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Family Newspaper

Materials

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Pens and markers
  • Computer and printer
  • Scissors (optional)

Directions

  1. Create a family newspaper to report on happenings in your home, record opinions on current events, and showcase hobbies, interests, and achievements.
  2. Encourage each family member to contribute to the newspaper.
  3. Younger children can dictate stories and draw pictures, while older children can write or type their own pieces. Here are some topics children may enjoy
    family vacation birthday celebrations
    arrival of a new pet new neighbors
    holidays interview with parents or school happenings
    grandparents sports
    survey on favorite foods, toys, hobbies books, movies recipes
    opinions on cooking, family rules, chores creative writing
    jokes  
  4. Assemble your newspaper on a computer or by cutting and gluing articles to sheets of paper.
  5. Circulate your newspaper by posting it on your refrigerator or by sending copies to relatives and family friends.
  6. Be sure to make enough copies so that each child can save one for posterity.

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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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