<![CDATA[POSTCARD PAL - Paco\'s Blog]]>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:32:59 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Sharing is Caring!]]>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/sharing-is-caringPaco had a great week collecting items for his annual neighborhood Donation Drive! Many things cleaned out of one family’s house can be donated and reused in another. Paco knows how hard it can be to part with items you really like. A long time ago his mom taught him a little trick to help him let go of things he doesn't use anymore while preserving the memory. Just write down why you love it and take a picture for a scrapbook! 

Check out the picture below to see how one of Paco's Pals cleaned out, donated, and preserved her great memories! "Nice work Maddie," Paco told her. "Think of all the joy that headband will bring to a new owner!" 


Are you ready to explore some words that represent caring and have some fun too?  Print out the activity sheet below to see how many words you can find in Paco’s latest Word Search!
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<![CDATA[Garbage Day, Favorite Day!]]>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/garbage-day-favorite-dayPaco loves the garbage truck! Such a big machine with so many moving parts. On garbage day Paco likes to get up early and watch the truck and garbage worker do their thing! And you know what? Garbage trucks aren’t only cool, they are also an important part of every neighborhood.

Each week they collect the trash created by our communities. They deliver the trash to dumps and landfills. Do you know how you can help keep those dumps and landfills from filling up too fast? You can "
use it again". Check out this catchy tune from Sesame Street to get ideas on using some familiar items to create new things. 



Paco uses a lot of crayons because he loves to draw and color. Check out his latest activity sheet to learn how to up-cycle your old crayons instead of throwing them away! Paco created some amazing new colors with his old broken crayons. What combinations of colors will you use?  

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<![CDATA[Plié or Assemblé at the Ballet!]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/plie-or-assemble-at-the-balletPaco loves the garbage truck! Such a big machine with so many moving parts. On garbage day Paco likes to get up early and watch the truck and garbage worker do their thing! And you know what? Garbage trucks aren’t only cool, they are also an important part of every neighborhood.

Each week they collect the trash created by our communities. They deliver the trash to dumps and landfills. Do you know how you can help keep those dumps and landfills from filling up too fast? You can "use it again". 

Check out this catchy tune from Sesame Street to get ideas on using some familiar items to create new things. Just click the image to open youtube and sing along! 
Paco uses a lot of crayons because he loves to draw and color. Check out his latest activity sheet to learn how to up-cycle your old crayons instead of throwing them away!

​Paco created some amazing new colors with his old broken crayons. What combinations of colors will you use?  

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<![CDATA[LOVE IS IN THE AIR]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/love-is-in-the-airPaco was excited to attend a really amazing event this weekend! His Aunt got married and he took a trip to be there with his family and friends. Have you ever been to a wedding? This was Paco’s first time. There was a delightful little ceremony where they gave each other rings. They also made promises to last a lifetime. It was very special. Then the party really started. They had some delicious food and they danced. They danced a lot. It was the most Paco has ever danced at one time. There must be something with celebrating that gets people dancing.
 
Paco showed off some dance moves from the series The Lion Guard from Disney Junior. It’s especially fitting for a bird but fun for everyone to try! Check out the you tube video below to see how it’s done.
 
♫ “Go go flamingo, go go flamingo… 🎶Point beak. ♪♪ Head flap. ♪ Flap repeat!”
Did you try the Flamingo?? Dancing is so much fun! Paco really enjoys a good dance party. 

Now it's time for another favorite activity: Read and Find Wedding Edition. Can you find all the special wedding symbols in Paco’s latest activity? Just download the activity sheet to find out. 

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<![CDATA[sixty minutes everyday!]]>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/sixty-minutes-everydayHow much time are you active during the day? Active means to be physically moving. Like walking, running, or jumping. Being active helps to keep you fit. And staying fit is an important part of staying healthy! Paco has some great games he plays on his tablet but he knows how important it is to exercise too. There are so many ways for you to keep moving and get exercise. This week Paco has put together some simple ways to get moving in a fun game! Try out some of his favorite moves with Fitness Bingo. 

Just download the activity sheet and give it try. Can you get Bingo first? 

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Do you like Read & Find Activities as much as Paco? He loves to find the hidden items in these worksheets. Try out the latest Fitness Edition to see how many hidden fitness gems you can find. Stay active my friends!
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<![CDATA[HAPPY HALLOWEEN!]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:58:31 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/happy-halloweenIt is such a fun time of year. The weather is cooling down and there are so many outdoor festivals to celebrate the Fall. Corn mazes and hay mazes are popular at many events. Have you ever done a maze? Paco and Rhi have a maze between them and the Halloween candy. Can you help them get there?

Just print the maze below to give it a try. 
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Halloween has many surprises. From scary costumes and creepy sounds to funny favorites and tasty treats! Paco created a special Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt to see how many Halloween favorites you can find.

​Print the activity below and check off each item you find. Have a safe and fun Halloween my friends!
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<![CDATA[SNAIL MAIL IS WORTH THE WAIT!]]>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/snail-mail-is-worth-the-wait
There are so many great things about today’s digital world, but do you know one of Paco’s non-digital favorites? MAIL. A nice note in the mail is a wonderful thing. An invitation to an event, a letter from an old friend, or a postcard!! Paco really appreciates the mail service. Did you know the US Postal Service has been around since 1775? That is when Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general. Mail delivery in the United States has continued since then. Amazing, isn’t it? 

To help you say thanks to all of your favorite postal workers, Paco created some simple and fun Thank You cards for you to print, color, write, and share! What a great way to show your support for this amazing American service. You can use the note cards to say thank you to anyone you’re grateful for too!  Just download the file below to begin. 
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Now let’s celebrate the USPS with one of Paco’s favorite activities! Are you ready for Read and Find Postal Service Addition?! See if you can spot all the hidden postal gems. Letters, stamps, mailboxes, planes... can you find them all? Download the activity sheet to find out! Have fun. 
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<![CDATA[HARVEST TIME!]]>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/harvest-timeCooler weather and colorful trees, this is one of Paco’s favorite times of year. The pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and fall festivals bring lots of fun! And the fall harvest brings many good foods. Fresh foods right from the ground are always delicious. To help give you a better idea of what harvest is all about, Paco has created a harvest video for all his pals!

Click the video below to see what Paco has to share about harvest
Have you picked out a pumpkin for Halloween yet? Paco picked a BIG one for his pumpkin carving. Did you see how big it was on his postcard this week? He’s trying something new for his pumpkin this year. A PACO-LANTERN! He made a template to share so everyone can make a special Paco pumpkin too. 

If you’re ready to swap your Jack-o’-lantern for a Paco-lantern just download the template below. Have fun! 
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<![CDATA[WHY FLY WHEN YOU CAN SOAR?!]]>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/why-fly-when-you-can-soarIt’s a bird. It’s a plane. Yes! It is Paco in a plane! Paco had a great time this week on his very first plane ride. What a great way to travel a long distance in a short time. Plane wings are much faster than Parrot wings! Besides looking out the window and listening to music or watching a movie...do you know what helps pass the time while travelling? Activities!! Check out Paco's On The Go Activity Sets to discover how you can create simple sets to use anytime you're on the go. 
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Paco learned a lot about flying this week. From the big engines that propel the plane to the giant wings that keep them in the air, he had a very informative week. He also learned how to make a paper airplane. Not just any paper airplane either. Paco's Deluxe Glider Plane can really get some air! Just download the step by step instructions and make your own awesome paper airplane. You can follow along the video to watch each step too. You can even do both! Are you ready to soar? 
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<![CDATA[Birthday Party, Fiesta, Fête!]]>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/birthday-party-fiesta-feteNo matter how you say it, in English, Spanish, or French, a birthday party is a special celebration! It’s a great way to honor all the important people in your life. People celebrate birthdays in a lot of different ways. What is your favorite birthday tradition? Paco likes to play games and have cake. He loves a good piñata.

​Download Paco’s Read & Find Birthday Party Edition to see if you can find all the fun party favors! 
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You know what Paco likes almost as much as birthday parties? Learning new and special words! He likes to use them in his postcards too. Paco wrote about courage this week. He had to find the courage to go to the birthday party.

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lick the YouTube video below to join Elmo and his pals from Sesame Street as they sing about courage and not giving up! 
Now learn even more about Paco's special word this week by checking out his Courage Zone activity. Just download the file below to discover how YOU show courage everyday!  
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