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Post Number 29

Bill and Bob’s Car Games

 

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When my nephews Bill and Bob go anywhere in a car, they can get very bored especially when it is a really long journey.

 

They have invented two games to keep themselves amused over the summer holidays. This week they were telling me all about them.

 

l thought l would tell you about them just in case you would like to play them too.

 

The first one is called the Alphabet Game.

 

Bill sits on one side of the car and Bob sits on the other side so that they don’t look out of the same window. The first person who spots something beginning with ‘a’ like aeroplane gets a point. Then they have to look for something beginning with ‘b’ like bird, then ‘c’ like caravan.

 

They leave out some letters like ‘q’ or ‘y’ because it is too difficult to see something beginning with ‘q’ or ‘y’.

 

Their mum keeps the score to avoid arguments.

 

The second game is called the Pub Cricket Game.

 

Bill starts. He looks out for pubs and restaurants that have a board outside with a picture.

 

Pubs have a picture on a board outside because in the olden days a lot of people couldn’t read, so if they wanted to meet up with their friend they could tell them which pub to go to, and their friend would know that it was the right place by looking at the picture outside.

 

Anyway, if the thing on the picture has legs like a lamb for example or a bull he gets 4 points because these animals have 4 legs. lf the next pub is called the Jolly Miller for example, he gets 2 points because a man has two legs.

 

He continues to collect points until he sees a pub that has the name of something that doesn’t have legs like The Anchor or The Plough or The Ship. So then he is ‘out’.

 

Then it is Bob’s turn. He collects points or ‘runs’ in the same way. Then at the end of the journey the twin with the most ‘runs’ wins the game of Pub Cricket.

 

They help each other look out for pubs when it is not their turn so that they don’t get bored.

 

Their mum keeps the score to avoid arguments.

 

Their mum keeps a notebook and pen in the glove compartment in the car so that she can write everything down.

 

Of course this game doesn’t work if you are travelling through Nebraska. smile1 (2)

 

Do you have any car games that you play?

 

 

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Love and kisses

 

 

Salty Sam

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Bill and Bob’s Joke of the Weekjokejoke

 

Bill: What is grey, has four legs and a trunk?

 

Bob: l don’t know. What is grey, has four legs and a trunk?

 

Bill: A mouse going on holiday.

 
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Picture Gallery

 
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The Red Lion is the most popular pub name in England 

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Four runs 

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Two runs 

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Out! 

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No score for this pub name 

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Or this one

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 No score for this one in spite of the boot! smile1 (2) 

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Shakespeare’s local 

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No score for an anchor 

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No score for a ship 

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I think two for this one!

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Well it is that time of year again – back to school.

Bill and Bob go to The Rocky Bay Primary School and the new autumn term starts next week in Rocky Bay.

They love going to school but of course like all children they really love playtime too.

The breaks they have in the playground are supervised by Mrs. MacNamara who watches the children while the teachers have a break as well.

Miss Pringle, Bill and Bob’s teacher, also likes to have breaks.

Miss Pringle, like most teachers, spends her breaks eating biscuits and bananas.

If you have ever wondered what your teacher does when she has a break, here you have the behind the scenes, inside story; she is almost bound to be eating biscuits and bananas.

Eating biscuits and bananas gives teachers the strength to keep going between meal times and without this daily ritual, they would find teaching very difficult. 

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Bill and Bob spent one of their wet playtimes making up this puzzle for you to solve.

The gap-fill words are some of the games that the children at The Rocky Bay Primary School play in the playground:-

 

H_D_     A_D S_E_

H_P_C_T_H

S_I_P_N_

S_M_N    _A_S

S_A_U_S

F_O_B_L_

K_S_  C_A_E

 
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Mr. Grump the caretaker at the Rocky Bay Primary School has actually painted some games like hopscotch on the playground surface – wasn’t that nice of him?

This means that the children can get straight to their games rather than look for a piece of chalk to draw on the tarmac before they can start playing.

Meanwhile, Mrs. MacNamara has just announced that she is going to start a knitting club for wet play times. The children will then have plenty to do if the weather won’t let them go out into the playground to let off steam.

Luckily, Mrs. MacNamara is a very experienced knitter and will be able to teach the children how to knit too.

All of the children are really looking forward to it and Mrs. MacNamara is collecting her equipment together as quickly as she can because the children are getting impatient.

Do you have a knitting club at your school?

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NEWSDESK MINIMAKE

A KNITTED DOLL PIXIE HAT

 

When the children have learnt to do both the knit stitch and the purl stitch they will be able to knit the knitted doll from blog posts 21 and 22.

And here is another outfit for her. This time it is a pixie outfit knitted in forest green. The top is from blog post 24 and the pattern for the skirt will be on next week’s blog post.

 

PIXIE HAT (KNIT TWO)

Using 4mm knitting needles and green dk yarn cast on 24 stitches

 

Knit 14 rows of garter stitch

Decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of each row (by knitting the first 2 stitches together) until 2 stitches are left

Knit the last 2 stitches together

 

TO MAKE UP

Sew up sides using over-sew stitch wrong sides together.

 
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There are lots of places to go on days out. Did you know that Hampton Court Palace is 500 years old this year? Hampton Court Palace was just one of the many homes that Henry VIII lived in and it is open to the public every day of the week. There are still people living there in private apartments.

 

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My cousin Smiley Sid, who lives in London, took some photographs earlier in the summer. You can see them on my History Pinboard at:

 

https://www.pinterest.com/TheSaltySamBlog/history/

 

 

 
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Quick Quiz

 

What do the following sentences mean?

 

  1. l ferreted around in my bag.
  2. He wormed his way into her affections.
  3. lll health had dogged him for years.
  4. The press hounded him until he was sick of it.
  5. Don’t be catty!
  6. He outfoxed them.
  7. They were monkeying around.
  8. He aped his brother.
  9. He was a bit of a magpie.
  10. He ratted on his friend.
  11. He is a bit of a squirrel.
  12. He parroted his sister.
  13. He wolfed his food down.
  14. He had the memory of an elephant.
  15. lt was like water off a duck’s back to him.

 

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HOW TO MAKE A GAME OF SEASlDE SNAP

 
Bill and Bob invented this game after they mislaid their packet of snap cards.

They thought if they couldn’t find their cards, they might as well make their own.

Of course you could make your own too…

 

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Take a few sheets of card (white or coloured) and divide each one into eight. You can do this by using a ruler or by folding the card carefully and neatly.

Inside each of the eight boxes draw a picture making sure that they are all the same way up. You can colour them in if you like.

Make sure that you have drawn 2 or 3 or 4 pictures of the same object.

Cut along your dividing lines and you will create your cards.

Don’t make so many cards that you can’t hold half a pack in your hand.

 

Then you need to find another person to play with. smile1 (2)

 

EASY THINGS TO DRAW

 

sailing boat                     sandcastle

bucket                            spade

sunshine                         ice cream cone

mermaid                         seagull flying

seahorse                        starfish

octopus                          fish

sunhat                            beach ball

steamship                       palm tree

jellyfish                         sandcastle flag

parasol                            anchor

 
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Please note that the material on this blog is for personal use or for use in classrooms only.

It is a copyright infringement and, therefore, illegal under international law to sell items made with these patterns.

Use of the toys and projects on all of these blogs is at your own risk.

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Download the PDF of Answers to Last Week’s Wordsearch

Answers to Boats Wordsearch

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Answers to the News Desk Quiz

 

HIDE AND SEEK

HOPSCOTCH

SKIPPING

SIMON SAYS

STATUES

FOOTBALL

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Quick Quiz Answers

 

  1. l ferreted around in my bag.
  2. He wormed his way into her affections.
  3. lll health had dogged him for years.
  4. The press hounded him until he was sick of it.
  5. Don’t be catty!
  6. He outfoxed them.
  7. They were monkeying around.
  8. He aped his brother.
  9. He was a bit of a magpie.
  10. He ratted on his friend.
  11. He is a bit of a squirrel.
  12. He parroted his sister.
  13. He wolfed his food down.
  14. He had the memory of an elephant.
  15. lt was like water off a duck’s back to him.

 

  1. l searched around in my bag very thoroughly.
  2. She gradually came to trust him and become fond or him. – (he was probably being dishonest)
  3. lll health had not left him alone. – (something bad that follows you closely)
  4. The press chased and watched him relentlessly. – (continually – without giving up)
  5. Don’t be spiteful.
  6. He outwitted them. He was smarter than they were.
  7. They were messing/playing around.
  8. He copied what his brother was doing.
  9. He liked collecting things.
  10. He told the authorities about his friend’s wrongdoings.
  11. He likes collecting things.
  12. He repeated what his sister had said.
  13. He ate his food really quickly.
  14. He had a good memory.
  15. He wasn’t bothered/worried about it.

 
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  • Marie says:

    I love Bill and Bob and I am going to try out their car games.

  • Clare says:

    Hello Salty Sam
    Please tell Bill and Bob I think their car games are a great idea!

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