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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
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    • 9-12
  • Holiday Wish List
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary 'Tis the season when gift catalogs abound in the mail. Dont throw them out! They will provide your children with hours of reading and wishful thinking and call into play many reading skills. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
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    • 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
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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
  • 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:

  • 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
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    • 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

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    • teen
  • When In Rome
    1-2, play, outdoor

    summary Whether you're headed for the beach or a national landmark, let your first stop be your local library, where you and your kids can check out books related to your itinerary. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young

    • 1-2
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    • 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
Celebrations and Holidays