Literacy Simon Says: A Celebrate Literacy Week Activity

Celebrate Literacy Week is an annual event to raise awareness about the importance of reading and to inspire Florida’s students and families to make reading part of their daily routines.

To celebrate it this year, the Division of Early Education has created several activities around the book The Little Butterfly That Could.

The Little Butterfly that Could


Allow each child to have a turn holding The Little Butterfly That Could book by Ross Burach while playing Simon Says. Start the game by passing the book to the first child and say, “Simon says point to the front of the book.” Continue playing this game to teach the various concepts of print: front/back cover, top/bottom of the book, the spine of the book, pictures, words, turning pages, reading left to right, the title, author, illustrator, etc.