INSIDE: Motivate the kids to read books and make a difference in the community with easy, fun Action Book Club by Little Free Library.
About a year ago, our then 9 year old had the idea for a Little Free Library in our neighborhood. As with many kid ideas, mom and dad are roped in to do the heavy lifting. Literally! My husband found himself digging a hole, pouring concrete and showing off his best Weekend Warrior skills. You can see our re-purposed Little Free Library project here!
It’s been a great addition to our small neighborhood. It is stocked with books for toddlers to teens to self-help seeking adults. (Plus you can get a free bookmark when you pick out a book!)
But, did you know that these small libraries can also be a source of goodwill and giving? Little Free Library’s Action Book Club is a service-oriented book club. Read a book, find a cause, take action!
Learn how to start your own kids Action Book Club today!
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How to Motivate Kids with Easy Action Book Club
An Action Book Club can be just you and your child, or a group of 10+! The goal is to read something then be inspired to make a difference.
You don’t need to be an “owner” of a Little Free Library to participate in an Action Book Club. Anyone – anywhere – can take action to better our communities.
How to Get Kids to Make Difference with Action Book Club
Kids are often the most enthusiastic participants in the Action Book Club. Good reads = good deeds.
Simply register your Action Book Club. Select a book to read (and discuss if part of a group). Carry out a positive community service action inspired by the book. Share your story and motivate others to take action.
The Best Books to Read For Kids Action Book Club
Advanced Readers (ages 13+)
Fun and Easy Activities for Kids Action Book Club
Action Book Clubs can good good reads into good deeds in the simplest of ways! The goal is to ask what project can you choose that will make a positive benefit in your community.
There are lots of fun and easy giving back activities for kids, families and group to participate in, like:
- Setting up a recycling program where one doesn’t exist, such as at school or work
- Volunteering to cook and serve meals at your local Ronald McDonald House
- Painting kindness rocks and leaving them around town
- Collect cans for the food bank
- Create kindness cards for children sick in hospitals
- Start a book drive to bring books to waiting rooms, classrooms, children in hospitals
- Make no-sew fleece blankets for your local Humane Society
- Organize a neighborhood clean up day
- Plant a community garden
- Create blessing bags for the homeless
- Collect socks to donate to a local homeless shelter
If you love to read and you want to give back, consider starting an Action Book Club! It’s a great way to motivate kids to not only read but to serve their communities at the same time.
How are you giving back? Let me know in the comments.
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