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Learn to make origami from a book or from a Web site. You can make cute desk pets and sell them to your classmates.
Which famous runner had a very unusual coach? Cinderella-her coach was a pumpkin!
This is a perfect after-school snack. Stack a grape cut in half, a small slice of cheese, and a slice of pepperoni. The sweet and savory flavors are awesome together. Have a few!
Pretend you're an architect and draw your dream house or room. Hang the drawing on your wall to show your creativity.
Stick to It
I've learned after many babysitting jobs that it's always a good idea to have stickers on hand. You can use sticker rewards to get the kids to finish their food, get ready for bed, clean up their toys-anything!
License Plate Fun
You can play this game during a car trip. As cars go by, look at the letters on the license plates and make up funny phrases based on the letters. For example, if you see the letters 'WLP' on a license plate, you could say, 'We like pie!' My dad and I play this game all the time, and it's fun!
Add pops of color to your plain hair bands. Using different-colored, short ribbons, tie at least three to a hair band so that the ribbons will hang down when you wear a ponytail. It'll look like you're wearing a rainbow in your hair!
After each violin lesson, I go home and make a chart of how I will practice for the rest of the week. I figure out which song I will practice each day. This keeps me organized and on top of my practicing.