Search Activities: we found 48 results

  • 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
  • Bittersweet Words
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary You have just served the densest, creamiest cheesecake of your kitchen career, and what do your children say? "Good, Mom," or more enthusiastically, "Tastes great, Dad." Is their choice of words a

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Keep In Touch
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Write down the phone numbers and addresses of your friends and family. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Make a personal

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Word Bank
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Here's a new savings plan for your children: The children savor a new word every day, then save it in a personal bank. Day after day, they draw on these savings for reading fun and reinforcement. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 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
  • Underwater Picture
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Create an underwater picture. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play Using a white

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Local Ghost Stories
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Visit your local historical society and find famous ghosts. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: History, Reading, Seasonal Activities, Writing AGES: teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY:

    • teen
  • Keep a Nature Log
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Keep a nature log to track changes in nature. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Seasonal Activities, Writing AGES: 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Hike on the same path at different

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Amelia's Mystery
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Try a writing activity about the mystery of Ameila Earhart's last flight. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, History, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
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