The JumpStart Times: Jumpee Shout Outs

Frankie is back for another edition of our weekly Jumpee Shoutouts from the JumpStart Times! Are you ready to see if you or any of your pals made this week’s fun fan feature, right here on the blog? While submissions are up for all to see in-game through J-Tube, only a few Jumpeez each week are able to get a response from our top dog, Frankie when it comes to their super cool shout outs. Check out this week’s lucky few!

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Have fun go to the zoo!
– Stephanie GoofyToe

There is so much to do and see at the Zoo like visit the
Zoosters from Madagascar! Stop by today and you
can learn all kinds of fun facts about them, solve fun
puzzles, or catch the train to the European
Habitat for more adventures!
-Frankie

I love JumpStart and Math Blaster I have so much
fun playing it. I get on it everyday!
– Amber Swan

Wow! I’ll be sure to share this out-of this-world
news with my buddy Max. He will be so happy to hear
that you’ve been visiting the space station
to put your Math skills to good use!
– Frankie

I love my egg!
– Ryan RicketyGecko

That’s great to hear! Be sure to take good
care of your Eggling by teaching it to dance
and tickling it to keep it happy.
– Frankie
I just want to thank my cousin because he
plays JS and together we have fun all around the world!
– Alex BlueBear

I’m glad to have such amazing explorers,
hanging around JumpStart! Best of luck
on all your future adventures.
– Frankie

National Great Poetry Reading Day

A day that honors the great poets of years past and of today, National Great Poetry Reading Day is the perfect time to spark your kids’ interest in writing literary creations of their own. Pick a few favorite poems to share with your family and open them to this unique form of self-expression. Not sure where to start? Let JumpStart provide you with a few helpful early learning resources and poetry-focused activities.

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After all, exposing your little learners to new types of writing styles will not only allow them to practice reading aloud but it will also give you the opportunity to explore more educational endeavors with them, outside of the classroom. Here are a few FREE and printable worksheets and activities to share with your poet to-be.

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With regular practice and encouragement, your child might find writing and reading poetry to be an interest that they would like to further explore. Not to mention poems can be used as memorable anecdotes in homemade cards or gifts for holidays!

Match starts in 5,4,3,2,1….Go!

Are you ready for your next BroomBall Match? Challenge your fellow Jumpeez to the ultimate BroomBall Match in Windy Hollows! Whether you are on team Dragons or team Unicorns, we are all in it to win and have fun with our Jumpee pals. One can always use a few inside tips to help beat your opponent; here are some tips and tricks to help you give you the cutting edge information to help you win Broomball:

  • First and foremost, get those keyboard controls ready so when the countdown hits “GO” you take off flying. Use the arrow keys to move around and the spacebar to increase your speed!
  • Remember that sharp, last minute turns will help you throw off your opponent when you are attempting to score.
  • Try flying horizontally towards the orbs to help increase your chances of getting an orb.
  • Avoid the obstacles by flying either high near the ceiling or low close to the ground.
  • Use your side arrow controls on your keyboard to help move in and around obstacles. This will also help you maintain your speed.
  • Always try to fly higher than your opponent when bumping their orbs to prevent them from scoring. Flying above your opponents gives you more of a chance to bump their orbs without losing your own.
  • Avoid flying too close to the bleachers and the score boards. These can act as obstacles preventing you from scoring.
  • Shooting for a goal diagonally helps increase your chance of scoring.
  • Don’t spend too much time focusing on bumping your opponent. This could create a distraction and can even cost you the match.

Try out these new BroomBall tricks and tips and start scoring today. Have any more fun tips and tricks that help you win BroomBall matches in Windy Hollows? Share them below along with any thoughts or comments. Keep having fun Jumpeez and keep on scoring!

JumpStart Times: Jumpee Shout Outs

Frankie is back for another edition of our weekly Jumpee Shoutouts from the JumpStart Times! Are you ready to see if you or any of your pals made this week’s fun fan feature, right here on the blog? While submissions are up for all to see in-game through J-Tube, only a few Jumpeez each week are able to get a response from our top dog, Frankie when it comes to their super cool shout outs. Check out this week’s lucky few!

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Tell your friends about Jumpstart
it is awesome!!!!!
-Teresa SparklePuppy

Thanks for inviting your fellow Jumpeez to tell their friends
about JumpStart! It is great to see friends join and
explore the many worlds and adventures in our online game!
– Frankie

I love JUMPSTART because it has learning games to help with your school
work and help you whenever.
-Erin FairyTail

There is so much fun to be had in JumpStart! We love hearing that you’re
enjoying the way that we make learning fun!
– Frankie

I want a shout out to Frankie because I got to do some fun stuff around
JumpStart so thank you!
-Brian HappyFace

Thank you for the shout out, Brian HappyFace! We’re glad that
you are having a fun time. Your love of the game means a lot to
the JumpStart Friends and I.
– Frankie

I love Windy Hollows. You should go to Windy
Hollows today!
-Isabella SwiftJewel

I am happy to hear that you are having so much fun in Windy
Hollows, Isabella SwiftJewel! There are so many activities you can do
with fellow Jumpeez including the Windy Hollows Broom Ball Match!
– Frankie

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

Taking Care of Each Other – Earth Day Worksheet for Grade 2

Getting Kids Involved in Spring Cleaning

Cleaning is not an activity that kids happily take on with a smile on their faces. However, it is hard to deny that importance of annual traditions like spring-cleaning. In quickly examining the house, there is probably no denying that the little ones have more than you probably know what to do with. Have them help get involved around the house by putting a unique spin on getting organized and ready for the new season. Use these tips to get started!

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Make cleaning a goal-oriented activity: assign a treat for completing small goals like organizing toys, putting away craft supplies, or even helping with laundry. You might even create a point system with an ultimate prize like a night out to the movie theater or a trip to a local amusement park or a simple sweet treat like a scoop of ice cream.

Disguise cleaning in competition: A race to fold the most towels or fastest area dusted, these are just a few ideas to get kids acting quickly and wanting to complete tasks. You might even put down a few dust collecting cloths or rags and challenge the kids to race on them like skates.

Music and story telling: Keep them engaged and distracted from the true task at hand by creating a fun environment. Pump up the volume on their favorite tunes and keep them talking or simply lighten the mood by sharing stories or funny jokes. Time spent cleaning will just fly by if they’re having a good time.

Follow the leader / “Simon Says…:” Lead by example and show the kids how its done. You might be surprised that they will simply follow your actions if they are made to think that cleaning is more of a game than a chore.

Cleaning can be made fun no matter your age as long as you approach the process creatively and with a positive attitude. Try these tips to get some spring cleaning done in your home!

Spring into some Seasonal Fun with the Family

The countdown to Easter is on! With this fun and festive holiday just days away, how do you plan on celebrating the spring season with your most cherished of family and friends? Renew some of you favorite holiday traditions or turn to our list of helpful and exciting activities for the family. From brunch ideas and kid friendly crafts to make sure everyone in your home gets in to the spirit of the season, there are a ton of exciting resources on the JumpStart Blog to make the day as memorable as possible.

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Keep exploring and be sure to share some of your top tips and tricks for throwing a holiday gathering like no other!

Click Here for Our List of Festive Activities.