FUN THINGS TO DO DURING BORING SERMONS ~ Pass a note to the organist asking whether he/she plays requests. ~ See if a yawn really is contagious. ~ Slap your neighbor. See if they turn the other cheek. If not, raise your hand and tell the preacher. ~ Devise ways of climbing into the balcony without using the stairs. ~ Listen for your preacher to use a word beginning with 'A' then 'B and so on through the alphabet. ~ Sit in the back row and roll a handful of marbles under the pews ahead of you. After the service, credit yourself with 10 points for every marble that made it to the front. ~ Using church bulletins or visitor cards for raw materials, design, test and modify a collection of paper airplanes. ~ Start from the back of the church and try to crawl all the way to the front, under the pews, without being noticed. ~ Raise your hand and ask for permission to go to the rest room. ~ Whip out a hankie and blow your nose. Vary the pressure exerted on your nostrils and trumpet out a rendition of your favorite hymn. ~ Chew gum; if the sermon goes on for more than 15 minutes, start blowing bubbles. ~ Try to indicate to the minister that his fly is undone. ~ By unobtrusively drawing your arms up into your sleeves, turn your shirt around backwards. ~ While people are locating the announced congregational song, step out in the aisle and begin waving your arms as if directing the hymn. ~ Sit close to the front, and during the prayer, turn around backwards, point, and count softly how many people do not have their heads bowed and eyes closed. ~ See how many hard candies you can stuff in your cheeks before your mother catches you. ~ Begin coughing and get louder and louder until you get to excuse yourself and leave the room. ~ Choose a different song than was announced and begin singing it as loud as you can.