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Title:
Boredom blasters
Author:
Todd, Susan, 1968-
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Publication Information:
St. Louis : EFG ; Cincinnati : Distributed to the trade by Betterway Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
88 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780963022295
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Provides instruction for games and activities suitable for indoors or on the road, from storytelling to alphabet scavenger hunts, and suggests variations to make games more challenging.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-6-There are many things about this book that make it useful and appealing. First, more than half of the activities are noncompetitive. All 77 ideas include the number of people needed, items required (including thinking caps), and simple instructions. The kid-type jokes and riddles are another bonus ("Why didn't the boy get hurt when the bottle of root beer fell on his head? It was a soft drink"). If all that isn't enough, additional resources, such as journal pages (including suggestions that readers fill them in), lists of state capitals, license-plate logs, scavenger-hunt lists, and bingo cards are included. All of the activities are designed to be used in confined spaces. Travel games, creativity games, word and language skills, and thinking games are all represented. Purple-and-blue cartoons appear on every page.-Jennifer J. Gallant, Cleveland Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Take a Guess
1. Character-Go-Round
2. Who Am I?
3. Who's Who in the Zoo?
4. I Spy
5. Twenty Questions
6. What's the Category?
7. Two Are True
8. Counting Secrets
9. Choose One
10. Family Trivia
11. I Never
12. Talking Charades
Play With Words
13. Sentence Game
14. 25 or Bust
15. Pick a Letter
16. Poet Who Knows It
17. Three-Thirds of a Ghost
18. Word Association
19. Foul Vowel
20. Word Pyramid
21. Make a Word
22. Follow the Letter
23. Rhyme Time
Imaging That
24. Making History
25. Ghost Stories
26. Let's Pretend
27. Story Time
28. Story Building
29. Erase the Ending
30. What If?
31. Time Travel
32. Build a Superhero
Brainstorm
33. States and Capitals
34. Pack Grandma's Trunk
35. The Game of Names
36. Geographic Alphabet
37. Make a List
38. Colors That Don't Match
39. Seven Down or Up
40. One or Two--It's Up to You
Hands On
41. Grab and Guess
42. Destination Doodles
43. Journey Journal
44. Rock, Paper, Scissors
45. Puppet Show
46. Thumb Wrestling
47. Funny Folds
48. Secret Codes
49. Odds and Evens
50. Fake Football
51. Dot Game
52. Squiggles and Giggles
53. Reverse Hangman
Out the Window
54. Cownting the Miles
55. Scavenger Hunt
56. Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
57. Billboard Fun
58. Billboard Alphabet
59. Road Kill, Road Kill
60. Eyes to the Skies
61. Car Race
62. Spies
63. The Claw
64. Who's in the Other Cars?
65. Pididdle and Padunkle
66. License Plate Bingo
67. License Plate Poker
68. License Plates' States
Not Like the Others
69. Sing-Alongs
70. Airplane Pilot
71. Gross Out
72. Navigator
73. Deserted Island
74. Stare Down
75. Giggle Game
76. Questionable Talk?
77. Quiet Time with a Positive Twist
78. Make Your Own Game
Other Fun Stuff, Lists and Journals
Family Trivia Notebook (for Game #10)p. 79
Talking Charades Possibilities List (for Game #12)p. 80
States and Capitals (for Game #33)p. 81
Football Field (for Game #50)p. 82
Football Game and Score Cards (for Game #50)p. 83
Scavenger Hunt List (for Game #55)p. 84
Bingo Cards (for Game #66)p. 85
License Plate Log (for Game #68)p. 86
Positive Time Journal (for Game #77)p. 87
Send in Your Gamep. 88