Search Activities: we found 48 results

  • Amelia's Mystery
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Try a writing activity about the mystery of Ameila Earhart's last flight. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, History, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 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 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
  • Local Ghost Stories
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Visit your local historical society and find famous ghosts. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: History, Reading, Seasonal Activities, Writing AGES: teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY:

    • teen
  • 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
  • Restaurant Menus
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Work with a friend or family member to create a menu to use at your pretend restaurant. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Shopping List
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Next time you go grocery shopping, let you children write the family list and find the items in the store. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Out and About, Vocabulary Building, Writing AGES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Book Critics
    1-2, bed, play, indoor

    summary Ask your child to be the critic. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Bed, Play Ask your children to study the reviewing styles

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Encouraging Young Writers
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Suggestions for encouraging young writers. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Long before children go to school, before they

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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