1. Make a snack. Try instant pudding, chips and dip, or celery with peanut butter. Remember to clean up!
3. Eat saltine crackers, then hold a whistling contest immediately after.
4. Celebrate “Backwards Day.” Eat, wear and say everything backwards! (Until it gets too hard, at least).
6. Make placemats out of construction paper. Decorate with pictures of food you hate!
7. Make a treasure hunt. Use plastic Easter eggs, Legos, anything easy to spot will work. The creator can draw a treasure map to lead pirates to the treasure.
8. Gather unused toys and clothing for a donation center.
9. Make your own word search and then give it to a friend to complete.
10. Write and perform a play based on a book you’re reading.
11. Write a family newsletter to send to relatives who live out of state.
12. Have a “Princess Night.” Watch a princess movie (Cinderella, Princess and the Frog, Snow White, etc.). Host a tea party and dress up while you watch the movie!
13. Project your shadow on the wall. Have a friend trace it. Then cut it out and glue onto black paper for a unique piece of silhouette art.
14. Take a bubble bath!
15. Make sugar cookies. Make creative faces out of frosting.
16. Play “spot the difference.” Have a friend study how you look for a few minutes. Then go in the other room and make a small adjustment (take out an earring, put in a bobby pin, etc.). See if they can spot the difference.
18. Hold a bubble gum blowing contest. Biggest bubble wins! Don’t forget to take pictures.
19. Play musical chairs. Just be sure to clear breakables out of the room!
– Melanie Wagner