Middle Ground!

KEEP SHARP OVER THE SUMMER WITH FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES! As you enjoy your summer vacation, try out these great apps to have some fun, productive screen time and stay STEM sharp! Simple Machines Explore the playful side of physics and discover how machines work by conducting your own experiments. The app also offers a free handbook download for better understanding of the concepts. Tinkercad / Blokify These 3D design apps encourages creativity in 3D printing, skills used in computer aided design (CAD). Users build with cubes so it’s a lot like creating with LEGOs or in Minecraft. Scratch Jr. / The Robot Factory Learn to solve problems and design projects. Program your own interactive stories

VIST THE WILDSIDE!

Asian Elephants Asian elephants, like their name explains, live in southern Asia. They are smaller than African elephants, and their ears are much smaller. They can even live longer- the longest lifespan recorded was 80 years! Asian elephants are usually grey, but can appear tan from dust and dirt. They do give themselves baths though! They almost always stay near a permanent water source and use approximately 21-53 gallons of water to bathe themselves. These elephants are well known for domestication in some countries. What does that mean? It means the elephants are tamed and trained to help with various forms of work, including lifting logs. They are also used in celebrations, used as car

Science Fun!

What is a Crystal? A crystal is a mineral that is a geometric solid and grows into specific shapes in a repeating pattern. No two crystals are the same. The outside shape of the crystal is smooth and symmetrically arranged which reflects the internal arrangement of the atoms it contains. The word crystal comes from the Greek word “krystallos” meaning clear ice as it was thought to be an especially solid form of water. The word once referred mostly to quartz or “rock crystals.” Many types of crystals are found in nature. The shape of crystals which bring well-defined and often pleasing geometric shapes, are dependent on the conditions under which they are formed. Snowflakes, diamonds and tabl

All About Music

It is said that music is the universal language. It crosses all barriers and cultures. It has the ability to evoke so many emotions and create endless feelings. Even if you have never played an instrument and think you are hopeless when it comes to "carrying a tune," you are never too young or old to play an instrument. Sometimes, all we need is a little inspiration! In this short video, watch a 6-year old play the trumpet! You too can play an instrument just like him...it just takes a little bit of practice! And if you're interested in learning more about the trumpet, read about it in today's All About Music! Have a great weekend! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PD

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

Travel With Us

Hungary Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Its capital city is Budapest. Hungary is slightly bigger than its western neighbour Austria and has about 10 million inhabitants. Other countries that border Hungary are Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Hungary's official language is the Hungarian language. It has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 2004. In Hungarian the country is called Magyarország (Hungary) or Magyar Köztársaság (Hungarian Republic). This is named after the Magyar tribes who came to Hungary in the late 9th century. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world. Hungary's capital and its

Let's Make It!

Creating Sculpture with Carving! People have been carving objects out of wood, stone, elephant tusks, and sea shells since the beginning of time. The sculptures that are carved can be quite beautiful and detailed or simple and rough. There is no wrong or right way! It takes a long time and a lot of practice to become a professional wood carver. A great way to start learning how to carve is by creating carvings using bars of soap. Because soap is soft, inexpensive and easy to cut,it is a wonderful way to begin learning the skills of carving sculpture. Give it a try and see what you can create! In today's Let's Make It!, create a soap sculpture of your very own! Click HERE to download this act

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with a few brain stretches in today’s Puzzle Fun! Find the 7 differences in the bird houses, complete the maze, connect the dots and color the picture, and fill in the 4 word grids! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

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

Holt Public Schools Coloring Contest Winners!

In May, Little Caesars on N. Cedar St. held a coloring contest for Holt Public Schools. The individual winners won a certificate and t-shirt for themselves, and a pizza party for their entire class! CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!

Coloring Corner

There’s a simple activity that helps kids to develop cognitively, psychologically and creatively: COLORING! They love to do it…and it can lead to a healthier, happier life! Here are just some of the benefits of coloring for kids: 1. Improves Motor Skills 2. Prepares Them for School 3. Stimulates Creativity 4. Contributes to Better Handwriting 5. Color Awareness, Recognition and Discernment 6. Improved Focus and Hand to Eye Coordination Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

June 2018 Quiz Questions and Answers

This month's Quiz is now available! Download the Quiz and Answers by clicking on the images below! June 2018 Quiz Questions June 2018 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

Math Adventures

In today's Math Adventures, write the answer to each problem. Then, color the picture according to the key at the bottom! Have fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #math

Cookin' Fun!

Bring your kids into the kitchen and have some Cookin' Fun! Kids will love these simple and yummy recipes! This month, enjoy Soft Pretzels, Frozen S'mores, and Dogs in a Sweater! 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. THE BIOLOGY OF SOCCER! In the 1970s, scientists at Adidas came up with the classic black and white design for the World Cup soccer ball. (Adidas has made every World Cup ball since.) The well-inflated, nearly perfect sphere with a strong outside covering made for a good soccer ball.The pattern of black and white shapes helped players follow the the ball as it traveled down the field. Soccer cleats are engineered to provide the best possible traction and directional control. There are different

Use Your Imagination

In today's Use Your Imagination, imagine you spent a day in a candy village! What friends would you meet? Where would you go? Write a story about the fun you would have! 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

PUFFINS The puffin lives in Iceland, as well as in parts of Norway, the northern United States, Eastern Canada, Northern Atlantic Ocean, and Northern Pacific Ocean. The largest colony of puffins are in the Westmann Isles that are part of Iceland. There is an estimated 10 million Atlantic puffins in Iceland. Puffins have short wings and tails, with black feathers on their backs and white feathers underneath. Their faces are mostly white, and their feet are orange... Read more about Puffins in today’s Visit the Wildside! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

All About Books

Can you believe it’s already June and we are ending another school year soon? For some students, this is the last full week of school! What a great year we’ve all had, too! Just a reminder... Kids’ World News publishes all summer long! Have a wonderful summer, practice safety every day and don’t forget to READ READ READ! Below are some great book recommendations from the librarians at the Kent District Library! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Sports and Fitness

HAVE FUN PLAYING TENNIS! Tennis is a great workout for kids! Kids play tennis all over the world. Not only is it fun - tennis gives you a total body workout, builds motor skills, and hand-eye coordination! Tennis is a one on one sport or can also be played as a team competition sport. This sport will help you meet others with the same interests if you join a team at school or at a local club. Tennis also helps you learn sportsmanship. It looks easy but like any other sport, it requires practice to become a great player. Continue reading about playing Tennis n today's Sports and Fitness! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

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