What to do with kids when there's nothing to do -- waiting rooms, standing in line, etc.  

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created by Jimmie 2010-12-15 07:05:15 am

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Play the ABC story game. The first person says "My name is A... (choose a name that starts with A) and I sell A....(choose an object that starts with A). The next person goes on to the letter B following the same pattern. Keep going until you get to Z.

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submitted by Jimmie 2010-12-15 07:05:15 am    

 



Make imaginary ice cream sundaes. Get silly with toppings and huge dishes full of dozens of scoops of elaborately flavored ice creams. Talk outloud as you make it, telling what you are adding. Then "eat" your sundaes together.

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submitted by Jimmie 2010-12-19 10:32:20 am    


Play the "Would You Rather" game. Take turns making up two alternatives to choose from. For example, "Would you rather be able to pet a baby tiger for 30 minutes or eat only desserts for a whole week?"

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submitted by Jimmie 2010-12-20 08:50:37 am    


Tell your own story based on the format of the "If You Give A" book series by Laura Numeroff. Take turns adding the next result to the previous action.

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submitted by Jimmie 2010-12-25 11:29:56 am    

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