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  • Underwater Picture
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Create an underwater picture. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play Using a white

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Bookworm
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Your children turn into bookworms themselves to make this bookworm grow. If it grows long enough, its tail may meet its head as it stretches around the children's room! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Cartooning
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary This illustration activity can provide a child with hours of fun. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Understanding

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Be an Underwater Expert
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Explore the water, and learn about what you find. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season, Travel Adventures AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor, Traveling

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

    summary Here's the perfect gift idea for a child who's convalescing or who's left behind when parents are away on business or vacation. For every day your child must be in bed or endure your absence, leave a reading gift

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Holiday Wish Cakes
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    summary Share your wishes with family and friends when you give holiday wish cakes to family and friends this season. Source: RIF CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None MATERIALS:

  • Discover Recipes
    1-2, meal, indoor

    summary Browse a cookbook with your child. Pick out a recipe, and read through the intstructions. Make that recipe together. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Math, Rainy Day Fun, Reading AGES: 9-12

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make a Character Picture
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Discover a children's favorite story characer with this exciting activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Rainy Day Fun, Storytelling, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Unpacking Grandmother's Trunk
    large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary In this activity, children recall items in sequence, from A to Z, as they play a game -- especially appropriate for going places. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Games AGES: 3-5 6-8

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Around the World in Your Backyard
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Learn more about different countries by planting a small herb garden and making authentic ethnic meals. Have your child keep a gardening journal to track the herb's growth progress. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 9-12
    • teen
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