April Literacy Activities

A full month of literacy activities to share with your child!

Download your calendar using the links below or visit your local Palliser library branch for a printed copy. Then scroll down for book recommendations, printables, and other resources to go along with your calendar!

 

April Early Literacy Calendar

Download April Early Literacy Calendar (for infants and pre-school children)

 

April Children's Literacy Calendar

Download April Children's Literacy Calendar (for elementary-aged children)

 

 

April Early Literacy Calendar

Don't have your April Early Literacy Calendar yet? Download it for free here or visit your local library for a printed copy.

 

April 6th: Visit the library (in-person or online) and check out books about Spring

 

April 9th: Say a favorite nursery rhyme, change an important word to something silly

 

April 19th: Make a dot painting with cotton swabs to help develop fine motor skills

 

New at the Library

 

Books for Parents

 

 

April Children's Literacy Calendar

Don't have your April Children's Literacy Calendar yet? Download it for free here or visit your local library for a printed copy.

 

April 1st: April Fools' Day

 

April 4th: National Oral Health Month

  • Learn more about National Oral Health Month and related activities here!

 

April 6th: Use graph paper to draw the layout of your dream house

  • Depending on your child's age and skill level, this project can be purely creative, or a practice in determining dimensions and area!
  • Check out this article from Teachers Are Terrific for instructions and ideas.
  • Download the free "My Dream House Printable" (with graph paper included) from Palliser Library.

 

April 8th: Take turns sharing funny jokes

 

April 10th: Create some cool origami

 

April 11th: Read a book about an animal that flies

 

April 12th: Celebrate Beverly Cleary's birthday by reading one of her books

 

April 14th: Read a book about a dolphin for Dolphin Day

 

April 17th: Read an award winning book

 

April 18th: Have your child research a topic of their choice and then teach you about it

 

April 19th: Make a dot painting with cotton swabs 

 

April 20th: Settle in with a read-along from Tumblebook Library

 

April 23rd: Read a book about a place you'd like to visit

 

April 25th: Ask a librarian to recommend a book for you

  • Looking for a new book recommendation? Your local Palliser librarian is here to help! You can talk to them by phone, or make an appointment to visit the library!
    • You can find your local branch's hours and contact information here, or in the "About Us" tab at the top of this page!

 

April 28th: Read a book with a green cover

 

April 30th: It's Arbor Day! Find out why trees are so important in our world.