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  • Holiday Letters
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Create a holiday greeting to family and friends with your kids. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY:

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    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Book and Character Costumes
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Suggest that it might be fun to dress up as a favorite storybook character or even a book itself! This idea will appeal to all the book lovers if you have occasion to dress up. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Birthday News
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary If someone in your family has an important birthday this year, (e.g., sweet sixteen, fortieth, etc.) commemorate it with a newsletter supposedly published on the day that person was born. The whole family can get

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Wish Upon a Cupcake
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary The birthday child doesn't make all the wishes when you bake these cupcakes -- the rest of the family make them, too. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Frog and Toad Are Valentines
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Children make valentines for their friends. Why not have them make valentines for their favorite storybook characters too! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Celebrations

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Finding the Right Words
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary How would you describe your best friend? With that question in mind, your children go on a search through newspapers and magazines for descriptive words to use in a collage -- so much more thoughtful than a store-bought

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Note Clip
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary A note clip keeps a clamp on the phone messages, lists, and other scraps of information that otherwise get misplaced. Here's a simple and useful gift your children can make for just about anybody, even themselves.

    • 3-5
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    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Reading Coupons
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Reading aloud is a gift children can give as well as receive. A coupon for Grandpa (designed and decorated by your child) might say, "I will be happy to read to you for fifteen minutes so that you can close your

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

    summary Remember the voice that moaned, "Who took me bo-o-o-ne?" as the campfire crackled and you nearly jumped out of your skin? Your children can also delight in spooky stories and you can all enjoy those spine-tingling

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
Celebrations and Holidays