The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Saturday, July 21, 2007


School's been out for a few weeks and many parents are wondering why they decided to have children at all. How can you keep the kinder busy, especially on rainy days? Let the Troy Polloi help.

Parents, feel free to print out these fun games and activities.

Word Jumble: Jumble the letters to find the hidden word or phrase. Then, using the underlined letters, find the word of the week!

Maze: Bobby Squirrel needs to make some phone calls but he needs your help. Get Bobby Squirrel and Colleen Fox to City Hall before election day.

The following projects can be fun and everything you need to complete them can be found around the house.

1. Using a shoe box, pipe cleaners, glue and discarded Weebles, create a diorama of the Rensselaer County Legislature giving itself a pay raise.

2. Make a Mayor Harry doll. You will need 1 Teddy Ruxpin doll, 5 lbs of paper mache and 1 cassette recording of someone saying, "No comment."

3. Write, score and choreograph a one act musical about City Hall. Don't forget the kazoo solo.

4. Conduct 24-hour surveillance of Senator Joe Bruno. You will require: 3 friends, black clothes, black sneakers, black face paint, black binoculars, 1 black helicopter and a map of Bulson Road.

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