Kids Activities – 10 Inspiring Ideas For A Rainy Day

Written by Lindsay Small

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5. Have a mammoth junk modelling session with friends:

Invite a few families around and ask them to bring their craft-cupboard junk with them – boxes, containers, and other bits and pieces. You provide glue, sticky-tape, scissors, and encouragement. You could make houses, or creatures, or boats, or modern art – or you could all combine together to make one giant model!

6. Make a card house:

If you don’t know any good card games or haven’t anyone to play with, try building a card house! Start by balancing two cards against each other so that they stand up in an inverted V-shape. Take it from there!

7. Make an indoor obstacle course:

Check with an adult that this is OK first! Use easily movable furniture (kitchen chairs, coffee tables) to mark out a course. Create a tunnel to crawl through with a blanket draped over low tables, or space cushions aroundrepparttar room to use as stepping-stones. You will have lots more ideas!

8. Practice balancing:

Balancing is fun! Try walkingrepparttar 151144 length ofrepparttar 151145 room with a book on your head. When you can do that, try balancing two or three – then add a cuddly toy torepparttar 151146 very top!

9. Create an indoor den:

A few blankets and tablecloths can createrepparttar 151147 most wonderful indoor den. Drape blankets between sofas and chairs, over stepladders and clothes-dryers, or tierepparttar 151148 ends to cupboard knobs and door handles. Oncerepparttar 151149 den is created find some special snacks, coloring pages and pencils, a CD player and music, a torch or two, and camp out for a while!

10. Play with string:

Older children can create some wonderful inventions with a ball of string and their imagination! A toilet roll and a sloping length of string make a great message chute or rocket. Get some action toys involved too: try making them a lift (elevator) out of a box or a basket and hoist them up! Adults should supervise constantly if there are younger kids around.

Lindsay Small is the author of “Boredom Busters for Kids” – an e-book with over 50 pages of fun activities for kids like those above. Find it at She also runs

The Avoid Debt Secret

Written by Roger Sorensen

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Living below your means isrepparttar real secret to personal financial success. It also will not come easy. We people like to live as high onrepparttar 151100 hog as we can. However, this doesn’t help us have a surplus each month. You might have to make some difficult decisions to produce a steady supply of surplus money each month. How difficult of decisions? You may have to sell your house and move into a smaller rental. Perhaps you will sell one car, stop eating out except for special occasions, come home from work instead of stopping byrepparttar 151101 bar or even taking on a second job. Be careful ofrepparttar 151102 second job, though. It comes with more taxes, stress and its own set of issues. When you are done reading, I want you to think about what you can do to start creating a surplus this month. What plans are you going to make, and steps you will take to provide a surplus to pay off your debt and begin a regular savings program? After you have thought about them, go talk to your spouse about creating a surplus. When you are done talking, writingrepparttar 151103 surplus creating plan down and hang it on your refrigerator. Ifrepparttar 151104 two of you work together, you will be able to conquer your debts and put your family back on a secure financial footing.

Roger Sorensen is America’s Financial Guide. Learn more at his website – ask and receive answers to your personal finance questions, read his writings, or join the newsletter Money Basics. “How-To Be Debt Free!” is now for sale, read about it today at

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