Snow Day Activity: Snowman in a bag!

It's another snow (cold) day for most schools, so here's a fun activity for kiddos to do inside! Who doesn't love building a snowman?! Now you can give the gift of snowman building and there is absolutely no snow required! This activity can also double as a quiet time activity in church or doctors offices! Here’s what you’ll need: -felt in various colors (white, red, black/brown, gray, green, yellow, blue) -1 sheet of blue stiffened felt (sold in sheets at craft stores) -Scissors -Hot glue gun –Snowman template (printed, preferably on cardstock) -Gallon-sized baggies –Labels for bags 1. Print out the template. Cut out the pieces. You don't have to use everything, but at least use the s

What I Want To Be

I Want To Be An Oceanographer! What do oceanographers do? They make maps of the ocean floor, study the life and death of coral reefs, and keep track of ocean currents. Oceanographers work not just at sea in floating laboratories. They work on land, and along the coast to collect information about the temperature and chemistry of the water, undersea land formations, and what it all means for weather, wildlife, and the environment. Oceanographers sometimes go underwater. They use a submarine to look for deep sea vents and chimneys 1½ miles below the ocean's surface. An oceanographer spends a lot of time studying the information that’s collected! Learn more about being an Oceanographer in

Let's Make It!

Rain Sticks Materials Needed: • Long tubes from gift wrap or paper towel • Strips of cardboard • Construction Paper • Tape • Seeds or rice Cut out two 4 inch circles out of the construction paper (trace a cerealbowl for the shape). Put one over the end of the tube, and fold the sides down, and tape around the tube. Make sure it is well taped on and use sturdy paper so that your Rain Stick won't leak! Cut cardboard strips that are narrower than the tube (about 1 inch wide should work). Fold them back and forth like a fan... Read today's Let's Make It! to learn how to finish your Rain Sticks and also to make a Keepsake Handprint & Photo. Have fun! Click HERE to download this activity as

Sports and Fitness

It's Monday, January 28, 2019....and most schools are closed due to the snowstorm! If you're home because of a snow day, hooray! But that doesn't mean you have to stay inside all day and miss out on outdoor fun. Now is a great time to get outside and enjoy all the different winter activities! From skiing and snowboarding, to sledding, hiking and building snowmen, winter offers lots of fun for everyone! No matter which winter sport you choose, staying warm is important. The right clothing and equipment will help you to enjoy yourself a whole lot more. Some of the newer fabrics for cold weather give you the warmth of layers without all the bulk. Did you know that staying warm isn’t just

Spotlight On Health

Sledding is fun! Staying warm is important when your outside during the winter.The right clothing and equipment will help you do that.Dress in layers, people often say. This is true, but some of the newer fabrics for cold weather give you the warmth of layers without all the bulk. Ask an adult if you're not sure what to wear outside. Your body needs to stay warm to work properly. And when your body is at the right temperature, it won't need to spend as much energy getting warm. That will give you maximum energy for winter fun. Also, if you're dressed properly, it means you can stay outside longer without worrying about frostbite. Flying down a hill at what feels like a many miles an hour can

All About Books

GO ON AN ADVENTURE! 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 books they recommend that will take you on an adventure! Read more, read often! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Math Adventures

In today's Math Adventures, solve the gumball math and then use the key to color all the gumballs! Then graph your results based on the number of different colors. Finally, use the chart to find the values of some names that are important to you! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #math

All About Michigan

Fossils are the remains, impressions or traces of organisms that existed millions of years ago. They are the remnants of organisms that have been naturally preserved, such as bones, teeth, scales, shells and skeletons. Usually, fossils are preserved in sedimentary rock and bodies of water. Fossils are important in understanding the history of the world because they provide physical evidence of animals and plants that lived in the past. Through their discovery, paleontologists uncover new ideas about former life on earth. In today's All About Michigan, learn about our State fossil and an ancient creature that lived more than 10,000 years ago! Have a great weekend! Click HERE to download th

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.

Mr. President

On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the football team, and acted in school plays. Upon graduation, he became a radio sports announcer. A screen test in 1937 won him a contract in Hollywood. During the next two decades he appeared in 53 films. From his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, he had two children, Maureen and Michael. Maureen passed away in 2001. In 1952 he married Nancy Davis, who was also an actress, and they had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott. As president of th

Use Your Imagination

Sometimes, just a few words are all that's needed to inspire a great story that becomes all your own! Using your imagination, write a story based on these seven words: The Prince And The Fire Breathing Dragon. What do you think of? What story comes to mind? It can be anything you want...that's what makes your imagination so special! #writing

Science Fun!

Earth's Seven Continents Planet Earth is home to 7.3 billion people and over 1.5 million different species of animals, insects, and plants spread across 7 continents. Earth was not always comprised of seven continents. 175 million years ago the 7 continents were all connected into one supercontinent surrounded by a very large ocean. This supercontinent is known as Pangaea. It slowly began to break apart into 7 different pieces and drift into the positions we find them in the present. But, the continents are not at rest. They are always moving and over time will move and drift into entirely new continents over the next several hundred million years. Today, we have seven continents on planet E

Down On The Farm

Let's learn about Cattle! Cows are often called cattle. The adult female is called a cow. The adult male is called a bull.A baby is called a calf. Cattle are farm animals with thick skin and hoofed feet. Cattle were domesticated (tamed from wild animals) thousands of years ago. They are farmed for their milk, meat, hides (leather), and many other products such as cheese, cream, gelatin, glue and soap to name a few. In some parts of the world, cattle are still used to pull plows and carts. There are still some wild cattle (like the gaur and banteng) living in Asia. Cattle vary in color from white, black, brown to tan. Their milk is produced in the female's udders. Read more about Cattle

All About Music

Harpsichord The harpsichord is a musical instrument that looks like a piano but it sounds much different. Like the piano, it is played by means of a keyboard. It produces it’s sound by plucking a string (rather than striking, as in a piano) when a key is pressed. The harpsichord was used in Renaissance and Baroque music. The first music written for the solo harpsichord was published around the 16th century. Some of the famous composers that wrote music for the harpsichord were William Byrd, Domenico Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Learn more about the Harpsichord in today’s All About Music! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with some brain exercises in today’s Puzzle Fun! Find the 10 differences in the snowman snowball fight, complete the maze to help the fireman find his hose, connect the dots to complete the picture, and try your hand at picture sudoku! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

January 2019 Quiz

This month's Quiz is now available! Download the Quiz Questions and Answers by clicking on the images below! January 2019 Quiz Questions January 2019 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

Middle Ground!

RUN YOUR ENGINE IN THE 'ZONE' Preparing to take a test is more about mental preparation than it is about studying or cramming. Manage your anxiety first. You must get into the 'zone' where your mental engine will run at full capacity. Unfortunately an overwhelmed brain actually shuts down thinking and will favor a fight-or-flight intensity. Try as you might, your body just will not let you hear new information while in this state of being. The only way to be able to learn and hear reason is to de-escalate. Use a meditation moment to put your self in the best frame of mind before studying. It's simple - set a timer for one minute. Concentrate your focus on your breath or on a word that repr

Travel With Us

Let's Visit Switzerland! Switzerland is multilingual and has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh! Switzerland is a landlocked country of around 7.5 million people in Western Europe with an area of 15,940 sq mi. It is a federal republic consisting of 26 states called cantons. Berne is the seat of the federal government and de facto capital, while the country's economic centers are its two global cities, Geneva and especially Zürich. Switzerland is bordered by Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. Switzerland has a long history of neutrality – it has not been at war since 1815 – and hosts many international organizations, including the Red Cross, the WTO

Spotlight On Health

Will I have a scar? Have you ever fallen down, cut your knee and heard the phrase, "You're probably going to have a huge scar." Most kids have. In fact, most kids already have a few scars with interesting stories. Centuries ago, warriors showed off their scars as symbols of their bravery and told stories about how each scar happened. What is a scar anyway? A scar is the brown, pale pink or silvery patch of skin that grows in the place where you once had a cut, scrape, or sore. It’s your skins way of repairing itself from injury. When you hurt yourself, your skin gets to work repairing the open wound. The skin makes a bunch of collagen - tough, white protein fibers that act like bridges.

Coloring Corner

Welcome back from holiday break! Happy 2019 and welcome back from break! We hope everyone had a safe and time away from school! Here is a fun, wintry coloring activity to get the new year started! Have fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

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