Get 'em while they're hot: a quiz for kids

Fill in the blanks with the right 'hot' words.

Sometimes being HOT can be good: "He is the hottest drummer around." And sometimes being HOT can be bad: "He is a bit hot-headed." How many of these HOT things can you name? Be careful. You may want to use a potholder while touching some of these!

1. These are flat cakes made of thin batter, fried on both sides on a griddle. They taste great with butter and maple syrup. Some people call these batter cakes, flannel cakes, flapjacks, or pancakes. (2 words)

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2. This warm, sweet treat is great after you have been out in the cold. The beverage tastes even better with marshmallows on top. (2 words)

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3. This is an old children's game. A beanbag is tossed quickly while music plays. The child who touches the beanbag last when the music stops is out. (2 words)

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4. You cannot really steer these flying machines, which travel only as fast as the wind blows. In them, a gas burner is used to heat air to about 212 degrees F. This hot air is lighter than the cooler air around the machines and that causes them to rise. When the hot air is let out, they go back to earth. The top part that is filled with air is called the envelope, and the bottom part is called the gondola. (3 words)

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5. Spanish people call it perrito caliente. In Italian, it is cane caldo. A French person may refer to it as chien chaud, and Germans might say heisser hund. Americans call it a frankfurter, frank, weenie, wiener, or a red hot. (2 words)

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6. They have many names (Marriott, Radisson, Hilton, to name a few), but the Eagles thought the one in California was "such a lovely place." In Las Vegas, there is one shaped like a pyramid.

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Answers:

1. Hot cakes

2. Hot chocolate

3. Hot potato

4. Hot air balloons

5. Hot dog

6. Hotels

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