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  • 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

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    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Kitchen Helpers
    1-2, meal, indoor

    summary Cooking together is fun and it also helps children learn how to measure and special terms. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Math, Rainy Day Fun, Vocabulary Building AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS:

    • 3-5
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    • 9-12
  • Folk Art for Teens
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Young teens observe folk art and create some of their own, imitating the style of Paul Zelinsky's illustrations in the book Swamp Angel. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve

    • 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:

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  • Sound Effects
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Here's a technique that will keep restless children more involved during read-aloud time. Ask children to help you provide sound effects in the appropriate places. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

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    • 3-5
  • Book Thermometer
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary When the children to warm up with reading, the temperature of the meter reading will rise at a feverish pace! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

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  • Reading Coupons
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Reading aloud is a gift children can give as well as receive. A coupon for Grandpa (designed and decorated by your child) might say, "I will be happy to read to you for fifteen minutes so that you can close your

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Picnic de libros
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Disfruta de un picnic de libros en el parque. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Seasonal Activities AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Prepara una canasta

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    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Note Clip
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary A note clip keeps a clamp on the phone messages, lists, and other scraps of information that otherwise get misplaced. Here's a simple and useful gift your children can make for just about anybody, even themselves.

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Library Outing
    small group, play, outdoor

    summary Visit your local library with your child. Talk with the Librarian about how to find books in the library, how to apply for a libary card, and what books might be appropriate for your child. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

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    • 6-8
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