To celebrate Family Literacy Day and Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan, and the national 2022 theme of “Learning in the Great Outdoors,” we worked together with the Saskatchewan Family Literacy Hubs to create posts you could share with families in your class, program, or community. You can use the content from this 10-day countdown to Family Literacy Day in the way that fits best for your community. You can copy the text from this site, or download all of the text from this 10-day Countdown Word document. Click on the ‘thumbnail’ (small version of the post image) to access the larger image.

If you would like more information about your local Family Literacy Hub, contact us!

Each post is 290 characters or less, including hashtags (do not include the heading in bold).

An adult and two children are under a blanket fort, reading a book together. This image is in honour of Family Literacy Day 2022January 17, 2022

#FamilyLiteracyDay is coming soon! Family literacy is all the ways families learn through what they do together every day: playing, singing, storytelling, cooking, enjoying books, and more! For the next 10 days, we will share ideas to explore together as a family.

#FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy

January 18, 2022 – Play Outside

Family Literacy: Playing is learning! Kids love to see grown-ups join the fun, and we can all build physical literacy skills together! Make a promise to be an active family for life with Active for Life:

#FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy

January 19, 2022 – Snow Art

Family Literacy: Art helps us build skills and learn to be creative. Draw in fresh snow and have fun! Every piece of art is different and shares a story. For more ideas:

#SnowArt #FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy

Three children are standing on the ice of a frozen lake, looking toward the trees and the sun in the distance.January 20, 2022 – Playing on Ice

Family Literacy: Moving our bodies helps us learn! This winter, practice moving on ice. Skate, or slide without skates! Always remember to be safe! For tips:

#PhysicalLiteracy #FamilyLiteracyDay #SaskLiteracy

January 21, 2022 – Science Fun

Family Literacy: When we ask questions about the cold, we learn about science. How does water turn to ice? Why can I see my breath? Can I freeze bubbles? Yes! See page 11 of the @ABCLifeLiteracy activity book:

#FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy

January 22, 2022 – Cooking Outside

Family Fun: Cooking together builds skills like numeracy and following instructions. When you cook by the fire, you can teach safety, and share language and stories, too! Fun Fact: You can tell how hot a fire is by its colour!

#FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy

January 23, 2022 – Shapes Are Everywhere

Family Literacy: Learning happens when we build together. Talk about shapes, sizes, and textures with your family. What will you build with the snow? Fun Fact: The most snowpeople built in one hour is 2,036!

#Snowman #FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy

January 24, 2022 – Stargazing

Family Literacy: We can learn a lot from the world around us, and the sky, too! At night, find the brightest star, or invent your own constellations. Talk about what you see. Fun fact: Every star we see at night is bigger than our sun!

#Stargazing #FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy

January 25, 2022

There’s still time to register for the free online reading with the authors and illustrator of “When the Trees Crackle with Cold.” You could win a signed copy of the book!

#FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #FLD2022 #SaskLiteracy

January 26, 2022 – Traditions

Family Literacy: Sharing or starting family traditions builds a sense of belonging. Tobogganing, skating, building a snow sculpture: what does your family do together? Fun Fact: Some people in Saskatchewan still use dog sleds to travel in winter!

#FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy

January 27, 2022 – Family Literacy Day

It’s #Family Literacy Day! Join us as Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner share from their book “When the Trees Crackle with Cold.” Sign up or connect here:​ Want to watch it later? You can! Visit the same link.

#FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy #SKgov #SaskLiteracy

Bonus! – Discover Nature

Family Literacy: Learning about animals and plants helps us appreciate the Earth. Go for a walk to find tracks in the snow, or count the birds you hear. Collect fallen objects like leaves or small pinecones to make your own ice ornament.

#Nature #FamilyLiteracyDay #FamLitHub #SaskLiteracy