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Children can be involved in creating a one-time or regular newsletter. This is an ideal activity for school-age programs as there are multiple ways to involve them. Consider:
- Let kids conduct interviews. If you are part of a school-based program, that could be the principal, teachers, secretaries, specialty teachers, or any support staff. Why not give the kids a chance to gain a greater appreciation for a day in the life of a custodian or cafeteria worker?
- Kids can take photos or draw pictures to accompany articles.
- Let children report on upcoming events.
- Kids could also contribute their own cartoons, jokes, or funny stories.
- If the program has access to a computer, let older kids serve as editors and do the layout for the newsletter.
- Why not have families contribute something such as a favorite recipe or activity they do at home? Maybe an interest piece about a pet or a favorite vacation?
Check out the full October calendar. It includes floating holidays, specialty weeks, and specialty months.