March is a busy month in the children’s literacy world! Read Across America is celebrated the first week of the month, coinciding with Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd. If you have a child in school, you’ll probably notice some fun activities planned for that week. If you have a younger bookworm, be sure to check out your local library and bookstores for special events! (I even noticed a local pizzeria advertising a Dr. Seuss themed lunch!) When I was the elementary school librarian, I pulled out all the stops for the month of March. Around here, it’s a dreary month when we’re all itching for warm weather but it’s not quite here… the perfect time to brighten everyone’s calendar with literacy based FUN!
I hope that this month’s Bookworm Bingo inspires you to celebrate the joy of reading! You can download a PDF of March’s Bookworm Bingo here. You’ll find a flexible springboard to encourage you to infuse literacy based activities into your month. I’ve included ideas to pair with the start of Spring, Women’s History Month, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and other library & reading related activities.