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  • 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
  • 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
  • Read Generously
    large group, play, indoor

    summary During the gift-giving holidays, many people give their time collecting for charities. Children may want to hold their own fund-raiser—a read-a-thon. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Book and Character Costumes
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Suggest that it might be fun to dress up as a favorite storybook character or even a book itself! This idea will appeal to all the book lovers if you have occasion to dress up. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Bring in the New!
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    summary Begin the New Year with a this fun prediction and resolution activity. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None Materials:

  • Finding the Right Words
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary How would you describe your best friend? With that question in mind, your children go on a search through newspapers and magazines for descriptive words to use in a collage -- so much more thoughtful than a store-bought

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Go-Together Gifts
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Nothing motivates reading like a gift that arrives with a companion-a book. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Holiday Wish Cakes
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    summary Share your wishes with family and friends when you give holiday wish cakes to family and friends this season. Source: RIF CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None MATERIALS:

  • 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
  • Ghost Stories
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Remember the voice that moaned, "Who took me bo-o-o-ne?" as the campfire crackled and you nearly jumped out of your skin? Your children can also delight in spooky stories and you can all enjoy those spine-tingling

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
Celebrations and Holidays