Search Activities: we found 48 results

  • Olympic Medallions
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Design Olympic medallions to award during the medal ceremony at the end of your family's "Summer Reading Olympics." Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Travelog
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary Keep a family journal on your vacation trips, as well as a photo album or souvenir scrapbook. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Family Time, Out and About, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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; your kids can make 'em and bake 'em right in your own oven, or poke paper fortunes into packaged

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • What to Draw
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Open a box of crayons! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Out and About, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Read a story to spark your child's imagination.

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