Posted on April 30, 2010 by JumpStart
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six months since the Petz Store was built DownTown at JumpStart.com – but it’s true! Over the past 6 months, we’ve offered all sorts of cute, quirky, spooky and spiky pets for our Jumpeez to enjoy.
Just a few of the JumpStart pets!
Now, we want to hear from you! What sort of pets would you like to see at JumpStart? Leave a comment to tell us about your ideal pet!
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Posted on April 29, 2010 by JumpStart
It flies. It hovers. It floats. It unexpectedly landed somewhere in FutureLand a while back. Dr. Brain and a team of expert Jumpeez have been working hard to fix it. Their hard work has finally enabled us to share it with you! What is IT?? A FLYING SAUCER from outer space!
Click here to find out more about these fantastic flying saucers!
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Posted on April 28, 2010 by JumpStart
Big news: As of this morning, Jumpeez are able to see other players and their dragons in the Enchanted Sanctuary!
More dragons means more fun!
Click here to find out more!
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Posted on April 27, 2010 by JumpStart
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winners: Rebbeca and Tina!
It seems our first two photo challenges here on the JumpStart Blog may have been a smidge too easy for our super-smart JumpStart fans! That’s why we’re amping up the difficulty level for our 3rd photo challenge.
For those of you who are new to this game, William Wonderwings, a JumpStart Jumpee is exploring the online world at JumpStart.com and finding secret locations to have his picture taken.
If you are one of the first TWO people to correctly guess where William is, you’ll win 25 coins! (that’s right, we’re trying two winners this time). Parents – show your kids the photos William posts and help them describe his whereabouts. You just might be surprised at how well they know the world!
Click here to see the new photo!
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Posted on April 26, 2010 by JumpStart
Kids – you know how your parents tell you that you’ve been growing up fast? Well, just like you, sometimes dragons grow up fast too! If you’ve been caring for your dragon, you’ve probably noticed it getting a little bit bigger every few days.
Just Like You, Dragons Grow
From that tiny baby who needed to sleep in the nursery to that bouncing teenager who was big enough to sleep in the dragon dorms – your dragon friend is growing into a strong dragon who will someday be able to breathe fire and fly all on his own!
So what will happen when your dragon is fully grown?
When your dragon has completed training, you’ll be given the option to release your dragon. If you decide to do this, your dragon will take off to explore the world and strengthen his or her wings even more. But don’t worry! Your dragon isn’t gone for good.
In fact, we’re building a whole new area of the Enchanted Sanctuary where you’ll be able to call your released dragons back to visit and play with them. This new area is still under construction, but we’re hoping to open it in just a couple of weeks! Any dragons you release before then will still be able to come back and see you. In the meantime, you can look for another dragon egg to hatch and see what type of dragon you get this time!
If you aren’t ready for your friend to go traveling just yet, you can decide not to release them right away. You won’t be able to get another egg, but you will be able to keep playing and caring for your current dragon.
Thank you all for taking such good care of these baby dragons. We knew we could count on you to raise healthy, happy dragons!
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Posted on April 23, 2010 by JumpStart
Earlier this week, we announced the arrival of the Enchanted Sanctuary, a brand new land where Jumpeez can hatch, raise and train baby dragons. For those of you who have already hatched an egg, you probably discovered that the color you painted you egg influenced the color of your dragon. But what you may not know is that dragons not only come in different colors…they come with different personalities too!
In fact, there are 6 different types of dragons (3 boys and 3 girls), and each one looks and acts a little differently! Want to find out what type of dragon you have? Read on!
The 6 Types of Dragons
Click here to find out how to tell the dragons apart!
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Posted on April 22, 2010 by JumpStart
Today is Earth Day, a day dedicated to awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s environment. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson organized the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, a day marked by a nationwide series of protests and “teach-ins” in support of environmental awareness. For more about Earth Day, click here – that’s where we got our info!
Today is the 40th Earth Day, and it’s a great chance to think about how you can make the world a better and cleaner place. To get you started, JumpStart is joining in on the festivities!
First, we’ve put together a special scavenger hunt. Litterbugs have left their trash all over JumpStart, and we need your help to clean it up! Look around for discarded newspapers, pizza boxes, soda cans and more. The Earth Day scavenger hunt will continue through this weekend, but you should get started as soon as possible to make sure JumpStart stays as clean and beautiful as ever!
Pick up trash, like this discarded newspaper!
Click here for an Earth Day fashion show!
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