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Need to Weed
Ask your parents if they will give you a nickel for each dandelion (or other weed) you dig up from the yard and garden. I made a lot of money in a weekend doing this!
Why did the rabbit wear a hat? He was having a bad hare day!
Dip carrots in hummus dip for a tasty and healthy snack. It's one of my favorites!
Display Your Name
Cut out shapes, such as stars or hearts, from scrapbook paper. Write one letter of your name on each shape. Ask a parent if you can arrange the letters on your door. That way, everyone will know it's your room!
Lights, Camera, Action!
Before babysitting some new kids, ask the parents if you could get acquainted with them first. Spend an afternoon doing fun activities with them and get to know them better. Then you can decide if you feel ready to babysit them.
Going to the Beach
This game is really good for long car rides. The first player will have the letter A, the first letter of the alphabet, for her sentence. She might say, 'I'm going to the beach and I'm taking an alligator.' Then the next person takes her turn by repeating what the last item was and adding another item in alphabetical order ('I'm going to the beach and I'm taking an alligator and a ball.'). Play the game until every letter of the alphabet has been used. Each player must repeat all of the items in order or else she is out. For an extra challenge or a tiebreaker, repeat the list backwards and get ready for some serious laughs!
You can make tiny people from used thread spools. Ask a parent for a few used spools and paint them in whatever colors you like. Let dry. Next, purchase small Styrofoam balls from a craft store-these will be the heads for your people-and paint them. You can paint facial features and hair on the heads, too. Let dry. Attach the balls to the spools using Glue Dots. Wait until everything is dry, and then display your little dolls.
If you're having a tough time staying organized, don't cram all your papers into your backpack. Instead, use a folder for each subject.