Saturday, April 9, 2011

Deleted Bible Verses

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)

"By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:35)

REASON FOR CUTTING: Something different this time. I didn't cut
these from my article; the editor did. Too many, I guess. It was hard to choose short verses to include in this article because I liked all of the ones I found on this site.

Read this article here:
Ideas for Games to Play at Christian Women's Group Meetings

Monday, March 28, 2011

Halloween games for kids

Witch's Brew
Set up a plastic toy “cauldron” in the center of the room. Write down a list of silly items used for a brew, such as “Hair of Toad” and “Lizard’s Tail,” and place this list next to the cauldron. If the children are too young to read, draw a picture such as a star, square or heart next to the ingredient. Next, take as many small sport bottles needed for the ingredients and pour liquids such as apple juice, lemonade and water into each one. Attach a label with the name of the ingredient on the sport bottle, along with its visual key. Hide the sport bottles in various places of the room. Instruct the children to find all of the ingredients and pour them into the cauldron. The last one to find a hidden ingredient is the winner.

Decorate the Pumpkin
Cut a large pumpkin from orange construction paper. Cut several eyes, noses and mouths from black construction paper. Place each in a small envelope. Hide the envelopes in a room. Children must find the facial features for the pumpkin and take turns gluing the right item on. The last one to glue on their facial feature to form a complete face on the pumpkin wins the game.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit exceeded.

Read this article here:
Halloween Games to Make for Young Children

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Annual Festival for the Balafon Drum

This drum has garnered so much popularity that an entire annual festival is devoted to the balafon in Mali.


It was not relevant to the article. Also, the word length was long enough.

Read this article here:

Ancient African Drums

Saturday, February 26, 2011

These aren't avatar games

With Babydow, the avatar is a baby. The game begins with the baby’s birth; players can choose boy or girl and how their baby will look. Boys are born in cabbages and girls in roses. From there, players get their own “baby page,” complete with their baby’s photo. The baby page allows them to monitor their baby’s wellness, growth and abilities. The player can play with their baby, show affection, feed their baby or give their baby a bath. A boutique allows players to “buy” things for their baby, such as food, clothes and nappies.

Howrse is a great game for kids who want to learn about horses. Their avatar is either a pony or horse which players can name and choose the breed of. If players choose a pony, their pony lives with their mother until the age of 6 months, when they will join an equestrian center. Players feed and care for their pony and horse. Follow the quests to help your pony or horse eat, be groomed and participate in competitions. The Breeder’s Manual instructs players on how to care for their horse. Players earn points, called “equu,” which they can use to buy items for their horse or purchase other horses.

REASON FOR CUTTING: I got caught up in looking up games for kids and forgot I needed AVATAR games. Whoops.

Read my article on avatar games for kids here: Avatar Games That are for Children and Not for Teens

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The lone comment

She warns that "simple" and "simplistic" are not interchangeable.

REASON FOR CUTTING: I didn't know where to go with that thought. Include a link to where readers can learn the difference? Cite where I have seen such words used incorrectly? Include what it says in the book instead?

Read my review of Carolyn Howard Johnson's booklet, Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips, here.