Z is for Zebra, Zig-zag, and Z-Z-Z–the Snoring Sound
Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 30, 2016
A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart “Z is for Zebra, Zig-zag, and Z-Z-Z–the Snoring Sound” by Linda Martin Andersen
This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z. I’m excited about trying something new. I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.
Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge. There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
Z is for Zebra
Years ago, an adult family member was admitted to the hospital. Typically, he likes to kid around. When he was assigned a hospital room, he ended up in the pediatric section. That was the only available room, he was told. We all got a good laugh. This zebra was painted on the ceiling in his room, along with other animals. Have you ever seen a zebra in these colors? Have you ever seen a zebra on ceiling tiles? What zebra story can you share?
Z is for Zig-Zag
When was the last time you zig-zagged from one point to another. If you haven’t done it in a while, or have forgotten how, ask a child to demonstrate. Or when all else fails, watch a YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9z7otXJZI
For a kid, zig zagging seems natural; however, this YouTube demonstration seems straight out of a learner’s manual. Thank goodness when I learned to zig-zag, I had fun getting into the groove, and gliding to and fro. How about you?
Z is for Z-Z-Z–the Snoring Sound
Listen to this silly snoring sound: http://soundbible.com/1683-Silly-Snoring.html
Here’s an original Sleep Command Game.
Needed items: Someone to lead the game of 3 or more family members or friends. Watch/clock with a second hand. Paper and pencil, and a large empty room or grassy yard.
- Invite your family to get down on the floor or in the grass to play a Sleep Command Game with you.
- Record the time on the clock before you begin.
- Give commands such as: Toss and turn. Sigh–make it a deep sigh. Turn from your back to your belly, and back over. Stretch. Snore. Snore louder. Snore even louder. Sit up startled, etc.
- When someone laughs, check and record the time. How much time passed before someone laughed?
- Ask your family to play again and try to beat their recorded time for not laughing. Compare the results. Did they succeed? Did the results turn out like you expected? Tell about it.
Tell about a time you had the silly giggles. Was it hard to stop giggling? Why do you think that might be so?
A big thank you to the creators of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I made it to ‘Z end.
I might not have been the first one to cross the finish line, but I completed the race. I met my goal, reached it, and had so much fun along the way! Thanks to all those who played along with me. It was also great to meet so many more bloggers.
What “Z” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.
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