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To raise money for charity, you can make bracelets in the colors of the sports teams in your town or state. Sell each bracelet for 50 cents. I'm sure everyone will want one!
What is as light as air but can't be held for long? Your breath!
On a Roll
Put a few pieces of cheese on top of a piece of ham. Roll them up together for a quick snack after school.
Belt It Out
I figured out a great way to organize my hair clips. I found a belt in my closet that I don't wear anymore, hung it up next to my dresser, and clipped all of my hair accessories to it. Now I can find them easily, and it looks really cool, too!
Red Carpet Treatment
This is a fun way to watch a movie with the kids you're babysitting. Ask them to pick their favorite movie and get some popcorn ready. Pretend that each kid is a celebrity coming to watch the premiere of the movie, and make each kid a "VIP ticket" on construction paper. Before the movie starts, say, "The movie is about to begin. Please no cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices. Thank you, and enjoy the show!" This is sure to be a favorite activity with the kids.
This game is a lot like "Hot Potato." Before the game, gather some silly-looking clean clothes from around your house (ask a parent for permission first). Put the clothes into a bag. Have a group of friends form a circle, and ask a parent to control the music. Pass the bag around the circle. When the music stops, the person holding the bag has to reach into it, pull out an article of clothing, and put it on. Repeat until there are no clothes left in the bag. At the end, the person controlling the music chooses the winner-the player who looks the silliest!
Make cards that really sparkle. Fold a piece of cardstock into a card and write a message inside. Use a paintbrush to spread a thin layer of glue onto the card. Make sure the glue is spread evenly. Sprinkle on a little glitter, and let dry. Shake off the excess glitter into a wastebasket.
If you have a vocabulary test coming up, read the meanings of each word, quiz yourself on the words (without looking), and check off the ones you feel you know. Then ask a parent, friend, or sibling to quiz you.