Kentucky Kids’ Day is the last Tuesday in September. Make the students in your school feel special with one or more of these ideas to make your students feel special. These themes also could set the stage for great Family Fun Nights.
Kentucky Kids Read
• Ask special guests to read to classes.
• Have students make bookmarks or small books.
• Give books to students or have a book exchange. (Go to local bookstores for donations, or have a community book drive to obtain books.)
• Have a mystery reader read a short story over the intercom. Have the principal disguise his or her voice or invite a local celebrity to read. At the end of the day, ask the students to guess who the reader was.
• Hold a book fair.
• Hold a pajama day and ask students to bring their favorite bedtime book to read.
• Have a “my favorite book” bulletin board.
• Pat on the Back
Have students make construction paper handprints. Tape the handprints to their backs with masking tape—everyone receives a pat on the back because every student is special!
• My Future Is So Bright I Have to Wear Shades Day
Ask students to wear sunglasses to school on Kentucky Kids’ Day. Have a Coolest Shades Contest. Have a career-day exhibition for students to “look into the future.”