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#7 – Closet Raid

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Let your kids raid your closet and hold a fashion show.

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#6 – Grab A Deck Of Cards

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Teach your kids a variety of card games such as Rummy, Spoons or 31.  Don’t forget Solitaire. It’s important for kids to learn to entertain themselves as well! For younger kids, have them practice their numbers with the game of “War.”

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#5 – Movie Day

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Have your kids grab their favorite blanket, pop some popcorn, and pick a movie theme. Some suggestions are Disney favorites, Classic kid movies, or Family Favorites.

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#4 – Burn Up Some Energy

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Play some Wii or Xbox One games. If those aren’t readily available, play a game of Freeze Dance.

Freeze Dance Rules:

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#3 – Set Up An Obstacle Course

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Map out an obstacle course. Use books to balance on heads, pretend to be a kangaroo or lion, do a dance, crawl and climb at different stations. Take advantage of using both fine and gross motor skills. Encourage your kids to beat their own personal times.

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#2 – “Show Your Love” Day

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Break out the construction paper, colored markers, and glue. Have your kids make a card or write a letter to surprise one of their favorite people. Show them on a map where that person lives in relation to their own home.

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#1 – Coloring With Recycled Crayons

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Create your own crazy crayons by recycling your bits and pieces of old crayons. No kid likes to color with old crayons. Have your kids collect as many crayons as they can find. Remove the paper wrapping. Combine colors that work well together (blue & white for the sky) and others that look crazy together.

The final step is to print off some coloring sheets and set up a coloring station.

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