Game : Wise Choices
Help your kids learn what they should do and do it. This fun and active game not only brings laughter, but also gives space for good conversations about making wise choices.
What you will need:
Balloons at least two per person playing.
Strips of paper
Write down scenarios that your children could experience in their day to day like:
*You see s kid at school eating alone.
*A friend is talking making fun of someone in your class.
*There’s trash on the ground.
*The class is acting up because there’s a substitute teacher.
*You’re at a friends house and they want to play a video game you know your parent’s don’t want you to play.
*A friend doesn’t understand the homework and asks for help.
*There’s dishes filling up the sink and you mom has a lot of other house work to do.
*You see a dog all by itself walking down the street.
*A family member is sick.
*Your elderly neighbor lawn is over grown.
Write on strips of paper, roll up and place inside of balloon. Blow up balloon and tie up. Place balloons on the ground. Have everyone stand on the other side of the room and on a count of three have everyone run to grab one balloon and run back. Then everyone has to pop their balloon, but with their bodies. Using their feet, hands or bottom. Once the balloons are popped read the paper and talk about what you would do in that situation.
Outing : Wise Stars
Check out the Stars. Wisemen have followed the stars for thousands of years. Buy a star chart to get started. Then choose one spot in your yard that affords a clear view of the heavens, and venture out after dinner to watch how the night sky changes hour to hour. A little fresh air before bedtime can really help your kids sleep later too.
Recipe : Wise Cookies
Let’s be wise with the things we have and make a yummy treat with ingredients we already have in the pantry! This easy recipe can be made quickly from stuff you already have, so you can get to the best part… the eating of course.
Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (can be easily doubled)
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and egg. Mix until smooth.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork make a criss cross pattern on each cookie.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes. Do not over-bake! These cookies are best when they are still soft and just barely brown on the bottoms.
Craft : Wise Slime
Watch as these few simple ingredients becomes amazingly fun slim! Be wise with your money, instead of spending your well earned allowance on expensive slim that doesn’t last long, instead have fun making your own!
1/2 c. clear glue (or white glue)
1/2 c. warm water
1 tsp baking soda
Contact lens cleaning solution – 4 tbsp. or so, amount depends on the consistency you want
1. Dump clear glue into a bowl
2. Heat up water in the microwave, so it is warm (adult should do this)
3. Add baking soda to your warm water, stir
4. Mix your baking soda solution in with your glue
5. Stir well until combined
6. Add 1 tbsp. of contact solution
7. Add beads or glitter, add to clear slime
8. Have a fun with your slim
Making slim is a whole lot of fun, but it’s also a whole lot of mess. Just know there will be a mess, but it will be so worth the fun!