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House of Cards

Materials

  • 1 or 2 packs of playing cards
Directions

This is a great activity for rainy days. You will need a flat surface that no one will disturb. The idea is to build a house of cards which uses up all the cards in the packs. You cannot bend, staple, roll or mutilate the cards in any way. Start with a simple structure of four cards in a box shape and add a roof. Keep working outwards and upwards, adding more cards and more creativity. With patience and care you will soon have built a mansion or perhaps the Great Wall of China! Take a photo of your structure if you are particularly proud of it.

Note: You can also build houses with dominoes, Legos, Monopoly cards, and sports cards.

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From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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