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Crafts

Please DO NOT try any of these crafts without an adult's permission or help.
Being safe is always the most important thing!

Window Clings

What you need:

  • Regular white school glue - one small bottle for each color
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • Clear film - transparency sheets work best, but cling wrap can work too
  • Patterns or pictures to trace - school mascots, favorite animal, letters to spell out your name ~ anything!
  • Tape

What you do:
Mix a few drops of food coloring to each glue bottle and mix well. This might take a little bit. Put your design under the transparency film or cling wrap. Tape it down so it won't slide all over the place. Trace over the design with a continuous bead of glue, then fill the tracing in with more glue. Let it dry for at least 12 hours. Peel your work of art off the film and place on any glass surface. They can be stored between sheets of plastic wrap in a cool place.

This idea is from Make-Stuff.com

 

Beanbag Balls

What you need:

  • 9 11-inch balloons (makes three balls)
  • Funnel
  • 2 1/4 cups of dried lentils or rice
  • Scissors

What you do:
Stretch the first balloon by inflating it halfway, holding it closed for about 30 seconds, and letting the air out. Place the funnel in the balloon's neck and slowly pour in 3/4 cup of the lentils or rice, pushing them in as you go. The balloon should be firm but squeezable. Snip off the lip of the balloon, but leave the neck part. Take a second balloon and cut off the whole neck. Ease the second balloon over the first one gently, tucking in the neck of the first one as you go. Cut the neck off the third balloon and ease it over the other two, making sure to cover the opening of the second balloon. Repeat this process to make a set of three balls. The use your imagination to create new games, change up some old ones, or even learn to juggle ~ just make sure you aren't near anything breakable!

This idea is from FamilyFun.Com

 

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Rebus Puzzles

Can you figure out these phrases and sayings?
 

Na Na Fish

Bana Na

_________ It

XQQQQQME

Go It It It It

M1LLION

222 Day


Stumped? Click here for the answers.

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Poems

How to Get Rid of Hiccups

Hold your breath till your face turns blue;
Drink a large glass of water or two;
Stand on your head with your feet in the air;
Ask someone mean to give you a scare.

Drink something bitter or drink something sweet;
Bend way over till your hands touch your feet;
Jump up and down for an hour or so;
Sit very still and just wish them to go.

Spin around and around till you can't stand up;
Try to drink hot coffee from the wrong side of the cup;
Walk on the ceiling with magnetized shoes;
Listen to an hour of evening news.

Paint your face with spots and flowers;
Listen to bagpipe music for hours.
These are my ways to make hiccups quit -
But none of them (hiccup) work (hiccup) one little bit.

-Joe Thompson

 

Room Cleaning Robot

I'm building a robot to clean up my room
using junk on my floor like this busted balloon.
I'll build it with tee-shirts and three smelly socks,
four wrappers, a rock, and a cereal box,
a handful of worms that were dried in the sun,
my brother's rare comic, a cinnamon bun,
a library book that's a year overdue,
a sneaker, a sandal, and Dad's missing shoe.
I'll keep on constructing with old underwear,
used tissues, dried spit balls, and fallen out hair,
a half eaten sandwich, that's half a year old,
a broken umbrella, I can't get to fold.
I'll top off my robot with crushed soda cans,
a jar full of flies, and a bucket of sand.
As I finish my robot, I have to confess,
that my room is now clean, but my robot's a mess.

-Robert Pottle

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Recipes

Please DO NOT try any of these recipes without an adult's permission or help.
Being safe is always the most important thing!

Banana Wrap

What you need:

  • 1 8-inch flour tortilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons grape jelly
  • 1 small banana, peeled

What you do:
Place tortilla on a paper towel. Microwave 10 to 20 seconds on HIGH until the tortilla is soft and warm. Spread with peanut butter. Top with grape jelly. place the banana near the right edge of the tortilla. Fold up the bottom fourth of the tortilla, bring the right edge over the banana and roll up. Yum!!
 

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes cereal
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
     

What you do:
Set corn flakes aside. Mix all other ingredients well. Roll into balls. Roll the balls in the corn flakes until covered. Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk! Refrigerate any leftovers.
 

Fruit Dip

What you need:

  • 2 8-ouce packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

What you do:
Mix all the ingredients together. Enjoy with apples, pears, bananas, peaches or berries! Refrigerate any leftovers.

 

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Activities

Please do NOT try any of these activities without an adult's permission or help.
Being safe is always the most important thing!

 

Look through old pictures.
Ask your parents to look through old photos of family and friends. Find a super goofy one or a really interesting and ask them to tell you about what was going on when the picture was taken. You'll be surprised about what you can learn about your parents and family!!

Clean out old toys and clothes.
Take a few minutes to clean out a closet or drawer. Odds are that there is stuff in there that you can't wear or don't play with. Ask your parents to donate your unused items to a local charity. Not only will your room be cleaner, it will be easier to keep clean with less junk in it, plus you'll be helping out other kids!

Plan dinner and make it for the family.
OK, you might need quite a bit of help from an adult to pull this one off, but it will be fun! Ask your parents to have a night where you plan the whole dinner menu. Fix dinner for everyone ~ and don't forget to clean up afterwards! It might be a little bit of work for you, but you can make it fun if you want to! Come up with crazy recipes that will make everyone smile! Your family will appreciate it!

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Different Things To Do

Here are a few things that you might not have thought of doing.

  • Put on music and dance around the house.
  • Put a puzzle together.
  • Help family out with chores ~ might not sound fun, but you get quality time with whoever you're helping!
  • Read a book, or re-read a favorite book from last year.
  • Write a note to someone you haven't seen in a while.
  • Give the dog a bath. The whole family will thank you!
  • Learn how to yo-yo.
  • Have a paper airplane contest ~ see which plane glides longest.

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