The Kids Voting Art Challenge
Kids Voting Durham is hosting the Kids Voting Art Challenge! Young people age 18 and under are invited to tell Durham why voting is so important. Create a work of art (make it square or 1080 x 1080), make a 1-minute video, or write a short poem or spoken-word piece. There are a lot of people who are eligible to vote but choose not to. How would you convince them to vote and why every vote counts?
Your work might be featured in Kids Voting Durham’s “Get out the vote” efforts throughout the community and in social media. And you might win a Kids Voting tee shirt! All submissions should be nonpartisan (you can’t tell anyone who to vote for).
Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Monday, August 10 deadline. Call 919-560-7321; click here or write to email@example.com if you have any questions or if you need more information.
Learn how to draw cartoons
Do you like to draw? Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of “Captain Underpants,” will upload a free cartoon drawing lesson every Friday at 8am (starting April 3). He’ll also read some of his Captain Underpants stories and you can learn how to act out some of the scenes. Even though the lessons will be uploaded once a week, you can still visit the website whenever you want and go over the lessons again. Click here to start the fun.
Teach your little brother or sister about germs
Sometimes little kids don’t want to wash their hands (and sometimes the big ones don’t either). Keeping your hands clean is always important, but especially now. The coronavirus can make people really sick and the germs can be passed on if a well person touches something that was handled by a sick person. The secret is to keep your hands clean but also not to touch your eyes or mouth.
If your younger brother or sister doesn’t understand why we need to wash our hands, show him or her this video!
WHAT ARE GERMS?
HOW TO PROPERLY WASH YOUR HANDS
How to make house numbers
The house numbers for every home should be easy to see from the street. Imagine having to call the police or an ambulance and finding out that they couldn’t figure out which house was yours. Every minute counts in an emergency.
So here’s an idea for a holiday gift to your family—you can make sure that your home’s house number is visible from the street. Here’s what you’ll need:
The whiteboard is a dry-erase board that usually comes with a marker. You can write on it and then wipe it off with a soft cloth or eraser. The idea is to peel off the house numbers, stick them to the whiteboard, and then attach it to the house. But before you peel off the numbers, cut around them carefully and place them on the white board. See how they look, and use the marker to mark the spots for placing the numbers. Then go ahead and stick the numbers on the whiteboard.
The whiteboard I bought had magnets on the back. If yours does, too, you can simply attach the whiteboard on something metal. Otherwise you can use a string to hang the whiteboard from a nail or hook. Double-sided tape worked for me—you can try that, too. After giving this as a present, you can then ask for help drilling a couple of holes for hanging, or whatever your folks think would work best.
Here’s mine, and good luck with yours!
See your house!
Amaze your friends by showing their houses with just a few keystrokes. Go to instantstreetview.com and then type in a street address that you know in the search box. In seconds, the house or building fitting that address will appear on the screen. If you then click on the Earth symbol at the top of the screen (near the middle), you’ll switch to Map mode and will see all the surrounding streets and landmarks.
SameGame is a game where you try to click and clear all of the balloons. Look over the board first and try to spot large blocks of color. For example, if you see a single red balloon that’s surrounded by different colors, don’t click on it! Look for balloons that are next to other balloons of the same color. The more balloons that you clear with each click, the higher your score will be—Good luck!
Fun with balloons
Here are some games you can play with balloons either inside or outside. Have fun with your friends!
THE BALLOON CATCH DANCE
THE BALLOON WADDLE RACE
TIDY BALLOON GAME
THE SPELL-IT GAME
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