Patriotic T-Shirts

Make these cute t-shirts just in time to celebrate Memorial Day in May or Independence Day in July. They’ll look so great, your kids will wear them all summer long!

What You’ll Need:
*1 t-shirt, 1 tank top or 2 tank tops (one should be red and one should be blue)
*Chalk
*Star or heart template, see attachments below (optional)
*Chalk
*Sharp scissors
*Need and white thread

Preparation:
*Wash and dry both shirts according to instructions.

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Jimmy's Boa Book & Craft

Read the classic story The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash and create your very own boa. Just keep it out of your laundry pile!

What You’ll Need:
*The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
*Construction paper, ½ sheet of 3 different colors per child
*Scissors
*Staples
*Markers

Preparation:
*Talk about patterns with colors. Show your children some examples of patterns such as “blue, red, blue, red, blue, ___” and ask what comes next.

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Father's Day: Footprints T-Shirt

Do your kids “walk all over” Dad or Grandpa? Create this fun, easy t-shirt to let the world know!

What You’ll Need:
*White shirt
*Fabric paint
*3-D fabric paint (also called “puff paint” or “puffy paint”)
*Fabric markers
*Paintbrush
*Paper shopping bag and newspaper

Preparation:
*Wash and dry the shirt according to the instructions on the label.

Activity:

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Father's Day: Mess-Free Tie Dye Shirts

Create a mess-free “tie-dye” style shirt for Dad this Father’s Day.

What You’ll Need:
*White shirt
*Permanent markers in various colors
*Spray bottle
*Rubbing alcohol
*Paper shopping bag or newspaper

Preparation:
*Wash and dry the shirt according to the instructions on the label.
*Fill the spray bottle with rubbing alcohol.

Activity:
*Place the shopping bag or newspaper inside the shirt so the color won’t bleed from front to back.

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Balloon Pop Game

A fun party game or just to play out in the yard one afternoon. Great for the whole family, indoors or outside.

What You’ll Need:
*Paper Plates
*Thumbtacks
*Tape
*Balloons

Preparation:
*Blow up the balloons. You’ll need at least one per person playing. For a fun outdoor version, use water balloons.

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Memorial Day Flag Stamp

A nice way to commemorate those who lost their lives and the military who continue to protect and serve our country this Memorial Day. Makes beautiful artwork to frame!

What You’ll Need:
*White construction paper or card stock (one per child)
*Red and blue paint
*Paintbrush
*Rectangular Sponges – about 4 to 5 (it is important that all your sponges are the same thickness)
*Heavy Duty Scissors or utility knife
*Glue
*Cardboard - about 8x10 in size

Preparation:

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Twilight Saga: T-Shirts

Bought your tickets yet for the midnight showing of The Twlight Saga: Eclipse movie on June 30th? Start planning your pre-Eclipse party today with our great food, decoration, and activity ideas here. Create one of these awesome shirts to wear that special night, or come up with your own!

What You’ll Need:
*Solid color shirt – dark colors work best
*Clorox Bleach pen
*Wax paper
*Chalk

Preparation:

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Twilight Saga: Activities: Charades/Pictionary

Play Charades or Pictionary using Twilight characters, setting, and other details. Below are instructions for playing Charades and Pictionary, along with suggestions.

Charades:
1. Print out the MS Word or PDF version of the Charades Ideas. Cut out each suggestion. OR: Write each suggestion below on a separate scrap of paper. Fold each piece and place in a large bowl.
2. Divide your group into teams. You need at least 2 people per team. Decide on a time limit for each turn -- 3 minutes is typical.

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Twilight Saga: Activities: Alphabet Game

Here's a great game to play at your Twilight Saga party! Going around the circle, everyone takes a turn saying a word or phrase from the Twilight Saga that begins with each successive letter of the alphabet, beginning with A. If anyone is stumped, they are out and the next person takes their letter. Keep going around until you get to Z and then start over again. Last person left “in” wins! Here are some ideas to help you out!

A = Alice, Arizona (where Bella lived before coming to Forks), apple (on the cover of the first book), Aro
B = Bella, blood, bite, Breaking Dawn

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story & Crafts

Read this classic story by Eric Carle and create your own hungry caterpillar and beautiful butterfly.

What You’ll Need:
*The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
*Cotton balls (5 per craft)
*Green & red paint
*Glue
*Green construction paper (one half sheet per craft)
*Scissors
*Coffee filters (one per craft)
*Washable Markers
*Spray bottle with water
*Pipe cleaner OR clothespin (one per craft)

Preparation:

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