Search Activities: we found 48 results

  • First Journals
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Help your kids start their own journal. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play First graders are old enough

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Shopping List
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Next time you go grocery shopping, let you children write the family list and find the items in the store. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Out and About, Vocabulary Building, Writing AGES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Sequels
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Does your child have a favorite story? Encourage them to write a sequel. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Providing New Experiences
    1-2, bath, bed, meal, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Increase your child's vocabulary by taking them to a library or bookstore with and encourage them to read aobut new places, faces, and objects. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 6-8

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Lunch Notes
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor, outdoor

    summary Create personalized notes for your kids and put them in their lunch bags. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • New Kid on the Block
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Your kids and their friends can play welcome wagon by producing a packet of homemade maps, guides, and other materials to help the new kids learn their way around. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Excuses, Excuses
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Have your kids write their own excuse notes from school? Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Although you will still have to

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Indoor Sandbox
    1-2, meal, play, indoor

    summary Children will play as happily with a pan full of cornmeal set on the floor as they do in an outdoor sandbox. After a little scooping and pouring, help your kids discover another way to play: Put it on a child's lap

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Writing Around the House
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Like reading, writing can become a natural part of your family's everyday activities. Your regular household activities are great for putting children's writing skills to good use. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Make a Mark
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Babies learn how letters are formed when they scribble. Writing with babies helps them make the connection between speaking and writing and the connection between sounds and letters. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 1-2
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