Sports and Fitness

Did you know that bowling is one of the most popular sports in the world?! It's true! One of the reasons is that children and adults of nearly every ability level can participate. It can be enjoyed as a relaxing, fun exercise and social activity or as a competitive sport. Another major benefit of bowling is that it's easy to find a place to play! Learn more about bowling in today’s Sports and Fitness! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

KWN & Wyoming Public Schools launch new edition!

Kids World News and Wyoming Public Schools have teamed up to create an all new edition exclusively for students, teachers, and parents of Wyoming Public Schools! This brand new publication will feature activities and articles geared for all grade levels (K-12) along with district wide information and announcements specific to the Wyoming area. Congratulations Wyoming Public Schools on your exciting new publication!

All About Books

Here are some bonus book recommendations to help kids with their first library selections of the new school year! All of these books have been recommended by other Kids' World News young readers! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Down On The Farm

Did you know that peaches originated in China? They have been cultivated since at least 1000 B.C.E. The peach tree is considered to be the tree of life in Chinese culture and peaches are symbols of immortality and unity. Peach blossoms are often carried by Chinese brides. Peaches traveled west by way of the silk roads to Persia, earning them the name Prunus persica. The story goes on from there. In Persia, Alexander the Great introduced them to the Greeks. By 50 to 20 B.C.E. the Romans called the peach, Persian apples and grew them to sell. Once the Romans cultivated the fruit, they were able to transport it north and west. The Spaniards brought peaches to South America. The French introduce

Cookin' Fun!

Bring your kids into the kitchen and let the fun begin! Kids will love these simple and yummy recipes! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Use Your Imagination

In today's Use Your Imagination, write a story about what the picture below represents! What's going on with the cupcakes?! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Travel With Us

Latvia is a country in Northern Europe. The capital is Riga. It is one of the Baltic States, together with Estonia in the north and Lithuania in the south. Latvia's neighbors to the east are the countries Russia and Belarus. Latvia is split into four parts called Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale, and Latgale. Latvia was settled by the Baltic tribes thousands of years ago. They mainly fished, hunted, and traded. German traders and crusaders came to Latvia at the end of the 12th century. Latvians lost control of their homeland. Over the next 800 years, Germans, Danes, Swedes, Poles, and Russians all invaded Latvia. Latvia finally became independent in 1918. Read more about Latvia in today’s Trave

Math Adventures

Do you know your place values? Do you know the difference between thousands and thousandths? In today's Math Adventures, we're having fund with place values! Try placing the numbers in the correct place value in the exercise below! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

All About Michigan

We have a beautiful national park right here in Michigan, but Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is also abundant in history. From early Native American cultures to shipping, logging and agriculture it lends some interesting stories. Before highways goods people needed were transported by ships on the Great Lakes. The Manitou Passage, which was located between the mainland of Michigan and the Manitou Islands, made this an ideal spot for steamer ships to get wood to refuel. Settlements and docks were built and trees cut to meet the need. One of the settlements in this area is called Glen Haven. Today, it’s been restored so people can get a glimpse of what this logging village was like. S

Exploring Under Water

Sea urchins are round and spiky creatures that hang out on the bottom of the ocean floor, and can be found in both shallow and deep waters. Sometimes sea urchins' spikes are soft and chalk like, while other times, they are hard and covered by a shell-like structure. With more than 200 types of sea urchins, there are many different sizes and shapes of sea urchin species. The shape and spikes of the sea urchin help it to move about the ocean floor while defending itself from predators and gathering food. With an almost porcupine-like structure and spine, the sea urchin is a unique and interesting looking sea creature! Sea urchins come in a range of sizes, while some are tiny, at only 1.2

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with a few brain stretches in today’s Puzzle Fun! Fill in the blanks with words to reveal 11 different occupations, find the 10 differences in the two pictures, and unscramble animal names. Have a great day! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

August 2017 Quiz Questions and Answers

This month's Quiz is now available! Download the Quiz and Answers by clicking on the images below! August 2017 Quiz Questions August 2017 Quiz Answers Kids World News monthly quizzes are a FREE supplemental learning resource that help test readers' retention and comprehension of monthly articles and topics. It's a fun way for kids to review what they've read and improve their reading skills! #Quiz

Coloring Corner

Today, first have some fun with this color by number activity, and then learn a new song "Take Me Out For Some Ice Cream!" Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

Science Fun!

Comets are a relatively small solar system body that orbits the Sun. They are composed of ice, dust and small rocky particles from the early formation of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago. The name comet, comes from the Greek word which means, “hair of the head.” Greek philosopher Aristotle, observed comets as “stars with hair.” Comets have a small solid part, called a nucleus. When comets are close to the Sun and begin to warm up, they will display a visible fuzzy outline or atmosphere called a “coma” and sometimes a tail. The coma is created as the sun’s heat causes ice, carbon dioxide and other compounds to quickly change from solids to gases. “Vents” on the sun-warmed side m

Let's Make It!

According to the dictionary, and eclipse is “the total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another.” This means when one thing in space moves in front of another, hiding it. We on Earth experience a few different kinds of eclipses. Two main types of eclipse that you might observe are a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse. We call it a Solar Eclipse when the moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, hiding the Sun from our view. A Lunar Eclipse is when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow that hides the Moon from our view. On Monday, August 21, the Earth is going to experience a total solar eclipse— The Great American Total Solar Eclipse. The last time the co

Sports and Fitness

Swimming is a great way to have fun in the sun! However, safety is extremely important whenever you are near a pool or open water. Swim lessons are a must for people of all ages. They teach the mechanics of swimming which not only makes you safer in the water, but also makes being in the water more enjoyable. Learning to swim can build confidence and self-esteem. Remember though, swim lessons are a precaution; they don’t prevent drowning. Swim lessons are NOT a substitute for water safety. Read about important safety rules for the pol in today's Sports and Fitness. Be safe and enjoy the water! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Let's Make It!

Step outside to enjoy our beautiful Michigan summer and try this fun activity from the Grand Rapids Children's Museum!

All About Books

Here are this month's book recommendations from the librarians at the Kent District Library. Have a great day! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Spotlight On Health

Growing pains are not a disease. But they can hurt. They happen to 25% to 40% of children when kids are 3 to 5 and 8 to 12. There is no evidence that growth of bones actually causes pain. Many believe that kids get growing pains because they’ve tired out their muscles. When you’re running, climbing, or jumping a lot during the day, that can be hard on your musculoskeletal system. You may have aches and pains in your legs at night from overuse during the day and that is most likely the cause of growing pains. Read more about growing pains in today’s Spotlight On Health. Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Let's Make It!

Did you know that Michigan has over 120 lighthouses and life-saving stations, more than any other state? Lighthouses were built on the shores of Michigan has early as 1824 to help protect ships from the dangers along the waterways. Keeping lighthouses shinning was not an easy task in the early days. A man called a “lighthouse keeper” would live in a house connected to the tall lighthouse structure. His job was to maintain the lighthouse and to light the lamp at sun-setting and to keep it shinning until the sun rose in the morning. Lighthouses are similar in appearance, but just as people, each have a distinctive look. Some are round, square, stone and metal. Every lighthouse is painted and b

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