Winter Reading Challenge 2021 — Sing, Craft, and Read!

Can you sing, craft, and read for eight (8) days this winter break? Complete these eight challenges and get a special certificate — see below for a worksheet to fill out as you go!

Ms. Christina will walk you through each day — step-by-step — with a video demonstration. You will get a warm-up song, a craft demo, and a book presentation. Are you ready? Let’s go!


Send photos to singrhymeandplay[at]gmail[dot]com. Tag @RhymeSing #WinterReading on social media!


Sing, Craft, and Read with Ms. Christina

Day 1 – Make a Wrapping Paper Snowflake

Video Demonstration Winter Reading Challenge Day 1

You will need:

  • A square of wrapping paper, a pair of scissors
  • Any book to read — try fiction!

Day 2 – Make a Marshmallow and Toothpick Snowflake

Video Demonstration Winter Reading Challenge Day 2

You will need:

  • Marshmallows, toothpicks
  • Any book to read — try nonfiction!

Day 3 – Make a Marshmallow and Toothpick House

Video Demonstration Winter Reading Challenge Day 3

You will need:

  • Marshmallows, toothpicks
  • Any book to read — try a biography!

Day 4 – Make a Shaker from a Toilet Paper Roll

You will need:

  • A toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll), construction paper (or wrapping paper), a pair of scissors, sturdy tape, clear tape
  • Any book to read — try another book by your favorite author!

You're halfway there! To get the certificate at the end, print this worksheet and fill it out as you go. Send it to singrhymeandplay[at]gmail[dot]com!
Keep going!

Day 5 – Make a Cotton Swab Snowflake

You will need:

  • Cotton swabs, a pair of scissors, construction paper, white school glue
  • Any book to read — try a book about the past!

Day 6 – Make a Cotton Swab Skeleton

You will need:

  • Cotton swabs, a pair of scissors, construction paper, white school glue
  • Any book to read — try a book about the future!

Day 7 – Make a Cotton Swab Sun

You will need:

  • Cotton swabs, a pair of scissors, construction paper, a yellow circle, white school glue
  • Any book to read — try a book about a different country!

Day 8 – Make a Cotton Swab Daisy

You will need:

  • Cotton swabs, a pair of scissors, construction paper, a yellow circle, three twisty ties (preferably green), white school glue
  • Read any book — try a book with a different language!

You did it! Thanks for taking the Winter Reading Challenge with me, Ms. Christina. Here’s wishing you a wonderful, happy, and safe winter break.


Send photos to singrhymeandplay[at]gmail[dot]com. Tag @RhymeSing #WinterReading on social media!


Bonus Video!

Ring in the new year with your family with the “(New) New Year’s Song” plus countdown that you can play for your kids at the strike of any time you choose. 🙂 Happy New Year from all of us at Sing, Rhyme, and Play!


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