365 Smart Afterschool Activities: TV-Free Fun Anytime for Kids Ages 7-12

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Jul 1, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 440 pages
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From making a monster mask to going on a bike photo safari, 365 Smart Afterschool Activities will let kids' imaginations soar with terrifically fun things to do during those valuable afterschool hours and beyond.

365 Smart Afterschool Activities is perfect for parents, teachers, grandparents, babysitters and youth leaders. Illustrated by children, a terrific variety of adventures await you, including activities for:
• Crafts
• Dance and movement
• Drama
• Games
• Hobbies
• Nature
• Self-Esteem
• Writing

"Engaging and fun-filled activities that are sure to keep kids playing, imagining and creating all year long!"—Brenda Pilson, Creative Classroom magazine

 

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Contents

Cuttings
Rock Garden
OffBeat Garden
Avocado Tree
Hanging Baskets
Sound Quiz
Sound Effects
Music Appreciation

Lawns and Yardwork
Pet Grooming
Car Washing and Detailing
Snow or Leaf Removal
Window Cleaning
Aide to Elderly
Holiday Baskets
Special Olympics
AdoptaBlock
Girls and Boys Clubs
Tutoring
Toys for Tots
AdoptaFamily
Food Bank Volunteer
Graffiti Removal
Senior Center Helper
AdoptaPet from the Humane Society
Fruit Salad
Fruit Freeze
Pancakes
Egg Variations
Soda Fizz
Popcorn
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Quesadillas
Granola
Shakes
Party Sandwiches
Pizza Map
Salad
Vegetable Dip
Vegetable StirFry
Baked Potatoes
Roast Chicken and Vegetables
ThankYou Letters for Gifts
Writing to the President
Party Invitations
Letters of Complaint
Letter Endings
Secret Letter Codes
Rhyming Letters
Writing Fan Letters
Wax Seals for Important Letters
Apology Letter
ThankYou for Overnight Stay
Friends Overseas
Masked Container
Jigsaw Puzzle
Paper Beads
Wrapping Paper
Sliding Puppet Stage
Play Dough
Monster Mask
Recycled Bowl
Plastic Bracelet and Necklace
Shrunken Apple Head
Picture Mosaic
Paper Dolls
Soap on a Rope
Papier Mache
Gak Attack
Bunny Jump
Headstands
Arms 23
Cartwheels
Fabric Tubes
Streamer Dance
Opposites
Space Traveling
The Hora
Newspaper Dance
Basic Locomotor Steps
Elastic Shapes
Hypnotized Play
Laughing Hands
Shadow Play
Silly Sentence Skit
Bag Skit
Television Act
Change Your Shape
Masks
Walk Your Character
Imagination Stretchers
Mime
Stage Movement
Stage Design
Composting
Living Christmas Tree
Recycling Assorted Paper
Recycling Bottles and Cans
Stop Junk Mail
Water Conservation
Birdfeeder
AdoptaStream
Recycle Electronics
Protect the Rainforests
Use Rechargeable Batteries
Taking a Stand
Contest Night
Family Newspaper
Midnight Feast
Bubbles of Fun
Talent Show
Nonstop Talk
Parents Day
Time Capsule
Last Sentence
Garage Sale
Map to Your House
Progressive Party
Whale Watching
Performing Arts Rehearsal
Television Station
Flea Market
Art Museum
Local Farm
Chocolate or Candy Factory
Zoo at Feeding Time
Botanical Garden or Park
Observatory
Cookie Factory
Airport
Ceramics or Art Studio
Jump Rope
CrossTraining
Walkathon
Bleacher Club
Weightlifting
Bikeathon
Fitness on Wheels
Basketball Dribble
Bamma Runs
Aerobic Dance
Pen Pals
Pressed Flower Card
Kidnap Breakfast Surprise
Fortune Cookies
Friendship Bracelets
Have a Debate
Sounds Embarrassing
Mind Reading
Gift Basket
Guess Who?
Special Wishes
Make a Friend
PickUp Sticks
Sardines
Marbles
House of Cards
Hopscotch
TugoWar
Wall Ball
Clock Solitaire
TicTacToe
Penny Pitching
Horse
Visualization Game
Flower Arranging
Pets
Photography
Cooking
Collecting
Dance
Jigsaw Puzzles
Illustration
Hiking
Listen to Music
Learn a Sport
Build Forts
Explore Old Buildings
FlowerPress
Herb Garden
Bulbs for Spring
Wildflower Garden
Bean Teepee
Berry Patch
One Man Band
Mini Opera
Recorder
Wind Chimes
Rapping Rhythm
Sing a Song
Poem Song
Concert Time
Rain Maker
Plant a Tree
In the Wild
Backyard Friends
Garden Tour
City Birdbath
Camp Out
Tree Feeder
Bug Hunting
Worm Farm
Garden Restaurant
Lake View in a Dish
Waterslide
Build a Terrarium
Sundial
Snail Farm
How Much Is Your Name Worth?
Fish Math
Count Off
Who Am I?
The Perfect Square
Phone Tree
Circus Ring
Magic Square
How Many Eggs in the Basket?
Kite Triangles
Library Run
5s
Bike Photo Safari
Scavenger Hunt
River Rafting
Cardboard Cake Surprise
Ghost Story Party
Crazy Cooks Party
First Formal
Olympic Games
Beauty Shop
Surprise Surprise
Fast Food Round Robin
Oh Its Your Birthday Party
Star Search
Tangrams
RebusMaking
Sentence Puzzle
Magic Cards
Flags
Family Photo
Matchstick Puzzle
What Day Is It?
Birds
A Box of Dots
Hand Puzzle
Tennis Anyone?
Favorite Characters
Illustrate Your Favorite Book
Winter Reading Log
Predict the Ending
Building Vocabulary
Kids Book Club
Story Board Game
Story Map
Reading Aloud
Reading Webs
Bicycle Tire Repair
Patching
Repairing Zippers
Cleaning a Toaster
Sewing Buttons
Repairing a Scratched CD
Replacing a Lightbulb
Repairing a Cassette Tape
Holes in the Wall
Leaking Faucets
Removing Hard Food from the Microwave
Buzzing Cordless Phones
Replacing a Waistband Elastic
All About Me Poster
Color Code Your Closet
Letter Door Sign
FourPoster Bed
Spring Bulbs
Canvas Room Rug
Fabric Collage
Sponge Painting
Letter Holder
Border It Your Way
Snow Jar
Egg Drop
Paper Tower
Tree Rings
Paper Airplane
Floating Needle
Balloon Rocket
Tornado in a Bottle
Bottled Egg
Bouncing Raisins
How Does Rust Form?
Kitchen ChemistryRock Candy
Effects of Acid Rain
Cloud Expert
My Me Scrapbook
Family Rituals
How to Relax
Homework Hints
Writing About Feelings
Fixing Mistakes
What I Like about Me
Happiness List
Power Play
Heroines and Heroes
Richie Rich
Typing
Perfume Making
Sign Language
Tap Dancing
Using a Sewing Machine
Astronomy
World Hellos
Learn About Business
Yoga
BirdWatching
Calligraphy
First Aid
Stick Weaving
Hand Print Shirt
Shoelace Art
Yarn Dolls
Pillowcase Picture
Make a Sewing Kit
Appliqué
Embroidery
Pocket Wall Hanging
Woven Ring
Shapes to See
Still Life Drawing
Look and Draw
Drawing Faces
Window Picture
Story Mobile
Design a Stamp
Optical Illusion
Fold and Dip Designs
Sand Painting
Rock Painting
Melted Crayon Painting
Puff Paint
Watercolor Glue Painting
Scratch Pictures
QTip Painting
Torn Paper Pictures
The Me Book
Binding a Book
Notebook
Beginnings
Characters
Dialogue
Plot
Storytelling
Read It Write It
Half Book
Book in a Bag
Letter Book
Travelogue
Invisible Ink
Accordion Card
About the Authors
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Sheila Ellison has a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and is the creator and author of the very popular and successful "365" series of parenting books, including 365 Foods Kids Love to Eat and 365 Days of Creative Play. These books have grown out of Sheila's lifelong involvement with children, her many volunteer efforts on their behalf and her founding of community youth groups and mentoring programs. The mother of four children, she has recently completed national media tours presenting her ideas on successful parenting along with new products that make life with children easier.

Dr. Judith Gray is internationally known as an author, teacher, leader in dance research and speaker on future trends in education and dance. A former executive director of the Girl's Club of Tucson, Dr. Gray has been an educator at both the high school and university level. A mother of four, she is currently helping to develop a state-of-the-art high school in the Everett School District, Washington, and is on the Antioch University teaching faculty. Dr. Gray is also coauthor of 365 Food Kids Love to Eat and 365 Days of Creative Play.

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