Free Resources for Distance Learners and Homeschoolers! Our amazing authors and publishers have banded together to help us keep feeling/sharing/inspiring those learning from home with free or affordable book-inspired activities and learning tools. Enjoy!
Book-Inspired Activities to Keep Young Minds Learning | Part One
Who’s ready for some Indoor Reading BINGO? Free download @ https://bit.ly/3aBuNw8. Happy Reading!
Author Felicia Lee has some awesome free downloadable coloring sheets HERE.
News channels NBC4i has a great My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule activity for kids. It’s a very fun way to help kids record and create their own report about this moment in history that we are all experiencing.
This classroom guide for LaDonna Plays Hoops is designed for students in second through fourth grade. It is assumed that teachers will adapt each activity to fit the needs and abilities of their own students. It offers activities to help teachers integrate LaDonna Plays Hoops into English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies curricula. Art and drama are used as a teaching tool throughout the guide. All activities were created in conjunction with relevant content standards in ELA, math, science, social studies, art, and drama.
Teacher Resources from Delalma Publications!
- Mexican Foods Supplementary Activity
- ¡Todos a celebrar! A Hispanic Customs & Traditions Alphabet Book
- Hello, Zapata! ¡Hola!
Author Julia Inserro has an exceptional blog post called Surviving 30+ Days of Quarantine with Littles
If your kids’ school is shuttered, we’ve got news for you! The KLTV team has created a virtual library of FREE read alouds, podcasts, #kidlitcrafts & #homeschooling drawing & writing resources for kids!
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— KidLit TV (@KidLitTV_NYC) March 15, 2020
eLearning Links and Resources from MCBD Sponsors
Pack-n-Go Girls with the express intention to increase children’s creativity and curiosity, appreciation for other cultures, and a sense of adventure in a boundaryless world. To that end, we provide learning activities and presentations to inspire kids to learn and grow as global citizens.
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Their newest educational resource, Building Bridges With Bilingual Books And Multicultural Resources is now available in a complete teacher’s set. These sets are available in Spanish and Arabic, as well as a set with assorted languages. Read on to learn more about these sets.
Complete Teacher’s Set for Culturally Responsive Classrooms
Each teacher’s set comes with 10 picture books that pair with the multicultural lesson plans and diversity activities contained in the Building Bridges English-only teacher resource guide.
Their FREE Downloadable Class Kit project has been wildly successful as well:
Free Classroom Empathy Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians, and Educators: https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/mcbd2018s-free-classroom-empathy-kit-is-here-empathy-immigration/
Free Kindness Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians, and Educators: https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teachers-classroom-kindness-kit/
Free Classroom Kit–Poverty Doesn’t Discriminate | Understanding Poverty in America:
Free Classroom Physical and Developmental Challenges Kit:
Have questions on How You Can Get Involved In Multicultural Children’s Book Day? Connect with the Project Manager at Becky (at) MulticulturalChildrensBookDay (dot) com.
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Show some social media love while marketing your book (or an author you admire) in a creative and far-reaching way!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Social Media Shout-Outs
Our Social Media Shout-Outs has escalated in popularity over the last few months because folks see that it an affordable way to show some online love to their own work, an author they admire, or a book they admire. MCBD Social Media Shout-Outs also acts as a fundraiser for this non-profit.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Social Media Shout-Out =$25 (sale price good until 2/28/20)
Anyone with a PayPal account can gift an online “shout-out” to an author friend who has a kid’s or YA book with a diversity theme OR use it as an effective tool for their own book marketing and book promotion.
Using a custom image created by the MCBD Team, we will provide one share/post our Twitter feed (over 13.7K followers) on our Instagram Feed (over 10.500 followers), within our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Private Facebook Group (over 1500 Members) and our Facebook page (over 4K followers) as well.
That’s a LOT of eyeballs!
GO HERE to get more details, see more samples of past Shout-Outs, and to purchase your own Social Media Shout Out to honor someone in the world of diverse books for kids and teens! #ReadYourWorld