Movies can be such a joy to watch! They bring us a lot of entertainment. From crazy capers with twists and turns, to hilarious and heartwarming animated features. Movies help us experience many different feelings. Have you ever imagined making your own movie? Paco has!
Have some fun creating story ideas with Paco’s Storyboard! Just download the worksheet and see where the story takes you...
Getting popcorn at the movie theater is quite a treat! Sometimes I even get my own box. Do you like to eat popcorn? It goes hand in hand with movies at my house. Check out Paco’s Movie Maze to help him find his way to the popcorn.
Papapapapapapa Pop Corn! Download the maze below.
Helping out when people need assistance is a great way to be a good member of your community. Something as simple as holding a door open for someone can make a difference. Donating toys and clothes or volunteering your time are also ideas to offer help. Paco did some volunteering this week to help build a house for a family in need. It was such a rewarding experience and made Paco feel good! Kindness is one of the greatest feelings. You have a lot of opportunities to be kind every day. What will you do to make someone smile today?
Download Paco’s Kindness Bingo game to see how quickly you can get a “Bingo!”
Paco likes to sing along to fun songs. He especially likes songs that help him remember important things! Universal Kids Preschool has a great Kindness is a Muscle sing along that is a helpful reminder of the importance of kindness. Keep the fun going this week as we celebrate kindness and check out the video below from YouTube to sing along!
♪♫“...Gotta flex it everyday... Kindness is a muscle…” ♪♫
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.
It's National Cheese Pizza Day, so let's celebrate by making our own cheesy, delicious, creation! There are so many ways to make a cheese pizza...what type of cheese pizza will you make?
Hiking is such a wonderful way to explore the outdoors and get exercise. Have you ever been on a hike? There are so many great trails in almost any community. You can discover all kinds of colorful objects when you spend time outdoors. Paco has created a fun Scavenger Hunt to help you search for different colors outside. You can find a trail, go to a park, or even search in your own backyard! Just download this Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt and see how many colors you can find.
In order to keep the outdoors beautiful and clean, always try to leave any outdoor space you visit the way you found it. If you find trash that was not yours...pick it up and take it with you to make that space beautiful and clean again! The adventurers that visit next will thank you.
Recycling is a great way to support a clean community and help turn trash into new materials! Check out Paco’s vocabulary video to learn what recycling is and how you can do your part to help our environment.
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!
Paco loves animals! He spends a lot of time with the animals in his forest. He likes to learn about other animals too. Especially those that are different than him. From alligators to zebras, the world is full of amazing animals. Check out Paco’s Animal Facts video to learn interesting facts about some of his favorite animals.
Now, let’s have some fun and get moving with this Zoo Yoga activity! Find an area with lots of space - a living room, a nice grassy part of a yard or a roomy spot at the park are some ideas to try. Look at the picture of each pose. Move your body to match the picture and see how long you can hold it. Yoga is a great way to stretch your muscles. It can help your body become more flexible and it will even make you stronger! Plus, it is always fun to pretend to be different animals. Paco likes to do the monkey pose most. That's because he loves to move his wings around and make monkey noises... "OOO OOO, AAAHH AHHH"... Which pose is your favorite?
Firefighters are very helpful members of our communities. They have important jobs! They help protect us from fires. They offer assistance to people in need. They are strong and brave members of our communities. Have you ever visited a firehouse? Paco had a great tour of one this week. Check out this fun Fire House Picture Match Scramble to see if you can solve the secret code!
Paco also learned some very important fire safety tips! Did you know that a smoke alarm has a test button? To make sure your smoke alarms are ready to alert you if there is a fire, make sure to test them at least once a month to see if they are working. Watch the video below from the U.S. Fire Administration for more on this safety tip.
It is really important to know your address and how to dial 9-1-1 if there is a fire or other emergency. Paco likes to practice his address by saying it to the tune of the "Happy Birthday" song. The tune helps him remember it easily. You can try this with other well known songs too. What song will you choose?
Did you know that some cell phones are locked by a password? Paco learned how to use a locked cell phone to dial 9-1-1. Every phone is a little different but most have an "Emergency" button that can be used to make a call to 9-1-1 without the password. As a family, take a look at the phones in your house to make sure you know how to use them in case of emergency. Be sure to talk about when the right times are to call 9-1-1 too.
STAY SAFE MY FRIENDS!
Paco is enjoying National s'mores day with his friends. Is there anything better than chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers?!
If you are not around a camp fire, no worries, you can make your own s'mores at home. Below is a recipe for Indoor S'mores and it has everything that you need to know. Have fun!
There’s nothing like a fun summer day at the pool! Cooling off with friends and playing games is such a treat. But it is also very important to stay safe. Do you know the rules of the pools? Never swim alone and always be with an adult. Always protect your skin with sunscreen or a sun-shirt. Do not run. You could slip and fall! Pay attention to what’s going on around you. It’s fun to be safe and it’s cool to follow the rules. Download Paco's Water Safety Word Search below and see if you can find all the hidden words!
Paco likes to learn new words. Did you notice any new words in Paco's postcard this week? Check out this video to find out Paco's favorite new word. What do you think it might be?