A trip to a farm was very special for Paco this week! He met some new animals and had fun exploring all the amazing things you can find on a farm. From little baby chicks to BIG tractors and wide open spaces, farms are great places to visit.
Paco has created a new Read and Find to see if you can find all his farm favorites. Just print out the activity below to give it a try. What is your favorite farm find?
Gus the goat was Paco's favorite! Goats are funny. And they are especially funny when they are young and wearing pajamas. Click the link below to see a super cute, super fun goat video from the Sunflower Farm Creamery. Have a super hoppy day!!
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 had a fun ride on his first Train trip this week. He traveled a long way with his family and loved all the sights and sounds along the way. Have you ever been on a train? Train travel has been around for centuries! What a great invention. There are amazing train museums all over the country that teach us the history of trains. If you have a train museum near you, you should check it out!
Ready to learn some words about trains? Give Paco's word search a try. Just print the activity below to get started!
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!
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 was very happy to get out and play basketball this week! He learned some rules in the game and had fun with new friends. He also found out that when you score in basketball you get one, two, or three points depending on the type of basket you make. One point for a free throw, two points for a regular basket, and three points if your shot is from behind the 3 point line. Paco didn't score any points while playing this week but he did create a fun game to count by tens using a basketball theme!!
Check out the instructions below and print out a score card to get counting.
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 is enjoying the fruits, er, vegetables of his labor! Specifically cucumbers. Paco loves a refreshing cucumber snack anytime but they are especially tasty when they are freshest. Papa Paco is a big fan too. He makes a special Cucumber Salad side dish for many family meals. Have you ever had cucumber salad?
Grab yourself a couple fresh cucumbers and give this family favorite a try. It's a recipe Paco's family uses all summer long. Enjoy!
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 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?