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  • What to Draw
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Open a box of crayons! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Out and About, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Read a story to spark your child's imagination.

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Sticker Books
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Reward children's reading with an array of colorful stickers -- one for short books, two for longer ones if you like. The children collect their stickers in booklets they can later redeem for prizes. Source: The RIF

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Creating Dough Sculptures
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Two sessions may be required if you wish to have children help make the modeling dough. Otherwise, make dough ahead of time and have children add food colors before sculpting their dinosaurs. Source: Reading Is Fundamental,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Restaurant Menus
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Work with a friend or family member to create a menu to use at your pretend restaurant. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Olympic Medallions
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Design Olympic medallions to award during the medal ceremony at the end of your family's "Summer Reading Olympics." Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • New Year Family Time Capsule
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary If your family could look back on themselves a year from now what would they think? As part of your New Year celebration this year, pack a time capsule to be opened the same time next year, if you can stand to wait

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

    summary Children become the authors of a tale based on a picture. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Time: 15 minutes Materials:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Quilting Stories
    large group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Children design their own squares to add to a collective quilt, which tells a story. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
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