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Make a Home Movie
Past Lives

Kids often have trouble imaging their parents as children, so convert your childhood home movies to current digital formats and let your children see the younger you in action.

Whether your entertainment tastes trend toward drama or comedy, you're likely to get both in the making of a home movie. Give your kids some options: They can act out skits, show off skills, do a comedy routine, sing dance or showcase other talents. Let them make costumes and props for their appearances. Give everyone a chance to have a turn or two in front of and behind the camera as actor, videographer and director.

When the film is a wrap, roll out a red carpet for the stars to walk on as they parade into the premier viewing of their blockbuster movie. Don't forget to have some "bubbly" (sparkling cider) and hors d'oeuvres to snack on between laughs.

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