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  • Restaurant Menus
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Work with a friend or family member to create a menu to use at your pretend restaurant. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bumpy Road Painting
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Young children explore painting with different tools and textured paint to create roadways and tire treads. Source: Reading Is Fundamental (written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve) CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Make a Postcard Travelog
    1-2, play, traveling

    summary This is a great way of keeping your travel memories. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Travel Adventures AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play From

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Be a Mapmaker
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Learn about creating and reading maps by creating a neighborhood map. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Materials: Clipboard

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Creating Dough Sculptures
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Two sessions may be required if you wish to have children help make the modeling dough. Otherwise, make dough ahead of time and have children add food colors before sculpting their dinosaurs. Source: Reading Is Fundamental,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Make Your Own Fortune Cookies
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Fortune cookies are fun for reading as well as eating. You don't have to go out to a Chinese restaurant to have them; with the help of a parent, you can make 'em and bake 'em right in your own oven, or poke paper

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

    summary Children become the authors of a tale based on a picture. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Time: 15 minutes Materials:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Folk Art for Teens
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Young teens observe folk art and create some of their own, imitating the style of Paul Zelinsky's illustrations in the book Swamp Angel. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve

    • 9-12
    • teen
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