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.
Valentine's Day is tomorrow. Paco is a big fan of Valentine's Day! He loves to share special Valentines with all the caring people in his life. Friends, family members, neighbors, classmates, teachers... there are so many great people to share this holiday with.
One of Paco's favorite things to give is a Handmade Heart Ornament. He made a lot of them to share this week!! He made so many his wings are tired. These little gifts are nice reminders for all of Paco's friends that they are always in his heart! Review the simple instructions below and give it a try. Have a great week my friends.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Want to sing along to some fun songs to help you celebrate such a loving holiday?
Join Elmo, Tori Kelly and others as they sing about kindness to remind you how good it feels to be kind! Just click below to sing along.
Bowling is a great family sport! From the littlest toddlers to the older and wisest, it's a fun game for everyone. Even for those that don't like to bowl, keeping score is a great math challenge. Most bowling alley's have other games too. Like pinball and other arcade favorites. Paco enjoys bowling whenever he can get to his favorite bowling alley. Guess what it's called... PIN PALS! What a great name, don't you think?
If you want to practice bowling even if you can't get to the bowling alley, checkout Paco's Backyard Bowling activity sheet for simple instructions on how to bowl at home!
Use Paco's Bowling Score Sheet to test your math skills and to keep score of your games!
Paco had a great week collecting items for his annual neighborhood Donation Drive! Many things cleaned out of one family’s house can be donated and reused in another. Paco knows how hard it can be to part with items you really like. A long time ago his mom taught him a little trick to help him let go of things he doesn't use anymore while preserving the memory. Just write down why you love it and take a picture for a scrapbook!
Check out the picture below to see how one of Paco's Pals cleaned out, donated, and preserved her great memories! "Nice work Maddie," Paco told her. "Think of all the joy that headband will bring to a new owner!"
Are you ready to explore some words that represent caring and have some fun too? Print out the activity sheet below to see how many words you can find in Paco’s latest Word Search!
Paco loves the garbage truck! Such a big machine with so many moving parts. On garbage day Paco likes to get up early and watch the truck and garbage worker do their thing! And you know what? Garbage trucks aren’t only cool, they are also an important part of every neighborhood.
Each week they collect the trash created by our communities. They deliver the trash to dumps and landfills. Do you know how you can help keep those dumps and landfills from filling up too fast? You can "use it again". Check out this catchy tune from Sesame Street to get ideas on using some familiar items to create new things.
Paco uses a lot of crayons because he loves to draw and color. Check out his latest activity sheet to learn how to up-cycle your old crayons instead of throwing them away! Paco created some amazing new colors with his old broken crayons. What combinations of colors will you use?
There are so many great things about today’s digital world, but do you know one of Paco’s non-digital favorites? MAIL. A nice note in the mail is a wonderful thing. An invitation to an event, a letter from an old friend, or a postcard!! Paco really appreciates the mail service. Did you know the US Postal Service has been around since 1775? That is when Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general. Mail delivery in the United States has continued since then. Amazing, isn’t it?
To help you say thanks to all of your favorite postal workers, Paco created some simple and fun Thank You cards for you to print, color, write, and share! What a great way to show your support for this amazing American service. You can use the note cards to say thank you to anyone you’re grateful for too! Just download the file below to begin.
Now let’s celebrate the USPS with one of Paco’s favorite activities! Are you ready for Read and Find Postal Service Addition?! See if you can spot all the hidden postal gems. Letters, stamps, mailboxes, planes... can you find them all? Download the activity sheet to find out! Have fun.
Cooler weather and colorful trees, this is one of Paco’s favorite times of year. The pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and fall festivals bring lots of fun! And the fall harvest brings many good foods. Fresh foods right from the ground are always delicious. To help give you a better idea of what harvest is all about, Paco has created a harvest video for all his pals!
Click the video below to see what Paco has to share about harvest!
Have you picked out a pumpkin for Halloween yet? Paco picked a BIG one for his pumpkin carving. Did you see how big it was on his postcard this week? He’s trying something new for his pumpkin this year. A PACO-LANTERN! He made a template to share so everyone can make a special Paco pumpkin too.
If you’re ready to swap your Jack-o’-lantern for a Paco-lantern just download the template below. Have fun!
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Yes! It is Paco in a plane! Paco had a great time this week on his very first plane ride. What a great way to travel a long distance in a short time. Plane wings are much faster than Parrot wings! Besides looking out the window and listening to music or watching a movie...do you know what helps pass the time while travelling? Activities!! Check out Paco's On The Go Activity Sets to discover how you can create simple sets to use anytime you're on the go.
Paco learned a lot about flying this week. From the big engines that propel the plane to the giant wings that keep them in the air, he had a very informative week. He also learned how to make a paper airplane. Not just any paper airplane either. Paco's Deluxe Glider Plane can really get some air! Just download the step by step instructions and make your own awesome paper airplane. You can follow along the video to watch each step too. You can even do both! Are you ready to soar?