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Crime & Punishment: Court in Session

I always enjoyed playing "Court" as a kid, and even now as a adult. Before moving to Boston, I taught 7th grade health and for a unit activity about "making good decisions", I set my classroom up like a court room. Each student had a role and a script, and they had a BLAST acting it out. As I was driving home, I thought about how fun it would be to make an adult version for me and the hubby.

Here's what I came up with in 3 easy steps:

1. Prepare a court summons. Give it to him in an envelope (that looks like it really came in the mail) JUST as he's leaving the house for the day. You don't want him to open it at home.
(Download the Court Summons Letter HERE)

(As he was walking out the door, I said, "Oh, hey--this came in the mail for you yesterday. Looked important so I didn't open it.")

2. Read the script to know how it's all gonna go down.

(Download the Script HERE)

3. Adapt it and Snazz it up the way that works for you!

Court Adjourned!


LaNe aNd GiNa said...

Such a great idea! I can't wait to try this one out! I haven't put your button on my blog yet cuz I don't want my hubby reading all these great ideas before I get a chance to use them, but I am telling all my friends about your blog!!!!

Blessed said...

I found you through the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom - I couldn't find your party post but some of these ideas are great! I'll have to check back again!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

a great idea....thanks...
glad to find your blog.

Hope you will stop by my blog for a visit. I am new to blogging and I am loving all my new friends.
I am giving away my first EVER BLOG PRIZE.
I have a gift basket business and it is the most requested gift over the last 15 years.
From the comments I have already received, it appears to be something a little different.
I have been so touched by the comments that I have decided to give 2 boxes . They will be the $100 deluxe size.

I really do want to bless people!!! I have decided that giving is life at its BEST. The drawing will be late afternoon on Saturday...wow that's tomorrow!

Jennifer said...

Wow!! What a cute blog! I'm going to follow this one cause I know i could use some budget love advice! haha!

I am a little late to the blog party but I like yours! I’m having a little party at my place too!

Are you a mom too writing about ways to have love time even after you have kids? I'm not a mom yet myself but I'm thinking that may change one day soon! I'm trying to get the DL from moms on "the stuff they don't tell you beforehand!" haha.

If you have any idea what I'm going through feel free to stop by!

Jennifer @ Fun and Sassy Designs said...

Hello! Stopping by to say hi and that you have a beautiful blog site. I got off to a late start with the UBP 2009. Hope you don't mind me partying after hours!LOL
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idaho8844 said...

I am trying the "Crime and Punishment" one tonight! I am so excited I found your site and hope to use ideas in the future!

Ashley Dudley said...

I did this last night and although It took everything I had not to continually laugh at how stupid I felt it turned into a lot of fun for both of us :) thanks so much keep it up!

Curtis & Elise said...

Thanks so much for the ideas! They are awesome!

kingstongirl said...

So cute thanks for sharing. Next week on my blog its date week. :) I might have to have you do a guest post! :)

Mandy said...

Oh my this will be too much fun. Our last name is "COURT" and we often refer to our house as the "Courthouse" since we live in a small town that doesn't have an actually courthouse. Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

This is a pretty neat idea. I love that you are using your creativity in the class room to inform children about court room procedures. Who knows, you may have a future lawyer or judge in your class room. As a process server Orlando , I find this idea real fun. I am going to try it tomorrow with my wife.

cowartclan said...

My hubby LOVED this. Holy moly... we had fun. Thank you for all the printouts and thoughtfulness. It made everything EASY to have a perfect evening. THANKS.