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Maybe you're looking outside right now and snow is falling on the ground. Or maybe you're in a place where people are sweating and wearing shorts. You might have a bunch of friends available for playing, or you could be all by yourself. No matter what the weather is like or how many friends are around, there's always a way to be physically active and have fun. Here's how.
Sometimes being by yourself gives you a chance to practice stuff so you get better at it. If you play tennis, try hitting a tennis ball against a brick wall. If basketball's your thing, try shooting hoops and seeing how many you can sink. Or if you're into soccer, grab a ball, and see how long you can keep it in the air using your feet, knees, and head. When you play with your friends again, they'll be amazed at what you can do!
More things to do when it's just you:
- Practice hopscotch.
- See how long you can hop on one foot.
- Do jumping jacks.
- Invent some dance moves.
- Do sprints (short running races) and time yourself to see how fast you go.
- Use a pedometer to count the number of steps between your favorite places, like your house and the park.
When There Are TwoJust you and a friend hanging out, looking for something to do? Practice playing some Ping-Pong or start a tennis tournament between the two of you. Ever try badminton? It's great if you have a net, but you also can play by just seeing how many times you can hit the birdie back and forth to each other.
How about a little one-on-one in basketball or a race to see who's the fastest runner? Maybe you're into cheerleading. If so, invent some new cheers together.
More things to do when there are two:
- Have a handstand contest.
- Invent dances to your favorite songs.
- Jump rope together.
- Ride bikes and don't forget your helmets!
- Practice pitching and hitting a baseball.
When There Are a Lot of YouIf there are a bunch of kids looking for something cool to do, you're in luck! Lots of sports and games work well with a group of kids. Baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball are good group games. Or you might play follow the leader on bikes, blades, or skates.
- Have a skateboarding contest.
- Play tag.
- Play outdoor hide-and-seek.
- Dance to your favorite music.
When It's Cold Outside
If you live near an ice-skating rink or pond, strap on some skates and glide across the ice. If skiing is more your thing, put on those skis and go because both downhill and cross-country skiing are great ways to exercise. Or see the snow rushing past you from a sled, snowboard, or toboggan. It helps to have a grown-up around to keep everyone safe. Be sure to steer clear of obstacles like trees and to stay off roads and streets.
More things to do when it's cold:
- Play tag in the snow.
- Take a nature hike and look for animal footprints.
- Pull a little kid around on a sled.
- Make snow angels.
When It's Hot, Hot, HotYikes - it's hot outside, everyone is sweaty, and your legs are stuck to the seat of the car. What do you do? Swim, of course! Race your friends or show off your underwater skill by doing a handstand. But don't forget the safety rules. Make sure there's an adult around to watch you and no dunking!
On land, you can have a water balloon toss with friends. Catch that balloon, or you'll get soaked!
When you're exercising in the heat, it is very important to remember to drink lots of water, even if you don't feel thirsty. Hot temperatures make you sweat more when you're exercising, so you must replace the water you lose to prevent heat exhaustion.
More things to do when it's hot:
- Take a nature walk on a shady trail.
- Wash your dog outside.
- Wash your parents' or neighbors' car.
- Turn on the sprinkler and cool off!
When You're Stuck at HomeMaybe you can't go out because the weather is rainy or too cold. But that doesn't mean you can't get some exercise while you're inside.
Turn on your favorite music and dance. Invite your dog or cat to join in the fun. Or grab a hula hoop and make up some hula-hoop dances. If there is enough room, you can jump rope and count how many times you jump without missing.
There are basketball hoops with over-the-door hooks and basketballs made from soft foam that are meant to be played with indoors. If you have them and there is enough room, set them up and shoot some hoops. Have a tournament with everyone in the house - may the best basketball player win!
More things to do when you're stuck at home:
- Do some tumbling if you have enough room to do it.
- Set up a scavenger hunt.
- Bat a balloon back and forth and try not to let it hit the floor.
Source : http://kidshealth.org/
Sunday May 10, 2009 we celebrate in North America. In the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday is celebrated on March 22, 2009.
The first Mother's Day observance was a church service honoring Mrs. Anna Reese Jarvis, held at Anna Jarvis's request in Grafton, West Virginia, and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 10, 1908.
Enjoy these fun things to do for and with your Mom this Mother's Day.
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Print, clip and hang outside Mom's door! ~new~ Coloring Sheets
Newly designed coloring sheets for your special Mom.
Color Mom a Sunflower
Print and color Mom a special picture.
Give Mom some Sunshine
Learn how to plant a sunflower for your Mom.
Mother's Day Coupons
Printable coupons to give to Mom.
Mother's Day Certificate
Print and give to the Worlds' Best Mom!
Mom's Day Word Search
Online word search with Mom themes.
Mother's Day Clipart
Flowery clipart for your web pages and signatures.
Tributes to Mom
Post your own tribute!
Mothers' Day Trivia
What do you know about Mother's Day?
Mothers' Day Conflicts
What if you don't have a Mom? Have a Step-Mom or Foster Mom?
Mothers' Day Posters
A selection of posters all about Moms.
How to Find Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make :::
Things You'll Need:
- Internet Access
- Printer to print craft instructions or printable crafts
- basic craft supplies per craft idea, per link suggestion
Step 1Simply giving Mom time together, without work or strife, is a special gift by itself. Kids can consider giving Mom a clean house, no fighting, a special time together, bake a meal, or have a picnic in honor of Mom. for an example of kid-friendly recipes, visit the Web site, http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=56524.
Step 2The Internet is full of inexpensive craft ideas. Many Web sites today offer handmade patterns, instructions, and ideas for memorable gifts that kids can make themselves. Here are a few Web sites that offer many ideas for Mother's Day gifts.
1. Amazing Moms, Moms Keeping Life Fun and Festive, Mother's Day Crafts and Gifts Kids Can Make for Mom:
2. Making Friends, Gifts Kids Can Make for Mom:
3. Better Homes & Gardens, Mother's Day Crafts Kids Can Make:
4. RazzleDazzleRecipes.com, Gifts the Kids Can Make:
5. CraftBits, Kids Crafts - Free Projects:
Step 3Give the entire day to Mom. Plan absolutely nothing, and let Mom decide what you will do on Mother's Day. Mom may decide to visit a museum, park or simply cook outside on the patio. By giving the entire day to Mom, you are giving a memorable gift to celebrate and honor her.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
One bright, beautiful spring day, when the earth was fresh in its new green dress decked with flowers, while the birds sang their sweetest songs, and the brooks babbled merrily on their way to the rivers, two wee dimples were sent by Mother Nature on a journey to find their work in the world.
It was a delightful journey through the blue sky and past the fleecy white clouds.
They played and danced with the sunbeams who led them on their way to the earth.
The dimples could see nothing for them to do, so on they went, frolicking and playing.
At last they found themselves among the trees and the bright flowers of the earth.
They chased the sunbeams under the leaves, they rode on the butterflies' wings, they sipped the honey with the bees from the flowers. Still, they could find nothing to do. The sunbeams bade the dimples good-by and silently crept home. "Oh," said the dimples, "what shall we do? We have no place to rest tonight." "Here is a bird's nest; let us rest in this," said one dimple. "No, that will never do," said the other dimple, "for there is the mother bird, who rests in her nest all night."
Just then they spied a window swing open on its hinges. The tiny stars came out and peeped into the window, and the lady-moon sent silvery moonbeams down to help the dimples find a resting place. Then the dimples flew through the window, and there, close by, in her crib, curtained around with white, was a wee baby, rosy, sweet, and bright.
"Oh," said one dimple, "I would love to rest on that rosy cheek." "So would I," said the other dimple. And they each took a rosy cheek for a couch, and here they rested the whole night long.
The robins early in the dawn sat on the cheery boughs and sang loud and long, thus waking the dimples, who now knew not what to do. "But," said one dimple, "we have not yet found our work." The other dimple said: "Let us stay here. Baby's eyes are opening, and we must hide," and each dimple nestled away in baby's cheeks. Then her big, blue eyes opened wide, to see the sunbeams that had crept through the windows to her crib.
The sunbeams coaxed the dimples to come out and play, but the dimples would only peep out, and when they did, they brought smiles around baby's rosy lips and sunny eyes.
"So you have found your work at last," said the sunbeams. And they had, for they helped to bring out the smiles in baby's cheeks. If you look the next time you see baby you may see the dimples playing hide and seek.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Kids, Itz always fun to test yourselves in test of time...Don't you think so...I'm sure you would come out with these working sheets in flying colors...You can do it my lil friend...ALL THE BEST DEAR ONES...lemme know how gud you all scored in ur worksheets...C ya...