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  • Be a Mapmaker
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Learn about creating and reading maps by creating a neighborhood map. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Materials: Clipboard

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Family Olympic Torch
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kick off your family's "Summer Reading Olympics" by making a family Olympic torch. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Travel Adventures,

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

    summary Suggest that children make pretty bookmarks to enclose in a gift book or to mark the place in your own book where you left off during read-aloud time. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make a Character Picture
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Discover a children's favorite story characer with this exciting activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Rainy Day Fun, Storytelling, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Frog and Toad Are Valentines
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Children make valentines for their friends. Why not have them make valentines for their favorite storybook characters too! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Celebrations

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Around the World in an Essay
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Let imaginations go anywhere as kids think about their dream vacations. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Online, Writing AGES: teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor,

    • teen
  • Making a Junk Sculpture
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children construct sculptures from recycled junk and design their own litterbags. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Homemade Books
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children will put a lot of reading and writing skills to use when they make their own books. The difference between the bookmaking projects in this section and those included in other sections is that the children

    • 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
  • Wonders of the World
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Using the Internet, learn about the world's most spectacular and well-known sights, all without leaving your home! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Games, Online AGES:

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