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  • Draw and Tell a Story
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary This activity is like a chalk talk, but with crayons. Crayon drawings help children visualize the story youre telling and inspire them to make up new ones. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Read Around the Clock
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary For beginning readers, an hour's worth of reading under their belts is quite an accomplishment. To acknowledge this, create a paper clockface. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Ideas

    • 1-2
    • 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
  • Backseat Scavenger Hunt Game
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary If you prepare a backseat scavenger hunt for your next a long car ride, you may be too busy looking out the window to notice how long you've been on the road. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • New Year Family Time Capsule
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary If your family could look back on themselves a year from now what would they think? As part of your New Year celebration this year, pack a time capsule to be opened the same time next year, if you can stand to wait

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Choirs
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Encourage public participation in the sessions of reading aloud by choosing books that contain many rhymes and repetitions. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Holiday Book Ornaments
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Get your in the holiday spirit and the reading spirit. Decorate your tree with homemade ornaments that look like miniature books. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS:

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Bumpy Road Painting
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Young children explore painting with different tools and textured paint to create roadways and tire treads. Source: Reading Is Fundamental (written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve) CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Listening Stations
    1-2, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Most everyone loves to sing their favorite tunes. Take your child on a musical adventure and discover what kind of music you like to listen to together. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Music

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make a Postcard Travelog
    1-2, play, traveling

    summary This is a great way of keeping your travel memories. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Travel Adventures AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play From

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