This spring, get ready to hold the biggest, loudest book fair ever! It’s the Scholastic DINO-MITE Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp, and Read! Super-size fun awaits when the school community is turned into reading raptors, bookceratops, and readasaurus rex bookivores ready to unleash their inner dino and enjoy a stomping, chomping, reading good time!
Lead your school community to the fair with dinosaur tracks leading them through the school to a giant, gaping dinosaur at the book fair entrance. Once inside the fair, wow them with a floor-to-ceiling world of hanging vines, boulders, dinosaur eggs, and dinosaur tails sticking out from under tables and behind cases.
Invite teachers, faculty, and volunteers to stomp on in to a Book Fair Preview for a sneak peek of books from Scholastic and other respected publishers. Let them chomp on carnivore or herbivore pizzas, Cretaceous cookies, and prehistoric punch while your foraging faculty snackivores complete their Classroom Wish Lists.
Go big with an All for Books™ campaign! Enlist teachers to challenge each other in a Battle of the Dinosaurs coin challenge. Hold a triceratops versus velociraptor battle! Students vote for their favorite reptile with spare change.
Get your families involved with events specifically for them. Hold an early morning Dino-Mite Donuts for Dads or Muffins for Mommasauruses, then get everyone on board with a Reads, Roars, and S’mores Family Event. And make sure to set up a photo op with a prehistoric backdrop for memorable family photos. Reach out to grandparents with a Tea Rex Grand Event, featuring fair shopping, dino-bite snacks, and beverages.
Keep students engaged with the fair by offering plenty of games and contests. Fill a jar with dinosaur-shaped candies for an estimation game with prizes.
There are countless possibilities with a prehistoric book fair theme – a place where reading rules the Earth and dinosaur adventure lives on! Students can strengthen their reading skills as they track down new books perfect for them. It’s big. It’s fun. It’s powerful. So set a mega goal for reading in spring 2019 and have a great time!
Middle School Theme
Get ready for mammoth-sized fun this spring – it’s the Stone Age Book Fair: Reading Rocks! It’s totally prehistoric and packed with reading adventure! Let students unleash their inner cave dweller to search for great books they can really sink their teeth into.
Transform your Book Fair entrance into a mouth of a cave featuring primitive paintings and stone carvings of woolly mammoths, saber toothed tigers, giant ground sloths, and massive condors. Think bold and awe-inspiring inside your Fair – with hanging vines, faux fur, hot lava volcano, cave paintings, and larger-than-life animals. Place boulders, pottery, bones, and a faux fire pits throughout the space.
Invite teachers, faculty, and volunteers to a Book Fair Preview for a sneak peek of books from Scholastic and other respected publishers. Serve miniature volcano bundt cakes, bone cookies, stone-age nuts, fruit, berries, and prehistoric punch, while teachers complete Classroom Wish Lists and book recommendations.
Go big with an All for Books™ campaign! Set up a Battle of the Beasts coin challenge with a saber toothed tiger versus a woolly mammoth stand-off! Watch donations add up as students vote for their favorite animal with spare change.
Get your families involved with events designed specifically for them. Host an early morning Bear Claw Breakfast with your grandparents. Reach out to the families with an Ice Age Ice Cream Social Family Event, with DIY ice cream sundaes followed by fair shopping.
Make this spring a reading trek to remember – a world where massive amounts of Stone Age fun fire up students to hone, strengthen, and advance their reading skills. Set a mega book fair goal for your school and have a great time!