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Create a Craft
Instead of a lemonade stand, why not set up a craft booth in your neighborhood? With a parent's permission, let kids decorate plain pillowcases and T-shirts with fabric paint, stick-on patches, and other decorations. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon and make money, too!
What did one hammer say to the other?
I think I broke a nail!
Ask an adult to cut a banana in half lengthwise. Then use a spoon to dig a small "trench" down the middle of each half. Fill each trench with blueberries and strawberries. Top with whipped cream. This is like a banana split without the ice cream.
Mix up the way you clean your room. Cut small slips of paper and write things on them such as, "Make bed," "Pick up clothes," and "Five-minute break." Fold all of the pieces of paper and put them into a bowl. Pull out one of the slips of paper and do what it says. Your room will be spotless in no time!
One of my favorite babysitting activities is doing a fun photo shoot with the kids. I'll take pictures of them acting silly, and sometimes they even dress up. The parents love to see these pictures.
In It to Ribbit
This is a great game to play with a group. Sit in a circle and choose a person to start. The first person says, "One frog." The next person says, "In the water." And the next person says, "Kerplunk!" Continue around the circle and say, "Two frogs," "In the water," "Kerplunk!" and keep adding to the number of frogs. Someone is out when she says the wrong number, forgets the number, or laughs-you have to keep a straight face for this game!
If you want to make a gift for someone extra special, make a cute gift bag. Punch three holes on each side of the bag using a hole punch, and then thread a piece of pretty ribbon through the holes. Write a nice message on the bag, too, such as, "You're a great friend," or "You're awesome!" The person will love your handmade bag.
Practice Makes Perfect
Whenever I am studying for a big test, I always do practice problems to refresh my memory.