Saturday, January 22, 2011


Traveling is so much fun! You get to see new places and learn new things! Traveling with a friend makes it even more fun! My favorite traveling friend is Little Red Hen. (She’s a stuffed toy but she doesn’t know it.) We go to lots of interesting places and take loads of pictures. Then we put those pictures into scrapbooks.

The great thing about taking pictures and scrapbooking your adventures is it helps you remember all your great experiences. Every time I share my scrapbooks with friends and family, it makes me so happy to relive those exciting vacations.

Next time you travel, bring a buddy (small stuffed animal) and take pictures of their adventures! Then make a scrapbook.  It’s fun!  Oh, and stay tuned for Little Red's next adventure:  Cruising to Grand Cayman and Cozumel!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Feeding Geese

Have you ever fed the birds at a park? It’s fun! There are several things to keep in mind when you’re feeding wild birds. What do you feed them? How do you get them to eat your food? Can you chase them?

The worst thing to feed the wild birds is moldy bread. It could make them sick! The best thing to do is to get cracked corn, hen scratch (cracked corn, wheat, barley, and oats), and duck pellets from the feed store. Ask your grownup nicely if they’ll take you and help you buy some.

When you get to the park, it’s best to be quiet and move slowly. You don’t want to scare the birds. Watch where you walk because there’s probably poop on the ground. Bring a beach chair and sit, watching the birds. Do you see some swimming? Are they diving? What do you notice? Are they sitting on a nest? Don’t disturb them! That’s not nice. How would you like it if you were a baby bird and your parents were stressed out? Above all, don’t chase them. They won’t trust you or come to you and eat your food if you’re wild and out of control.

Sprinkle the feed on the ground near the edge of the pond. You can even sprinkle it in a “path” that leads closer to your chair. Then sit down, wait patiently, and chances are a brave bird will start nibbling your way. (info, coloring pages, a maze, etc.) (info)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Getting Back Into the School Routine

Now that winter break is almost over, it’s time to get ready to return to your regular daily school schedule. With New Year’s Eve landing on Friday night, chances are you’re staying up late and sleeping in on Saturday.

Here are some ideas to help you ease back into the Monday routine without too much hassle:

On Saturday and Sunday,

1. Eat healthy meals/snacks like what you eat on a school day schedule.

2. Drink lots of water.

3. Get out and play in the afternoon.

4. Make sure your homework is done.

5. Pack everything you need for Monday morning (library books, sneakers, homework, etc.).

6. Get to bed at your regular school night bedtime both Saturday and Sunday.

7. Get up on Sunday as close to your school wakeup time as possible.

Do you have any tips on how to get back into the school routine after a vacation? I’d love to hear them! Please leave a comment below.