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Smiley Face

Look in a mirror and try out different smiles. Can you make a smile that’s silly? Scary?

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Bird Brain: Act like an eagle. Soar. Swoop. Nest. What other activities do you do in your typical eagle day? Theater
Brow Beat: Look in a mirror. Move your eyebrows around. Using only your brows, can you move them so you look surprised? Angry? What about curious? Theater
Carrot Cabin: Make a log cabin out of carrot sticks. How high can yours go? Have fun but don’t waste food. Eat your veggies! Visual Arts
Body Beats: Snap your fingers. What kind of noises can you make? Create a beat. Try adding some words to make a song. Music
Book Nook: What’s your favorite book? Draw a new cover for it. How does it compare to the original cover? Visual Arts
JELL-O Wiggle: Pretend you’re dancing on JELL-O. How well do you wiggle in JELL-O? Is it easy or hard to keep your balance? Dance
Jock Jams: Choose a song and use moves or actions from a sport to dance along? What sport did you choose? Now try another. Can you teach someone else the dance? Dance
Howdy Partner!: Walk like a rodeo cowboy or cowgirl. To get it right, how do you move your feet? Legs? Arms? Now try riding an imaginary horse. Theater
If Animals Could Talk: Talk like an alligator. What do you sound like? What do you talk about? See if a friend or family member can guess what animal you are. Music
Laughing Matters: Laugh out loud. Can you make your laugh sound goofy? How many different goofy laughs can you create? Theater
Mail Call: Waddle like a duck on your way to pick up the mail. To get it right, how do you move your feet? Legs? Hips? Theater
Makin’ Moves: Create a new dance move. What kind of music does it go with? What do you call it? Dance
Long Legs: Perform a grand jeté, or leap, like a ballet dancer. Measure the distance you go. Does it help to have a running start? Dance
Magic Musings: You’re a wizard. What’s your favorite spell? How does it go? Draw a picture of yourself in your wizard’s outfit. Visual Arts
Foot Art: Trace the outline of your foot on a piece of paper. Remove foot. Now what can you do with the shape that’s left? Use the outline to draw something entirely new! Visual Arts
Foot Fun: Stick a crayon between your toes and draw a picture of a fruit or vegetable. Can a friend guess what it is? Visual Arts
Do You Tweet?: Listen to a bird. Imitate the sounds it makes. Can you convince it you are a fellow bird? Acting
Explorer File: You’ve discovered a new planet. Congratulations! What will you name it? What’s it like there? Draw a picture of it. Visual Arts
Hand Art: Trace the outline of your hand on a piece of paper. Remove hand. Now what can you do with the shape that’s left? Use the outline to draw something entirely new! Visual Arts
Here Ye…: Talk like William Shakespeare. (Hint: a good place to start is by using “thou” in place of “you.”) What dost thou think? ‘Tis easy! Your turn. Theater
Hot Hot Hot!: Pretend you’re walking on hot coals with bare feet. Yikes! How fast do you go to keep from burning your feet? Theater
Hand Jive: Sing your favorite song a cappella, or without instrumental music. Clap the beat in the background. Music
Heavy Hand: Draw a picture of a ballerina without picking your pen or pencil off the paper. Is it easy or hard to do? What else can you draw like this? Visual Arts
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