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  • 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
  • Tasty Impressions
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children can model their own artistic impressions by creating tasty versions of what they see. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Corrie Fisher CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Multiple

    • 1-2
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sculpturades
    large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Teams of children sculpt clay to try to get their team to guess a familiar book title. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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
  • 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
  • Outdoors Alphabet Loop
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Take a trip around your neighborhood to find items outdoors that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Games AGES: 1-2

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
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