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Gather bottles and cans from people in the neighborhood to raise money for charity. Give out brochures to your neighbors about your bottle drive. All they have to do is leave their cans and bottles outside their door. Every week, you'll collect the bottles with a parent and take them to a place that exchanges bottles for cash. You'll have money overflowing in no time.
A camp counselor says to her camper, "This is a dogwood tree." The camper asks, "How can you tell?" The counselor answers, "By its bark!"
Take a Dip
To make a tasty dip for apple slices, put a spoonful of peanut butter, a dash of powdered sugar, and a dollop of cream cheese into a bowl. If you like, add chocolate chips and marshmallows. Dunk apple slices in the dip, and enjoy!
Hanging Works of Art
This is a fun way to display your artwork in your room. Make four or five pieces of colorful artwork from construction paper. Punch holes in both top corners of each piece of paper. String a piece of pretty ribbon through the holes so that all of your artwork hangs from the ribbon. Ask a parent to hang the ribbon with your pictures in your room.
Before babysitting, ask one of the parents about the things his or her child likes. Then bring along a bag of things that the child is sure to like. The child might look forward to your visits.
What Am I?
Here's a fun game to play at sleepovers. Ask a parent to write words on slips of paper that all relate to one theme. For example, you might choose a "desserts" theme and write: "ice cream sundae," "cupcake," "apple pie," and more. Your parent (or someone else who isn't playing) should tape a slip of paper on each girl's back. Each player reads the others' slips of paper and also asks yes or no questions to discover what is on her own back (for example, "Would I melt on a hot summer day?"). The first person to guess what's on her slip of paper is the winner!
Ask a parent's permission to decorate a plain pillowcase. Decorate it with fabric paint or tie-dye it with a parent's help. Let it dry, and you'll have a brand-new pillowcase for your bed.
Name of the Game
Before you start an assignment or test, write your name on it. Otherwise, your teacher might say that she can't find your homework. You could end up with a lower grade or having to do it again.