "What is their favorite food?", or "Do they have friends or family?".  Once your child has crafted their puppets' story, they are ready to perform on the main stage! 


Download DIY Puppets Instructions
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