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.
Paco likes how score is kept in tennis, "Love, love!" What a great way to start every game. Love means zero in tennis. Pretty neat, right? Tennis is such a fun sport, have you ever played? Paco likes to play tennis but he also has about 100 things he can do with a tennis ball! Balancing, bouncing, tossing and rolling, kicking, even playing fetch with a pet. If you have access to a tennis ball, you can have loads of fun even without a tennis court. How many tennis balls was Paco balancing on his head in his postcard picture this week?
What other sports can you name by the balls used to play? Check out Paco's Name That Sport Crossword Puzzle to test your Sports knowledge. Good luck.
Paco's favorite summers are filled with fun, friends, and family! He is very grateful for this summer because it has been full of all those things. One of Paco's creative ways to preserve his favorite memories is by creating a Memory Board. There are so many ways you can create a memory board it is a perfect activity for anyone. Paco is just getting started on his, he can't wait to share it with you.
Gather photos, write stories, draw pictures, remember quotations, describe places... on a memory board you can create just about anything you'd like. One way to make your memory board really special is by using proper penmanship! Paco knows how important it is to have clear handwriting. He gets a lot of practice writing his weekly postcards to you. You can now get in some good penmanship practice too. Just use Paco's Handwriting Practice worksheets as a guide to practice each letter. Or you can print out the activities and then trace each letter and number. You know how the saying goes: 'Practice makes perfect.'
Paco would love to see your handwriting progress in a postcard! Don't forget he loves to get mail too.
Paco at Postcard Pal
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Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Paco finished a cool jigsaw puzzle this week! Did you take a guess at what his puzzle was? There was a hint written in his postcard, and a clue in the picture! It was WATER. It was a hard puzzle to put together but it was a great challenge and fun for Paco to complete. If you could do any jigsaw puzzle you wanted, what would it be?
Well, now you can make that happen with Paco's Create Your Own Jigsaw Puzzle activity! Just print the sheet below and follow the instructions to make your very own custom puzzle. And don't miss Paco's Vocab Video, look at how smoothly he glides through the water.
Paco had great fun trying out a little archery this week! One of the biggest lessons he learned was that hitting the bullseye is no easy task. It is much harder than it looks. Paco didn't hit the bullseye at the range this time, but he did hit one in in the activity below!
Can you find the arrow that hit the bulls? Don't get dizzy!