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Rainy Day Reading Fort: “Good Day, Sunshine” Series

This is the 4th activity for a new blog series, Good Day, Sunshine. These 10 activities, posted on Thursdays, will include fun learning to be enjoyed outdoors. (Although we will also include a few rainy day activities, like today!)

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Rain clouds? Bring ’em on! I’ve got you covered with this indoor activity.

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Materials Needed

Swing by The Dollar Tree for these materials if you don’t have them yet: index cards, flashlight, batteries. Swing by your bookshelf (or my bookstore!) for a good read.



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Write some things for your child to “spy” while reading their book and tape them under a table.

Here are some ideas:

1. Fiction Elements– Flash the light on fiction elements when you spot them in the book.

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2. Non-Fiction Text Features– Flash the light on text features when you spot them.

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3. Spelling Words-Spy a spelling word? Flash the light on the word when you see it.

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4. Reading Strategies– Flash the light on the strategy you use while reading.

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5. Bible Words– Flash the light on the words as you read them in your Bible.

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Build a fort and put some comfy pillows underneath.

Time to Chillax!

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Read while snuggled in your fort.
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Shine the light on the word when you spy it! Sophia identified the protagonist in The Bike I Like.

Follow this blog to get notice of the other Good Day, Sunshine activities as they post on Thursdays.

Find my children’s book, The Bike I Like, at!

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My next book, Meeting Munchie, is expected to be ready for you November 2017! It is a story of two perspectives about a real squirrel with a huge appetite for our trash. See his character below, illustrated by Alba Pegna.

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