A Fiesta of Fun Features Arrives to DownTown!

By now, you’ve probably seen the updated scavenger hunt and new Fiesta themed FunZones in Central Park and DownTown. But do you know what other fun and festive features Frankie and friends have brought to JumpStart? Head to DownTown now to shop through all of the latest seasonal items before time runs out on their LIMITED-TIME run!

Threadz

Not sure where to go? Start at the Threadz Store! There, Jumpeez will find a selection of brilliantly colored spring specials that are nothing short of perfect for enjoying our ongoing fiesta and preparing for the upcoming summer season.

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Other ways you might liven up your adventures this season is by stopping by the Petz Store to adopt one of our amazingly unique characters like everyone’s favorite green and prickly pal – Nacho, the confused cactus!Ridez

And last but certainly not least, the team has also brought back some of your favorite rare and radiant Ridez. Race through missions and take on all kinds of new adventures, by hoping aboard an airplane, magic carpet, or even a UFO! Check out the full selection of items to hit our DownTown Stores by joining us in JumpStart now! Frankie and the team would love to know what you think of these seasonal selections.

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

Cinco de Mayo Patterns

Cinco de Mayo: Learning about Culture & Heritage

Cinco de Mayo translates to the ‘5th of May.’ It marks the Battle of Puebla. While this historic day is observed to commemorate the efforts of Mexico’s army in the Franco – Mexican War, it has become through the years a more general celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. And, for parents with young children, Cinco de Mayo can be an exciting teaching opportunity to open a young person’s perspective on our global community.

Photo by Paul Stein

The Battle of Puebla

The battle of Puebla occurred in 1862 at the Puebla de Los Angeles in Mexico. Pitting the French army against that of Mexico, many underestimated the size and strength of the Mexican forces, believing that this battle would be a swift win for France. However, the Mexican armed forces, led by famed military leader General Ignacio Zaragoza, ultimately came to overcome insurmountable odds against the French army and prevent them from occupying the city, a feat which is now celebrated in Mexico as well as area of the United States and abroad.

Cinco de Mayo Activities and Traditions

Cinco de Mayo Crafts and Activities: From worksheets to basic crafts and more, JumpStart has a few fun an festive options that can help get your kids into the spirit of the day. A number of holiday resources like these are always around for parents and educators to share, so start exploring our site, today! There are even a few fun DIY projects for Cinco de Mayo that you might want to check out on our official Pinterest.

Local Street Festivals and Parades: Research what is going on in your area. Often times community centers and heritage focused groups will plan a number of events and activities for holidays like Cinco de Mayo. You might find mariachi music concerts, food festivals and more that are occurring around this time of year in your city. Connect with your local community to learn more about the importance of this historic day.

Mexican Themed Meals: There’s no better way to learn about culture and heritage than by discussing it over a shared meal. One of the easiest ways to immerse yourself and your family in a culture that is maybe not your own is by trying their food and learning about some of their common, everyday traditions. Try your hand at cooking up some Mexican cuisine or locate a nearby Mexican restaurant for as authentic an experience that you can get!

Fiesta FunZones, Festive Features, and More!

A fiesta of festive activities and decorations awaits you in JumpStart now! Help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo by heading into the game to start exploring our latest seasonal additions like the Piñata FunZone, new scavenger hunt and more.

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Over in Central Park and DownTown, Jumpeez can test their luck by striking some of the brilliantly colored piñatas that Frankie and friends have hung up for this special time of year. Visit this area once a day for a chance to win!

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All around JumpStart’s major hubs of activity like MainStreet, DownTown and Central park, the JumpStart friends have decorated with fiesta themed items galore like sombrero wearing cacti, streamers, and all kinds of fun surprises. Keep exploring to take in the spirit of the season and collect all the hidden objects for our latest hunt. There are toys, guitars, and on other symbols of the season for you to find! And, don’t forget to check out some of exciting offline activities like our Cinco de Mayo themed worksheets at JumpStart.com.