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  • 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
  • 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
  • Making Monster Masks
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kids create their own visual of a monster after reading a story's description. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Time:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Joke Book
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Make your own joke book. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Collect jokes

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Travel Journals
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Carrying a journal can be an inspirational activity for a child. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Out and About, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor,

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

    summary Enjoy this card game activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Games AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Simple card games like War, Go Fish, and Concentration

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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