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  • Making Up the Words
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Make up a story with your child. Read from a favorite book and take turns making up the words. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Vocabulary Building AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • License Plate Games
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Keeping track of unusual license plates or plates from different states is a favorite pastime on very long car trips. Create a map/bingo game and take turns with your family to identify car liscense plates from different

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Making a Junk Sculpture
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children construct sculptures from recycled junk and design their own litterbags. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Stock the Shelves
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary When your children want to play store, suggest that they stock soup cans or spices on make-believe grocery store shelves using the same system they do in many real stores-alphabetical order. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Read Generously
    large group, play, indoor

    summary During the gift-giving holidays, many people give their time collecting for charities. Children may want to hold their own fund-raiser—a read-a-thon. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Oh, DEAR!
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary The next time you hear a young voice say, "Oh, D-E-A-R!" you'll know that's the cue to "Drop Everything and Read. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • New Year Family Time Capsule
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary If your family could look back on themselves a year from now what would they think? As part of your New Year celebration this year, pack a time capsule to be opened the same time next year, if you can stand to wait

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make a Book on Tape
    1-2, bath, bed, meal, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Make a recording of your child's favorite book -- helps reinforce learning and reassure during seperation. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Traveling

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Book 'Em
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Invite a local police officer to your next RIF event. Source: RIF Motivational Activity Handbook CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Invite a local

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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
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