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Color Check

Count all the different colors you see on your way to school. How many shades of blue can you find? Red? Green? Yellow? What color do you see the most?

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Noodle Stroll: Pretend you’re walking on spaghetti with bare feet. Is it easy or hard to get around? How many noodles get stuck between your toes? Theater
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Mute Button: Without talking, show you’re annoyed by the people talking behind you in the movie theater. Can someone guess what you’re acting out? Theater
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Picture Perfect: Make a sentence using pictures instead of words. Show it to your friends or family. Can they tell what the sentence is based on your drawings? Visual Arts
Q & A: When someone asks you a question at home today, respond in your very best robot voice. Can people understand your answers? Theater
Orange You Glad…: Divide an orange into four sections. Cover your teeth with the peel from one wedge. Sing “Happy Birthday.” Easy or hard? Music
Patriotic Puzzler: Time to update an old classic. For fun, write a new Pledge of Allegiance. Recite your version out loud for a friend or family member. How would yours sound at the beginning of each school day? Literary Arts
Tooth Tunes: Hum your favorite song while brushing your teeth. How much can you belt out before drooling? Music
Triple Dare: Say the words “ballet bunny rabbit” three times fast. Is it easy or hard? How about five times fast? What other tongue twisters do you know? Literary Arts
Think Big: Pretend you’re eight feet tall. What do you see from up there? How does moving around change? Remember, be careful not to hit your head! Theater
Toe Tunes: Tap your feet to your favorite song. Can your feet keep the beat? Music
Turnaround Tunes: Sing the alphabet backwards. Do you need to stop mid-song and think about it or are you an ABC pro? Music
Weird Words: Make up a new word. What does it mean? Use it in conversation with your friends or family. Can they tell what it means? Can you get anyone else to start using it? Literary Arts
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Twinkle Time: Look closely at the night sky. Find stars that outline shapes of objects. Ask a friend they see what you see. Visual Arts
Upsy Daisy: Draw a picture upside down. When you’re done, flip it over. Does it make any sense? Visual Arts
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Color Check: Count all the different colors you see in your cafeteria. How many shades of blue can you find? Red? Green? Yellow? What color do you see the most? Visual Arts
Color Check: Count all the different colors you see on your way to school. How many shades of blue can you find? Red? Green? Yellow? What color do you see the most? Visual Arts
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Be a Star!: Pretend you’re a character from your favorite movie. Do your homework as the character. Are they as good a student as you? Theater
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Anybody There?: Walk like a ninja. Remember, you must be quick and silent as if you’re invisible! How long can you go undetected? Theater
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