<![CDATA[POSTCARD PAL - Paco\'s Blog]]>Fri, 18 Sep 2020 20:41:23 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Summer fun!]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/summer-funSchool has started in a lot of places both virtually and in person. Luckily, in some places, the summer weather is still here for us to enjoy. ​Paco had a great day this week when he visited a water park. It was his one and only visit to a water park this year and, "It was glorious," Paco said! Were you able to swim or play at a water park this summer? 

Keep the summer alive with Paco's Water Park Matching Game. Print the activity sheet below, cut out the pictures, and splash right into a fun matching game. Then watch Paco swim in one of his favorite vocabulary videos. Oh how Paco just loves to swim... 
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<![CDATA[Hot Air Balloon]]>Thu, 10 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/hot-air-balloonPaco saw an amazing display of hot air balloons this week. So many beautiful colors across the sky.  Seeing those big balloons in the air got Paco thinking about where the hot air balloon came from... so he asked some questions!

Turns out the first hot air balloon to carry a person was made in France for a King and Queen all the way back in 1783.  Paco also learned who the first passengers were to take flight in the hot air balloon before the person did. He would have never guessed but it was a sheep, a duck, and a rooster! What a sight that must've been. 

Ready to have some fun with patterns and balloons in Paco's latest What Comes Next? activity. Check out the Hot Air Balloon edition to see if you can finish all the patterns in the worksheet below. 

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<![CDATA[Trail!]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/trailPaco loves a nice day outside on a trail hike. It's a great way to get exercise and explore nature at the same time. When you pay attention on any good hike there are many interesting finds and beautiful colors to be seen. To share some of Paco's favorite sights he created a Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt. The items on the list below are some that Paco sees when he's out in nature. Print the list of items to take with you next time you explore...   How many of the items can you find? 


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Ready for another fun filled nature activity? Find yourself some paper and make squares. Then, follow the directions in Paco's Nature Origami to create one of the awesome animals.  Be sure to take your time and fold carefully. Have fun. 

Share your creations in the comments section below or on Paco's Facebook Page. 

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<![CDATA[fore!]]>Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/foreDo you know what "fore" means in golf? It means: look out, there's a golf ball in the air! Paco played mini-golf this week. He did not have to use the warning word, fore. He kept his focus on a hole in one! Have you ever got a hole in one? That's when you hit the ball in with one shot. It doesn't happen very often but when it does, it sure is amazing! 

Help Paco get a hole in one with his latest maze activity. Just download the worksheet below to get started. 
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<![CDATA[An Apple a day...]]>Thu, 20 Aug 2020 11:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/an-apple-a-dayAn apple a day keeps the doctor away. That's how the old saying goes anyway. While an apple may not really keep all doctors away, eating fruits and vegetables everyday is a good idea! Regular visits with your doctors to help you stay healthy is good too.

Paco had a visit with an eye doctor this week. He's lucky to have nearly perfect eye sight. Have you ever had an eye test? Give Paco's differences challenge a try and see if you can find all the differences in the pictures. Just print the activity sheet below to get started! 
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<![CDATA[My goodness, my goat!]]>Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/my-goodness-my-goatA trip to a farm was very special for Paco this week! He met some new animals and had fun exploring all the amazing things you can find on a farm. From little baby chicks to BIG tractors and wide open spaces, farms are great places to visit. 

Paco has created a new Read and Find to see if you can find all his farm favorites. Just print out the activity below to give it a try. What is your favorite farm find?

Gus the goat was Paco's favorite! Goats are funny. And they are especially funny when they are young and wearing pajamas. Click the link below to see a super cute, super fun goat video from the Sunflower Farm Creamery. Have a super hoppy day!! 

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<![CDATA[RIVERs Rock!]]>Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/rivers-rockRivers are amazing water ways that flow through cities and towns across America. Rivers provide a lot of great activities for everyone to enjoy! Fishing, hiking, swimming, rafting... rivers are fabulous places to explore. Paco had a great week on a rafting adventure. He also had a blast gathering rocks to paint.

Check out his latest activity for instructions on how you can make your own Painted River Rocks! 
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<![CDATA[Train Travel]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/train-travelPaco had a fun ride on his first Train trip this week. He traveled a long way with his family and loved all the sights and sounds along the way. Have you ever been on a train? Train travel has been around for centuries! What a great invention. There are amazing train museums all over the country that teach us the history of trains. If you have a train museum near you, you should check it out! 

Ready to learn some words about trains? Give Paco's word search a try. Just print the activity below to get started! 
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<![CDATA[BUILD IT!]]>Thu, 23 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/build-itPaco had an amazing week meeting Shirley at her construction site! There are so many helpful and important tools she uses to make her job easier. From giant bulldozers to small screwdrivers, you can find it all at a construction site. And now you can find many of those same items in Paco's latest Read and Find: Construction Edition!  Can you find all the hidden gems? 
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Ready for some hands on fun to BUILD cool stuff? Just use Paco's Building Block Challenge and let your imagination soar. All you need is a simple set of building blocks and a printer.  Check out the activity below to get started.

​Don't forget to let Paco know what you built in the comment section below! 
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<![CDATA[HIDDEN TREASURES]]>Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/hidden-treasuresPaco loves to go to second-hand stores, or thrift stores to uncover hidden treasures. Did you see the great watering can he found on his adventure this week? He's having a great time adding his own style to the can. It will be a great tool for him in the garden. 

Paco's little sister found a few mason jars. She's going to use them to make picture frames. It is an easy activity to do with stuff you probably already have. Check it out below. What will your frame look like? 

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