Paco is grateful to have so many wonderful pals to share all his adventures with. The last few weeks of the year celebrating special holidays, birthdays, and the New Year has been fabulous. The time off from work and school for his friends and family gave them all extra time to share together. It was a great ending to our first year of adventures together. Paco and everyone at Postcard Pal hopes that 2020 is full of learning, fun, and adventure for all of you.
To kick off the New Year Paco has created a super fun Read and Find for all his favorite pals! Just download the Winter Holiday Edition below to see how many awesome holiday trinkets you can find.
Paco had the chance to make several of his family's favorite recipes over the last few weeks. One old classic is really easy to make and it's a snack that's great all year long. Paco is even known to pack some in his lunch box! Check out the latest recipe from Paco's Kitchen and discover how you can make Mom's Brown Bag Mix. Feel free to mix things up and add more or less of each item, or swap in any of YOUR favorite crunchy snacks.
Paco was excited to attend a really amazing event this weekend! His Aunt got married and he took a trip to be there with his family and friends. Have you ever been to a wedding? This was Paco’s first time. There was a delightful little ceremony where they gave each other rings. They also made promises to last a lifetime. It was very special. Then the party really started. They had some delicious food and they danced. They danced a lot. It was the most Paco has ever danced at one time. There must be something with celebrating that gets people dancing.
Paco showed off some dance moves from the series The Lion Guard from Disney Junior. It’s especially fitting for a bird but fun for everyone to try! Check out the you tube video below to see how it’s done.
♫ “Go go flamingo, go go flamingo… 🎶Point beak. ♪♪ Head flap. ♪ Flap repeat!” ♫
Did you try the Flamingo?? Dancing is so much fun! Paco really enjoys a good dance party.
Now it's time for another favorite activity: Read and Find Wedding Edition. Can you find all the special wedding symbols in Paco’s latest activity? Just download the activity sheet to find out.
How much time are you active during the day? Active means to be physically moving. Like walking, running, or jumping. Being active helps to keep you fit. And staying fit is an important part of staying healthy! Paco has some great games he plays on his tablet but he knows how important it is to exercise too. There are so many ways for you to keep moving and get exercise. This week Paco has put together some simple ways to get moving in a fun game! Try out some of his favorite moves with Fitness Bingo.
Just download the activity sheet and give it try. Can you get Bingo first?
Do you like Read & Find Activities as much as Paco? He loves to find the hidden items in these worksheets. Try out the latest Fitness Edition to see how many hidden fitness gems you can find. Stay active my friends!
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.
No matter how you say it, in English, Spanish, or French, a birthday party is a special celebration! It’s a great way to honor all the important people in your life. People celebrate birthdays in a lot of different ways. What is your favorite birthday tradition? Paco likes to play games and have cake. He loves a good piñata.
Download Paco’s Read & Find Birthday Party Edition to see if you can find all the fun party favors!
You know what Paco likes almost as much as birthday parties? Learning new and special words! He likes to use them in his postcards too. Paco wrote about courage this week. He had to find the courage to go to the birthday party.
Click the YouTube video below to join Elmo and his pals from Sesame Street as they sing about courage and not giving up!
Now learn even more about Paco's special word this week by checking out his Courage Zone activity. Just download the file below to discover how YOU show courage everyday!
Whether it is inside or outside, a team sport or a personal sport, or whether you win or lose, playing a sport is the perfect way to get exercise, play with friends and have fun! There are so many different sports. Baseball is one of Paco's favorites, but he also likes to play basketball, tennis, soccer, football, ping pong, golf. He likes to go surfing and bowling too...actually, there isn't a sport that Paco does not like!
Try this read and find activity to see what other sports Paco likes! Can you find all of the sports items?
Paco sang "Take Me out to the Ballgame" at the ballpark this week. Do you know that song? It is over 100 years old! Click the video below to sing along on YouTube with
CoCo Melon Nursery Rhymes.
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!
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?