Paco had an amazing week meeting Shirley at her construction site! There are so many helpful and important tools she uses to make her job easier. From giant bulldozers to small screwdrivers, you can find it all at a construction site. And now you can find many of those same items in Paco's latest Read and Find: Construction Edition! Can you find all the hidden gems?
Ready for some hands on fun to BUILD cool stuff? Just use Paco's Building Block Challenge and let your imagination soar. All you need is a simple set of building blocks and a printer. Check out the activity below to get started.
Don't forget to let Paco know what you built in the comment section below!
It's been a long time since Paco was able to eat out at a restaurant. This week he was able to visit one of his old favorites with his family. The warm weather and the patio set the perfect scene. Everyone was able to order exactly what they wanted and no one had to do the dishes! It was a great outing for Paco.
You know what is almost as fun as ordering from a menu? Getting the whole table involved in some games. Whether you are dining at home or at a restaurant all you need is Paco's Restaurant Fun worksheet to play! Print out the activity and keep it handy so you can raise the fun meter wherever you dine.
Stay safe and healthy friends.
Paco had a wonderful week creating a play to put on at home. It was the first time he did his own play and it turned out wonderfully. Paco's play this week was all about Abraham Lincoln. He got inspired to do the play after reading a biography about the 16th US President!
With Paco's latest activity you can create your own biography about anyone you know, famous or not. After you complete the activity, you could put on your own play too! What a great learning experience it would be. Have fun my friends!
A book a day lets your imagination play! All this time at home has given Paco lots of time to read. He learned about a biography this week. You know what other types of stories are great? Illustrated stories! Have you ever read 'The Day the Crayons Quit?' or 'What Do You Do with an Idea?' What about 'Strictly No Elephants'? Those are some wonderful Illustrated books!
Let's create your own illustrated book!! Just start with a squiggle. This is one of Paco's favorite activities to let his mind wander. Add extra pages to continue your story if you run out of room. Where will the squiggle take you?
Please stay safe and healthy!
Paco had a great visit with a Police Officer this week! Have you ever met a police officer? Paco learned a little bit about all the great work police officers do and he was inspired! If you want to get inspired too, just make your own Police Officer Badge with Paco's make your own activity!
Have fun friends. Please stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy!
Paco is spending a lot of quality time at home right now! He is using some of this time to read and explore different styles of writing. Paco really likes mysteries. They make him feel like a detective. Detective Paco! What do you think??
Check out his latest storyboard to help YOU create your own story. Paco would love to see how your story turns out. If you complete one, share it with him in the comments below, send him an email, or you could even send him a postcard!
Stay safe and be well.
Paco had a great time at the community carnival this week! Lots of games, rides, and fun with his friends. Paco met some new friends and he had a personal best in the 'Strongman' game. Have you ever tried that one? The prizes from the games are always a treat and the cotton candy can't be beat. Do you ever go to carnivals?
Paco created this great memory game to bring bits of a carnival experience right to YOU! Just print out the worksheet and cut out the pieces to test your memory skills. Good luck.
Paco had a great week ringing in 2020! He loves the New Year holiday. Watching fireworks high up in the sky is such a fun way to celebrate. Have you ever seen a big firework display? The New Year is also a great time to think back on the past year and to plan for what the new year may bring.
One of Paco’s favorite, fun, and easy activities to commemorate the year is to complete this Year in Review Worksheet. Just download the activity sheet below and fill in all the blanks about YOU from the last year.
Another fun activity to start the New Year (and end an old one) is to create a Time Capsule! Have you ever made a time capsule? You just have to gather some items and tuck them away to open another time. Paco suggests waiting at least one year before opening, but you can wait even longer if you want! Create your own time capsule to see what will change for you. Just print out Paco’s Time Capsule Checklist below to help you get started.
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 had a great time at ballet class this week! From learning a few foot positions to some fancy French words, he had a blast. Ballet is something Paco had not tried before. It is a performance dance that takes a lot of very hard work and dedication. It is beautiful to watch. Do you want to learn the first five ballet positions?
Check out the image below to download the activity sheet. Be sure to make your arms match the pictures in each position. Have fun.
Now that you have given the first five positions a try, check out the Pinkfong Swan's Ballet video and follow step by step to learn even more.
Arabesque was one of Paco's favorite moves. Which will you like best? Check out the YouTube video below and give it a shot!