|This Page By the Brewer & Brumbaugh Families Kid-Tested by Sage Tanguay
CANT FOOL YOU
OR CAN I?
Why do we play tricks on April Fools Day?
April Fools or All Fools Day is thought to have started in France about 500 years ago. At that time, New Years Day was celebrated on April 1. People had many parties and celebrations just as we do today.
But, 450 years ago New Years Day was changed to January 1. Back then news didnt travel as fast as it does today, and some people didnt hear about it, or if they did they didnt believe it. These people continued to celebrate New Years Day on April 1. Others around them knew better and played tricks on them. They would try to make them believe that something false was true and called them April Fools.
In France today, children fool their friends by taping a paper fish to someones back. When the person finally finds out they shout Poisson dAvril which means April Fish!
April Fools jokes are meant for fun. The best jokes are the ones that leave everyone laughing, including the April Fool.
I have seven letters.
The first two stand for a boy.
The first 3 stand for a girl.
The first four stand for a brave boy.
But all my letters stand for a brave girl.
What word am I?
You throw away the outside
and cook the inside
You eat the outside
and throw away the inside
what am I?
Answers at bottom
She sells seashells by the seashore.
Sue sold Sams share of shrimp.
Why didnt the seafood salad get along with the rest of the dinner?
Because it was too crabby.
What do vegetables wear when they get married?
Why doesnt the elephant like to play cards in the jungle?
Because of all the cheetahs.
Tennis half of twenty.
Why was 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 8 9
Answers: Heroine and an ear of corn
Blues Clues Best Friends
April 1&2 (2pm)-Celebrate the joys of being best friends with Blues Clues activities. Watch a video, too. Ages 2-5. Free. Zany Brainy, Harbour Center, Annapolis. 410/266-1447.
Youre a Poet and You Know it
Sun. April 2 (3pm)-Play rhyming games to get ready to write your own poem at a poetry workshop. Ages 7-11 Barnes & Noble, Harbour Center, Annapolis. 410/573-2084.
Smells of Spring
Tues. April 4 (10-10:30am)-Use your nose. There are many different spring smells. Stand tall and take a big sniff. What are you smelling? Are they animals or plants? Sniff around for the answers at Battle Creek Cypress swamp, Ages 2-3. Port Republic. RSVP: 410/535-5327.
American Girls Club
Thurs. April 6 (7pm)-This month discover the colonial spirit of Felicity. Make new friends and get together with other American Girls the first Thursday of every month. Grades 3-8. Borders Books and Music, Bowie. 301/352-5560
Thurs. April 6. (10:30am)- Saddle up your tricycle to learn about bicycle safety. Ages 3-5. $3. Northeast Community Center, Sunderland. RSVP: 410/257-2554.
A VERY IMPORTANT BUNNY IS COMING TO CHESAPEAKE BEACH
Sun. April 9 (3:00pm)Enjoy a fun-filled lunch party with Peter Rabbit, Mrs. E. Bunny & Talent Machine Soundstage Kidz. Bobbie Smith brings her cast of talented kids to the Rod N Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach for an afternoon of singing & dancing. Eat lunch, do the bunny hop with Mrs. E. Bunny & join in the Easter Bonnet parade. If you havent seen these energetic kids in action, nows your chance! Lots of prizes and lots of fun. $12.50. Rod N Reel Restaurant, Chesapeake Beach. RSVP: 410/956-0512 x5