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  • Outdoors Alphabet Loop
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Take a trip around your neighborhood to find items outdoors that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Games AGES: 1-2

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    • 3-5
  • 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

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Squirt a Message
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary This activity will especially appeal to younger children who love to get their hands into something messy. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS:

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    • 3-5
  • Almond, Butter Pecan, Chocolate
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary On a blistering hot summer day, think ice cream! With your children, fantasize about the long list of flavors on the board at your local ice cream parlor. How do they keep track of so many flavors? Alphabetical order!

    • 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

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    • 3-5
  • Bittersweet Words
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary You have just served the densest, creamiest cheesecake of your kitchen career, and what do your children say? "Good, Mom," or more enthusiastically, "Tastes great, Dad." Is their choice of words a

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    • 9-12
  • 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
  • Make an Alphabet Book
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Create an Alphabet Book with letters, words and pictures! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Arts and Crafts, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Write

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    • 3-5
  • 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:

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    • 6-8
  • 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:

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