<![CDATA[POSTCARD PAL - Paco\'s Blog]]>Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:20:49 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Fitness fun]]>Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/fitness-funThere isn't a better way to start the day than with a great workout! What is your favorite activity to get good exercise? Paco loves a brisk walk and push ups really help keep his wings strong!

Paco learned a new word this week. He loves to use this new word whenever he can. It's calisthenics! Calisthenics are simple moves that are easy to do almost anywhere, like jumping jacks or push-ups. Calisthenics help develop strength and flexibility and they can be done without special equipment. Check out Paco's Move Like an Animal Workout so you can try some new calisthenics that will have you moving like an animal!

Which is your favorite? 

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<![CDATA[Car wheels!]]>Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/car-wheelsTires for automobiles are very important, you might even say they make the world go 'round! What a great day Paco had last week at his friend Ace's tire shop. He helped change a tire on a car. It was a great sense of accomplishment. After Ace got Paco's postcard this week he called to explain the lug nuts on the wheel. Paco loved the word lug nut. Isn't it great? The lug nut actually goes on a bolt to hold the wheel on the car!  It acts as fastener, or connector.  Paco just loves to learn new things! 

Check out Paco's latest Read and Find to discover some more new things you might find working with a mechanic. And if you like cars as much as Paco does, give his Colorful World of Automobiles game a go! How many different color cars can you find? 


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<![CDATA[Virtual Reality]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/virtual-realityYou know what is so cool about Virtual Reality? It can be ANYTHING. From outer space to under water, a Virtual Reality game and headset can put you right in the action.

Paco was lucky to try out a VR game this week. The technology is pretty amazing! To get a sense of what VR is like, check out Nat Geo's 360 degree YouTube video and have a peek at what an underwater virtual setting is like. You can follow the story of a young girl as she discovers Grandpa's Reef. Move the video screen around with your mouse, or use the on- screen arrows to explore. Isn't it amazing? 

Ready for some more VR fun? Help Paco navigate his way to find planet Earth in his latest printable activity: Virtual Reality Maze. 

​Print the activity sheet below to give it a try. 
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<![CDATA[Paint a masterpiece!]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/paint-a-masterpieceArt is one of those amazing things that you can create almost anywhere! Painting, pottery, drawing, coloring... we could go on and on.  Paco shared his wonderful Art Wall in his postcard this week. Did you see the masterpieces he hung in his room? Sharing art is one of the great things about creating it. Paco's new Math Masterpieces Activity combines math and art to give you a fun, creative little challenge. Print the activities you want to color and then get to work! 

First, complete each math problem. Next, find the answer of the math problem on the color guide. Finally, color each space on the picture following the color guide. Which masterpiece do like best? 

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<![CDATA[Jumping for joy!]]>Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/jumping-for-joyPaco had a blast at the Trampoline park this week with his friend Olive. Did you see her on the postcard, flying just like Paco? What a special treat it was for Paco to spend some time with his friend. Trampolines are an amazing way to get great exercise and have some fun! 

Paco doesn't have a trampoline at home. But you know what he says?
"No trampoline? No problem!" Check out Paco's favorite ways to jump in his activity sheet below. Are you ready to get airborne? 

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<![CDATA[SHARE and tell]]>Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:01:03 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/share-and-tell​Paco had a great time presenting to his class this week. He wasn’t able to be in person, but he was live and it was great! Have you ever done a Share and Tell with your class, your family, or a few friends? It is a great way to learn new things about the people you interact with.
 
To help you put together your very own Share and Tell, Paco created a new activity for you to use. Just find a special object, thing, or token that you’d like to share with others then check out the worksheet for questions that will help you Share and Tell with your audience! What will you share this week?
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<![CDATA[Snow play!]]>Thu, 07 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/snow-playPaco is really enjoying the SNOW! He had a fun week playing outside building snowmen, making snowballs, sledding, and creating snow angels. There are so many snow play activities for those of us that live in snowy places. What are your favorites? 

Have you ever heard the saying 'no two snowflakes are alike'? It is a common phrase and it is mostly true. Snowflakes are very unique. Finding a perfect match is like one in a billion! That's pretty rare so Paco has made a new activity for you to find that perfect match today. Just print Paco's latest activity Find the Match, and look for that rare snowflake perfect match. Can you find it?

Have fun and stay warm out there! 
 
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<![CDATA[Happy New Year]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/happy-new-year7195652Paco went on an amazing horse-drawn sleigh ride with his sister this week! What a beautiful way to spend a day. There has been a lot of snow this winter already and Paco loves it. There are many fun activities to do outdoors in the snow, as long as you can bundle up to stay warm! Building snowman, sledding, and making snow balls -- it's all so much fun. You can have fun indoors making snowflakes too. Paco has made some wonderful paper snowflakes in the past. Have you ever tried? 

If you want to give it a shot, just follow the instructions on Paco's Snowflakes Activity sheet to create your own Winter Wonderland! 
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<![CDATA[Happy HOlidays]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/happy-holidaysSeason's Greetings friends! If you haven't yet had a chance to send Holiday Greetings to your loved ones, Paco has you covered. Just print out one of his Holiday Cards below and write a special note to someone you care about. Let the spirit of the season help guide your words to let them know how much you care! 

Paco and everyone here at Postcard Pal hopes your holiday season is safe, healthy, and full of good cheer! 

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<![CDATA[painting Party]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/painting-partyPaco had a fun time painting this week! He likes to paint and color all kinds of different things.  Have you ever painted on a ceramic surface? There are a lot of options for you if you haven't. Using oven safe ceramic dishes is one great idea because you can see your artwork every time you use the dish! Follow the simple instructions on Paco's Ceramic Art activity sheet to make your own plate, bowl, mug, or platter! 

Use Paco's Connect the Dots activity to reveal an image that looks a lot like the prehistoric animal that Paco painted this week. Once you've connected all the dots, add some color and make it your own. Isn't art wonderful? 

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