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flight to Venezuela on Monday, so she asked if we had any ideas for making the time pass quicker.
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Make a fortune teller Take a piece of paper and fold all four corners into the middle. Turn the paper over, then think of four “fortunes” (or dares) to write in each corner. Now fold these four corners into the middle so the fortunes are hidden. Finally, fold the square in half, put your thumbs and forefingers into the holes, and ask your companion to pick a fold to find out their fortune!
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Can you work 2 the phrase or1 out 7 saying represented here? it may help if you say out loud what you 6 9 2 think you can see.
Word races Write VENEZUELA down the lefthand side of a sheet of paper. Starting at the same time, write down a word that starts with each letter (V, then E etc). The first to write nine words is the winner. To make it harder, try only thinking of countries.
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How many words (of three letters or more) you can make using these letters? you must always include the ‘m’ in the middle. Can you spot the nine-letter word?
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response to our LEGO animal challenge. Nice building, everyone.
Mixed-up stories Each player writes the first five lines of a funny story. Then they fold the paper over so only the last line is readable, and pass it to another player. They must write the next five lines of the story, based only on the line they can read. Repeat until all the pages are filled. Then unfold the whole page and read each story. Note: try doing this by drawing pictures of people, too. Start with the head and neck, folding over so only the neck is visible, and so on. Nabeelah Jaffer
Bill Age 7
Joshua Ireland Age 8
Ben Thornton Age 11
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This is dot-to-dot with a twist: connect all the odd-numbered triangles (1–79) with one line, and all the even-numbered squares (2–112) with another. What do you get? Then you can colour it in.
Q Why is Quasimodo a good detective? A Because he has a hunch. Q What’s orange and squashy? A Orange squash.
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did you know?
Ernest Vincent Wright’s Gadsby – a novel written in 1939 about a boring city called Branton Hills – contains 50,000 words, none of which include the English language’s most popular letter, “e”. In 1969, French author Georges Perec did the same with his book A Void.
Eragon, by Christopher Paolini This book should be read again and again, and will be treasured for ever. It’s the first in a series called The Inheritance Cycle: 10 out of 10, I say! It starts when a Shade (evil sorcerer) and a dozen Urgals (ugly stubby monsters) are searching for an elf named Arya, who carries a dragon’s egg. Later, a farm boy named Eragon is hunting a deer, not realising a discovery he makes will completely change his country, Alagaësia, for ever . . . Review by Isobel Hughes, age 11. Tell us about your favourite book at g2kids@ guardian.co.uk
kitchen chAllenGe mAke A fAb fruit jelly!
This delicious jelly is easy to make (though you’ll need an adult to help), tastes amazing on a hot summer’s day, and is really good for you, too.
• 4 leaves (clear sheets) of gelatine: enough to set 600ml of liquid • 150g of strawberries and 100g of blueberries (washed and patted dry) • 550ml of fruit juice (eg cranberry) • Four small glasses or moulds for the jellies.
to do this! Then stir with a spoon to dissolve the gelatine. 5. Add the fruit juice so it fills the measuring jug up to 600ml. 6. Divide the strawberries and blueberries between the four glasses, then pour the jelly over this fruit. 7. Put them in the fridge and leave them to set (45 minutes). Then eat in the glasses or turn them out on to plates. Yum!
Recipe taken from Kid’s Kitchen by Fiona bird and Roberta Arenson (barefoot books, £14.99)
My first is in what and in why. My second is in high but not in low. My third is not in pea but is in ink. My fourth is in top and in tail. My fifth is comes after the letter D. What colour am I?
Yesterday’s answers Where in the world? England (Big Ben), India (Taj Mahal), France (Eiffel tower), USA (Statue of Liberty). Crack the code Bubblegum The riddler Apple Soduku
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1. Wash your hands! 2. Put the gelatine leaves in a small bowl and add enough cold water to cover them. Leave until they are soft (3–4 minutes). 3. Remove stalks from the washed strawberries, carefully cut them into bite-sized pieces and put them in a bowl along with the blueberries. 4. Take the softened gelatine leaves out of the cold water and put them into an empty measuring jug. Pour 50ml of boiling water over them – get an adult
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