Have you ever received a friendship bracelet? Have you ever made one? Paco met a new friend this week and is going to make her a friendship bracelet to celebrate their new bond. Whenever she wears it, she will be reminded of Paco! Check out this DIY video to learn how to make friendship bracelets too! Paco is making the first bracelet shown in the video. Is that the one you'll try?
Paco created instructions and a template for making a bracelet wheel. If you make one, Paco would love to see it. Send him a letter, describe it in the comments, or email a photo. He is so happy that you are his friend!
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 it a shot, just follow the instructions on Paco's Snowflakes Activity sheet to create your own Winter Wonderland!
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 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.
Halloween is a fun holiday full of spooky mazes, awesome costumes, great games, and plenty of candy! Paco created a few fun activities to help you celebrate Halloween this year. Help him find the treats in his Halloween Candy Maze. Or take a stroll around your neighborhood and see how many items from his Scavenger Hunt you can find! If you're really feeling creative, dive right into making your own Yarn Monster. If you like Halloween as much as Paco, try all three of these amazing activities.
Share your final creations in the comments below. Stay safe and have a Spooktacular Halloween!
Paco 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?
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.
Rivers 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!
Paco 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?
Paco had a great week exploring the stars in the night sky! On a nice clear night he can see a lot of stars by just looking up. He also has a telescope that he uses to see so much more of what is in the sky. Planets, constellations, shooting stars, and closer views of the moon. Have you ever looked through a telescope?
You can use Paco's Lost In Space Galaxy Bottle activity to create your own universe in a bottle! Just grab a few supplies and follow the directions on the worksheet. Have fun and be creative!
Paco made a special video to show you how he finds Polaris, also called the North Star. When you are in the Northern Hemisphere the North Star can be very helpful because when you find that star you will always know you are facing north. Explorers have been using The North Star to help with navigation for centuries! If it's cloudy or if you're in a big city with a lot of light it can be more difficult to find. Pick a nice clear night with a dark sky and follow Paco's tips. Imagine using the stars to guide you on an exploration. Where can the stars take you?
Paco wrote a special poem for all his pals this week. Did you get his postcard? He used poetry to share his feelings about the special holiday coming up this weekend. Memorial Day is a holiday to honor Military Service Members who lost their lives serving our country.
To help you show your support of our Military Heroes Paco created a fun activity! Just print out the worksheet below and gather some supplies to get started. When you're done with your Windsock be sure to hang it somewhere for all to see.
Happy Memorial Day!
Memorial Day is the holiday that traditionally kicks off summer! The long weekend is usually filled with fun summer get aways and family visits. Check out the Singing Walrus' Summer song to uncover some of Paco's favorite summertime activities.