Happy Spring Break!

We wish all of our teachers, students and parents a very safe and fun Spring Break! Kids World News will continue posting daily activities during break for kids. Whether you are traveling somewhere or remaining home, we hope you enjoy your time off and keep reading!

Coloring Corner

Apples are one of the most popular foods in the world! In fact, there are over 7,500 different types of apples! Here are some apple fun facts: • Apple trees are 4 or 5 years old before they actually produce apples. • Apple trees are members of the rose family. • The first apple tree in the United States was planted by the pilgrims after they arrived from Europe. • It takes about 36 apples to make 1 gallon of apple cider. • Apple trees can live to be about 100 years old. • China grows more apples than any other country in the world. • Apples have to be picked by hand when it is time to harvest them Color your very own apple tree in today’s Coloring Corner! Click H

Hillside Elementary (Harrison)

Hillside students went to the “zoo”! The fourth grade students researched an animal and then presented their information to other students and families. Some students really got into the role of their animal!

Sports and Fitness

It’s important we keep kids moving! Research shows the older children are, the less physical activity they perform each day. Add this to a regular diet of unhealthy foods and drinks like sodas, fast food and snacks high in fat and sodium, and children are at risk for developing diseases such as diabetes and heart disease at increasingly early ages. Physical activity is necessary to keep bodies healthy and also helps children perform better in school. Kids need 60 minutes of exercise each day to keep their bodies strong and healthy. Jumping rope is a fun and effective way to do it! With jump rope, your body burns more calories and gets a better workout than most other popular physical ac

Puzzle Fun

It's the last week of March and only a few more days until spring break...yay! We're going to be featuring fun activities this week to celebrate the end of winter and think spring! Let's start the week off with some fun games in today's Puzzle Fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #puzzle

Down On The Farm

Kids enjoy planting seeds, watching them sprout, and eventually harvesting what they have grown. Allowing children to become involved in the planning, caring, and harvesting of a garden not only gives parents a unique opportunity to spend time with their children, but it helps the kids develop an understanding of nature. Children also develop a sense of responsibility and pride in themselves, which can ultimately improve self-esteem. One of the best ways to encourage enthusiasm for gardening is appealing to a child’s senses by adding plants not only for the eyes, but those they can taste, smell and touch. Vegetables are always a good choice for young children. They not only germinate quickly

St. Thomas Aquinas (East Lansing)

Fourth graders from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School in East Lansing took a field trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on March 2. This opportunity was made available by the "Every Kid in a Park" Initiative and a grant funded by the National Park Foundation. Blessed with eight inches of newly fallen snow, students went on a snowshoe adventure. They explored concepts in winter ecology and snow science while walking on snowshoes. Learning occurred outside the classroom and students observed God's beautiful creation of nature.

Cookin' Fun!

Bring your kids into the kitchen and let the fun begin! Kids will love these simple and yummy St. Patrick's day themed snacks even more after they play a part in creating them. The next time there is a free-afternoon, don the aprons and have some Cookin' Fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Mr. President

The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. The president is elected to a four-year term by the people every four years on the first Tuesday in November. Since the office was established in 1789, 44 people have served as president. The first, George Washington, won a unanimous vote of the Electoral College. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms in office, and is counted as the nation's 22nd and 24th president. Our current president, Donald Trump is the nation's 45th president. John Fit

Visit The Wildside

Here's a question to think about: Do you know what the largest animal on earth is? Elephant? Giraffe? Bear? Crocodile? Those are all excellent guesses! The elephant is the largest living land animal. The giraffe is the tallest living animal. The bear is the largest living carnivore. And the saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile on earth. But the largest animal on earth is the Blue Whale, reaching a weight of nearly 200 tons and a length of 100 ft! Their tongues alone weigh as much as an elephant! In fact, the Blue Whale is the largest living animal of all time...even larger than the biggest dinosaur! WOW! Learn more about the massive Blue Whale in today's Visit the Wildside!

Greyhound Central Elementary (Eaton Rapids)

As many of you know, March is reading month! At Greyhound Central we celebrated with the theme “Hats off to Reading!”. The students at Greyhound Central have been having a great time this month celebrating their love for reading. The staff kicked off the month by decorating classroom doors, the front entrance, and the office. We also had a school wide assembly to get students excited and they got to listen to the book “Caps for Sale” by Esphyr Slobodkina. Students then joined into the fun by bringing in a paper cap with their family’s favorite book on it. Students also brought in links with the books they read during the week. The students read so many books that the paper chain zigzagged th

Travel With Us

Welcome to Uruguay, one of the smallest countries in South America. Uruguay shares its borders with Argentina and Brazil. It is known for its scenic vistas, long coastline and fine beaches. The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo -- an important trading and commercial center. Most Uruguayans have ancestors from Spain and Italy who immigrated to the country in the 19th and 20th centuries. Red meat is widely consumed in Uruguay, more so than in most other countries. Soccer is the country's most popular sport; Uruguay is one of the global leaders when it comes to world titles in soccer. A popular music and dance in Uruguay is the tango, which originated in Argentina. Learn more about Urugua

Dudley STEM gets active with cardio drumming

Battle Creek Public School’s Dudley STEM elementary students are getting active and moving to the music with cardio drumming. Cardio drumming combines exercise, music and fun as participants drum to the beat while doing squats, jumps and other body movements. It is a growing fitness trend that Dudley STEM students are enjoying and experiencing. Cardio drumming uses exercise balls stationed in plastic bins and drumsticks, to drum out the beat on the balls. All of these materials were purchased for the students thanks to the work of their physical education teacher, Ann Swinehart, and the Operation Fit and the Building Healthy Communities grant that was obtained as a result of healthy initiati

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural celebration that happens annually on March 17 to honor the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. While it is a national holiday in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has also become a popular holiday in the United States. Most people, whether they are Irish or not, wear green on this day. One of the Irish traditions is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day! Corned beef and cabbage are traditional Irish foods often eaten today. The shamrock, also associated with St. Patrick’s Day, is worn by many Irish people as a badge on the lapel. Three is Ireland’s magic number and the three petals that make up the shamrock ar

Student Article: "St. Patrick's Day"

The following article was submitted by a student reporter in Mrs. Clark’s Communications Class at Sacred Heart Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. St. Patrick's Day By Lindsey Reid 8th Grade St. Patrick’s Day is an important holiday on the Irish calendar. On March 17 every year many people around the world hold parades and feasts to celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Was St. Patrick really Irish? No, St. Patrick was born in Britain and then he was kidnapped at the age of sixteen and sold to an Irish sheep farmer. Because of his good deeds, St. Patrick became the patron saint of Ireland around the 7th century. St. Patrick's Day has been going on since the 9th century and was o

All About Music

Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn't otherwise hear. This helps them develop an important distinction between certain sounds that can aid in literacy and translates into improved reading results for kids. In a study conducted by Northwestern University, researchers found that after two years children who not only regularly attended music classes, but also actively participated in the class, showed larger improvements in reading scores than their less-involved peers. In fact, students who played instruments demonstrated the highest overall scores!Learn about one instrument – the cello – in today’s All About

Student Article: "Black Bear Population Growing in Northern Michigan"

The following article was submitted by a student reporter in Mrs. Clark’s Communications Class at Sacred Heart Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Black Bear Population Growing in Northern Michigan By Sophie Barrett 8th Grade How much do you know about black bears? You may have heard the saying that getting between a momma black bear and her cubs is one of the most dangerous encounters. Luckily it is very rare for that to happen. Momma black bears can climb trees with their cubs, so it’s uncommon for them to have to defend them. Did you know between 15,000-19,000 black bears live in northern Michigan? Since 2012 the black bear population has risen by 29% and almost 50% since 2000 according to

Student Article: "Puppy Bowl"

The following article was submitted by a student reporter in Mrs. Clark’s Communications Class at Sacred Heart Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Puppy Bowl By Brooklyn Chomchai 8th Grade Have you ever watched a football game without rough-housing and fights? Well, if you tune into the Puppy Bowl instead of the Super Bowl, the only kind of rough-housing you’ll get is listening to adorable little puppies barking at each other. The annual Puppy Bowl first aired on February 6, 2005, on Animal Channel. Shown each year on Super Bowl Sunday, the Puppy Bowl consists of multiple rescue puppies up for adoption. Each year, The Puppy Bowl is held in a small stadium full of toys. This stadium is a mini

Exploring Under Water

What distinguishes fish from all the other animal classes? Fish are a class of aquatic vertebrates. The combination of gills, fins and the fact that they live only in the water make fish different from all other animals. Fish spend all of their lives in the water and are cold-blooded with the exception of Tuna family and the Mackerel shark family. Scientists believe there are more than 24,000 different species of fish in the world! In today's Exploring Under Water, learn about one of the most unique fish in the entire ocean...the Lionfish. Have a great day! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #fish

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