Parents are important members of SpenserNation, too. We are dedicated to providing materials for you to use with your child. Join the Spenser community to get access to guides to use visiting cities, virtual guides to cities: visit them without leaving your home, Spenser birthday party materials and more!
Spenser's Little Friends Series
Spenser Loves Kids of All Ages! Now there is a new series of books from the SpenserNation team designed for the younger child, toddlers aged 2-4 called Spenser's Little Friends Series.
Spenser's Birthday Party
Every year on (or around) September 29 we celebrate Spenser's birthday. Invitations, decorations, and suggested games and refreshments can be downloaded free from this website when you become a member. The purpose of the annual celebration is to collect food for local food banks; have children bring cans of food as gifts for Spenser. Help children learn that having fun and serving others can go hand-in-hand. Children that host one of these parties can send Spenser an invitation and he will send them an autographed photo. Favors and other trinkets to use at a Spenser Birthday Party will be available through the SpenserTown.
School Book Sales
Spenser books are available to PTA's, school administrations, churches, and other organizations at a discount. If your organization is interested in having a Spenser Book Sale, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All books come autographed by Spenser and with a discount coupon for a future Spenser book. This is an excellent fundraiser for a school. Funds raised could purchase library books, music or art supplies, or be donated to the local food bank.
Spenser wants all children to be able to tour the cities that he visits so he has created a game that will let families pretend to visit his special cities. At-Home Tours include play-acting, reading, science experiments, crafts, refreshments, and math problems. They are interactive and include inside and outside activities. Become a member to download set-up instructions, materials needed, and tour activities.
Field Trip Ideas
Field trip ideas are available to members of SpenserNation. Suggestions are related to places Spenser visits in the selected book and should be available in your local or regional community. Make the field trip a "Spenser Trip" by asking the children to all wear the color Spenser is wearing on the book cover. Read the Spenser story before the field trip and make the correlations with the children so they understand.
Spenser and the entire SpenserNation team are committed to addressing the problem of childhood hunger in our country. Spenser and Mom work in the food banks that they visit all across the country. But the CanQuest Food Drive is something Spenser wants to do on his own. And he invites children everywhere to help him. Click the CanQuest icon to visit the Operation Hungry Child website and learn more about Spenser's CanQuest or add your donation to our CanCount!