Kids Activities – 10 Inspiring Ideas For A Rainy Day

Written by Lindsay Small

There is nothing worse than a rainy day inrepparttar middle ofrepparttar 151144 school holidays, when children are cooped up inside, you have nothing planned, andrepparttar 151145 inevitable cries of “I’m bored” are not far away! Keep this list of rainy day activities ready for just such a day. Older children may enjoy choosing fromrepparttar 151146 list themselves.

1. Sort throughrepparttar 151147 toy cupboard:

It’s surprising how much fun this can be! Get everyone together and aim to clear one shelf or drawer. You will probably find that old treasures are rediscovered, odd pieces can be thrown away, and some things will be ready to be passed down or sold. If you are not sure whether to get rid of some ofrepparttar 151148 toys, try packing them away in a box and hiding them in a dark corner ofrepparttar 151149 cupboard for a few months. When they come out again they will either cause a sensation, or not - which will make it easy to decide on their fate!

2. Recordrepparttar 151150 sounds around you:

Get outrepparttar 151151 tape recorder and make a project out of recording everyday sounds. Try water running inrepparttar 151152 bath, someone ringingrepparttar 151153 bell and openingrepparttar 151154 door, or flushingrepparttar 151155 toilet! It certainly makes you think about things a little differently than usual. Suggest that some friends or neighbours dorepparttar 151156 same thing and then get together to see if you can identify each other’s sounds!

3. Make a story tape:

Grab that tape recorder and a blank cassette, find a story you enjoy, and make your own story tape! Each child can read for a while, or can take onrepparttar 151157 part of a particular character. Makerepparttar 151158 appropriate noises too! You will probably have to practice a few times to getrepparttar 151159 hang of it, and be prepared for lots and lots of giggles! Tip: a homemade story tape makes a great present for a child who has to go to hospital or is bedridden for a time.

4. Have a jigsaw afternoon:

Get out all your jigsaws and invite some friends around with theirs too! Clear plenty of space and have a marathon jigsaw session. Some libraries have jigsaws you can borrow too, and you can often find jigsaws for sale very cheaply at charity shops (thrift stores) and car boot sales (garage sales). Tip: if you buy your jigsaws second-hand andrepparttar 151160 box has seen better days, cut outrepparttar 151161 picture and store it in a re-sealable bag with allrepparttar 151162 pieces.

The Avoid Debt Secret

Written by Roger Sorensen

Financial talking heads on television and radio try to tell you how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, or what dance steps to use to avoid debt. Just about everything they say isrepparttar wrong thing. I don’t mean they are lairs and you should ignore them. Actually, many of their ideas do make sense. They are wrong when talking about debt because they say “live within your means”. By focusing on this phrase, what they are not telling you becomes a secret -repparttar 151100 true secret to avoiding debt. Do you want to knowrepparttar 151101 secret? If you didn’t, why are you reading this? The secret to getting out of debt and avoiding debt again is… Living below your means. I’m serious that this isrepparttar 151102 true secret to staying out of debt. If you live within your means you are spending everything you take in. While this avoids going deeper into debt, it will not dig you out of debt or keep you out. Living within your means is like walking on a treadmill, you work hard but you fail to go anywhere. How do you live below your means? The best way is to create a spending plan. This can be a simple hand written graph listing your expenses or it can be as complex as a fancy computerized program tracking every dollar you spend through PDA and laptops. I preferrepparttar 151103 Spending Plan Creator at, it’s flexible enough to be used on your computer, or to be printed out. Why is living below your means so important? When you live below your means you are generating a surplus amount of money each month. This surplus is money you use to pay extra on your debts until you are debt free. This surplus can be used to build an Emergency Fund, develop a savings plan for your children’s college or prepare for your retirement.

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