Search Activities: we found 48 results

  • Pen Pals
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children can share ideas about a story they read, recommend books, or even exchange books by mail. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Word Bank
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Here's a new savings plan for your children: The children savor a new word every day, then save it in a personal bank. Day after day, they draw on these savings for reading fun and reinforcement. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Cereal-Box Bonanza
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Almost every day, kids and adults alike read and reread the cereal boxes sitting on the breakfast table. Why not take advantage of this cardboard kiosk? The bold graphics, hyped-up language, free offerings, and nutrition

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Travelog
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary Keep a family journal on your vacation trips, as well as a photo album or souvenir scrapbook. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Family Time, Out and About, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen

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

    summary Have your kids write their own excuse notes from school? Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Although you will still have to

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

    summary Encourage your children to correspond regularly with long distance friends and family, or become pen pals. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Writing Around the House
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Like reading, writing can become a natural part of your family's everyday activities. Your regular household activities are great for putting children's writing skills to good use. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Make a Mark
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Babies learn how letters are formed when they scribble. Writing with babies helps them make the connection between speaking and writing and the connection between sounds and letters. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 1-2
  • Journal Writing
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Give a journal notebook as a gift to a young person. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play A gift of a journal

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Keep a Nature Log
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Keep a nature log to track changes in nature. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Seasonal Activities, Writing AGES: 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Hike on the same path at different

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
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