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!
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Paco's weekly blog provides many different child approved activities! New blog posts come out every Thursday but this week, Paco has compiled a special collection with some of his favorites to share in one post! Just because we're all staying close to home doesn't mean we have to be bored. Whether you want to get crafty, get moving, or get cooking, Paco has you covered! Want simpler activities to help keep young minds fresh? No problem!
Check out the activities below and let the fun begin.
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KEEP THE MIND SHARP!
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.
What a great week Paco had skiing! His first trip to try this classic winter sport was an awesome adventure. It took a few trips, and falls, down the bunny slope to learn the basics! But just like learning anything new, Paco stuck with it and gave it his best. By the end of his second day on the slopes he knew how to turn and stop. Those are the two most important moves to get started in this sport. The next ski trip will be even more fun. Maybe Paco should try snowboarding next!? What winter sports do you like to do?
Paco created a Read and Find Winter Sports Edition to showcase some winter sport favorites. Can you find all the hidden gems?
BAKE SALE! What a fun time Paco had at his school's event this week. There were so many fresh baked treats it was hard to decide what to buy. Paco's favorites were the lemon bars, chocolate cupcakes, and his very own Bird's Nests. The Bake Sale was held to help raise money for a new playground! It was a great turnout.
Paco had a lot of fun making his special Bird's Nests treats for the Bake Sale. Now he is sharing his recipe with you! Give them a try and share a picture of how yours turned out in the comments. YUM! YUM!
Paco had a fabulous trip to the mall this week! Bud the Bear and mom made the trip with him to find a new bike. He had been saving his money so he could buy the bike he really wanted. It was a great lesson to help Paco learn about the value of money. His new bike will definitely get a lot of use. He is one happy Parrot!
Paco's Money Smart Savings Goal Sheet can help YOU save money for something special too. Is there something that you really want and would like to pay for yourself? Would you like to get something nice for a friend or family member? Is there a charity that you'd like to donate too? No matter what you might be saving for, this goal sheet can help. Just print the activity and start saving today.
Paco's tip: Laminate the paper and use a dry erase pen so you can add your total as you go, and reuse!
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 is happy that there are so many great teachers out there to help kids learn. Teachers are some of the greatest community helpers and can be very inspiring! Paco had a nice visit with his first teacher last week and he met some of the kids in her current class. What a treat that was! Have you ever visited a former teacher to say "Thank You"?
Paco created some special Thank You cards to share with your teachers, or anyone who helps you that you want to say, "Thank you" too! There are a lot of people in our lives who help us grow and learn. Just print out the activity sheet to make your own cards and share with someone special.
The end of this week will bring one of the biggest games of the year, The Super Bowl! This year turns out to be extra special because Paco's favorite team is playing in the big game. It has been a very long time since they have been in a game like this. In fact, it has not happened before in Paco's lifetime. It is very special to make it this far. It will be exciting.
To help you participate in the big game Paco has created Super Bowl Bingo! Just print out the activity sheet and see if you can get Bingo first. Have fun!
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♪♪