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  • 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
  • Olympic Medallions
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Design Olympic medallions to award during the medal ceremony at the end of your family's "Summer Reading Olympics." Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every

    • 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
  • What to Draw
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Open a box of crayons! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Out and About, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Read a story to spark your child's imagination.

    • 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 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
  • Hometown History Photo Book
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary You can consider yourself a local historian after visiting and researching some original landmarks in your city or town. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 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

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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
  • 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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