Help Frankie with an AdventureLand MATH Challenge

“Hi Jumpeez, Frankie here! My friend Pierre has been visiting the mysterious and wonderful regions of AdventureLand on his summer vacation. While he’s been away, I received a surprise letter from him detailing some of the exciting things he has seen on his vacation. Unfortunately, it seems like parts of the letter have disappeared. If you have ever had the chance to explore AdventureLand, you would know that it takes a lot of work to get to this ancient island! From this letter’s long and difficult journey, its contents have been unfortunately washed away.

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Thankfully, our most adventurous JumpStart crewmember CJ came to the rescue! With a magnifying glass in one hand and a pen in the other, CJ spent day and night working to unscramble the words in Pierre’s correspondence to me. However, he could still use a bit of help restoring this message. What he needs now is for a sharp Jumpee to use addition and counting.

First, add up the numbers in the missing spaces of the letter. Second, use that number to identify which letters that number correspond to in the alphabet, and place it in the blanks!

Here’s Pierre’s letter to us below:

Hi Frankie,

Wow, Ad(11+11)entureLa(7+7)d sure is a m(1+0)rvelous place! I have seen so man(5+20) intere(15+4)ting things! From lan(2+2)-dwelling P(7+13)nk-Punks to the T(8+7)wn of Lost S(4+4)ores, there are so many things to explore in this (5+5)umpS(10+10)art land! I also got to meet your friend Es(7+6)ere(4+8)da! She helped me get a (4+3)iraf(3+3)e to decorate the town with!

Well, I must be going! I cannot wait to return to JumpStart and tell you more about my travels in AdventureLand!

Best wishes,
Pierre

Once you have found the missing letters, comment below with the completed letter so I can read what fascinating stories Pierre has to share with me!

Game of the Week: Foot Frenzy

GoTW-FootFrenzyDeep in the canyons of the Lost Island of Punk Punks, is an ancient city known as Town of Lost Shores. While unknown to many Jumpeez for centuries, this village has been thriving with many different activities to explore! One of the most festive of these is Foot Frenzy. Foot Frenzy is a game passed down by residents of the Town of Lost Shores from generation to generation, where Jumpeez show off their coordination and dance moves. With so many different songs to dance to, you are bound to find the right jam for your own groove. Find your favorite song to dance to in this Game of the Week Mission! Budurl.me/GoTW20

Snapshots from Frankie’s AdventureLand Campout

All week long, Frankie has been giving you and your family tips and treasures straight from his camping explorations of the cliffs and rivers of AdventureLand. In case you have never had a chance to tour the shores of AdventureLand, it is an enormous island located in the clear blue waters south of JumpStart. In order to reach it, you even have to hop into a bright yellow submarine and head there with the help of Pierre. Since I am broadcasting from AdventureLand all week, why should I keep all the fun to myself? Let me share with you some of the cool places I have discovered in my time here. Care to join along for the adventure?

Training Island

1When you first arrive to AdventureLand, you step foot on a slightly smaller land called Training Island. Here is where you learn how to become a top Explorer. Frankie will show you the ropes of collecting items, decorating your House, and fighting off grumpy old Punk Punks. Even on this island, I was amazed at just how many cool things I discovered. Check out this fun hang gliding ride I was able to swing across!

Lost Island of Punk Punks

Once you got the hang of the basics, it is time to explore the real depths of AdventureLand. After centuries of being uninhabited, Pierre and CJ discovered a mysterious land known as the Lost Island of Punk Punks. Much of it has yet to be unexplored and it is up to us to discover some of its secrets.

I was amazed how quickly I began finding new treasures. Right from when we set up base camp, I managed to find a special box of gold right behind this enormous tree:

2As I started growing more courageous, I began walking through the valley into the main part of the island. To my surprise, I came across an entire town right beside the Lost Shores!

There were so many different, fun activities to play here. I even got my groove on with a bit of Foot Frenzy!

3While I was getting tired… I knew that there was still much to explore and the excitement kept me going. I climbed to the top of a steep Mountain where I found Hops, of all people waiting for me! He had spent his time on AdventureLand inventing his very own jet pack. Such a sneaky fellow!

4Well, these are just some of the things I have seen during my campout at AdventureLand, but I still have so much more to explore! Make sure to join Pierre and make the trek to AdventureLand this week to celebrate our week of camping!

Get Ready for Frankie’s Camping Adventure

CampingCampaignEvery summer, one of Frankie’s very secret pastimes is to camp along the colorful shores of the river of AdventureLand. Frankie always learns so much on these camping trips, that he thought this year he might share some of the interesting facts he discovers. All week long Frankie has special camping-themed worksheets, activities, and tips. That way, once you embark on a camping adventure of your own, your family will be more than prepared to explore the wonder of the great outdoors! Make sure to pay extra close attention to the blog this week! You do not want to miss out on a single moment from Frankie’s campside explorations.

Looking for Adventure?

Have you begun your journey through AdventureLand? Since going multiplayer, this vast land of learning has been quite the talk of the JumpStart World. There, explorers just like you must begin training on Training Island before advancing to more challenging missions on Lost Island! Have you been able to board the ship to the island of the punks-punks?

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Designed for elementary level learning, AdventureLand provides activities for Jumpeez of all ages. Explore this interactive area with your Jumpee pals and see how many coins you can earn by helping us send those pesky punk punks away! There’s so much for you to do and see while embarking on new adventures in this part of the JumpStart World with Frankie and friends.

If you’ve already completed your adventure and have been looking to extend the exciting journey through this area of the game, let us know about some of the types of missions that you’d like to see! Put your explorer’s thinking cap on and submit some of your ideas to Frankie and the team, today!

Grab Your Friends and Head to AdventureLand!

Did you hear the big news? Jumpeez everywhere have been talking about the most recent update to AdventureLand! This popular fun filled land of learning has gone multi-player! Soon you’ll be able to grab your friends and meet with Frankie to start your explorer training.

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Now, your Jumpee won’t be alone when you decide to start training and making your way over to the Lost island of the Punk Punks! While interacting with friends, you’ll even be able to share your top tips and tricks for completing each of the missions. Are you and your friends ready to try out the new Multi-player mode? Race on to give it a shot.

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If you are having any issues seeing other players around the game, don’t worry. Start by clearing your browser’s cache by following the simple instruction listed here.

When you get a chance, start exploring AdventureLand with your friends and let us know what you think about the new multi-player mode. But, with all the excitement surrounding this recent update, don’t forget to keep any eye out for those pesky punk punks. At least, now, you have the help of your friends to take on that challenge. Good luck, explorers!

Wanted: Sorcerer Tangorra!

UPDATE: S.P.L.A.T. wants to thank all Jumpeez who participated in this mission! Because of your kids, all the voltage dragon eggs were rescued from the evil Sorcerer Tangorra and JumpStart was saved! This mission is now over. 

If you’ve been in the online world recently, you may have noticed that it’s experiencing a bit of an energy crisis. This one has nothing to do with the electric company- it’s all thanks to the mischievous Sorcerer Tangorra!

S.P.L.A.T. is still working hard at uncovering the mystery behind who this Tangorra is and where he came from, but it’s believed that Sorcerer Tangorra may be responsible for the infamous Punk Punk Fiasco of 1900!

Whoever he is, Tangorra is back and hungry for power!  His newest scheme is to brew a potion that will suck the energy right out of JumpStart!  Sorcerer Tangorra is almost done with his power potion. The last ingredient he needs is the egg of the rare Voltage Dragon!

The only known image of a Voltage Dragon!

The clock is ticking and S.P.L.A.T. needs your help! Follow a clue every day to collect a piece of the map that will lead you to the eggs before Tangorra finds them! The more explorers helping out, the better! It’s up to Jumpeez everywhere to save JumpStart!