Paco 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?
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 your audience all about your special thing!
What will you share this week?
Paco 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!
Paco 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 one of Paco's patterns a shot, print out the activity sheet below and follow the instructions to create your own Winter Wonderland!
Season'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!
Paco 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?
Paco had his game face on this week! He loves to play games with his family and friends. From hopscotch to hide and seek he likes all kinds of games. He especially likes board games. He likes board games SO much that he made his own for you to try!
To get started, print one of the Adventure Game pdf’s below. Paco loves the full color game board but he’s not always by his color printer. Just in case you aren’t either, he made a grayscale version that works the exact same way! Be sure to print all the pages including the instructions, the game cards, and the game board. You’ll need scissors to cut out the game cards and a small object for each player to use on the board. Now grab a couple other players and have some fun.
What does your game face look like? Paco would love to see!
Paco has been having fun with his puppet pal, Sam. Did you get his postcard? Sam is quite a character! Puppets are a great way to use your imagination and have some fun. Have you ever seen a puppet show? They are entertaining events.
If you want to try out your own puppet show, print out Paco's latest activity: Animal Puppets. You can create as many of these cute critter finger puppets as you want. Just give each a personality and put on your own show! What will your puppet show be about?
Happy Thanksgiving! Paco loves to use Thanksgiving as a reminder to be grateful and show gratitude for all the wonderful people and things in our lives. Some of the simplest things are the ones we often take for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends and family. It can be easy to forget these not so small things especially when times are hard! Join Paco and all of us at Postcard Pal this year as we use the holiday to pause and appreciate.
Enjoy one of Paco's favorite home baked rolls with your Thanksgiving meal too. Just follow his tasty Garlic and Rosemary Rolls recipe to add a special treat to your holiday plate. Thanks for being our Pal.
Paco had a great time in the bakery this week! Making fresh cakes, cookies, and breads is such a delight. Do you like to bake? It takes practice and patience. You know something else that requires practice and patience? Origami!
Paco's latest origami activity is the perfect way to share your favorite treats with all your friends! First, bake up a delicious batch of your favorite treat! Then, follow the directions in Paco's Sweet Treat Box worksheet to create an origami box. Finally, put some treats in the box to share with your friends.
Let Paco know how your origami came out in the comments below.