Paco got to great heights on the swing at the park this week! Do you know how to get a swing to go higher and higher? Paco shared his tips on swinging in his postcard and he's sharing this 'Kidsplainer' video now so you can see the moves in action.
From swings to slides and open fields; a sunny day at the park makes for an amazing day. What is your favorite park activity? Let Paco know in the comments below.
Windmills are wonderful machines! Have you ever seen a working windmill? Paco saw a whole bunch of windmills on his adventure this week. In fact, he visited a wind farm.
A wind farm can provide electricity for entire communities. Do you know the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources? Check out one of Paco's favorite videos that helps explain what a wind farm is and how windmills work!
Then have some fun creating your very own Paper Windmill and watch it spin with a breeze.
Do you have a favorite farm animal? Paco really likes them all but he loves the distinct sound of the roosters. Have you ever heard a rooster crow early in the morning?
See how many farm animals you can name in Paco's Farm Crossword below. Some words go across and some go down. As you start to fill in the words you know you will get clues to help with the words you might not know! Four across is a tricky one, it's not just a duck, it is a male duck. Do you know what that is called? Fill in the puzzle to see if you're right. Paco supplied answers along the bottom of the worksheet, how many did you get right?
Road trips are a great way to travel! And there are many fun ways you can pass the time in the car. From the alphabet game to the license plate game you can keep the whole family entertained while on the way to any destination.
Next time you hit the road with friends or family, take Paco's Great Road Trip Scavenger Hunt along and see if you can find all the items on the list first. Have Fun.
Paco is always doing his best to stay safe and healthy. From regular check-ups at the doctor to eating well and staying active. Creating healthy habits can help set you up for a healthy and happy life. What do you do to keep yourself feeling good?
Check out Paco's new Stay Well Word Search. Can you find all of the words that represent items you might hear or see at a doctor's office or hospital?
Be well friends and have a great day!
Fields of dandelion flowers can be found in many places all over the world! They are one of the most recognizable flowers on earth. There is a pretty good chance you've seen one before! Paco likes to find the flowers after they bloom, when they become big white balls of fluff. Have you ever learned the life cycle of a dandelion? Paco likes to watch the Dandelion life cycle animation that shows a dandelion from seed to flower back to seed! Click below to watch along. Isn't nature grand?
Ready to have some fun with color? Grab crayons, colored pencils, or markers and print the worksheet below. Will your bunnies be the same colors as the flowers?
Will your dandelions be yellow flowers or glowing balls of seeds?
No matter what you choose, Paco would love to see your creation.
Paco had a great time with his community this week. While he helped clean up the parks and sort trash, he learned about recycling plastic. Did you know it can take 700 years for plastic to decompose if it is not recycled?! That is a long time. Check out Paco's video on recycling to see some great uses of recycled plastic.
Then try Paco's 'Sort That Trash' matching game, can you match the trash with the right bin?
You know one of the things that will make Paco smile no matter what? I bet you can guess! PIZZA. Yes, pizza. The perfect food with so may options it could never get old. Do you enjoy pizza nights as much as Paco? With so many different toppings and types of crusts, pizza is a meal that almost anyone can enjoy. What are your go to toppings?
Use Paco's Color by Math activity to combine two of his favorite skills and uncover his favorite food! Have fun.
"The more things that you read, the more things that you'll know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"
That is one of Paco's favorite quotes from the great children's author, Dr. Suess!
Paco read one of Dr. Suess' books for his last book club. 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish' was the title. Have you ever read that book? What fun it is!
Paco enjoys reading lots of different styles, from the great poems of Dr. Suess to the classic mysteries of Encyclopedia Brown! He's also known to take in a good biography or autobiography. Check out this weeks activity, All About Me Autobiography, to start on your own Autobiography.
What is your favorite genre?
Not many days can beat a day at the beach. There are so many fun things to do. This week Paco did some crab hunting and he ran into a really big fella! Did you see the size of the crab on his postcard? What a great time he had.
With Paco's New Beyond the Ocean activity you can create some ocean gems right at home! Just gather the items listed on the worksheet and get started on your Colorful School of Rock Fish. Leave a comment below if you want to share your creation with Paco! Have fun.