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Thursday, April 2 2020

Good Morning Everybody! I can't believe it's already Thursday. Today on the blog we have some indoor fun with bowling, card games, and a special art project.

Don't forget to draw a baseball and put it in your front window for Veronica's Weekly Walking Scavenger Hunt!

Indoor Bowling

Rolled Out By Aurora

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: Either

Theme: Active, Math, Hand Eye Coordination


-6 to 10 plastic water bottles

-painters tape (optional)

-a medium sized round ball, such as a basketball or soccer ball

Location: Any flat area at least 6'x2'

Further instructions:

Arrange the water bottles in a triangular shape (like they would be at a bowling alley) at one end of your play area. Place a strip of painter's tape at the other end of your play area, 6 or more feet away. Stand just behind the tape and try to roll your ball to knock over as many water bottles as you can.

How to make it more challenging:

  • Use a smaller ball. Can you knock any over with a baseball? What about a stress ball? A golf ball??

  • Move the tape further back. Can you hit the water bottles from 8 feet away? What about 10?

  • Put the water bottles in different formations. Can you hit them all if they're in a straight line? How many can you get if you spread them out?

Egyptian‌ ‌Rat‌ ‌Screw‌

Fun Card Game Brought To Us By Carra Resources:‌ ‌‌‌ Youtube:‌ ‌‌‌ Egyptian‌ ‌Rat‌ ‌Screw‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌multiple‌ ‌player‌ ‌game‌ ‌that‌ ‌combines‌ ‌chance‌ ‌with‌ ‌agility.‌ ‌Played‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌standard‌ 52‌ ‌playing‌ ‌card‌ ‌deck,‌ ‌the‌ ‌objective‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌game‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌win‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌cards‌ ‌through‌ ‌drawing‌ ‌and‌ ‌slapping.‌ Set‌ ‌Up‌ Before‌ ‌game play‌ ‌can‌ ‌begin,‌ ‌a‌ ‌dealer‌ ‌must‌ ‌be‌ ‌selected.‌ ‌Each‌ ‌player‌ ‌draws‌ ‌one‌ ‌card‌ ‌from‌ ‌a‌ ‌shuffled‌ ‌deck.‌ The‌ ‌player‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌lowest‌ ‌card‌ ‌becomes‌ ‌the‌ ‌dealer.‌ ‌The‌ ‌dealer‌ ‌shuffles‌ ‌the‌ ‌deck‌ ‌and‌ ‌passes‌ ‌out‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌cards‌ ‌to‌ ‌each‌ ‌player‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌clockwise‌ ‌fashion. ‌

How‌ ‌to‌ ‌Play‌ Starting‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌player‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌left‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌dealer‌ ‌and‌ ‌going‌ ‌clockwise,‌ ‌players‌ ‌take‌ ‌turns‌ ‌drawing‌ ‌the‌ ‌top‌ card‌ ‌of‌ ‌their‌ ‌deck‌ ‌and‌ ‌placing‌ ‌it‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌pile‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌center‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌group.‌ ‌Players‌ ‌can‌ ‌win‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌cards‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌pile‌ ‌and‌ ‌advance‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌game‌ ‌by‌ ‌two‌ ‌methods:‌ ‌Face‌ ‌Cards‌ ‌and‌ ‌Slapping.‌ ‌If‌ ‌a‌ ‌player‌ ‌becomes‌ ‌out‌ ‌(doesn’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌any‌ ‌cards‌ ‌left),‌ ‌they‌ ‌can‌ ‌“slap”‌ ‌back‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌game‌ ‌to‌ ‌gain‌ ‌more‌ ‌cards.‌

Face‌ ‌Cards‌ If‌ ‌a‌ ‌player‌ ‌draws‌ ‌a‌ ‌face‌ ‌card‌ ‌from‌ ‌their‌ ‌deck,‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌player‌ ‌has‌ ‌a‌ ‌given‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌chances‌ ‌to‌ ‌also‌ ‌draw‌ ‌a‌ ‌face‌ ‌card‌ ‌or‌ ‌else‌ ‌the‌ ‌pile‌ ‌goes‌ ‌to‌ ‌players‌ ‌on‌ ‌their‌ ‌right.‌ ‌A‌ ‌player’s‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌chances‌ ‌to‌ ‌draw‌ ‌a‌ ‌face‌ ‌card‌ ‌depends‌ ‌on‌ ‌which‌ ‌face‌ ‌card‌ ‌was‌ ‌initially‌ ‌drawn.‌ The‌ ‌card‌ ‌played‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌rank‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌card‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌pile‌‌:   

If‌ ‌an‌ ‌Ace‌ ‌was‌ ‌drawn,‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌player‌ ‌has‌ ‌4‌ ‌chances.‌ If‌ ‌a‌ ‌King‌ ‌was‌ ‌drawn,‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌player‌ ‌has‌ ‌3‌ ‌chances.‌ If‌ ‌a‌ ‌Queen‌ ‌was‌ ‌drawn,‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌players‌ ‌has‌ ‌2‌ ‌chances.‌ If‌ ‌a‌ ‌Jack‌ ‌was‌ ‌drawn,‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌player‌ ‌has‌ ‌1‌ ‌chances‌

Slapping‌ The‌ ‌following‌ ‌card‌ ‌sequences‌ ‌allow‌ ‌any‌ ‌player‌ ‌to‌ ‌slap‌ ‌the‌ ‌pile‌ ‌and‌ ‌get‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌cards:‌ Two‌ ‌cards‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌rank‌ ‌are‌ ‌played‌ ‌consecutively‌ The‌ ‌card‌ ‌played‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌rank‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌card‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌pile‌ A‌ ‌combination‌ ‌of‌ ‌King‌ ‌and‌ ‌Queen‌ ‌are‌ ‌played‌ ‌consecutively‌            ‌ ‌Two‌ ‌cards‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌rank‌ ‌have‌ ‌one‌ ‌different‌ ‌card‌ ‌in‌ ‌between‌ ‌them‌ ‌(sandwich)‌            ‌ ‌The‌ ‌number‌ ‌value‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌cards‌ ‌played‌ ‌adds‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌10‌            ‌ ‌An‌ ‌ascending‌ ‌or‌ ‌descending‌ ‌run‌ ‌of‌ ‌four‌ ‌cards‌ ‌is‌ ‌played‌ Penalty‌ If‌ ‌you‌ ‌slap‌ ‌the‌ ‌pile‌ ‌when‌ ‌no‌ ‌sequences‌ ‌are‌ ‌in‌ ‌effect,‌ ‌you‌ ‌must‌ ‌add‌ ‌your‌ ‌top‌ ‌two‌ ‌cards‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌bottom‌ ‌of‌ the‌ ‌pile.‌

Paper Collages

Put Together By Maisa

Introduction: Collages are a great activity for creating artwork without having to use paints, markers, or any coloring materials. They are also great for using paper and tissue paper that is going to be recycled, or old magazines or newspapers.

Grade level: K-5

Location: A table


1. Blank paper to make collage on

2. A selection of different papers

3. Glue sticks

4. A pair of scissors

5. Crayons/colored pencils/markers (optional)

Art Examples:


Step 1:

Find paper around the house that we can use to collage.

Check to see if there’s any paper in the recycling, brown paper bags, or tissue paper that you can use

Step 2:

This next step is optional: if you want colored or patterned paper but can’t find any, use crayons or markers on plain paper to make your own!

Step 3:

Once you have all your paper, cut or tear it into shapes that you want to use.

Step 4:

Finally, use glue to stick on your paper pieces onto a blank sheet of paper to make a design.

Have a Great Thursday Everyone!

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