Do you ever look at a friend at school and say “Wow, love that shirt – I would wear that”? – or maybe, “Wow, I would NEVER wear that…” Either way, if your friend is about the same size as you, you could switch shirts for a day just to confuse people. In fact, you could switch shirts and pants, too. Turns out that if you did this, you could make many more outfits than you think.

*Wee ones:* How many pieces of clothing are you wearing right now? Count them!

*Little kids:* If you, your cousin and 3 friends all decide to switch sweatshirts, how many of you are doing the switcheroo? *Bonus: *How many more friends would have to join in to make a dozen people total?

*Big kids:* If you and your friends together have 5 shirts and 4 pairs of pants, how many different shirt-pant pairs can you make? *Bonus:* If 3 people each have a shirt, a sweatshirt, a pair of pants and a cool hat, how many different combinations can you all make from those?

__Answers:__

*Wee ones:* Different for everyone…don’t forget to count your underwear!

*Little kids:* 5 people. *Bonus:* 7 more friends.

*Big kids: *20 shirt-pant pairs. Each shirt can go with one of the 4 pants, and then you make pairs like that 5 times total. *Bonus:* 81 outfits! Each shirt goes with one of 3 sweatshirts, and we do that 3 times…then each of those 9 pairs can go with one of 3 pants…and each of those 27 outfits can go with one of 3 hats.