You don't need to be celebrating a holiday to do a book exchange. This book exchange is a fun way to promote reading any time of the year! Send home the mission a few weeks in advance and include the date of the book exchange. On the day of the exchange, have students sit a circle and place the wrapped books in the center. Have each student draw a number. Students will all have a chance to choose a “new” book in number order. After everyone has a chance to choose a wrapped book, students can open their book and enjoy some reading time.
Book Exchange Directions
Letter/Mission to Families
Mystery Themed book tags (3 versions to choose from)
You might even choose to send this mission home in a Mission Envelope! Check those out in my store, along with other missions.