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  • Read It and Eat
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Does "The Popcorn Book" leave kids craving a hot buttered snack? Have some ready to eat while you read (it makes reading like going to the movies), or suggest that you pop some together afterward. Source:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 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
  • Birthday News
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary If someone in your family has an important birthday this year, (e.g., sweet sixteen, fortieth, etc.) commemorate it with a newsletter supposedly published on the day that person was born. The whole family can get

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Finding Out Whodunit
    large group, small group, bed, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Detective novels make great read-aloud fare for you and your older children, and much of the fun is in out-detecting the detectives. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Celebrations and

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wish Upon a Cupcake
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary The birthday child doesn't make all the wishes when you bake these cupcakes -- the rest of the family make them, too. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES:

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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