I went exploring a little bit the past few days. I found my favorite place so far: Gateway, Colorado. Four canyons converge there and it is just amazing to look at. I guess that is why the founder of The Discovery Channel built a resort there.
Yesterday, my daughter and I went hiking in Bang Canyon. We tried to get to the mica mines but water was too deep in some spots so we turned around. Hope to try again. It was a nice walk, with interesting scenery.
I am glad I enjoyed a couple of days outside. It is cold and wet today.
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BOREDOM BUSTERS = THINGS TO KEEP THE KIDS BUSY
Make a bird feeder: Using a milk or juice carton, cut a hole on the side for the bird to eat from. Below the larger hole, put a hole where you can put a small dowel through. Add a hole in the back for the dowel to go all the way through. This will be where the bird can sit and eat. Hang the feeder from a tree.
Bake cookies and deliver them to neighbors, policemen, firemen, or an elderly neighbor.
Write letters to government officials about an issue that concerns you.
Pick up litter in your neighborhood. Collect any aluminum cans you find and turn them into a recycle center for some money.
Help an elderly or ill neighbor. Walk their dog, weed their garden, or do some light housework for them.
Collect pennies for a favorite charity.
Learn some words in a different language.
Memorize a poem and recite it to your family.
Learn to spell an unusual word and try to use it in a conversation throughout the day
Create a comic strip about your family.
Start a journal. Write down your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and ideas each day.
Write your life story.
Write a poem about your favorite season.
Write a secret message using one of the invisible ink recipes under Non-Edible Recipes. Give it to a friend to figure out.
Make a card for someone who is sick or lonely. Say something like “Have a nice day”, “You are special”, or “Hope you feel better soon”
Cut out noses, eyes, hair, mouths, etc. from magazines. Use a paper plate or pieces of construction paper to glue the cut pieces onto. You can make a collage of funny faces.
Scribble a design on a piece of paper. Pass it to your friend and see if they can make a picture from it.
Make a flower bracelet: Put tape around your wrist, the sticky side up. Take a walk and collect flowers. Attach them to the tape. Do not pick flowers out of neighbors gardens without permission.
Be a nature detective: Fill a backpack with the following items: Small containers with lids to collect small rocks, a magnafying glass to investigate bugs, flowers, etc. Make a bracelet of sticky tape, sticky side up, to collect seeds, leaves, small flowers that you can identify when you get home. Use a notebook to log animals or bugs seen, draw pictures of flowers and plants. Take a walk around the neighborhood or at a local park and look closely and identify the nature around you.
Cricket Thermometer: Using a watch with second hand, count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute. Subtract 40 from this number and divide the answer by 4. Add 50. Check a thermometer and see how close your answer is to the outdoor temperature.