Paco loves all the colors in the produce section of the grocery store. They are so bright! Making fresh foods and trying new things in the kitchen is so much fun. One of Paco’s favorite and most colorful recipes is Watermelon Pizza. If you have not tried it, maybe you should give it a go before the summer ends! Check out the video below to see how it’s done. You can print out the recipe to save for later too. MMMMMM, MMMMMMM. Enjoy!
Paco has hidden some of his favorite foods in this scrumptious Read & Find! Download the activity sheet filled with awesome eats and see how many you can find. What is your strategy for Read & Find activities? Do you number each find? Do you color code each clue? Do you circle all you find? No matter how you do it, it sure is a lot of fun!
Paco loves animals! He spends a lot of time with the animals in his forest. He likes to learn about other animals too. Especially those that are different than him. From alligators to zebras, the world is full of amazing animals. Check out Paco’s Animal Facts video to learn interesting facts about some of his favorite animals.
Now, let’s have some fun and get moving with this Zoo Yoga activity! Find an area with lots of space - a living room, a nice grassy part of a yard or a roomy spot at the park are some ideas to try. Look at the picture of each pose. Move your body to match the picture and see how long you can hold it. Yoga is a great way to stretch your muscles. It can help your body become more flexible and it will even make you stronger! Plus, it is always fun to pretend to be different animals. Paco likes to do the monkey pose most. That's because he loves to move his wings around and make monkey noises... "OOO OOO, AAAHH AHHH"... Which pose is your favorite?
Firefighters are very helpful members of our communities. They have important jobs! They help protect us from fires. They offer assistance to people in need. They are strong and brave members of our communities. Have you ever visited a firehouse? Paco had a great tour of one this week. Check out this fun Fire House Picture Match Scramble to see if you can solve the secret code!
Paco also learned some very important fire safety tips! Did you know that a smoke alarm has a test button? To make sure your smoke alarms are ready to alert you if there is a fire, make sure to test them at least once a month to see if they are working. Watch the video below from the U.S. Fire Administration for more on this safety tip.
It is really important to know your address and how to dial 9-1-1 if there is a fire or other emergency. Paco likes to practice his address by saying it to the tune of the "Happy Birthday" song. The tune helps him remember it easily. You can try this with other well known songs too. What song will you choose?
Did you know that some cell phones are locked by a password? Paco learned how to use a locked cell phone to dial 9-1-1. Every phone is a little different but most have an "Emergency" button that can be used to make a call to 9-1-1 without the password. As a family, take a look at the phones in your house to make sure you know how to use them in case of emergency. Be sure to talk about when the right times are to call 9-1-1 too.
STAY SAFE MY FRIENDS!
Paco is enjoying National s'mores day with his friends. Is there anything better than chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers?!
If you are not around a camp fire, no worries, you can make your own s'mores at home. Below is a recipe for Indoor S'mores and it has everything that you need to know. Have fun!
There’s nothing like a fun summer day at the pool! Cooling off with friends and playing games is such a treat. But it is also very important to stay safe. Do you know the rules of the pools? Never swim alone and always be with an adult. Always protect your skin with sunscreen or a sun-shirt. Do not run. You could slip and fall! Pay attention to what’s going on around you. It’s fun to be safe and it’s cool to follow the rules. Download Paco's Water Safety Word Search below and see if you can find all the hidden words!
Paco likes to learn new words. Did you notice any new words in Paco's postcard this week? Check out this video to find out Paco's favorite new word. What do you think it might be?
Welcome to Paco's Learn & Share Blog. Paco loves to share experiences and he loves to learn new things. One of the newest things Paco has learned is a new dance! Do you like to dance? Check out the video below to learn Paco's new song and his signature dance move. Can you do the Paco?
Paco is also in party mode, celebrating the launch of Postcard Pal and making so many new friends! To celebrate with him, download his Read & Find activity sheet filled with all of his favorite things at a party. See how many party favors you can spot. There are so many balloons and party hats! Can you find them all?