End of Thanksgiving Month in JumpStart

We hope you had a cozy and heartwarming Thanksgiving with your family yesterday! JumpStart has extended all the amazing Thanksgiving-themed features for just a few more days, so be sure to check it out before it ends!

Scavenger Hunt – hidden pieces of Thanksgiving icons are scattered around JumpStart, so be sure to find all the missing pieces before time runs out for a special prize!

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

Turkey Chase – these adorable poultries are not going to be around forever! Don’t miss out on a chance to tease the turkeys!

FunZones – the Mayflower is about to set sail for a new destination, and limited-time special entrances to Garden Defense and Shipwreck Lagoon are about to disappear. Check out these fun-filled FunZones before it disappears from JumpStart!

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Petz, Ridez, and Threadz – the fashionable Native American and Pilgrim outfits can be reused for costume parties you have in your neighborhood. Special themed Ridez and Petz are here for a limited-time, so don’t forget to pick one up.

Soon, all the Thanksgiving-themed features will be replaced by winter specials! Be on the look out for this chilly-fun update, just in time for yet another holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving from JumpStart!

Thanksgiving means many different things to families across the country. How will you be celebrating this historic American holiday? Whether you are enjoying a feast with your family or embarking on other festive traditions, you won’t want to miss out on all the amazing seasonal specials that Frankie and friends have incorporated into JumpStart for the season.plugin-container 2013-11-27 10-33-48-05

When you’ve got the time, don’t forget to celebrate with your in-world friends or find the perfect JumpStart holiday features and resources to enjoy with your family. From worksheets to crafts and everything in between, let us know how you are giving thanks during this time of year!

The JumpStart Times: Jumpee Shout Outs

Frankie’s Tuesday Shout Outs are back! Keep submitting content to the JumpStart Times and you might even see your Shout Out featured here on the blog. Scroll down to read through some of Frankie’s top picks now –

headerThe Café is open in the VIP HangOut.
We are looking for help. Thanks!
– Rebecca Wolf

Thanks for reaching out to your fellow Jumpeez,
Rebecca Wolf! I’m sure that you’ll make a ton of
new friends by organizing events at the café.
-Frankie

What’s up guys? My name is Rachel WonderWolf
and I LOVE to chat and hang out!
– Rachel WonderWolf

What a great way to introduce yourself to Jumpeez
from all over the JumpStart world, Rachel
WonderWolf! We hope you have a ton of fun on your
next in-game adventure.
– Frankie

I just hatched my voltage dragon!
– Sofia AzulPuppy

Congratulations, Sofia AzulPuppy! It takes a hardworking
Jumpee to raise a Mythie and also manage to complete
the special S.P.L.A.T. mission that players must complete
to receive a voltage dragon egg.
– Frankie

I would like to make a shout out to my family and my friends
– Alyssa SilverWing

I’m sure they will appreciate this special mention, Alyssa
SilverWIng! Thanks for submitting your shout out!
– Frankie

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

Thanksgiving History and Traditions

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving, this year? Beyond the usual, feast and family reunions, try sharing a few special historical facts and popular fall holiday traditions with your kid. You might find that there is a ton for your kids to learn when it comes to giving thanks and observing this annual American holiday!

Photo by Steven Depolo

Photo by Steven Depolo

History

Throughout history, Native American tribes have held ceremonies to pay their gratitude for successful harvests through the season. And, similarly, the English people who comprised the settlement at Plymouth   ha much to rejoice over when they began settling into the New World. When these Pilgrims first arrived to the New World, they brought new traditions and practices to the modern American Thanksgiving story.

Traditions

Gathering

This is the day when family takes the spotlight, where more than 50 million people travels across the states in America on the road or through the sky to visit their families. Family reunites to share an appreciation for the meaningful and comforting ties with their loved ones.

Food

A family reunion is not complete with a feast! The classic menu items for this particularly holiday include turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry, and root vegetables, which are all based on New England fall harvests. However, as the tradition spreads, people look for local items that are both more accessible and suitable for local’s taste.

Photo by tinyfroglet

Photo by tinyfroglet

Wishbone

As you and your family gobble up your delicious meal, you will find that a forked bone, located at the base of the neck of your turkey is visually and physically present. This is the wishbone. In the past, Europeans believed that the wishbone could predict the weather. Nowadays, people believed that if you compete with another person in a game of tug-o-war, whoever breaks off a larger section of the bone is granted a wish.

Volunteer

Giving back to the community is the most meaningful way to express your gratitude and appreciation for the blessings you are given throughout this year. Help a local church or homeless shelter to provide a bit of warmth and comfort for the less unfortunate.

Apart from all the life-long lessons you can teach your kid during this holiday season, be sure to also have lots of fun and enjoy the annual celebration!

The JumpStart Times: Jumpee Shout Outs

More submission have been coming in, which means we’ve got even more shout outs to feature, right here at the blog! Did you or any of your Jumpee pals make this week’s picks from Frankie? Keep reading to learn what some of your fellow Jumpeez are up to or check into J-Tube for our full list of recent player submissions!

headerMythies are awesome!
– Savannah SilverFalcon

These popular Enchanted Sanctuary pals are great
companions for Jumpeez exploring the JumpStart World,
Savannah SilverFalcon. Don’t forget that you can
release your Mythie to Flight School to raise, train, and
care for any one of our other Mythie types!
– Frankie

Go to the JS Stadium, today!
– Paul IceHawk

The JS Stadium is an amazing place for sports fans
and beginners to enjoy their favorite games while still
putting their knowledge to the test. Thanks for
spreading the word about this awesome in-game location!
– Frankie

Click here to view more player shout outs!

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week