Use Your Imagination

Learning to write is one of the most important skills kids can learn. Creative writing not only allows kids to express their feelings, it helps them clarify their own ideas and beliefs, and discover what they know or think about a topic. Kids can practice their creative writing in today’s Use Your Imagination! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Travel With Us

Liechtenstein is a small country located between Austria and Switzerland. It is named after the original ruling family who first gained the fief of Vaduz in 1699 and later added the fief of Schellenberg in 1713. It was the Holy Roman Empire who first gave the country its independent status in 1719. Liechtenstein was occupied by Napoleon and the French for a few years. Napoleon also founded the Rhine Confederation in 1806 and accepted Liechtenstein as a member. As a result, Liechtenstein has considered itself a free country since 1806. Liechtenstein has no standing army and maintains neutrality. It declared neutrality in both world wars as well. Read more about this interesting little county

Visit the Wildside

The Beech Marten, also called the Stone Marten, can be found in mainland Europe and West/Central Asian territories. They often live in places that are occupied by humans. In these areas, they make dens in buildings, can be found in attics, old barns and outbuildings. They are also found in open forested areas and rocky outcroppings. The marten’s natural den sites include tree hollows, rock crevices or abandoned burrows. Read more about blueberries in today’s Visit the Wildside! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Down On The Farm

Did you know that blueberries are a fruit that has been around for thousands of years? They are one of Native America’s perennials - meaning they regrow every year. Blueberries were once called “star berries” because of the star-shaped formation on their skin that is left from the flower that formed the fruit. There are more than 50 species of blueberries grown! Long ago, explorers made a note about wild blueberries they discovered on their explorations. Lewis and Clark found that Native Americans in the Northwest Territory smoked wild blueberries to preserve them for the winter months. Early settlers loved the fruit as a staple ingredient in foods and medicines. They ate them fresh off the

Math Adventures

Knowing how to tell time is an important skill. While there may be fewer instances in which children have to rely on being able to read an analog clock, analog clocks help children understand the passage of time because they have hands that are consistently moving. Analog clocks also show time in multiples of five, which is not as transparent with digital clocks. In today’s Math Adventures, we offer a fun activity to help kids learn (or improve) how to read an analog clock! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

All About Music

The harmonica (or mouth organ) is a hand-held rectangular musical instrument . As the musician inhales and exhales into evenly spaced air channels, the metal reeds within produce musical notes. The length and thickness of the reed determines the note that is heard. Read more about the harmonica in today’s All About Music! Make a popsicle stick harmonica! Here's an activity that will get you thinking more about how sound works and why some sounds are higher than others! What you need: 2 popsicle sticks 1 big rubber band 2 smaller rubber bands 2 pieces of craft paper (about 3cm x 1cm each) Sticky tape Directions: Lay one stick on top of the other with the paper strips spaced about 1.5cm from

Exploring Under Water

Most people are familiar with mushrooms – the fleshy, fruiting body of a fungus that lives above ground. But did you know mushrooms also live in the ocean? Mushroom corals are very unique creatures. Most of these animals are smaller than a DVD, and some are as small as a quarter. They come in many colors: orange, purple, blue, pink, red, green and all the combinations in between. Mushrooms also can be bumpy, smooth, striped or frilly. Related to anemones, most mushrooms have symbiotic algae that live inside them and provide some food. They will also collect tiny bits of food in the mucus that covers their bodies and will eat that for dinner. Unlike anemones, they do not have long tentacles

Cookin' Fun

Do you like cornflake cereal? How about chicken? If so, try this delicious recipe for crunchy cornflake chicken! And if your sweet tooth is craving a tasty treat, try some candy carrots or peanut butter cup s’mores in today’s Cookin’ Fun! Have fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Puzzle Fun

Puzzles are an important learning tool for children…and they are fun! Enjoy these 4 different puzzles and exercise your brain in today’s Puzzle Fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Coloring Corner

Stoke the imagination by coloring this picture and then write a short story about the toys coming to life! What are there names? What do they do when kids are finished playing with them and they're left alone? As the writer of the story, you give the toys life and can make write anything you want! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

Science Fun!

Did you know that less than 1% of all the water on Earth can be used by people? The rest is salt water (the kind you find in the ocean) or is permanently frozen and we can't drink it, wash with it, or use it to water plants. As our population grows, more and more people are using up this limited resource. Therefore, it is important that we use our water wisely and not waste it. Learn more about water in today’s Science Fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Youth Development

In today’s Youth Development, test your knowledge of fruits and vegetables and answer the questions to solve the cross word puzzle! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Let's Make It!

Cartoon figures don’t have to be perfect. Actually, they should not be drawn to look too real. Cartoon figures have silly faces or features that make us see our world in a fun way. The dictionary describes a cartoon as a “sketch or drawing, usually humorous” meaning, it’s not an exact copy of what something really looks like. As with learning anything in life, starting slowly helps us build skills to achieve larger things down the road. So get out your markers and pencils and start drawing a cartoon figure in today’s Let’s Make It! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #cartooning

Coloring Corner

There’s a simple activity that helps kids to develop cognitively, psychologically and creatively: coloring! They love to do it…and it could lead to a healthier, happier life in adolescence and into adulthood! Here are just some of the key benefits of coloring for kids: 1. Improves Motor Skills The act of coloring can help to improve motor skills in young children. The actions, motions and precise grip involved in coloring can aid in the development of the muscles of the fingers, hands and wrist. Fine motor skill development can help children write more skillfully as well as manipulate small objects. They can then build on these skills to become better typists and more adept in sports and ot

All About Michigan

So far July has been extremely warm hasn’t it? There are many ways to keep cool this summer like swimming pools, lakes, sprinklers and air conditioning. It can be so much fun outside! But, there’s an important item to remember... you must stay hydrated. The human body is made up of a large amount of water so, when the temperature rises and the body tries to cool itself by sweating, dehydration can be a real concern. We need water to function property. So, sip (not gulp) lots of liquids to top off your body and keep it in good running condition! In today’s All About Michigan, read about the Upper Peninsula’s Kitch-iti-kipi spring, which stays cool all year…even during our hot summer mon

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