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  • Creating Collage
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children create object collage background pages for paintings or original picture collages. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Birthday News
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary If someone in your family has an important birthday this year, (e.g., sweet sixteen, fortieth, etc.) commemorate it with a newsletter supposedly published on the day that person was born. The whole family can get

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Objetos de cuentos
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Una búsqueda del tesoro en un libro incentivará a los lectores renuentes a terminar un libro y a los lectores veloces a reducir la velocidad para prestar atención a los detalles. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Words for All Seasons
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children can usher in each season with a lively collage of words that describe it best. They'll need lots of printed materials to search through for their words. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Grow Some Coral at Home
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Create your own "coral reefs" at home. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Put pieces of charcoal, brick, or

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Become a Gardener
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Read about gardening, and then grow something at your home. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Out and About AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Read a book

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Around the World in Your Backyard
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Learn more about different countries by planting a small herb garden and making authentic ethnic meals. Have your child keep a gardening journal to track the herb's growth progress. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Videotaping Stories
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children become the authors of a tale based on a picture. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Time: 15 minutes Materials:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Olympic Medallions
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Design Olympic medallions to award during the medal ceremony at the end of your family's "Summer Reading Olympics." Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every

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