Looking for some extra quiet time? We set up a library and the kids loved it!! I something like this on No Time for Flash Cards, one of my favourite blogs, and knew the kids would enjoy it.
1) Using blank cue cards, or pieces of construction paper cut into card size, have the kids decorate them as they want. My son wrote his name on his too.
2) In a quiet area, set up the library. I put up a sign, a little reading chair, and set books out. (My son was quick to point out that I didn’t have a selection of French books so I had to fix that. Mr. French Immersion now)
3) The kids select their books and I acted as librarian. Each time they took out a book, I stamped their library card. They would sit quietly, read, and return the book for a new one.
4) Eventually, they wanted a turn being the librarian so they could stamp too.