Let’s Chesterize!

Here’s a fun and simple kids’ activity that also helps give new life to books destined for the recycle – Chesterizing!

In Melanie Watt’s picture book Chester, Chester the cat hijacks a story about a mouse, using a red pen to change it into a story about Chester instead.

Β In this activity, kids can “chesterize” discarded library books, creating their own alternate stories.



All you need are marker pens and discarded books, and you’re ready to go! It’s almost embarrassing how easy this activity is. Lots of fun, easy to set up,Β  very little mess, and practically free, it’s definitely my kind of kids’ activity…. πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Let’s Chesterize!

  1. Encouraging children to doodle in books goes against all of my librarian instincts, it’s really quite liberating to be rebellious (yes, the books are already discarded and are too grubby to even go into the book sale, but still! Writing in books! Scandalous!). πŸ™‚


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