Hops and Frankie Face Off in Basketball

Now that the weather is clearing up, Hops and I thought it could be fun to spend a day at the JS Stadium. There is nothing quite like stepping away from the bustle of DownTown and getting in some healthy exercise and friendly competition. The JS Stadium is filled with different sporting events that you can compete in all while getting some extra practice on your geometry, arithmetic, and spelling.

While you can also play Volleyball and Football, Hops and I are going to stick with playing a heated 1-on-1 match on the Basketball Court. Hops might have the magic jumps to shoot some stellar three-pointers, but I am still confident I will school him today.
1Before we can start shooting hoops, we have to earn our basketballs with a bit of our math smarts. Hops and I agreed to focus on subtraction. What he does not know is that I am a supreme subtract-er! The more answers you can guess correctly, the more balls you will have to shoot!
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Ha! I knew it! Well I have 7 more shots than Hops, which will help a LOT as we start shooting. However, it is best not to get too conceited. I need to stay focused on being the best athlete I can. Also make sure to do your stretches just like Hops!

When shooting make sure that you hit the space part to jump in the air, and then hit the space bar again to shoot the basketball. You want to time this correctly so that you will have an accurate shot and score as many hoops as you can. Also, the more shots you make in a row, the higher the value of each of your shots. So if you score 5 basketballs in a row, you will get five points for your next shot.
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Well we are down to two more shots and it is neck and neck. Hops has 505 points and so do I… I am going to need some extra luck for this shot!

Oh no! I missed. Well, now I just need to make sure Hops does the same will he make his next two shots?
5He did. Well this is a shame, but here at the JumpStart Stadium Basketball is meant to be all in good fun. Let us all give Hops an extra congratulations on beating me on the court!

Take a Tour of Freefall Mountain

Recently a couple of Jumpeez decided to climb up to the very top of Freefall Mountain and do some skydiving! One of the Jumpeez was scared of heights and a bit nervous at first. But after seeing so many of her Jumpee friends having a great time, she thought it was worth taking the plunge. Here is what she had to say during her first ever Freefall Mountain experience:

“Hi everyone! My name is Angelina Airshark and… I am kind of nervous to try sky diving on Freefall Mountain. But I’m always hearing about how exciting that fall through the obstacle course can be. And well I’m already up here, so I guess I cannot back down now! All of my friends have taken lift-off and it is my turn to do the same!
1Woah, look at all the balloons around the mountain! Be on the lookout for these as you soar through the air. Depending on the color of the balloon, you can earn points towards your Freefall Mountain score! Green balloons are 100 points, yellow balloons are 200 points, and the very hidden red balloons are 300 points!
2Look! I just found my first balloon, and a yellow one at that!
3Phew, this is way less scary than I thought it would be, but it is really exhausting! I think I will take a break and look at this beautiful view of the blue oceans of JumpStart! Also, if you need an extra boost in the wind, hover or walk across the propellers.

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This is incredible! I feel like I am seeing JumpStart in a whole new light!
5Oh no, the timer ran out and I am back on land… Well, I think I am definitely ready to do that again! Since there are 2 different challenges with 10 levels each, I think I might spend the rest of the day figuring out which course is my favorite. I am so glad I decided to conquer my fear of heights and take on Freefall Mountain!”

Hop on One of Our Majestic New Ridez

Are you tired of cruising through JumpStart in your February Ride? Have no fear, we hit the golden jackpot with our new Ridez! Whether you prefer to travel by horse, skateboard, or flying saucer, the Ridez store DownTown has got you covered. Take a look at some of our latest new modes of magical transportation that arrived at the Ridez store with our St. Pattie’s Day transformation!

Bamboo Skateboard

BambooThe Ridez store only imports the finest quality woods for their skateboards. Coast through DownTown on this bamboo skateboard and get the best air with your jumps!

Police Car

Police CarDo you consider yourself JumpStart’s top protector? Play Sheriff with this police car Ride!

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Ward Off Bad Luck with These New Threadz

Some sneaky Leprechauns stocked up the shelves of the Threadz Store when we gave JumpStart a majestic new look! We have tons of St. Patty’s Day attire to bring you extra good luck this month. Since the weather is getting warmer, our little green fashionistas also brought you some great clothing for your trips to the Beach and Boardwalk. Check out some of the cool outfits you can pull off this month!
thread1Up to some good old St. Patrick’s mischief? This Leprechaun outfit is perfect for jumping around the Blarney Castle!
thread2Spring has not started quite yet, but this outfit is perfect for any early Beach trip or picnic on MainStreet!
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Is it a Rizard? A Labbit? We have no idea, but these scale skins and rabbit ears will make your Jumpee really stand out!thread4If you want a more casual St. Patty’s look, we also have shamrock t-shirts that have the luck of the Irish.Picture5Look like Irish royalty in this green top and dress. Maybe throw on some green slippers to really make this outfit POP!Picture6How could you resist this knit shamrock top and dress? Fancy enough that our leprechauns would approve of your St. Patty’s spirit!

What is YOUR Jumpee wearing this month? Comment below with pictures of your Jumpee in their St. Patty’s get-up and we will showcase them in our March Jumpee Lookbook!

Preparing for Allergy Season

Springtime weather allows us to do so many outdoor activities with our children. Unfortunately, as all those lovely plants start to bloom, they make our families’ seasonal allergies act up. These allergies can really put a damper on all our great spring family plans. Our children can get grumpy on outings with their watery eyes . We just want to sleep. It feels like the family is forced to stay inside! While we cannot cure our bouts with hay fever, there are some tricks for keeping the family as fresh as possible during pollen season:

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JumpStart Update: What Do You Think of These New Characters?

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Happy Friday, Jumpeez! We have a BIG afternoon surprise for you! Our game creators are putting a lot of thought into a possibly new JumpStart game and have want your opinion on these two elves as characters for it! What do you think about them? Let us know what kind of character you want to represent your new game?

Tell Us Your Thoughts on the Gryphon!

Have you seen the Gryphon soaring through the Enchanted Sanctuary yet? Whether you have or not, we could really use YOUR feedback on our latest addition to JumpStart: The Gryphon!

Click here to take the survey

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Since we released the Hornhowlie, a whole four years have passed! The Gryphon was such a huge update to JumpStart that we want to know what we did right and how we can improve on releasing a new Mythie in the future. Since you Jumpeez are so important to the game production process, we drafted up this survey so that you can tell us all your thoughts on the Gryphon!

Ask your parents to help you take this survey. We only have a few questions to ask, so it is short and fun for you to answer! This is your chance to have your voice heard in our future JumpStart updates, so complete this survey and spill your heart out about the Gryphon!