Paco had a great picnic this week. He just packed up some fresh fruit in a basket, grabbed a blanket, and headed outside to enjoy the sunshine with a snack! Such a wonderful and simple summertime treat. You just can't forget the watermelon!!
Getting outdoors is part of what makes summer so much fun, even if it's just your own backyard. Print out Paco's latest Read & Find to discover some fun picnic items that could make your own picnic extra special!
Want to know one of Paco's favorite things to do with a fresh slice of watermelon? PIZZA. Watermelon Fruit Pizza, you just can't go wrong. Check out the recipe below and watch the video to see how it's done. YUM, YUM.
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 had a nice time camping out under the stars with his dad this week! Do you like to camp? Sleeping outside when the sky is clear and the weather is warm can be a lot of fun. To share some of the best parts of camping Paco has created a new Read & Find with lots of camping items. How many of the little treasures can you find on this Camping Edition worksheet?
Paco learned a little bit about the planet Venus on his campout. Did you know that Venus is the third brightest object in the sky? The moon and sun are the only objects brighter! Sometimes you can even see Venus during the day.
If you want to learn more about the planet Venus check out the Kids Learning Tube Venus Facts Video. What do you think Paco's favorite fact about Venus might be? Let him know in the comments below.
This week Paco connected with some friends virtually by video! It was fun for him to see his friends together in one call. They had fun catching up, telling jokes and even singing! Rhi the Rabbit had them all singing along to some of her favorite Sesame Street songs. Rhi told Paco and the others about a series of musical concerts called Tiny Desk, where musical acts perform at a tiny desk in an office. The whole gang from Sesame Street did a concert there last year and it was really fun.
Click the video below to join the cast and sing along too!
If you find yourself missing friends, family members or your teachers, Paco has an idea for you! Just print out the stationary below, color the pictures and write a note. Paco knows that getting things in the mail is a great pick me up for anyone!
Who will you send a note to?
Paco is trying to learn the piano right now. He loves the sweet sounds the piano makes when all the notes come together so nicely! It takes a lot of practice and patience to learn the basics but he's having fun.
Even if you don't have a piano at home, you can try your luck at finding the patterns in Paco's What Comes Next? activity. After all, part of learning music is recognizing the patterns. Have Fun!
If you do have a piano or a keyboard at home, why not try out NPT Music's Baby Shark Piano tutorial? The sounds of the piano are music to my ears!
Paco loves so many things about the Spring season! Flowers, birds, bunnies, sunshine, even rain showers. The changes from winter to spring show new life and beautiful colors. Check out Paco's latest Read & Find to see how many of the hidden Spring treasures you can find.
Want to bring your Spring Read & Find to life? Just add a little color to all the wonderful pictures. Have fun.
Do you know the other seasons of the year? Check out the Seasons Song from Have Fun Teaching to sing along and learn more about every season. What seasons do you like best?
Stay well my friends!
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.
Paco had a great time at his first Symphony performance! He learned about different instruments like the cello, the harp, and the clarinet. There were a lot of violins and a piano too. The number of instruments playing together was spectacular.
Check out Paco's latest Read and Find: Symphony Edition to search for some amazing musical instruments! How many of these do you already know?
Want to sing along to a classic old song to help you learn more about the orchestra? Just click below for a closer look into some of the instruments that make up the symphony. Music is a beautiful thing!
♫ The instruments of the orchestra all play so differently ♫
🎶Some play up high some play down low but all are needed for the symphony♪♪
Paco had great time learning about marine life this week! It was his first visit to such a big indoor aquarium and he loved every square inch of it. There were a lot of fish. Some colorful and big, some small and almost translucent. Paco learned a lot about the different areas where ocean animals live and what they eat. Have you ever been to an aquarium? It’s almost like you’re in the water with the fish. When Paco saw the shark he was happy to have the glass between them, that's for sure. Sharks are so cool, but always keep your distance and respect their space!
You know what Paco likes to sing when he sees or hears about sharks?
I bet you can guess… just click below to sing along with Pink Fong!
Now with a little help from your math skills and a few crayons or colored pencils, you can create a tiny little aquarium full of color for yourself. Be sure to check your math before you start to color. Enjoy!
Building is so much fun! Whenever Paco builds something, whether it's big or small, he fancies himself an engineer. And it's true. Engineers do build things. They build lots of things to solve all kinds of problems. Engineers study and work hard to understand how things work so that they can help make improvements and create new things!
You know who else calls themself an engineer? ELMO! Yep, Elmo the engineer, from Sesame Street. Elmo has a great new idea for a contraption that will... serve pasta?!?! Just click the image below to see what he's up to.
Do you ever call yourself an engineer? You've probably had lots of great ideas for things to build. Paco built a classic birdhouse this week and he also helped his friend Rosco fix a hole in his dog house. He's had a very productive week as an engineer!
The only problem is that Bud hung Paco's birdhouse in a tree and they can't seem to find it! Help the pals through the maze to find Paco's colorful new creation. Just download the worksheet to get started.