I’m in the midst of our Scholastic Book Fair, and I’ve pulled items for library centers from our inventory!
First, I’ve pulled all of the 3-D books we’re selling. Like this one.
Of course, those little paper 3-D glasses are way too flimsy to survive a day in the elementary school library! I bought plastic red and blue 3-D glasses on Amazon for $2.75 a pair. I have four pair, and I just add new 3-D books from each book fair. So I can have a 3-D book reading center, and rotate the books in it.
This book fair also features some shark puppets, that will make a great center to act out the shark books in the book fair, like Nugget & Fang, or Clark the Shark.
Our book fair also has puppets that look like Frog and Toad! We LOVE Frog and Toad! These puppets will be a center with Frog and Toad books! (I think the green puppet looks like Frog, and the yellow-ish one looks like Toad.)
But wait! There’s more! In our book fair inventory, we got a box of plush book character puppets! Fly Guy, Llama Llama, Skippyjon Jones, Rocket, and Pete the Cat! So I can have a puppet and picture books center that changes every week for the rest of the school year! (Could we mix and match the puppets? Is that puppet-smashing, like app-smashing?)
I love the book fair (even though it completely exhausts me)! I can’t get enough of the delight I see when the students walk (or run or skip) in to the book fair, and their smiles when they walk out with a bag of new books.
If you have a Scholastic book fair this spring, do a little library centers shopping for yourself! And leave a comment telling us what you found!