Back in Time

The Story of Johnny Appleseed Johnny Appleseed’s real name was John Chapman, born on September 26,1774 near Leominster, Massachusetts. Little is known of his early life, but he apparently received a good education which helped him in his later years. By the time he was 25 years old, he had become a nursery man and had planted apple trees in the western portions of New York and Pennsylvania. Some of the orchards in those areas were said to have been started by him. When the rich and fertile lands lying south of the Great Lakes and west of the Ohio river were opened for settlement in the early 1800's, John Chapman was among the very first to explore the new territory. This was the Northwest T

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 or remaining home, we hope you enjoy your time off and keep reading!

Travel With Us

Japan is an archipelago, or string of islands, on the eastern edge of Asia. There are four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. There are also nearly 4,000 smaller islands! Japan's nearest mainland neighbors are the Siberian region of Russia in the north and Korea and China farther south. Almost four-fifths of Japan is covered with mountains. The Japanese Alps run down the center of the largest island, Honshu. The highest peak is Mount Fuji, a cone-shaped volcano considered sacred by many Japanese. Japan can be a dangerous place. Three of the tectonic plates that form Earth's crust meet nearby and often move against each other, causing earthquakes. More than a thousand earthq

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with a few brain stretches in today’s Puzzle Fun! Find 15 different Irish words in the Word Search, solve the crossword, play tic-tac-toe, unscramble the two words, and help the puppy find his food dish! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

STEM in Sports!

People have used advances in science and math to make sports safer for athletes. Science, technology, engineering and math are known as STEM - and STEM has a big impact on every sport that's played. MAKING RINK ICE In today's STEM In Sports!, learn about making ice for an official NHL hockey rink. It takes a lot of science and four days! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Let's Make It!

Let's Make A Cake! Birthdays are one of the most exciting and cheerful events in a person’s life. For most of us, the yummy birthday cake is especially enjoyable. Have you ever wondered who invented the birthday cake and the tradition of placing candles on the cake? About 800 years ago, the people of Greece put candles on round shaped cakes to make the cake glow like the moon. Today we make silent wishes as we blow out our birthday candles. It is believed that blowing out all candles in one breath brings good luck. Although types of cakes and meanings of the candles have varied through the centuries, the tradition is a long and enduring one. cake makes a birthday entirely special and compl

All About Michigan

Living in Michigan, we are truly privileged to be surrounded by the beautiful, massive Great Lakes. The five Great Lakes -- Lake Erie, Michigan, Huron, Ontario and Lake Superior -- were carved out thousands of years ago by glaciers during the ice age. They form the largest group of freshwater lakes on the entire planet! Read more about this incredible natural resource in today's All About Michigan! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Greyhound Central Elementary (Eaton Rapids)

Students at Greyhound Central Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school on February 13th! There were a variety of activities occurring throughout the school. In Mrs. Miller’s developmental kindergarten class some of those activities included: Jumping through a giant 100 as students arrived at school and everyone received a 100’s day sticker as they went through Popping 100 balloons without using their hands and feet Searching for 100 hidden Hershey kisses. Each one had a number on the bottom of it and students had to place them on the corresponding number of the 100’s chart Making 3D structures using mini marshmallows and toothpicks Graphing how many licks it took to before they bit a su

Cookin' Fun

Everyone loves cinnamon rolls, but have you tried cinnamon scones? In today's Cookin' Fun!, try your hand at making these warm, tasty treats. They're DELICIOUS and lucky! Also try baking Irish Gold Soda Bread...it's not your ordinary bread, we promise! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #cooking

Math Adventures

In today's Math Adventures, help the leprechaun reach his pot of gold by putting the numbers in order from least to greatest. Then, solve addition problems to determine how to color the picture! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #math

Money Matters

In today's Money Matters, imagine you have earned $50 doing odd jobs around the house. There are lots of ways to use that money, but you don't have enough money for all of them. How will you spend that money? Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Use Your Imagination

In today's Use Your Imagination, imagine you departed on an underwater advrenture...write a story about about everything you see and do! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Mr. President

James Monroe was born April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, VA. His father was a successful planter. Both James’ parents died when he was a teenager. James Monroe attended the college of William and Mary. When he was 17, he raided a British armory (weapons storage) with several classmates. They took 200 muskets (guns) and 300 swords, which they gave to the Virginia militia. James Monroe married Elizabeth Kortright Monroe in 1786. He was 27; she was 17. James Monroe worked in Thomas Jefferson’s law office and later opened his own practice. Monroe served in the Virginia Assembly, the Continental Congress, and the U.S. Senate. He was also governor of Virginia. He served in foreign affair p

Exploring Under Water

Nothing like naming a fish correctly! Archerfish are amazing in their ability to shoot food. But, they don’t shoot this food underwater...no...they shoot insects and small animals off branches above the water! So just like an archer shooting a deer with a bow for their dinner, archerfish use water as their arrows to shoot their meals! Learn more about these amazing fish and see picture of them shooting water in today’s Exploring Under Water! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Visit the Wildside!

The Great Bustard The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is a large bird in the Bustard family that is unrelated to other large bird species such as turkeys or geese. They can fly and are the heaviest flying animal alive today. They can be found across Europe, as far south as Spain and as far north as the Russian steppes but the majority of Great Bustards are found in Spain. They are huge and heavily built but stately in appearance. Adult male bustards can be identified by their bulging neck, heavy chest and cocked tail. Their shape is similar to a large goose, but the bustard is larger with longer legs and a straighter neck. The head and neck are a pale blue-grey, the body and tail brown with blac

All About Books

LOOK WHAT'S NEW! Every month, the librarians at the Kent District Library review dozens and dozens of children's books to help kids and parents make good selections. Here are 3 new books they recommend for March 2018! Read more, read often! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Shepherd of the Lakes Elementary News

Shepherd of the Lakes celebrated its 100th day of school. The first graders have a superhero theme in their classroom so they each decorated capes with 100 objects. The first and fifth graders met together to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The sixth graders are studying energy in science class. Each group planned and created a roller coaster. These preschoolers built a city out of blocks. Future architects?

Sports and Fitness

SOCCER! Did you know that soccer is the most popular sport in the world? Boys and girls of all ages can play this fast paced game, and it’s relatively easy to learn. Soccer involves two teams of eleven players, each focusing on getting the ball to the opponent’s net or goal. Teammates run down the field dribbling, and passing the ball to each other, using various parts of the body, except for the hands. The intent is to get the ball into the goal to score a point for the team. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to use his or her hands, to block the ball or put it back into play if it goes out of bounds. Soccer has referees to control the game. Soccer is one of the best team sports to play, as

Spotlight On Health

My Tonsils Have To Be Removed! Have you ever had tonsillitis? That’s when your tonsils, in the back of your throat, get sore and infected. If tonsillitis happens to you a lot, the doctor may suggest you have an operation to remove your tonsils. No more tonsils, no more tonsillitis! Or, you may have really large tonsils that make it harder for you to breathe at night. That’s another reason the doctor may say they should come out. What are tonsils? Your tonsils are two lumps of tissue that work as germ fighters for your body. The trouble is that sometimes germs like to hang out there where they can cause infections. So, your tonsils can start causing more problems than they solve! In today's

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