Missions
August 2021 Photo Mission
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Get your camera ready and snap some photos to complete this mission. For each completed photo mission, you will earn 10 points! Photos and writing sample submissions may be used (including and not limited to) in print publications, online media, broadcast media, presentations, websites, marketing materials and social media related to Idea Exchange without additional compensation. Changes and modifications to the original image may occur at the discretion of Idea Exchange.

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Belong Together Project
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Part of the larger BelongTogether.ca project, Idea Exchange is creating and displaying a visible reminder that we, the individuals in our community, belong together. For 50 points, decorate a tile and three postcards, and then return them to any Idea Exchange location to put yourself in the puzzle!Looking for volunteer hours? Returned packages with a submission slip, one wooden tile and three post cards will earn 3 volunteer hours. For those on our volunteer team already, the hours will be added to your VicNet account. Not yet a volunteer with us? You can include your email address and we’ll mail you a letter to confirm your hours.

Earns You

100 Pts.
Blue Spruce ®, JK-Grade 2
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Welcome to the Blue Spruce Mission! Read each book, do the activity to go with the book and when you have completed that - collect your badge!Each badge is worth points and an entry into our prize draw - Good Luck!Once you are finished the activities, vote for your favourite book.

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Chores Made Fun
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Let no opportunity be wasted to listen to a song, read a magazine, or listen to an audiobook. Chores are the perfect opportunity for multitasking!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Community Cares
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

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Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Expand Your Horizons
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Have some fun and try something a little different this summer!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Experimental Reading
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Try something new!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Go wild
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

[No description provided]

Earns You
Mission Badge
Good Old Days
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Go back in time with these fun activities.

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Hometown Tourist
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

We might not be able to travel this year, so act like a tourist – at home! 

July 2021 Photo Mission
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Get your camera ready and snap some photos to complete this mission. For each completed photo mission, you will earn 10 points! Photos and writing sample submissions may be used (including and not limited to) in print publications, online media, broadcast media, presentations, websites, marketing materials and social media related to Idea Exchange without additional compensation. Changes and modifications to the original image may occur at the discretion of Idea Exchange.

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Collage! Pre-Reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission we will look at some artwork and make a garden collage for 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Collage! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission we will look at some artwork and make a garden collage for 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Collect! Pre-Reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission we’ll look at some artwork and think about collecting for 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Collect! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission we’ll look at some artwork and think about collecting for 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Colour! Pre-Reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission, we’ll learn about how artists use colour and complete a colouring page to earn 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Colour! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission, we’ll learn about how artists use colour and complete a colouring page to earn 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Puzzle! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In Mission Puzzle, you'll explore the work of Cambridge artist Fabio Gasbarri and solve a puzzle to earn 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Puzzle! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In Mission Puzzle, you’ll explore the work of Cambridge artist Fabio Gasbarri and solve a puzzle to earn 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Show & Tell! Pre-Reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission we will look at some artwork and think about things that are special to us to earn 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Show & Tell! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission we will look at some artwork and think about things that are special to us to earn 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Splash! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission you’ll think about the importance of water and make an ocean in a bottle for 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Splash! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission you’ll think about the importance of water and make an ocean in a bottle for 10 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Technology! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Technology doesn't always mean computers and robots.  In Mission Technology, you'll use tech both high and low to earn your 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Technology! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Technology doesn't always mean computers and robots.  In Mission Technology, you'll use tech both high and low to earn your 50 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Weave! Pre-Reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission we will look at some artwork and make a woven placemat for 10 points!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Mission Weave! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

In this mission we will look at some artwork and make a woven placemat for 10 points!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Pick a Country
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Explore the food, arts & culture of another country, without leaving home!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Random Acts of Writing
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Get your pen and paper and flex your creativity by writing this summer! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Read Like A Kid
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Kids seem to have no inhibitions when it comes to reading in wonderful or strange places! Take a page out of their book, and try reading in a new way.

Earns You
Mission Badge
River Photo Challenge
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Submit ANY 10 challenges from ANY category of the River Photo Challenge.  Photos and writing sample submissions may be used (including and not limited to) in print publications, online media, broadcast media, presentations, websites, marketing materials and social media related to Idea Exchange without additional compensation. Changes and modifications to the original image may occur at the discretion of Idea Exchange.

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Scavenger Hunt
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Have some fun in your neighbourhood and see what you find!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Silver Birch Express® Voting
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Have you read the Silver Birch Express® nominees? Make sure to check out the missions for this category. Once you have completed all of the missions, it's time to vote. All votes will be tallied and submitted to Ontario Library Association (OLA) to qualify in the provide-wide vote. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Silver Birch Express®: Activities
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Have you read the Silver Birch Express® nominees? Make sure to check out the missions for this category. Complete at least three of the activities, and earn your Silver Birch Express® badge!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Silver Birch Express®: Read the Books
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Have you read the Silver Birch Express® nominees? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Silver Birch Express® badge!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
The Movie Escape
The Summer Escape: 2021 Adult Summer Reading

Take a break from reading with a few good movies this summer with your Idea Exchange membership!

White Pine Award™: Read the Books (Grades 9-12)
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Have you read the White Pine Award™ nominees? Hereis the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on thelist. Read at least five titles to earn your Silver Birch Express® badge!

White Pine Award™: Voting (Grades 9-12)
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Have you read the White Pine Award™ nominees? Make sure to check out the missions for this category. Once you have completed all of the missions, it's time to vote. All votes will be tallied and submitted to Ontario Library Association (OLA) to qualify in the provide-wide vote. 

Earns You

100 Pts.
Yellow Cedar ®, Grades 4-8
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Welcome to the Yellow Cedar ® Mission! Read each book, do the activity to go with the book and when you have completed that - collect your badge!Each badge is worth points and an entry into our prize draw - Good Luck!

Earns You

10 Pts.
Zine Mission
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Learn about zines in this mission. You will earn 10 points for completing the activity.

Earns You
Mission Badge
Evergreen® Read the Books
Forest of Reading® Evergreen Adult Program

Have you read the Evergreen® nominees? Here is the list of the titles for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Evergreen® badge!

Earns You

100 Pts.
Mission “One”
Virtual LEGO Club

One fine day, a “one”derful idea came upon a master builder in Monochrome City. “What if I could build a structure using only one shape?” they said, and immediately got to work.

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Discovery! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Mission Discovery is all about igniting your curiosity!  Complete this mission to earn 50 points.

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Discovery! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Mission Discovery is all about igniting your curiosity!  Complete both activities in this mission to earn 50 points.

Earns You

10 Pts.
Virtual Reporting Desk
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Claim points for doing oral book reports over Zoom with Jaspreet and Emma at our virtual reporting desk!If you are a pre-reader, log on using this Zoom information between 11:00am and 12noon, Tuesdays through Saturdays only until 21 August:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88223015818?pwd=UUNYR2JKNzVUOFRZYlppUEJVSjVUUT09 Meeting ID: 882 2301 5818Passcode: 470755If you are school aged, log on between 2:30 and 4:00pm using this Zoom information:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83593007914?pwd=S3NNdStiblhtQlZoRmJwcWVKSFRxQT09 Meeting ID: 835 9300 7914Passcode: 198940See you in cyberspace!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Bonus Mission Craft it!
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Pick up a free Crafty Creations kit at any Idea Exchange location! Craft it up and earn 50 points! Limit of 5 kits per household while supplies last. Get your grown up to call ahead to make sure there are some left!

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Evergreen® Activities
Forest of Reading® Evergreen Adult Program

Have you read the Evergreen® nominees? Check out the activities for each of the books in this category. Complete the activities and earn a badge.

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Build It! Preschool
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about building; building a fort, building your knowledge and building fun.  Build, build, build to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Build It! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about building; building a fort, building your knowledge and building fun.  Build, build, build to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Get Creative! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Creativity is the name of this game!  Complete both art activities to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Get Creative! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Creativity is the name of this game!  Do both art activities to earn 50 points!

Earns You

100 Pts.
Mission Mummy Rescue
Virtual LEGO Club

The mummies have escaped! They need your help getting into the afterlife and keeping their treasures safe.

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Technology!
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Technology doesn't always mean computers and robots.  In Mission Technology, you'll use tech to find information on your favourite topic to earn your 50 points! 

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Get Active! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about getting active and being healthy!  Complete both activities to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Get Active! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

Get moving!  Inside or out, get those bodies active! Complete both activities to earn 50 points!

Earns You

100 Pts.
Mission Mythical Madness
Virtual LEGO Club

An archeologist just discovered a story about a new mythical creature and needs your help building a model of what it looked like.

Earns You

100 Pts.
Mission Time Travel
Virtual LEGO Club

“What is it going to be like in the year 3030?”, you wonder, so you build a time machine…

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Weird and Wild! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about weird and wild creatures in nature, and weird and wild activities!  Complete both weird and wild activities to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Weird and Wild! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

It's time for a weird and wild mission!  Read about some weird and wild things in  nature, and then have some wild fun with a bubble experiment. Complete both activities to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Bonus: Mission Build It!
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about building and creating. Build, build, build to earn 50 points!

Earns You

100 Pts.
Mission Pirate Adventure
Virtual LEGO Club

Captain Hook's Ship was attacked by a mysterious sea monster! He needs your help identifying the creature that sank the ship. With your refined building skills, I’m sure you can help Hook continue his search for buried treasure – all he needs is a new ship!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Science! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about science; reading about science and creating science. Complete both science activities to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Science! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about science; learning by reading and doing! Complete both science activities to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Explore! Pre-reader
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about exploring; explore your neighbourhood and explore cool Canadian animals to earn 50 points!

Earns You

50 Pts.
Mission Explore! School Age
Kids Summer Reading 2021

This mission is all about exploring; explore your neighbourhood and explore cool Canadian animals to earn 50 points!

Earns You

100 Pts.
Mission Medieval Experience
Virtual LEGO Club

You have been chosen by the people to rule the land! You will need a castle to live in and a dragon to guard it!

Earns You
Mission Badge
White Pine Award™: Activities (Grades 9-12)
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Have you read the White Pine Award™ nominees? Make sure to check out the missions for this category.Complete at least three of the activities, and earn your White Pine Award™ badge!

June 2021 Writing Prompt
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Flex your creative muscles and answer a writing prompt to complete this mission. For each completed prompt, you will earn 10 points!

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Peuplier: Lisez les livres
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Il ya 10 livres nominés pour le prix Peuplier pour 2021.Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez les 10 livres pourgagner votre badge de lecture du prix Peuplier! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu les 10 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  

August 2021 Scavenger Hunt
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

For 10 points, can you find the secret code on our website? Visit https://ideaexchange.org/. Look for the article about "Game of Thrones." The secret code is the year mentioned in the article.

July 2021 Scavenger Hunt
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

For 10 points, can you find the secret code on our website? Visit https://ideaexchange.org/teens. You will find it in the article about our the Teen Tastemaker's Canadian recommendations. The secret code is the two-word book title recommended by Charlotte.

June 2021 Photo Mission
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Get your camera ready and snap some photos to complete this mission. For each completed photo mission, you will earn 10 points! Photos and writing sample submissions may be used (including and not limited to) in print publications, online media, broadcast media, presentations, websites, marketing materials and social media related to Idea Exchange without additional compensation. Changes and modifications to the original image may occur at the discretion of Idea Exchange.

June 2021 Scavenger Hunt
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

For 10 points, can you find the secret code on our website? Visit https://ideaexchange.org/teens. You will find it in the article about our favourite places in Cambridge.

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Mélèze: Lisex les livres
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Il y a 10 livres nominés pour le prix Mélèze pour 2021. Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez 5 livres pour gagner votre badge delecture du prix Mélèze! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu 5 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  

August 2021 Recommendations
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Have you just discovered the new series everybody should be watching? Are you completely obsessed with a particular album? Is there a new TikTok account you think deserves more attention?Tell us more about your favourite things! Whether it's movies, music, websites, restaurants, or anything else ... we want to hear about it! We might even share your recommendation on our website.You can complete this mission up to 5 times per month!

July 2021 Recommendations
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Have you just discovered the new series everybody should be watching? Are you completely obsessed with a particular album? Is there a new TikTok account you think deserves more attention?Tell us more about your favourite things! Whether it's movies, music, websites, restaurants, or anything else ... we want to hear about it! We might even share your recommendation on our website.You can complete this mission up to 5 times per month!

Earns You
Mission Badge
Let's read - Silver Birch® Titles
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Read a minimum of 5 Silver Birch® titles to earn the Silver Birch® badge and to unlock the voting Mission, available on April 5, 2021.  This is a wonderful collections of stories: there are travels to Japan, Tasmania and mythical lands, there travels back in time and memories to be enjoyed and held onto, there are friends to be made and personal growth to discover... a rich and varied collection of Canadian fiction for grades 4+.

Let's explore - Silver Birch® Titles
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Let's dig deeper into the Silver Birch® titles and challenge ourselves with these activities.  There are art projects, quizzes, videos and thoughtful reflections, each reflective of the books nature.  Complete 5 activities to earn the Silver Birch® activities badge. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Peuplier: Lisez les livres
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Il ya 10 livres nominés pour le prix Peuplier pour 2021.Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez les 10 livres pourgagner votre badge de lecture du prix Peuplier! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu les 10 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Peuplier: Activités
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Complétez trois activités pour gagner votre badge d’activités du prix Peuplier.

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Votez pour le prix Peuplier
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Avez-vous lu les 10 livres nominés pour le prix Peuplier? Cliquez sur le lien fourni (dans la section activités de cette mission). Suivez les instructions pour voter. Dans chaque catégorie, vous pouvez voter seulement pour un livre.   Tousles votes seront comptés et soumis à l'Association des bibliothèques de l'Ontario (ABO) pour se qualifier dans la catégorie du vote provincial.  

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Mélèze: Lisex les livres
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Il y a 10 livres nominés pour le prix Mélèze pour 2021. Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez 5 livres pour gagner votre badge delecture du prix Mélèze! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu 5 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  

Let's read - Red Maple® Titles
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Read a minimum of 5 Red Maple® titles to earn the Red Maple® badge and to unlock the voting Mission, available on April 5, 2021.  

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Mélèze: Activités
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Complétez trois activités pour gagner votre badge d’activités du prix Mélèze.

Let's explore - Red Maple® Titles
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Let's dig deeper into the Red Maple® titles and challenge ourselves with these activities.  There are art projects, quizzes, videos and thoughtful reflections, each reflective of the books nature.  Complete 5 activities to earn the Red Maple® activities badge. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Votez pour le prix Mélèze
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Avez-vous lu au moins 5 des livres nominés pour le prix Mélèze? Cliquez sur le lien fourni (dans la section activités de cette mission). Suivez les instructions pour voter. Dans chaque catégorie, vous pouvez voter seulement pour un livre.   Tousles votes seront comptés et soumis à l'Association des bibliothèques del'Ontario (ABO) pour se qualifier dans la catégorie du vote provincial.  

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Tamarac: Lisex les livres
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Il y a 10 livres nominés pour le prix Tamarac pour 2021. Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez 5 livres pour gagner votre badge delecture du prix Tamarac! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu 5 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Tamarac: Lisex les livres
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Il y a 10 livres nominés pour le prix Tamarac pour 2021. Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez 5 livres pour gagner votre badge delecture du prix Tamarac! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu 5 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  

Earns You
Mission Badge
Le prix Tamarac: Activités
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Complétez trois activitéspour gagner votre badge d’activités du prix Tamarac.

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Votez pour le prix Tamarac
Forest of Reading Challenge 2021

Avez-vous lu au moins 5 des livres nominés pour le prix Tamarac? Cliquez sur le lien fourni (dans la section activités de cette mission). Suivez les instructions pour voter. Dans chaque catégorie, vous pouvez voter seulement pour un livre.   Tousles votes seront comptés et soumis à l'Association des bibliothèques del'Ontario (ABO) pour se qualifier dans la catégorie du vote provincial.  

Earns You

10 Pts.
July 2021 Writing Prompt
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Answer this month's writing prompt for 10 points!

Earns You

30 Pts.
"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #1
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Choose-Your-Own-Writing-Adventure!In 750 to 1000 words, write...your marriage vowsyour retirement speech ora letter to your younger self on your first day of schooland send it to teens@ideaexchange.org. We will send you a secret code within one week of your submission!Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!Check back next week for another creative writing mission!

Earns You

30 Pts.
"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #2
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Did you know that Harlan Ellison wrote his famous short story The Whimper of Whipped Dogs based on an article he read in the newspaper?Write a 750 to 1500 word story inspired by a newspaper article then and send your story and a scan/snapshot of the newspaper article to teens@ideaexchange.org for 30 points. We will send you the secret code within one week of your submission.Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!

Earns You

30 Pts.
"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #3
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Write a 750 to 1500 word story inspired by this image and send it to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 30 points. We will send you a secret code within one week of your submission.Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!Check back next week for another creative writing prompt.

Earns You

30 Pts.
"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #4
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Step 1: Borrow a genre book from your library (doesn't matter if it's a genre that you would read or not).Step 2: Flip to page 39 and type the text of that page into a word processor. Page 39 is typically full of text, but if not choose another page close to that point in the book.Step 3: Write what comes before and after the text from the book that you borrowed.Step 4: Email a completed short story of 750 to 1000 words along with a scans or snapshots of the book that you chose and the page that you copied (teens@ideaexchange.org).Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. We will send you the secret code within one week of your submission. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!Check back next week for another creative writing mission!

Earns You

30 Pts.
"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #5
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Step 1: Find a friend who liked to write, too.Step 2: Write each other three fortune cookie sayings.Step 3: Each of you chooses one of the saying and writes a poem inspired by it.Step 4: Email your fortune cookie sayings and completed poems to teens@ideaexchange.org.Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. We will send you the secret code within one week of your submission. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!Check back next week for another creative writing mission!

Earns You

30 Pts.
"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #6
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Write a 750 to 1500 word story inspired by this image and send it to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 30 points. We will send you the secret code within one week of your submission.Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!

Earns You
Mission Badge
Refer a Friend
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

Do you have a friend who would enjoy the Virtual Teen Tastemakers? Tell them about the site, get them to sign up, and then CLICK HERE to notify us. Once we've confirmed your friend has enrolled, we will send you a secret code for 10 bonus points.If you refer 5 friends, you will also earn the special "BFF" (Best Friends Forever) badge!

Suggest a Mission
Virtual Teen Tastemakers

What missions would you like to see this summer? For each suggestion you submit, you will earn 5 points!



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