7 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve with Kids!

Here are 7 ways to ring in 2020 with the kids: 1. YOU pick the countdown time! Kids want to be a part of the celebration. Of course they do! A party? Noisemakers? Food they can eat with their hands? Sign them up! The problem is the timing as the countdown happens long after they're supposed to be in bed. That problem is solved if you pick the time. Here are two options: Noon Year's Eve Celebrate at noon. You can still count down until the clock numbers turn to 12 and whatever you choose to happen can happen, whether it's blowing bubbles, dropping balloons or blowing on noisemakers. It's midnight somewhere Pick a city across the world to celebrate with and then figure out the equival

Spotlight On Health

What is Whooping Cough? Kids of today get a series of shots to protect them from getting whooping cough, but some kids will still get it. Babies who have not had all their series of shots are at risk for whooping cough. This is a very serious illness for a baby, and also affects adults ages 60 and older. Whooping cough, which is also called pertussis (pur-tus-is) is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. This includes your lungs and breathing tubes. Whooping cough got its name from kids coughing a lot and in between coughs, they make a “whoop” sound when they try to take a breath. In 1906, two French scientists discovered the pertussis bacteria and this became the first step to

Coloring Corner

Don't let the kids get bored this holiday season! In today's Coloring Corner, keep the kids busy by printing off this picture and have the kids add some color! Then, ask the kids to write about one of your family traditions that you celebrate every year! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

Puzzle Fun

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and spent time with family! Take a break from the holidays and have some fun with today’s Christmas-themed Puzzle Fun! Starting with the pictures, spot the 10 differences, then try to unscramble the two words (the pictures are your clues!), and finally try to make as many words as you can using letters from H A P P Y H O L I D A YS. Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Christmas Countdown: 1 day! 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winter's nap, When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the lustre of mid-day to

All About Michigan

Christmas Countdown: 2 days! The Edmund Fitzgerald The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter. She was built by Great Lakes Engineering in River Rouge, Michigan. When she was launched on June 8, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes at that time and she remains the largest to have sunk there.For seventeen years, the Fitzgerald carried taconite iron ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota to iron works in Detroit, Toledo and other Great Lakes ports. She set seasonal haul records six times.One of her captains, Peter Pulcer was known for playing music day or night over the ship’s intercom system while passing through the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers (b

New Covenant Christian Elementary

Creation Science The elementary students at New Covenant Christian School, grades K4-5th, really did an absolutely amazing job re-telling the story of Jesus Christ , during our annual Christmas program lead by two very cool and wise scientists. Starting from the beginning with the “Seven Days of Creation”, and concluding with His triumphant birth. The students sang child-hood favorites like: Arky Arky, Trust and Obey, and Silent Night just to name a few. The staff and students at NCCS would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and blessed New Year!

Cookin' Fun!

Christmas Countdown: 5 days! Bring your kids into the kitchen and have some Holiday Cookin' Fun! Kids will love these simple and yummy recipes! This month try Christmas Tree Brownies, Holiday Snickerdoodles, and White Air Cookies! 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.

Math Adventures

Christmas Countdown: 6 days! FUN WITH FRACTIONS! In today's Math Adventures, have fun with fractions by coloring in the correct answer to visually show how many parts of the whole are represented by the numerical fraction! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #math

All About Books

Christmas Countdown: 7 days! All About Books Looking for some family fun after Christmas? While kids enjoy the holiday break, don't miss this opportunity to play at the Library. And be sure to ask about getting a library card and checking out books too while you are there! For kids who aren't sure what book to read, here are 3 great suggestions to consider! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

St. Mary’s Pinckney Elementary

Christmas is coming! Kindergarten students at St. Mary Catholic School have been very busy getting ready for Christmas during this Advent season. In addition to the crafts, they have been thinking of others too. “Our Kindergarteners worked together with all the students at St. Mary and donated food to help fill over 150 food baskets for those in need in Livingston County”, said Principal, Mrs. Kinsey. The whole school adopted a family again this year and raised over $400 to buy Christmas presents for a family in need. “Students were asked to do extra chores at home or for a neighbor to help raises some extra money to donate for this cause. “We are very proud of our students and families. Stu

What I Want To Be

Christmas Countdown: 8 days! Veterinarian A veterinarian is another family doctor if you have pets! Veterinarians diagnose and control animal diseases, treat sick and injured animals and prevent the transmission of animal diseases to people. They also advise animal owners on proper care of pets and livestock. A vet also helps to ensure a safe food supply by maintaining the health of food animals. Did you know that veterinarians are involved in wildlife preservation and conservation too? Continue reading about Veterinarians in today's What I want to be! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Mr. President

Christmas Countdown: 9 days! Ronald Reagan 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

Science Fun!

Christmas Countdown: 12 days! OUR WATER CYCLE Get a glass of tap water in a clear glass. Take a good long look at the water. Now, can you guess how old it is? The water in your glass may have fallen from the sky as rain just last week, but the water itself has been around pretty much as long as the earth has! It was on this earth with the Brontosaurus! Our earth has a limited amount of water. That water keeps going around and around - that’s what we all the “Water Cycle.” The Water Cycle is made up of four main parts: Evaporation (and transpiration), Condensation, Precipitation and Collection. Read more about the our Water Cycle in today's Science Fun! Click HERE to download this activity

STEM in Sports!

Christmas Countdown: 13 days! 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.

Use Your Imagination

Christmas Countdown: 14 days! Hi Kids! Have you had a chance to play in the snow or maybe build a snowman in the last few days? What if the snowman you built was magical? Use your imagination and write a story about it!

December 2019 Quiz

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

VIST THE WILDSIDE!

Christmas Countdown: 15 days! Animals Native to Finland In today's Visit the Wildside!, read about two animals that are native to Finland: The Wolverine and the European Mink! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Down On The Farm

Christmas Countdown: 16 days! Reindeer! The reindeer is a medium sized member of the Cervodae (deer) family. Reindeer came to North America in the early 1900’s from Siberia and Norway. Recently, they have been raised on farms in Canada and the United States. Some of the benefits of raising reindeer include the following: They can be raised on the same farm as other deer and livestock. Reindeer are low maintenance, easy handling and relatively disease free animals. They do well in areas that have cold winters and marginal land. Costs for handling facilities and equipment are often lower. But a really unique part of raising reindeer is the demand for them in commercials, parades and other pr

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