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  • Butterfly Gardening
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Do you love butterflies? Plant a butterfly garden! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Butterflies

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

    summary Every time your children finish a book or read for a specified number of minutes, let them reach into a bag and pull out a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. How long before they complete the puzzle? Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Fun With Limericks
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Encourage your child to have fun with words and create their own limericks! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Cereal-Box Bonanza
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Almost every day, kids and adults alike read and reread the cereal boxes sitting on the breakfast table. Why not take advantage of this cardboard kiosk? The bold graphics, hyped-up language, free offerings, and nutrition

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Go on a scavenger hunt online to find animals and foods from different countries! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Family Time, Games, Online AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Making Monster Masks
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kids create their own visual of a monster after reading a story's description. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Time:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Alphabet Noodles
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary How can your children use alphabet noodles or cereal to have fun and play reading games? Let them count the ways! Here is a batch of ideas to get them started. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Reading Coupons
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Reading aloud is a gift children can give as well as receive. A coupon for Grandpa (designed and decorated by your child) might say, "I will be happy to read to you for fifteen minutes so that you can close your

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

    summary Create a holiday greeting to family and friends with your kids. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY:

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