Dinner Diary


Simple literacy activity - start a 'dinner diary' and encourage kids to make entries. A parent may write the entries for younger children to illustrate.

Keeping a family diary is a fun way to remember events, special stories or funny things that someone said. Brief entries but with specific details or quotes are often the most fun to look over later. Children enjoy hearing their words read back to them at a later date, and writing down verbatim what very young children say can be quite entertaining!

This is a literacy activity rather than a really structured writing time, it should be kept fun and low pressure. Our family does not write every night, it may be only once in a few weeks. But we keep the diary close to hand and whenever something remarkable happens we try to remember to open it up.

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