• Personal Poster Art Activity
    Drawing and Painting
    "All About Me" Poster
    "All About Me" PosterMaterials Large piece poster board (any color) Scissors Glue stick Glitter Photographs Magazines Directions Look through photographs or magazines for things you like or that describe you. Cut them out and arrange them on the ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Nature Art
    Pressed Flower Card
    Pressed Flower CardMaterials Heavy paper Glue Tweezers Pressed flowers Felt tips Ruler Directions Collect flowers from your yard, park, forest, roadside, or neighborhood. Make sure you only take a few and never take a flower if there is only one ...
  • Family Life
    Aerobic Exercise
    Aerobic Dance
    Aerobic DanceMaterials Music player and cassette, or CD, or radio Directions Aerobic dance is an enjoyable and energetic way to get fit. Choose some music that has a good clear beat and is rhythmic. The music you choose should last from 10 to 20...
  • School and Learning
    Performing Arts Rehearsal
    Performing Arts RehearsalDirections Rehearsals of different kinds are going on all the time in most towns and cities. If you are interested in ballet, music, singing, plays, jazz, mime, children's theatre, or any other performing art, you can as...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Paper Crafts
    Paper Beads
    Paper BeadsMaterials Paper—construction paper, wallpaper or magazine pages Round toothpicks or nails Glue String or yarn Shellac, paint, or felt tip markers Directions Begin by cutting the paper into straight and triangular strips. The width, ...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Tie-Dyed T-Shirts
    Tie-Dyed T-ShirtsMaterials Fabric dyes in assorted colors Large plastic tubs Wooden spoons Plain white T-shirts in several sizes Strong rubber bands Directions Mix the dyes according to the directions on the packets. Use a separate tub for each...
  • School and Learning
    Children and Music
    Toss-Up Topics
    Toss-Up TopicsDirections The more players in this game, the better! Before you play, learn the Tossup Topics jingle and its rhythmic accompaniment:  (slap knees)  (clap hands)  (snap left hand)  (snap right hand)  Toss-  up  Top-  ics  A...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Making Musical Instruments
    Making Music
    Making MusicAn Imagination Station Activity Age: Three and upTime: An hour or moreType of Activity: Arts and crafts Guitar Materials needed: Old shoebox or tissue box Rubber bands Scissors Paper-towel tube Pencil Paints Crayons/Markers What ...
    Christine Dvornik
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Personalized Switchplates
    Personalized SwitchplatesAge: Upper elementary and upTime: 30 minutes or moreType of Activity: Art Materials needed: Light switch plate Acrylic paint A pencil A paintbrush Water and containers Water-based sealer Glue (optional) Found objects (opt...
    Andrea Mulder-Slater
  • School and Learning
    6th Grade Arts and Music
    The Arts in Sixth Grade
    The Arts in Sixth GradeExperience with the arts is important throughout elementary school. Children often have specialist art teachers, especially in the intermediate grades. These twice-weekly sessions are most often devoted to vocal music, whic...
    Vito Perrone