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  • 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
  • How to Make Gifts
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    summary Children can make their own gifts for family and friends by following the directions in a how-to-book. Besides the thoughtfulness involved in taking the time to make rather than buy a gift, your children will learn

    • 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
  • Yummy Alphabet
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor

    summary Cook up fun ways to help young children learn the letters of the alphabet. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Cooking, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Cadena de libros
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Cuando terminan un libro, los niños agregan un eslabón a una cadena de papel. ¿Podrá un niño llegar hasta el cielo raso con la cadena? ¿Podrán dos o tres lectores colaborar para que la cadena dé dos vueltas en la

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Family Olympic Torch
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kick off your family's "Summer Reading Olympics" by making a family Olympic torch. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Travel Adventures,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Finding the Right Words
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary How would you describe your best friend? With that question in mind, your children go on a search through newspapers and magazines for descriptive words to use in a collage -- so much more thoughtful than a store-bought

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

    summary Remember the voice that moaned, "Who took me bo-o-o-ne?" as the campfire crackled and you nearly jumped out of your skin? Your children can also delight in spooky stories and you can all enjoy those spine-tingling

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Edredón de lectura
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Para la familia que le gusta hacer manualidades, esta es un actividad para recomendar. Un edredón o colcha con retazos de dibujos mantendrá el recuerdo de los libros que los niños hayan disfrutando durante un periodo

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