Day 7: Story Time


Story Time! Day 7 of the 30 Day Inspiration Challenge. Check out this door dec for a quick tutorial. @TheRAGuide

We can’t believe it’s been a week of blogging already. Time surely flies when you’re having fun! Today’s theme has so much potential to be fun and whimsical, and brings everyone together through our favorite books.

What you’ll need:

Story Time! Day 7 of the 30 Day Inspiration Challenge. Check out this door dec for a quick tutorial. @TheRAGuide

You’ll also want a glue stick and a pair of scissors. Through the instructions, you’ll see that we’ve added some embellishment to the door dec, which is simply a scrapbook border sticker we found at the craft store. You can choose to do the same, or add another type of embellishment such as ribbon or buttons. For the book page, we found a book at the thrift store that was falling apart. Total cost of the book? Just 25 cents! Take a look through the old paperback section, and you’re likely to find a good deal too.

Steps:

Story Time! Day 7 of the 30 Day Inspiration Challenge. Check out this door dec for a quick tutorial. @TheRAGuide

1. Carefully tear out a page from the book. Press the stamp into the ink pad and carefully place it onto the page.

2. Press the stamp firmly onto the page and lift up.

3. Cut around the stamped image and paste the book page onto the card stock.

4. Optional: We embellished our door dec a bit through a sticker. You can do the same through a scrapbook border sticker, ribbon or buttons. Or, you can leave it as is- it’s your call!

Story Time! Day 7 of the 30 Day Inspiration Challenge. Check out this door dec for a quick tutorial. @TheRAGuide

Bulletin Board

  • Oh The Places You’ll Go!: Put together a Dr. Seuss themed board, featuring important resources across campus.
  • 100 Must Reads: Check out this list for the Top 100 books you must read before you die.

Hall Decorations

  • Print off the covers of classics such as The Catcher in the Rye, Peter Pan, or Little Women. Post these throughout the hallway.

Programs

  • Bookmarks: Make every resident a bookmark to wish them well during their first week of classes. Include study tips- it’ll come in handy later in the semester!
  • Book Exchange: Check out this link for details on how to host a book exchange party. Have residents bring a book that is meaningful to them; it’ll help people get to know one another on a deeper level.
  • Field Trip: Contact a local elementary school and coordinate a day and time to come in to read with their students. Invite residents to join you for the fun!
  • Each month, pick a book to use as a program theme and plan a fun activity around it. For example, you could choose Harriet the Spy, and host a murder mystery party. Or, go with a Shel Silverstein theme, and host a poetry slam.
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