100 Reasons to Dig a
snack idea: Spoon applesauce into a bowl or glass until it's about two-thirds
full. Using a spoon, "dig" a hole in the center. Then put a teaspoon of
cinnamon sugar (half cinnamon, half sugar) in the hole. Spoon some more
applesauce on top. Then eat your sweet treat and dig for the treasure you
buried in the hole. But don't eat with a shovel - use a spoon!
Congratulations to Spring Ridge Elementary School 4th
graders. In spring 2008, the students in Elkhorn, NE, won 811 doughnut holes
and a tree to be planted at their school.
How'd they win? And what was with the not-very-round number,
Well, there's a nationwide hotline that you're supposed to
call before you dig a hole - 811 - to make sure there's nothing in the way, so
that you don't cut a utility line and so forth. To promote the 811 number, the
Digger's Hotline of Nebraska sponsored the contest.
Those kids thought up 81 reasons to dig a hole, and many of
them were funny and ingenious.
So here's the challenge: can you think up 100? Write down
numbers 1 to 100 on a sheet of paper, and give it a try!
Notice: we never said you had to dig the hole in DIRT. Does
that open up some new ideas for you?
Also note: it doesn't have to be realistic. In fact, the
more creative and way out it is, the better you'll like thinking it up! Of
course, practical answers are fine. But ones that are humorous and imaginative
really make you smile.
Expand your thinking:
Who would have a reason to dig a hole? What kind of a
person? What kind of an animal?
What size of a hole could be dug? How would an eentsy
weentsy one have a different use than a gigantic one?
Why would there be a need for a hole?
What could happen better in a hole than anywhere else?
What could you put in a hole that no one's ever thought of
Here are some of the Spring Ridge kids' craziest and most creative
MY #1 REASON TO DIG A HOLE:
- to make a tunnel that leads to
Disney World so I can go whenever I want.
- to bury my brother's TV. He
watches it all the time. I want him to help me do chores.
- because I want to find dinosaur
bones and fossils.
- to put my annoying rooster in
- to put worms in my brother's
Keep at it until you come up with 100 different reasons to
dig a hole.
It'll be a . . . HOLE lot of fun. Can you . . . DIG IT?!?!