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  • Treasure Hunt
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary For a special occasion, set up a treasure hunt for the children. The "treasure" itself is insignificant; kids just love the adventure of discovering and following lots of clues. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging

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

    summary Two sessions may be required if you wish to have children help make the modeling dough. Otherwise, make dough ahead of time and have children add food colors before sculpting their dinosaurs. Source: Reading Is Fundamental,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • A Penny for Your Books
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Pennies are the stepping stones to a special place on this homemade map, but it takes reading, not walking, to get there. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

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

    summary Children create object collage background pages for paintings or original picture collages. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Old vs. New
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Compare the architecture of the two buildings and research them at your local library. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: History, Reading AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • A Running Reading Record
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Reward your children for their reading achievements. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Children,

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Collage for All Seasons
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary When the seasons change, make a collage that you can use to decorate your room. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Reading AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Around the World in an Essay
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Let imaginations go anywhere as kids think about their dream vacations. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Online, Writing AGES: teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor,

    • teen
  • Family Card Catalog
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Make reading a legacy in your family. Set up a card catalog so older brothers and sisters can keep track of the good books they read through the years and then pass their recommendations on to the younger readers

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
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