Today's Snack: Let's make Sandwich Puzzles. With whole-wheat bread
and your favorite luncheon meats and sliced cheeses, make yourself a sandwich.
Now, with a sharp knife, cut it into five or six geometric shapes - rectangles,
squares, triangles, parallelograms. Carefully scatter the pieces around on a
plate. Now "solve" the puzzle by putting the pieces back together again - and
eat your sandwich!
Old magazines, catalogs and
Download and print out clip
art of various objects
Stickers and stamps
Two pieces of white
Be careful what you wish for - because you just might get it! Talk over
with your partner the kinds of things that you used to wish for, when you were
younger. Anything goes: maybe you wished for a later bedtime? A younger
brother? That your dad didn't have to be overseas? That you could have a red
Now talk about the kinds of wishes
that you are having now. They might be about you or your friends, or your
nation or the world. Try to come up with as many things as you can.
Now think over all those wishes, old
and new, and come up with the one wish that you really, really want to come
Keep it in mind, but don't tell your
Now go through the old magazines,
catalogs, greeting cards, clip art, and anything else you can see, and cut out
pictures that might have anything at all to do with your wish. Maybe it's
someone with a funny expression, or objects that would go inside a car if
that's your wish - whatever catches your eye and seems to express something
about your overall wish.
Once you think you have a pretty
good collection of these cut-outs, turn your back on your partner so that he or
she CANNOT see what you're doing. Each of you should have a piece of cardstock
and a pencil. Now draw a large picture on your cardstock that represents your
main wish. Make it take up almost the whole page. Make sure there's room inside
the lines for you to attach some of the pictures you've cut out, that represent
Let's say your wish is for a car - draw a car.
Inside the car, paste pictures of car parts that you might have cut out -
cool-looking rims, a steering wheel, a bike rack - whatever.
Let's say you wish for world peace. You could draw a
big circle representing the Earth, and inside it, paste pictures that represent
peace, such as two people shaking hands, a sunset, puppies sleeping, or
whatever you liked in the magazines and so forth.
When you're ready, then cut your paper apart with
rounded or jagged edges into about 10 pieces - like a jigsaw puzzle.
Turn the pieces upside-down and mix them all around.
When both you and your partner are ready, then go
and "solve" each other's wish puzzles by putting the pieces back in order, and
guessing what each other's wish is.
Keep in touch with that partner and let him or her
be the FIRST to know, some day, when your wish comes true!