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2nd
Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 82: Improvised Card Games

An Indoor Play Activity

A deck of playing cards can provide hours of entertainment for your child – without your having to explain how to play poker or blackjack.

Materials Required:

  • Playing card deck

Instructions:

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1st
Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 81: Improbable Cuisine

An Indoor Play Activity

Our son and his friends often delight in suggesting some rather strange foodstuffs. You and your child can too, just to pass the time away.

Materials Required:

  • Your time only

Instructions:

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30th
Jul 2012

Children’s Activity 80: Ice Cream Vendor

An Indoor Play Activity

With this activity, you can help preserve an endangered species ­ the old-fashioned ice cream cart.

Materials Required:

  • Large cardboard box
  • Sheet of cardboard (or box flaps)
  • Thin cardboard sheet
  • Ice cream cones
  • Toilet paper tubes

Instructions:

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26th
Jul 2012

Children’s Activity 77: Household Factory

An Arts and Crafts Activity

Manufacturing machinery can be fascinating for kids and adults alike. With this activity, your child can pretend that he or she is stamping out widgets (whatever those are), toys, or common household objects.

Materials Required:

  • Large cardboard box
  • Tape
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Crayons or markers
  • Dashboard items –¬†Bottle caps, plastic container lids etc
  • Toys, stuffed animals, household props

Instructions:

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