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Buy plain shirts and fabric markers. Then open a stand in your front yard or sidewalk and let kids decorate the shirts for a price.
Who always sleeps with his shoes on? A horse!
For this recipe, you'll need one cup orange juice, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, and one cup chopped pineapple, cherries, and strawberries. Ask an adult to cut up the fruit and mix it together in the blender. Blend until smooth, sprinkle with shredded coconut, and enjoy!
Think of your favorite thing in the world and make it the theme of your bedroom. For example, in my room, I have a pet theme. On my bed, I have a cute stuffed dog and dogs on my comforter, too. On my wall, I have a poster that says "Snuggle Puppy." And on my dresser, I keep my guinea pig! Try doing a theme in your room. I'm paw-sitive that you'll love it!
Jar of Fun
The next time you babysit, bring along a clean jar and ask the kids to decorate it with paint, or have the kids decorate a piece of paper and wrap it around the jar. Once it's dry, write down fun activities on strips of paper and drop them into the jar. Whenever the kids get bored, ask them to pull out an activity to do.
The Three-Word Game
Start with someone saying three words-for example, 'Once there was...' Then someone else adds another three words on to the sentence, and it could become, 'Once there was a chicken named...' Keep going, and you can get a really funny story.
Make your own card game. First, think about the theme and the rules for your card game. Next, draw designs on as many index cards as you like. For example, you could create a matching game-four trees, four stars, four birds, etc. I have fun coming up with my own card games.
If you have a bad day at school, call up a good friend and invite her over to your house. Talk it out to get everything off your chest, or make a craft together or do another activity that will help get your mind off what happened.