Have you ever played a game with your friends where you tried to see how long you could keep a balloon in the air without touching the ground? Well, here’s the same game—but with a twist:
Blow up two balloons (the game is easier to play if you have two different colors). With a wide-tipped marker, write a “1” on one and “2” on the other. Everyone starts at zero. Now toss both balloons in the air—Whenever somebody hits, touches, or kicks one, they have to remember what number is on the balloon and keep a running score.
Let’s imagine that you wrote “1” on the red balloon and “2” on the blue one. If you hit the red one first, you say “1!” Then if you hit the blue one, you say “3!” (You don’t say “2” because 1+2 equals 3. Keep adding to your total until both balloons hit the ground. If you get really good at this, add another balloon and see if you can handle three balloons.
That’s MATH BALLOONS! Now get out there and have fun!
Summer fun for Cub Scouts
It looks like Cub Scout Pack 424 will be having lots of fun and adventure this summer. Ask your folks about signing you up! Click here for more info (they meet at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, just west of downtown).
Cool hot-glue project
Many artists and crafters use hot glue when creating works of art and household items. In this case, you can actually write with hot glue and make wearable name tags, mini-signs, and keychains. Maybe you can make some holiday gifts for family and friends! Here’s what you’ll need:
Depending on what you’re making, you might need these, too:
If you have never used these tools and materials before, ask for help. In fact, ask for help anyway. We don’t want you to get hurt.
Okay, let’s get started:
You can even start a business! Just think: It’s easy to find keychains for kids named John or Mary—but what about kids with names like Kijuan or Rashida? You can make specialized keychains and sell them! Just make sure that when you write out the name, you add a little extra glue on the end for the keychain ring. Carefully pound a small hole with the hammer and nail and then slip in the keychain ring.
Here’s the house number that I made and spray painted orange. I’m going to super-glue it to my mailbox. Have fun with this project!
Did you hear about that great new restaurant on the Moon?
Yeah, the food is great, but there’s no atmosphere!
How does the Main in the Moon get a haircut?
Why did the Sun go to school?
So it could get brighter!
What is a light-year?
The same as a regular year, but with fewer calories!
What do the planets love to read?