51 Best Ways to Amuse Kids

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 114 pages
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Looking for ways to amuse kids without the help of a television? As a professional children's entertainer, Ellen van Wees has been doing it for years. This illustrated book features a wide range of activities and games that will help parents keep their children amused -- and their own sanity intact. With a variety of tried-and-true diversions that are suitable for rainy days or birthday parties, for children to enjoy alone or with others, this book is a must-have for parents, teachers, and babysitters. These creative, fun activities require no special skills or equipment, but they are sure to hold kids' interest for a few minutes -- or a few hours.
-- Pirate adventures in the bathtub -- Memory games for waiting in line -- Puppet show -- Doll's birthday party -- Sink or float experiments -- Seashell games -- Tricks with time -- Hand-clapping rhymes -- Valentine sandwiches -- and more

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Contents

Introduction
2
Balloon Float
3
Leprechauns and Giants
5
Ahoy Ye Landlubbers
7
Caution Kids Working
11
Finger Doodles
13
Nature Calls
15
Bang on a Can
17
A String of Paper Dolls
61
Banana Chocorama
63
Think Globally
64
Treasure Hunt
66
Haunted House
69
The Presidents Dog
70
Dance of the Seven Veils
71
Homemade Aviation
75

Its a Puppet Show
21
Dressing Game
22
1O My Favorite Book
25
Gimme Five
28
Open Shut Them
30
Mauve Melon Marmoset Categories
32
Luminarias
34
Rock Pools
37
Balloon Madness
39
Story Time Switch
41
Threading Necklaces
43
Grandmothers Trunk
45
Heard It Through the Grapevine
47
Tickle Me
49
Peas Porridge Hot
50
Wait a Minute
53
Spoon Puppets
55
Scissors Rock Paper
56
The Lady with the Alligator Purse
57
Valentines for Lunch
77
Read Between the Lines
78
Silly Faces
80
Its All a Shell Game
83
How Does Your Garden Grow?
84
The Grass Is Always Greener
87
A Dolls Birthday
89
The Corner Grocery Store
91
Abracadabra Magic Wand
93
Flower Power
95
To Float or Sink
97
Penny Pitching
99
Eat More Sprouts 1O1 48 Stained Glass Fantasia
103
Hot Potato
105
Spy
106
Stiltskins
107
Story Time
109
Grab Bag
112
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About the author (2000)

Ellen van Wees is a professional children's party entertainer and puppeteer who has been keeping kids amused and spellbound for years. She first discovered the importance of child's play in her native Australia, where she studied Early Childhood Education.

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