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  • How to Make Gifts
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    summary Children can make their own gifts for family and friends by following the directions in a how-to-book. Besides the thoughtfulness involved in taking the time to make rather than buy a gift, your children will learn

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Making Bookplates
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary By designing labels that identify books as their own, your children are acknowledging that books are among their most precious possessions. They might like to share that value by making bookplates for the books they

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Wildflower Bookmarks
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Make a summertime bookmark Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Pick

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Color Magic
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Children learn their colors and the wonders of painting by following a color book with this messy discovery of how colors mix. Source: Reading Is Fundamental (written by Corrie Fisher) CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Creating Collage
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children create object collage background pages for paintings or original picture collages. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Make Your Own Fortune Cookies
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Fortune cookies are fun for reading as well as eating. You don't have to go out to a Chinese restaurant to have them; with the help of a parent, you can make 'em and bake 'em right in your own oven, or poke paper

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Folk Art for Teens
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Young teens observe folk art and create some of their own, imitating the style of Paul Zelinsky's illustrations in the book Swamp Angel. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make an Alphabet Book
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Create an Alphabet Book with letters, words and pictures! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Arts and Crafts, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Write

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Go Read
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Enjoy this card game activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Games AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Simple card games like War, Go Fish, and Concentration

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Collage for All Seasons
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary When the seasons change, make a collage that you can use to decorate your room. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Reading AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
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