Explore The Star-Spangled FunZones in Our July Additions!

As your parents start firing up the barbecue and you spend more time playing in the pool, Frankie has been bringing us so many great summertime adventures. In keeping with the warm weather and past Fourth of July holiday, Frankie decided to put a patriotic flare on all of the new FunZone and Scavenger Hunt additions. Let’s check out just some of the wonderful features to explore this month!
1Frankie and his pals were so excited to celebrate the Fourth of July that they made sure to prepare a glorious picnic right in the center of MainStreet! With this GIANT picnic, it is hard to tell whether this food is huge or you just got smaller. Either way, we certainly seem to have enough treats to go around for all of us Jumpeez!
2If you are starting to get a bit exhausted from hopping all over this picnic potluck, relax by the cool waters of the butterfly-shaped pool at the Boardwalk. The water is just the right temperature help you refresh after a warm JumpStart summer day.
However, maybe you still have a lot of energy to burn off after exploring the MainStreet FunZone. That would not be surprising considering how much sugar is in those large cupcakes! Not to worry, we have just the activity for you to burn off some more steam. A tall waterslide has just popped up DownTown too! Thankfully, you do not need to worry about climbing up the steep latter to reach the top. Save yourself an extra workout by using the launchpad beside the pool!
3Lastly, we have a special Scavenger Hunt for the month so that you can collect items and be prepared for your Fourth of July festivities! These fireworks might give themselves away… Just look at them sparkle!
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With all of these new July additions, you will have plenty to explore with your fellow Jumpeez this month. Maybe start off the month with sharing some treats with your friends, or cooling off by the pool. The possibilities are endless! Also, do not forget to stop by the fireworks show DownTown if you are already missing all of the sparkling festivities from this weekend!

Happy Independence Day, Jumpeez!

Help us celebrate this historic day by joining Frankie and friends in the JumpStart World. Just in time for all the festivities and fireworks, we have kicked off our own celebration with red white and blue decorations, updates FunZones and more!

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How will you be celebrating the 4th of July? Whether you have all kinds of fun family activities planned like BBQs, Block Parties and larger than life fireworks shows, don’t forget to make time to wish you Jumpee pals a happy holiday weekend too! While in the game you’ll be able to enjoy all of the festive summer features like the updated scavenger hunt in MainStreet, DownTown, and Adventure Canyon!

And MOST importantly make sure to listen carefully this season. At the sound of our special signal, you’ll be able to enjoy our summer time fireworks spectacular in certain areas of JumpStart. Check the messages on your ‘About Me’ page for more information!

Independence Day: A Festive Family Parade

Is your neighborhood hosting a festive block party or are you simply looking for a fun activity to increase family bonding time during this long summer weekend? Then, consider planning a 4th of July parade with the kids to show your patriotism. This is not only a great way to pass the time but it will make for great memories and family photo ops that you will cherish throughout the years. All you need are a few red, white, and blue decorations, your family, and their bikes, permitting that they already know how to ride them and a festive fun loving attitude.  Follow our tips for creating a holiday parade that will take your neighborhood by storm this season!

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Come summer your kids are probably already riding around on bikes with their neighborhood friends. And if they aren’t, there’s probably no better time than while they’re out on summer vacation to teach them how to rule the roads on a two wheeler or easy to ride tricycle (If you’re littlest ones are still at that ‘big wheel’ stage). Any wheeled mode of transportation will do. Start by lining up everyone’s bikes in the driveway or yard. Each bike can be treated as the corresponding family member’s own unique parade float.

Before starting to decorate, remember to keep safety as your top priority. As much as you want to deck the bike in the most festive gear that you can find., it will still need to function normally as a bike so steer clear of attaching anything that might create an unnecessary hazard for your child. That means nothing should be able to get tangled in their pedals or wheels or block visibility while they’re riding on the roads. While your goal is to have fun  during the holiday weekend, one thing that would put a major damper on this would be to have a run in with an avoidable accident.

From there gather your decorations. Tinsel, streamers, bows,  flags and any festive attachments will do! Then plan a route through the neighborhood and an order for people to ride in. Let your neighbors know about the event a head of time so that they can watch or possibly get involved themselves. The more people you have, the more options you’ll have for activities like performances or other parade like traditions. You might even invite some of your more experienced riders to carry more around a small mobile speaker to play music that the family can sing along to or simply enjoy while riding through the streets.

A fun time is sure to be had by everyone in your neighborhood when you family’s parade passes through!