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

    summary If you prepare a backseat scavenger hunt for a long car ride, your children may be too busy looking out the window to notice how long you've been on the road. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

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

    summary For a special occasion, set up a treasure hunt for the children. The "treasure" itself is insignificant; kids just love the adventure of discovering and following lots of clues. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Holiday Wish Cakes
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    summary Share your wishes with family and friends when you give holiday wish cakes to family and friends this season. Source: RIF CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None MATERIALS:

  • 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
  • Around the World in an Essay
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    summary Let imaginations go anywhere as you think about your dream vacations. Source: CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Sticker Books
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Reward children's reading with an array of colorful stickers -- one for short books, two for longer ones if you like. The children collect their stickers in booklets they can later redeem for prizes. Source: The RIF

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Happy Birthday!
    1-2, bed, indoor

    summary A great birthday activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Bed Celebrate your child's birthday by telling him or her the story

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Making Bookplates
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary By designing labels that identify books as their own, your children are acknowledging that books are among their most precious possessions. They might like to share that value by making bookplates for the books they

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
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