Family Literacy Day 2022

Family Literacy Day 2022

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and to celebrate adults and children reading and learning together. There are many activities that help strengthen literacy skills. Please find a number of ideas/resources below to celebrate Family Literacy day and every day.

Family Literacy Day 2022 Theme: Learning in the Great Outdoors

Spending time in nature provides many benefits, not just for bodies, but for minds too. This year, get outside and exercise both your mind and body together as a family. You can make outdoor time fun family learning time all while enjoying the wonders of Canada’s Great Outdoors!

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Add your family pics to the SCCDSB slideshow for Family Literacy Day


Print Resources

Find out how nature benefits everyone!


Lots of fun activities in this booklet.


Cahier d'activités


Try this outdoor scavenger hunt!


Organisez une chasse au trésor extérieure

Join Moses and Lynda Lou for a Virtual Family Literacy Experience!

Join Moses Lunham as he shares stories connected to the outdoors through puppet theatre!

This has been pre-recorded.

Join Bkejwanong First Nation Public Library to listen to stories and song that explores this year's theme connecting to the outdoors!

This is a 30 min pre-recorded session to enjoy at a time that is good for your family this evening.

Family Literacy Day SCCDSB with Bkejwanong First Nation Public Library.mp4

Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2022 Virtually with Honorary Chair & Author Barbara Reid

Barbara will be doing a demonstration on how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. The event will end with a Q&A.

This event is ideal for children in grades 1 to 6. To register, please click here. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

To take part fully in this event, you’ll need:

  • Clay (the more colours the better,

  • a paper plate or round lid to act as the base of your picture

  • a sharp pencil or toothpick.

After the event, you’ll have an opportunity to send in photos of your completed artwork for a chance to win a Family Literacy Day prize pack courtesy of Scholastic Canada! Details will be announced during the event.


Click HERE for sample videos of Barbara Reid demonstrating how she uses plasticine to create images based on her books.

Listen to Barbara Reid as she shares her book, Perfect Snow. The illustrations in her books have all been created with plasticine.

Journalling for Kids and Teens

Journaling with Older Children

Why not encourage your older children to start journaling this Family Literacy Day? There are so many benefits that come with expressing feelings in a safe and creative manner.

Connect to the outdoors by journaling about hikes, vacations, artwork and observations.

This page gives inspiration and tips for getting started as well as a video link with instructions to start your own journal.

Join Teen Librarian Sionna as she shares how to decorate your own personal journal, as well as different journaling methods. This video is for tweens and tweens.

Digital Escape Rooms

Digital escape rooms spark imagination and bring the excitement of hunting for clues and the joy of solving puzzles right to your fingertips. Click HERE to access a digital escape room choice board.

Community Connections and Family Literacy Day 2022

Join in local EarlyON Literacy Opportunities!

Storywalks: Get outside and participate in physical activity with literacy! See the storywalk locations offered here.

Check out the Library Calendar of Events to connect your family with learning opportunities!

Highlight: Pajama Tales Family Literacy @7:10 - 7:40

Comic Plus: access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga! Children's and Teen comics available!

Get a Virtual Library Card to access all the library resources without needing to go into the library!

Play a Board Game as a Family!

Classic board games offer both literacy benefits and promote positive social interactions.

Take an hour together as a family to have fun playing games such as:

  • Scrabble (spelling, adding)

  • Monopoly (counting, reading)

  • Life (counting, reading)

  • Taboo (reading, critical thinking)

  • Snakes and Ladders (counting)

  • Card games: Crazy Eights or Go Fish (number recognition, counting, strategy)

  • Trivial Pursuit for Kids (reading)

  • Boggle (spelling)

  • Battleship (coordinate grids, strategy)

  • Scattergories (reading, critical thinking)

Keep the Learning Going!

Did you know? Global Read Aloud Day is Feb 2? This is a great opportunity to continue enjoyment of reading in your home!