Use these kindness activities to help students (and adults!) find ways to spread some joy around their library, their school and their community.
Upstart Activity Guides
This guide is filled with reducing, reusing, and recycling activities and crafts that will inspire kids to take care of the planet every day!
Join the many delightful Mo Willems characters for activities like a cookie toss with The Pigeon, a dance party with Elephant and Piggie, a shape hunt with Knuffle Bunny and much more!
Holidays and special events are all good when Pete the Cat is part of the festivities! This groovy guide is filled with games, crafts, writing activities, and more fun ideas to keep kids “feline” fine all through the year.
Go full STEAM ahead at your library! Download this free activity guide for a plethora of hands-on projects that encourage students to think outside the box and use their imaginations to create!
Solve the mystery about credible sources! Use the fresh ideas in this FREE Upstart activity guide to help students better evaluate sources and put them hot on the trail of A+ sources!
Help students become good digital citizens. Download a free activity guide from Upstart that includes interactive activities, online video references, and games.
Hi-YA! Your battle of finding effective and interactive learning activities is over. The research ninjas’ activity guide packs an educational punch.
Snowflakes and sharks. What do they have in common? Glorious nonfiction! From nonfiction books for kids to truth trivia, foster a love of this genre.
What has scales, breathes fire, and gets kids excited about learning? No, not dragons. Dragon activities! Check out dragon-themed book lists, games, and decor.
This activity guide is the cat’s meow! Celebrate Pete and all kinds of cats as you motivate readers. Read in the Kitty Corner, play games with buttons and shoes, and have everyone draw their own cat!
This activity guide has everything you need for a Seuss-sational program to get kids exploring the wonderful world of books! Practice creative rhyming, have a family literacy night, and play in some oobleck!
Bow WOW! There are so many doggone fun activities packed in this reading activity guide! Make an origami dog, have a barking contest, eat some puppy chow, and fetch a good book to read in the dog house!
Mmmm mmmm. Knowledge is sweet. Try a bakery-themed reading corner in your library, mixing up fun with “dough,” toy mixer and some cookies (real or faux, you decide). So many ideas in this indulgent activity guide!
Oh, the places a child can go when they visit the library. How will you make National Take Your Child to the Library Day better than ever? Get some fresh ideas on how to set the scene and rock this holiday.
Hup 1 * 2 * 3. Learn the secrets to creating a reading regimen for kids that helps them be all they can be. Gain ideas on how to transform your library into a reading base camp or how to bring an obstacle course to life.
What’s a genre? Kind of hard to describe, huh? That’s why the 7 genre dudes are here. They’re quite the characters and in no time kids will understand the differences between each of the genres and which ones they want to get to know better.
Martial arts in the library!? Definitely! Instill skill, discipline, fitness, confidence, and positive mindset in your young warriors. Get ideas for dynamic displays and more. For example, find out how to create a map showing the many places in the world that have martial arts traditions. Learning good, karate good, everything good.