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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Holiday Wish List
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary 'Tis the season when gift catalogs abound in the mail. Dont throw them out! They will provide your children with hours of reading and wishful thinking and call into play many reading skills. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
Celebrations and Holidays