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A great moneymaker is creating your own headbands. Buy plain plastic headbands and decorate them with flowers, sequins, or whatever else you like. I spent only $9 when I bought the supplies for the headbands and ended up making $38!
Why did the grandmother tie wheels to her rocking chair? She wanted to rock and roll!
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.
Check with a parent to see if your friends can help decorate a wall in your room. Ask friends to each put a hand in nontoxic paint and press it against a blank wall. Have each friend write her name underneath her handprint. If you don't have permission to paint, this works on a big piece of paper, too.
Beat the Clock!
If the child you are babysitting does not want to do something, such as brushing her teeth or getting dressed for bed, set a timer for five minutes and tell her that if she gets the task done in that time, she will get a prize. Prizes could be a sticker or a small notebook. It will make her feel happy, and she might want to do that task more quickly from then on.
You can play this game in the car or at home. With a friend or sibling, ask, 'Would you rather??' and make up two funny choices, such as, 'Would you rather be friends with a tiger or eat a meal with a lion?' It's fun!
Trace your hands all over a piece of white poster board with a pencil. Overlap the handprints and trace as many as you would like. Once you've traced your hands, decorate the hand shapes by coloring them in, tracing them with glittery puffy paint, or drawing little doodles around them. You'll have a poster that's uniquely you!
When you're taking notes during class and the teacher is going really fast, write down all of the important facts and skip the less important facts. Go back and review the lesson in your textbook if you didn't catch all of the information.