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Making "Fortune Tellers"


Friday, November 15, 2013



So last night we were babysitting as my Stepson and our DIL went to a charity event. I always try and think of a craft project to do with them. I thought of this one that we used to make way back in like 6th grade. Do any of you remember making them? I guess we could all make one today and inside where you write the "fortune" we could put things like....
"You are awesome...you are eating healthy"
"Good job refusing the junk food"
"Nice not eating too much sugar"
"Terrific not eating bad fats"
"Fantastic job not using food to solve problems"
"Eating all those veggies is making you happy"
"Great job getting all that exercise in"

What else could you add? Anyway then when we are having a bad moment we could revisit our childhood and play with our "fortune teller" to encourage us.

In fact now that I am writing this I am going to sit with the kids who we have been teaching all about nutrition and reading labels one that has some of the positive things we are trying to do like eating less sugar, only having "treats" once in a while. Yeah, I am going to make one like that. It's funny when the parents aren't around they eat cheerios without sugar(no more whinnying about wanting the junk cereals) They now know we eat low sugar stuff. They are getting into it as well. Now if I can just train "Mommy" who thinks it's okay to give them waffles, pancakes and such with lots of sugar syrup. So yeah, I am going to make a fortune teller today with all the messages inside about good nutrition. Oh and the other thing that hit home last night at the dinner table was telling our granddaughter who says she wants to be a doctor(she is according to child BMI calculator obese) that she should learn all about nutrition so that she can teach her patients so they will be healthy. She loved this!!! I was so excited.

So I will get busy on my "fortune teller" with all good nutritional tips. Let me know some of yours that I might add.

Have a terrific day.
Sallie
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_LINDA 11/18/2013 6:42PM

    This sure brings back memories!! I didn't even know what those things were called! Good on you for making them about nutrition!

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MAUREENIE1 11/16/2013 10:37AM

    Yes, I remember making these. I used them to find out what boys liked me!!!
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GOANNA2 11/16/2013 6:05AM

    I do remember making these many moons a go.
It was a lot of fun. I might actually try teaching
my Grade 1's to make them when we have the next
wet lunch and they have to stay inside.
Enjoy your evening. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 11/15/2013 9:18PM

    I remember making those things too.

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GAYEMC 11/15/2013 8:40PM

    I remember making those. It was great fun. Now, if I could remember how to make them.

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PHATPAT18 11/15/2013 8:20PM

    I like playing that with my GS,

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MOBYCARP 11/15/2013 8:02PM

    I remember those from grade school. Mine never looked as nice as the one in your picture.

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CAPECODBABE 11/15/2013 7:43PM

    Wow, I remember those.
emoticon Don't think I remember how to make them though

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PMFISH 11/15/2013 6:18PM

    Sounds like you are making great memories with the GC on this trip. They will remember and you are making great impressions and creating some healthy habits for them.

They grow up so quickly! My youngest GC is 21 and I hear nothing from the 2 girls, but my 22 grandson always makes a point to stop by and see me when he is in town.

Glad you are enjoying yourself and staying healthy.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/15/2013 3:37PM

    You are such a cool grandma!!
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BOOKAPHILE 11/15/2013 3:16PM

    I haven't thought about those in decades. I like your ideas about what to print inside. Good job, Sallie!

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KENDRACARROLL 11/15/2013 2:41PM

    I do remember making these. As a kid and with my kids.
No grandkids yet...
Glad you're enjoying your time with the little ones.

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PYNETREE 11/15/2013 1:18PM

    I do remember making these as a child. And have taught my Grandsons to make them.

Enjoy those Grandkids!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/15/2013 12:50PM

    You are such an awesome Grandma! Yes indeedy, I remember the fortune tellers! Fun days.

HUGS

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 11/15/2013 12:39PM

    Awesome idea!

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CARMRUN 11/15/2013 11:53AM

    Awesome idea! My kids (and grand-kids) love these too!

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FIT4MEIN2013 11/15/2013 11:39AM

    I forgot about those. What a great idea. You are so wonderful!

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LIS193 11/15/2013 11:34AM

    What a great learning and motivation tool!
You ROCK, grandma :)

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WHITEANGEL4 11/15/2013 10:53AM

    Sounds like you and DH are making progress with the grandkids and their eating habits

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MSLZZY 11/15/2013 10:28AM

    A very smart grandma! Keep teaching those young ones how to do it right.

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PEZMOM1 11/15/2013 10:21AM

    Sounds like a fun idea.

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MISS_VIV 11/15/2013 9:59AM

    I 'FORGOT'........
How do you make these things again?

Thanks for the great idea. emoticon

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JAVAFLOWER 11/15/2013 9:32AM

    Nice, Sallie!

and I love MoonStream's idea for an Activity Suggestion one!!!!
thank YOU!



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MAGIK0731 11/15/2013 9:13AM

    I use to LOVE making those things!!!

That is a great idea too! Now how about the instructions to make them? haha I need a refresher course.

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MOONSTREAM 11/15/2013 9:06AM

    That is a great idea! I make these often. When I'm at church, at the airport, waiting in a long line...and there are restless children around - I will try to find a piece of paper and make one. I draw eyes, nose and mouth on it and give them as a puppet. Seems to get their focus on fidgeting and fussing for awhile.

For yours - I am thinking of exercise related ideas such as "move your body like your favorite animal" or "pretend and move your body like you are playing your favorite sport"

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