Hula Hoop

Hula hoop structure by Fran W
Ancient Egyptian children rolled hoops with a stick and twirled them around their hips!

What can you do with a hula hoop?

Make Your Own: Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board

Tic-tac-toe board by Fran W
Tic-Tac-Toe (Crosses & Naughts)

Strategy games have been around for centuries and were often made with or from natural items.

Strategy games are great for building critical thinking skills because players need to observe the game so they can block the other players and take advantage of moves in order to win the game. They're also good for thinking ahead and deductive reasoning.

Tic-Tac-Toe is often played as a pencil and paper game, but creating a one-of-a-kind board to play on over and over can be fun to make and use. 

Tic-Tac-Toe is simple to learn how to play and can be enjoyed by any age! 

To make a tic-tac-toe board, you will need...

Make Your Own: Crafts from Repurposed Items

Before throwing something into the recycle bin or trash, think of crafty ways items can be creatively repurposed! 

Luminaries are a fun craft project to make from clear plastic milk/juice/tea containers.

Save your egg shells, paint them with water color paints and make egg shell art out of them.

If your store still offers paper bags, bring your groceries home in a few and make a sturdy bag out of them by adding a handle. Paint the bag to match the season, holiday or whatever! It's great for gift giving too!

Your old T-shirts can be transformed into a bag by cutting off the sleeve and neck at the seam and stitching the bottom up.