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  • 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
  • Backseat Scavenger Hunt
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary If you prepare a backseat scavenger hunt for a long car ride, your children may be too busy looking out the window to notice how long you've been on the road. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Lunch Notes
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor, outdoor

    summary Create personalized notes for your kids and put them in their lunch bags. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Props for Pretending
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Let your children walk in your shoes - literally! Save your old clothing and accessories for their pretend play. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Drama AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Holiday Book Ornaments
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Get your in the holiday spirit and the reading spirit. Decorate your tree with homemade ornaments that look like miniature books. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS:

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Making Bookplates
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary By designing labels that identify books as their own, your children are acknowledging that books are among their most precious possessions. They might like to share that value by making bookplates for the books they

    • 1-2
    • 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
  • 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
  • Sticker Books
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Reward children's reading with an array of colorful stickers -- one for short books, two for longer ones if you like. The children collect their stickers in booklets they can later redeem for prizes. Source: The RIF

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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