We did this a lot when I was little and we have been doing it for the past couple of days because there was bad weather and we couldn't go outside. It's called Pack-It- All-In and it's really fun. What you do is you try to fit everything on the list on one piece of paper. The catch is, it has to be in an actual scene and not just in a line. Here are some ideas:
Africa Pack-It-All-In (I wrote this one):
2 lions, 1 zebra, 2 antelope, 2 baboons, 2 trees, 1 warthog, 1 warthog den, 4 meerkats, 1 cheetah, 1 giraffe, 1 river, 3 hippos, 3 termite mounds, 2 hyenas, 1 ostrich.
Neighborhood Pack-It-All-In (My mom wrote this one):
1 house, 1 sidewalk, 4 trees, 12 birds, 1 cat, 3 kids, 8 flowers, 5 clouds, 2 dogs, 1 hill, 1 car, 1 bike.
Here's a picture of my drawing:
1 barn, 1 cat, 1 dog, 1 big pond, 3 pigs, 2 cows, 3 horses, 5 kids, 5 ducks, 1 mommy, 1 daddy, 1 sky, (my almost 7-year-old sister wrote this up to here, then my mom took over,) 8 flowers, 1 apple tree, 1 garden, 1 hoe, 1 rake.
Here's my drawing for this Pack-It-All-In:
*Note from Connie: This works for me on bad weather days. Go to Rocks in my Dryer for more "Works for Me" ideas.