Diary of a wimpy kid activities

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Diary of a wimpy kid activities
Kids love the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series of books. (diary image by Ewe Degiampietro from Fotolia.com)

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" began as an online cartoon created by Jeff Kinney. The author has now expanded the chronicles of main character Greg Heffley into a book series. Children of all ages love following the adventures of Greg and all his friends. Whether in a classroom or at a birthday party, children will enjoy these activities centred around Greg and his journal.

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"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Trivia Game

Kids can play as individuals or can be divided into teams. Someone should serve as a moderator to ask questions about the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books. Ask questions one at a time, and award points for correct answers. Small prizes can be handed out to the winning individual or team.

Cheese Touch Game

This is based on the game played by Greg and his friends in the books. It works best with groups of 10 to 20 people. Use a sticky note or small piece of paper for each player. Draw a slice of Swiss cheese on one piece of paper, creating the "Cheese Touch," and fold them all in half. Have players sit in a circle and take one of the slips of paper. Players may look at their slips but should not tell if they have the Cheese Touch or not. The person holding it must pass it on by winking at other players, causing them to be victims of the Cheese Touch. The game is over when this person has passed the Cheese Touch to everyone or when another player catches him in the act of winking.

Create a Journal Like Greg Heffley

Give children a sketchbook and a choice of writing utensils. They can write and draw pictures to document their lives, just as Greg does. Magazine cutouts, photographs and clip art can also be used to illustrate this book. In a classroom setting, writing prompts can be provided to guide student writing.

Read "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Online

The first book in the series is available for reading online. Children can follow the original adventures of Greg and his friends on the Funbrain website. This is a way for children to experience reading and technology at the same time.

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