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  • Making a Junk Sculpture
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children construct sculptures from recycled junk and design their own litterbags. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Happy Birthday!
    1-2, bed, indoor

    summary A great birthday activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Bed Celebrate your child's birthday by telling him or her the story

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • 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

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    • 9-12
  • 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
  • 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

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    • 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 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
  • 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
  • Sculpturades
    large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Teams of children sculpt clay to try to get their team to guess a familiar book title. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
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