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If you want to make a little more money, talk to your parents and offer to do extra chores around the house. For an additional dollar per day, sweep the floors, wash the dishes, and add other chores to your usual responsibilities. Your parents will love the help, and you'll earn money pretty quickly.
What does a bird say when his cage falls apart?
First, choose your favorite yogurt. Next, gather granola, nuts, sprinkles, cherries, or any other ingredients you may like. In a cup, alternate layers of yogurt and add-ins. This snack is fast, easy, and tasty.
Make a 3-D collage for your room. Decorate the top of a shoebox with pictures cut from magazines, quotes you like, pictures of your friends, etc. Arrange the pictures in a fun way-it looks cool when everything overlaps. Attach the items with a glue stick and let dry. Then stand your collage on your dresser for everyone to see.
Here's a tip to get a kid to help clean up when he doesn't want to. Say, 'I could pick up your toys for you, but I don't know where they go. It would take me a very long time to do it, and then we wouldn't have time to watch a movie.'
If you need an icebreaker to get to know people better, this is a perfect game. Get a small object, such as a ball or stuffed animal, to pass around the circle. The first person to hold the object asks a question ("What's your favorite food?") and answers it, too ("I love mashed potatoes.") Then she tosses the object to someone across the circle, and that girl answers the same question. When everyone has answered, start a new question.
Have a Heart
A friend once said to me, "The best gifts come from the heart." So whenever a friend has a birthday or if there's a holiday coming up, I like to make an origami heart and write a special message for her on it. Check out an origami book from the library or ask a parent to help you find a website that has a how-to. It's a fun little way to show you care.
First Name First
Whenever you get a worksheet, test, or any assignment for school, the first thing you always should do is write your name on it. Teachers can take points off if you forget to write your name. And if your name is on your assignment, it probably won't get lost.