Did you know the lines on your hands can and do change throughout your life? So do the spaces between your fingers, and even your rings have significance. In palmistry the index finger represents the ego. Index rings say “Look at me.” (Watch celebs: singers often wear them when they’re performing.) The middle finger represents work. Mary Quant’s wedding ring was too big for her ring finger, so she wore it on her career finger instead. Coincidence that she was one of the Sixties’ most influential designers? We think not. To learn more about palm reading, look online or buy a book to learn the basics. Just prepare to be popular at parties! Photo by Kira auf der Heide #palmistry #palmreading #fortunetelling #parties #fun #play #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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15 hours ago
This isn’t about pushing yourself. It’s about doing something random or silly or just zigging when you’d normally zag. Stuff like: • Get out of the other side of the bed • Choose tea instead of coffee, salty instead of sweet, mild instead of spicy • Turn left where you always turn right, and see where it leads • Wear something 180 degrees from usual (a bowler hat, cowboy boots, blue lipstick) • See the film you’ve never heard of instead of the summer blockbuster • Skip the rock concert and go to the Jazzquarium Who knows? You might just discover a new passion. Either way, you’ll have a new story to tell. (“You went to the Jazzquarium?!”) Photo by Jens Lelie #opposites #oppositeday #randomfun #180degreesfromusual #fun #play #playtime #Toronto #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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2 days ago
Swinging can bring out the youth in all of us. @gametimeplay #swingforthefence #365daysofplay #Repost @gametimeplay (@get_repost) ・・・ Thanks @insiderparenting for the feature on #ExpressionSwing - super swell of you to share the 💕
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2 days ago
How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, we do think it the pleasantest thing, Ever a child (or adult) can do! Photo by Aaron Burden #swings #playground #childhood #playgroundswings #fun #play #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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3 days ago
We love crayons almost as much as @OliverJeffers. But what happens when they become too-small-to-hold stubs? Crayon candles to the rescue! We used soy wax as a base, which you can find at craft stores. Pour it into a boiling bag (or Ziploc freezer bag) and add a few pieces of crayon. Even small stubs will colour a large amount. Place the bag in a saucepan of hot water to melt, then pour into your mould. Experiment by mixing colours to make your own shade. Hot tip: If you’re making a candle in layers like this one, allow each layer to cool and harden before adding the next. Happy melting! Photo by Sally Smallwood #candle #candlemaking #soywax #brokencrayons #crayoncandle #crafts #fun #play #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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4 days ago
True story: Back in the day, Sally wrote a fan letter to @PaulMcCartney and just for fun, drew a picture of Paul and Linda on the envelope. Cut to Sally buying his album, All The Best, and seeing her artwork inside. Flabbergasted, she wrote a thank-you letter – and was flabbergasted a second time when an autographed copy arrived in the mail with a thank-you from Paul. Got a favourite band, actor, artist, author, comedian? Share your fan love and follow the fun. You never know where it might lead. (We ❤️ Sir Paul!) Photo & Artwork by Sally Smallwood #fanart #PaulMcCartney #Beatles #drawing #stipple #penandink #fun #play #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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5 days ago
Nature made these perfect balls of fluff for playing with. The neighbours might wince, but Pffffffffffffffft! Photo by Nine Kopfer #dandelion #nature #Spring #Springtime #play #playtime #fun #joy #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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5 days ago
All you need is a bunch of random stuff and your imagination. Say you’re at a restaurant: you can use the menu, your napkin, the napkin holder, ketchup bottle, cutlery, or anything else at hand. Just pick an object and start riffing. That shaker of white vinegar? It’s a sports trophy, a magic potion, a puppet, a bottle of aftershave, or the Invisible Man after drinking vodka. Pretend you’re @colinmochrie7591 and Ryan Stiles and act out your ideas. (“I’d like to thank the Academy...”) Go head to head with a friend, taking turns with the same prop, or in teams of two with different props like Whose Line is it Anyway? You can even play on your own. Our favourite use of a prop? It’s gotta be Stephen Fry holding bubble wrap and saying “Either the BBC believes in Dr Who, or it doesn’t. How am I going to make 17 monsters out of this?” Photo by Jeff Sheldon #props #WhoseLineIsItAnyway #ColinMochrie #improv #improvgame #shortformgame #play #playtime #fun #joy #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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7 days ago
When Jamie Foxx was a little-known actor, he attended a P. Diddy party that cost $1.5 million. Foxx told Diddy he could throw an awesome party for 400 bucks. When Puffy showed up a few months later, Foxx invited his coolest friends – including then up-and-comers Jay-Z, The Neptunes, and Kanye West - and told Puffy, “I got Kentucky Fried Chicken, I put it in a nice plate. I got Coca-Cola, I put it in a pitcher. We are at 208 bucks and we are killin’ it right now.” 😂😂😂 Creativity thrives when you set limits, so give yourself a budget and host a potluck with a twist: guests can bring a dish or a talent, or both. As Jamie proved, a great party is all about the people. So invite friends who do comedy, play music, dance, DJ, or tell stories. Know a budding photographer? Ask them to capture the fun so you can look back one day and say "I knew So-and-So when..." Best. Party. Ever! Photo by Dave Lavstovski #party #potluck #cheappartyideas #budgetparty #JamieFoxx #play #playtime #fun #joy #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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8 days ago
Don’t worry about being clever, just blurt whatever silly stuff comes to mind. Pick a tune and rhyme any word with any other word – or even make up a word (or sound). Use the first line of a song to inspire you, or riff your own stuff right off the top. It’s how freestyle rappers and Weird Al got their start! Photo by Charles Deluvio #sing #singing #music #freestyle #hiphop #rapbattle #lyrics #WeirdAlYankovic #play #playtime #fun #joy #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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9 days ago
Move over PB&J, this stuff is Mmm-mm-mapleicious. Start from scratch by blending 2 cups of dry roasted peanuts in a blender, adding salt to taste. Or just buy a jar of natural peanut butter (the kind where the oil separates). Stir in 4 tablespoons of real maple syrup and mix thoroughly. Spread the joy! Photo by Tom Hermans #peanut #peanutbutter #maplesyrup #toastspreads #play #playtime #fun #joy #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay
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10 days ago
We’re not saying hoverboards are safe (due to their tendency to explode). All we’re saying is, if they started selling DeLoreans that could zap you back to the future at 88 mph, wouldn’t you wanna try it? Photo by Naomi Tamar #hoverboard #Backtothefuture #MartyMcFly #play #playtime #fun #joy #MentalHealthMonth #EveryDayIsPlayDay #365DaysOfPlay Photo by Naomi Tamar
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11 days ago
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