Pssst… read on for my favourite way of gifting books on #BookGivingDay.
Call it what you will, but, stealthily leaving books out in the wild for little people to find, is hands down my favourite way of gifting books on 14th February.
Here’s how it works in four easy steps:
1 Gather your pile of books together.
2. Print out your bookmarks, or bookplates and tuck them into your books.
3. Attach a clear label (printable labels below) with the words, ‘Take Me Home’ or ‘This Book Is For You’ – experience has taught me that people don’t expect to be given things for free! Make your #BookGivingDay intentions clear.
4. Now… where to leave your books? Dot them along the school route, place them in Doctor/Dentist/ hospital waiting rooms, hide them at the bottom of slides/swings/climbing frames/benches in popular parks. Add them to the windscreens of cars where families often park.
My children love popping back later to see who has picked them up & how many have been found. It creates smiles all round.
Printable Labels, click for link to PDF file: Chris Haughton design, Elys Dolan design (shown below), or Priya Kuriyan design.
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Diadrastiko Europaiko Sxoleio will be happy to celebrate international book giving day for the third year. This year we will give books in an isolate island of Greece❤❤❤
Reblogged this on Nathaleen and commented:
This is really an amazing concept! I love it! Serendipity and A book called tomorrow came in to my mind after reading hehehe 💕 thank you so much!
Oh I wish there was a love button – great ideas and Happy Book Giving Day!