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

Cooking Fun!

Bring your kids into the kitchen and have Cookin' Fun! Kids will love these simple and yummy recipes! This month try Peanut Butter Cheese Ball, Breakfast Tacos, Apple Scones, and Orange Frost Breakfast Drink! Remember, always follow kitchen rules: 1. Always ask an adult if you can use the kitchen. 2. Have all the ingredients before you start. 3. Wash your hands before you touch food. 4. Wear an apron or towel to keep your clothes clean. 5. Always clean up when you are finished. Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Spotlight On Health

Let's talk about BULLYING All kids get teased by a brother, sister, or friend at some time and it’s not harmful when done in a playful, friendly, mutual way. But when teasing becomes hurtful, unkind and constant, it can cross the line into bullying. Bullying is intentional, persistent aggression and can take on many forms. Types of Bullying ► Verbal: Name calling, teasing ► Social: Spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships. ► Physical: Hitting, punching, shoving, kicking. ► Cyberbullying: Using the internet, cell phones or other digital technology to harm others. It is important to take bullying seriously and not just brush it off. It’s a BIG

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with a few brain stretches in today’s Puzzle Fun! Using the pictures, complete the crossword puzzles, rind the 8 words in the word search, and connect the dots! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Sports and Fitness

Gymnastics What kid doesn’t love to run, jump, bounce, hop, climb, swing or FLIP? Gymnastics is one sport that makes exer-cising FUN! Whether it is tumbling on mats, balancing on a beam, swinging on a bar, bouncing on a trampoline or climbing high on a rope, gymnastics has something for all kids who love to exercise. Gymnastics as a sport is one of the most popular of all Olympic sports. During the Olympics many people watch gymnastics. Boys gymnastics has 6 different events (High Bar, Vault, Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, and Rings). Girls use 4 different events (Floor, Balance Beam, Vault and Uneven Par-allel Bars). Gymnastics is a fun sport to watch BUT it is even more enjoy

Science Fun!

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell was an influential scientist, engineer and inventor. The following are some interesting facts about this man: He was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the universities of Edinburgh and London. Bell immigrated to Canada in 1870 and to the United States in 1871. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1882. He is widely credited with the invention of the first practical telephone. He didn’t have the middle name “Graham” until he turned 11. His father gave him his middle name as a birthday present as he wanted a middle name like his two brothers. Bell was an excellent piano player at a young age. His mother and wife we

All About Michigan

Michigan's Isle Royale Isle Royale is an island in the Great Lakes that is located in the northwest of Lake Superior. It is 56 miles from the Michigan shore. The island and the 450 surrounding smaller islands and waters make up the Isle Royale National Park. The island is 45 miles long and 9 miles wide. Ferries from Michigan and Minnesota land at Rock Harbor on the eastern end of the island. Ferries from Minnesota also run to Windigo on the western end. There is also seasonal sea plane service. There are no roads on the island and, in fact, no wheeled vehicles or devices other than wheel chairs permitted by the public. Siskiwit Lake is the largest lake on the island. It has cold, clear

VIST THE WILDSIDE!

Domestic Cats Many people have a pet cat or know someone who does! This special pet comes in all sorts of breeds and colors. Some are long-haired and some are short-haired, and some have no hair at all!Their fur can be different colors or just one, but it usually depends on the breed. The most common breed in America is the American Short hair. Cats normally weigh between 7-15 pounds, and the heaviest cat ever recorded was named Himmy and weighed 46 pounds! Overweight cats often have a variety of health problems, so it is very important to feed cats a proper diet. Indoor cats typically eat cat food, which is a blend of nutrients that cats need. Outdoor and feral cats hunt small animals like

Use Your Imagination

My Dream World In today's Use Your Imagination, write about your favorite book! What was your favorite book? What made you like it so much? If you were to write a book, what would it be about? Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Down On The Farm

The Amazing Apple! Where do apples come from? How do they grow? Let’s take a trip to an apple orchard and find out! On the farm, apples come from apple trees, where their buds were formed a full year before they are picked. During the winter, these fruit buds are dormant (rest-ing) and waiting for spring. As the weather warms in the spring, the leaves and flowers begin to slowly open until the apple trees are covered in white and pink blossoms. The apple blossoms smell so sweet that bees visit them looking to gather nectar to make honey. As they fly from tree to tree and flower to flower, their feet get covered in a dusty sub-stance from the apple blossoms called pollen. When they fly an

Travel With Us

Singapore Singapore is an island country on the Asian continent. The country is in South East Asia. A flight from Singapore to Tokyo takes 8 hours, 13 hours to London/England, 12.5hours to New York/USA. Singapore was founded as a British colony by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. During World War II, Singapore was occupied by the Japanese. It became independent in 1965. Much of the country is built on sand on reclaimed land. The sand is imported mainly from Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Singapore is a city state which is connected via a bridge and a freeway to the mainland of Malaysia. Singapore is not only one island! 63 islands belong to the city state and are dotted around the Singapore co

Sports and Fitness

PING PONG / TABLE TENNIS Is playing ping pong or table tennis an exercise? You bet it is! No matter what kind of exercise you do, it forces your body to use energy and burn calories that are put into your body. You can have fun and burn calories at the same time! As you get better playing, the rallies get longer, your skills sharpen and you work harder! When you play ping pong, you are giving your body an aerobic workout which will strengthen your heart and lungs as you move back and forth across the table. Plus, you will be working at having better flexibility each time you play with your footwork. As your game improves, so does your coordination! Continue reading about Ping Pong / Tabl

Use Your Imagination

Back to School! It's nearly the middle of September and most kids have already been in school 3-4 weeks! So, we want to know... What is your favorite school activity? What subjects do you like best? If you were a teacher, how would you teach your students? In today's Use Your Imagination, write your answers to these questions and how you can make your school year better than ever! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Let's Make It!

The Cool Caterpillar In today's Let's Make It!, have fun creating and playing with your own COOL CATERPILLAR! While working on your craft, read about some cool caterpillar facts! Has anyone ever asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You might have to think about it for a while, or maybe you already have an idea. If you were to ask that question to a caterpillar they would an-swer, “A butterfly! “ Did you know that a cater-pillar is not a baby or an adult? It is a kid like you, still growing and learning each day. The caterpillar is a really interesting, cool kid! They are called "eating machines" be-cause they eat as many leaves and plants as they can each day. They ea

September 2019 Quiz

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

Coloring Corner

In today's Coloring Corner, use the colors by number to color the picture! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

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. FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Work with a parent to solve these challenging word problems based on a high school football game! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

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.

What I Want To Be

Physical Therapist Some Physical Therapists work with kids and teens who have been injured or who have movement problems from an illness, disease or disability. After an injury, physical therapists work to decrease pain and help kids return to daily activities. They teach exercises designed to help regain strength and range of motion. Physical Therapy is often recommended for kids with sports injuries, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, orthopedic disabilities/injuries, heart and lung conditions, birth defects, acute trauma, head injury, muscle diseases to name a few. They use a variety of treatments to help build strength, improve movement and strengthen skills need

Mr. President

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 - December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States, from 1945 to 1953. His wife was Bess Wallace Truman. Harry became president when Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office. As president, Truman made important foreign policy decisions such as using atomic weapons on Japan to end World War II, repairing Europe (which was destroyed during the war), beginning the Cold War, and getting the U.S. involved in the Korean War. Learn more President Harry Truman in today’s Mr. President! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

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