Search Activities: we found 48 results

  • 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
  • Travel Journals
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Carrying a journal can be an inspirational activity for a child. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Out and About, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make a Character Picture
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Discover a children's favorite story characer with this exciting activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Rainy Day Fun, Storytelling, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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
  • Mark the Calendar
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Make a monthly calendar and hang it on the refrigerator. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Make a monthly

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • What to Draw
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Open a box of crayons! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Out and About, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Read a story to spark your child's imagination.

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • New Kid on the Block
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Your kids and their friends can play welcome wagon by producing a packet of homemade maps, guides, and other materials to help the new kids learn their way around. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
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