Fifty Fun Things to Do!

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Instead of saying, “Mom, there’s nothing to do,” read the suggestions on this calendar. Each time you do one of these items, make a check by it. What you don’t do this month can be done in July or August or anytime you need something to do!

Write the alphabet backward. Draw a picture of your family for your journal. Make up a song. Write a list of words that begin with the letter C. Make a paper-sack puppet and put on a show. Write a letter to a missionary. Put a pencil between your toes and write your name or draw a picture. Count the number of rooms, doors, and windows in your home. Make something from a throw-away item. Write a funny poem. Design a family flag in family home evening. Spread peanut butter on slices of apple and eat them. Make a paper airplane, then fly it. Learn five new words in the dictionary. Draw a castle, moat, drawbridge, and dragon. Make a funny hat and wear it. Organize a hopscotch tournament. Make a list of all the green things you can find. Count backward from 100 to 1.Find first names in the telephone book, one for each letter of the alphabet. Pretend you’re a windup toy that gradually winds down. Read the Book of Mormon. Have a pots-and-pans parade. Plan a surprise for your mom. Run through the sprinklers. Tell a story from the Friend to someone. Start a bug or rock collection. Visit your dad or another family member at work. Check out some books at the library and read them. Write a family or neighborhood newspaper. Make a puzzle. Plan a family bike ride with a special treat at the end. Call a friend on the telephone. Make a batch of cookies. Write a story and read it backward. Make a picture with noodles, beans, rice, and glue. Write a thank-you note to your Primary teacher. Learn the names of six flowers. In an atlas find ten countries you’d like to visit. Make a treasure hunt map and hide some goodies. Bowl with a ball and some cardboard-tube bowling pins. Draw your own comic strip. Find six different leaves and identify the kind of tree each grew on. Organize a family fire drill and home safety check. Secretly do something nice for a neighbor. Pull twenty weeds. Plant some seeds and take care of them. Have a breakfast picnic. Wash the family car. Organize a neighborhood track meet.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Mike Eagle