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  • Make crafts to give as gifts.
  • Make up a story and write it down.
  • Learn to say simple phrases in a few different languages.
  • Ask an older family member to tell you a story about his or her childhood. Write about it.
  • Play hopscotch with friends.
  • Bake two batches of cookies; one for your family and one for a neighbor.
  • Watch the night sky through binoculars; identify the different constellations. Observe the moon.
  • Exercise.
  • Walk to work or school.
  • Start a bowling league.
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  • Go fishing.
  • Organize a game of touch football.
  • Attend a religious service.
  • Run a relay or potato sack race. Have an egg toss.
  • Organize a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
  • Learn yoga.
  • Play board games with your family or friends.
  • Cook dinner with friends or family.
  • Paint a flower pot.
  • Clean up your room/house.
  • Kick a soccer ball.
  • Make up a play at school or with friends. Take it to a nursing home.
  • Write a letter to your favorite author.
  • Play with your pet.
  • Do yardwork.
  • Construct a kite.
  • Go on a family trip/historical excursion.
  • Build a fort.
  • Play Frisbee.
  • In the snow, go sledding and make a snowman.
  • Make a collage out of pictures from old magazines.
  • Baby-sit for new parents.
  • Groom your pet.
  • Set up a lemonade stand on a hot day.
  • Shoot hoops with friends, play a round of HORSE.
  • Learn to play chess or bridge.
  • Draw pictures of members of your family.
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