#120: Make a Mask

You will need: paper plate (or a piece of flexible, round cardboard that has an unmarked side), string, markers (crayons, paints, or pencil crayons), and scissors.

Draw a face on your paper plate mask with markers, crayons, pencil crayons or paint. Ask an adult to cut out the eye holes and two tiny holes at the sides by the ears. (Or use a popsicle stick as a handle like in the photo.) Thread a piece of string through the side holes and adjust it to make the mask fit your head.

What kind of mask are you making? Is it a cat? Add whiskers and ears. An elephant? Add a trunk.

Instead of drawing a face on the plate, glue things like pipe cleaners, string or strips of construction paper to make facial features. Felt or fleece can make large elephant ears, fuzzy fur or a little, fuzzy, soft nose.

Make it a family activity: everyone makes their own mask, then puts on a play.

This activity promotes creativity.


#119: Tongue Twisters

How good are you at tongue twisters?

Below are a few to try. Can you say them right? Can you say them 10 times, really fast without messing up?

Mass at the Mosque.
Toy Boat.
She sells seashells at the seashore.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
The skunk said the stump stunk.

Make this a family activity: See who can say them the best. Who really gets their tongue twisted up?
This activity promotes language skills.


#118: Find a Coin From the Year You Were Born

What year were you born? Can you find a coin from that year?

Coins are stamped with the year they were made. Take a close look and see if you can find the year. Is it the year you were born? The older you are, the harder it is to find a coin from that year as coins are periodically recycled by the mint that makes them.

Make it a family activity: Have the whole family search for coins from the year they were born.

This activity promotes math skills.


#117: Plan a Perfect Dream Trip or Vacation

What would your perfect vacation be like? Where would you go? What would you do?

Make it a family activity: Everyone shares their perfect vacation ideas. Maybe even plan to make it happen!

This activity promotes creativity and decision making.


#116: Pick Your Nose

Remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose!
(This is a joke, by the way. Don't really pick your nose. It's kind of gross.)


#115: Pop balloons by sitting on them

Sit on a balloon. Can you pop it?


#114: Homemade Cards

Happy Mother's Day!

Make your mom a homemade card.

Homemade cards always feel more special than a card made in a store (although there is nothing wrong with those!).

You can make a homemade card with plain paper, construction paper, coloured paper or use special card making supplies. Simply fold your paper in a card shape, draw, paint, stamp or glue.

Create and enjoy!

This activity promotes creativity and self-expression through art.