Thursday, January 2, 2020
January 2 is Science Fiction Day. This day encourages everyone to pick up a science fiction book and immerse themselves in a new reality. Science fiction encourages us to consider that the world can be different than it is now – better or worse – and our actions will make an impact on the future.
So read a book, sing a song or play a game saluting Star Wars or Star Trek. Scouts BSA can work on the Reading merit badge. Some books, songs, and games are suggested below.
Work on a Scouting achievement:
- The Sky Is the Limit (Tigers)
- Out of This World Nova Award (Cub Scouts)
- Reading Merit Badge (Scouts BSA)
Sing a silly space themed song:
Play a game:
Read a book
- If You Decide to Go to the Moon (ages 4 – 8)
- Aliens for Breakfast (ages 6 – 9)
- Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (ages 8 – 11)
- Zita the Space Girl (ages 8 – 11)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (ages 8 -12)
- Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars (ages 10 – 14)
- A Wrinkle in Time (ages 10 – 14)
- Ender’s Game (ages 11 and up)
- Fahrenheit 451 (ages 12 and up)
- The Martian (ages 14 and up)
What is your favorite science fiction book for youth? Add it to the comments below.