Posted on July 17, 2014 by JumpStart
Frankie and the JumpStart friends are celebrating a BIG milestone with our friends at School of Dragons! Today marks the 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the start of classes at their online world, where adventure and science take you on a high flying ride with your very own dragon.
Preview School of Dragons at the Central Park FunZone or enroll your Jumpee to raise, train, and bond with their very own high flying creature at www.SchoolOfDragons.com!
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Posted on June 13, 2014 by JumpStart
We’re making way for the start of summer in JumpStart! Fly into the School of Dragons FunZones in Central Park and DownTown to help us kick off the new season. Take in the brightly lit skies, run through the seasonal sprinklers or find shade under one of the stationed beach umbrellas as you continue your adventure through the JumpStart World!
Help welcome Hiccup back to JumpStart and he’ll teach you a few things about training dragons! Check back into this amazing interactive FunZones to master the viking maze and unlock a special seasonal surprise or play a few rounds of FireBall Frenzy with Toothless!
Over in MainStreet, you’ll even find that our popular Tiki Pool FunZone is back! Jump in the water to beat the heat of take a ride down the slide for a splish, splashing good time. This is the perfect place to gather with your Jumpee pals to make all kinds of summertime memories.
And best of all – this is only the beginning! Stay tuned all summer long for super cool surprises and features that you won’t be able to get enough of this season. from updates to Petz, Ridez, and Threadz to a new scavenger hunt, there’s all kinds of exciting adventures to be had in JumpStart! Before time runs out, pick up all the hidden objects like beach balls, sunglasses, picnic baskets and more to earn yourself something sweet this summer!
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Posted on November 18, 2013 by JumpStart
Thanksgiving is a time of year for family, friends, and delicious foods. How do you and your loved ones mark this annual holiday? Traditions vary across the nation, making each family’s festive feast unique and special. This year, take the time to teach your kids the importance of family, by telling your family’s Thanksgiving tale and sharing your favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Make the fall holiday experience more memorable for your little learners by creating a Thanksgiving themed story telling activity for them to complete!
To turn your Thanksgiving gathering into an opportunity for interactive learning, here is a fun story telling activity that you can use as the starting point for your activity! Just have your little learners fill in each of the blanks to start telling their holiday tale –
Today, my family celebrated Thanksgiving at ______________ (Noun). I was so excited to see ______________ (Noun). We ate all kinds of _______________ (Adjective) foods. I sat next to __________ (Noun) and ______________ (Noun). We talked about _____________ (Noun). Everyone had a _____________ (Adjective) time, while we were together. When we weren’t eating, we _________________ (Verb) and _____________ (Verb). It was ___________ (Adjective)! I’m so ____________ (Adverb) to do it all over again, next year.
Use this quick and easy template or create a unique take of your own to try out!
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Posted on August 22, 2013 by JumpStart
Frankie and friends would like to send all of you a special THANK YOU on behalf of everyone in JumpStart! With your help in our latest S.P.L.A.T. mission, we have been able to band together and save the Voltage Dragon nest from the reach of the evil sorcerer, Tangorra! Now, no Jumpeez that have to worry about the power being drained from our exciting and adventure filled online world!
Were you able to recover and hatch one of our extremely rare Voltage Dragon eggs? If so, congratulations! After all it was quite the challenge to join S.P.L.A.T. and decipher each of the complex clues that were released during this limited time quest. Frankie and the team are really impressed by your abilities to put your JumpStart learning to the ultimate test.
However, the hard work is not over, just yet. Now you’ve got a new adventure ahead as you raise and train your new Mythie friend. Thanks again, and be sure to let us know more about your journey toward completing this exciting mission through the JumpStart World!
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Posted on August 7, 2013 by JumpStart
JumpStart’s last bit of intel from S.P.L.A.T. has been sent out! Were you able to unravel the last clue? A few of our most diligent Jumpee explorers have already done just that to do their part in helping keep JumpStart safe from Tangorra. However, S.P.L.A.T. needs the rest of you Jumpeez to continue the quest and assure that Tangorra doesn’t get his hand on a single one of these rare Mythie eggs. If you haven’t already completed the quest, keep searching for those map pieces! There are still a number of eggs left in the nest, so the more Jumpeez that solve the last clue, the better.
Have you been able to piece together the map and rescue an egg of your own? Jumpeez that complete this quest to find the hidden nest, are given the opportunity to raise their very own Voltage Dragon Mythie! This mission is the only way for players to get one of these extremely rare creatures. After all, it’s been almost 2 years since Tangorra’s last attempt to drain the energy from JumpStart! To mark the occasion and make sure that Jumpeez can focus all of their efforts on caring for these Enchanted Sanctuary pals, Ivy has even offered to care for any Mythies that player might already have. Don’t forget to thank her on your way to the Eggulator!
Learn more about this mission from S.P.L.A.T.!
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Posted on July 20, 2013 by JumpStart
Since it’s official launch earlier this week, School of Dragons has attracted thousands of young Vikings to an adventure filled online world. Each day new players head into the Hatchery to bond, raise, and hatch their new dragon pals, now is the time for you to join in the adventure. Head to School of Dragons today to take to the skies and embark on this all new journey to discovery!
Have you met with Hiccup and his Viking friends to begin exploring? Let the team at School of Dragons know what you think of the game. Whether you’ve been busy fishing, farming, or simply bonding with your new winged friend, there is so much for you to learn while beginning your journey as a student at School of Dragons, where scientific curiosity points your Vikings down a road a fun and learning.
If you can’t get enough of this new online world, remember that you can follow them and stay up to date with all of their latest news by stopping by SchoolOfDragons.com. Are you ready for the adventure ahead with School of Dragons? Learn more about the game over at their official blog, today!
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Posted on July 17, 2013 by JumpStart
School of Dragons has officially opened its doors! With the countdown clock set to zero, Jumpeez from across the JumpStart World and a number of new would-be Vikings are rushing to join in this epic adventure. Today, you can join Hiccup and the rest of the gang from DreamWorks Animation’s hit film, “How to Train Your Dragon,” as they break ground on a new virtual world, where Vikings and dragons coexist.
Now, you can experience what it was like for Hiccup to bond with Toothless by enrolling in School of Dragons. It is within this online world that you will be paired with a dragon of your very own! United toward working for the greater good of the Isle of Berk, the Viking trainers and dragons you’ll find at School of Dragons are unrivaled in both skill and knowledge. After completing the appropriate missions to be paired with your ideal match, Vikings like you will embark on a journey where exploration and scientific curiosities are the key to success.
Join in all the excitement today to find your place in the village and acquire the essential skills behind long held Viking traditions like fishing and farming. But beyond day to day tasks, players will ultimately need to learn all about what it takes to care for and train a dragon. Do you have what it take to join the ranks of Hiccup and the gang? Let us know or start exploring today at www.SchoolOfDragons.com
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