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  • 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
  • Go-Together Gifts
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Nothing motivates reading like a gift that arrives with a companion-a book. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

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    • 3-5
  • 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
  • Read Generously
    large group, play, indoor

    summary During the gift-giving holidays, many people give their time collecting for charities. Children may want to hold their own fund-raiser—a read-a-thon. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 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
  • 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
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Book Pets
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    summary Children will love cuddling up with a good storybook when they can also cuddle up with a beloved character in the story. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES:

  • Homemade Books
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children will put a lot of reading and writing skills to use when they make their own books. The difference between the bookmaking projects in this section and those included in other sections is that the children

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Holiday Wish Cakes
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    summary Share your wishes with family and friends when you give holiday wish cakes to family and friends this season. Source: RIF CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None MATERIALS:

  • 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
Celebrations and Holidays