Mind-stretching brain games and conversation starters. It's the perfect opportunity for sharing stories, building knowledge, strengthening character, and having fun!
"The good pool player makes the shot. The great pool player not only makes the shot, but does so in such a way that the balls are lined up for the next shot." --Minnesota Fats
When I first came across this quote, I found it interesting and motivating. But I wasn't sure how to apply it to my life, or how to suggest that others find ways to apply this principle to their own lives. In particular, how does a child make choices that result in an enjoyable life now, as well as pave the way for a better future?
Well, kids (can you guess what I'm going to say?), the answer is to save for your future and replace expensive forms of entertainment with simple pleasures. Maybe you can play the latest electronic games at a friend's house, while your home becomes the place where painting, science experiments and treasure hunts take place.
Make a list of enjoyable activities that aren't expensive.
Know where you will be aiming on the next shot.
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Choose somewhere in which to take an imaginary walk. My imaginary walk is in the woods, but yours could be downtown, through a mall, at a carnival, wherever you choose.
Next take turns naming something you saw or experienced on your walk using the letters of the alphabet sequentially.
Player one might say, "I love the aroma of the pine needles."
Player two could say, "It would be scary to see a bear on our walk."
Player three: "Careful crossing the bridge."
The word used can be any part of speech, but the entire sentence must relate to the imaginary walk. Have fun!
A deer with spotted fawns could pass our way.
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Alex's Mystery Picture?