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  • 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
  • Read It and Eat
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Does "The Popcorn Book" leave kids craving a hot buttered snack? Have some ready to eat while you read (it makes reading like going to the movies), or suggest that you pop some together afterward. Source:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Greetings!
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Help your children create greeting cards for a special occasion. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays, Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Bring in the New!
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    summary Begin the New Year with a this fun prediction and resolution activity. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None Materials:

  • 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; your kids can make 'em and bake 'em right in your own oven, or poke paper fortunes into packaged

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
Celebrations and Holidays