Special Holiday Promo Coming Monday!

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Hey Jumpeez! Do you recognize any of the characters in this picture? If you can’t name them all, don’t worry. Starting Monday, we’re bringing you 10 Days in Frankie’s Workshop, an all-new holiday campaign where YOU get to meet the elves who’ve been hard at work getting JumpStart ready for the holidays!

Each day, there will be a post from one of the JumpStart characters who will share a fun craft to make with your family, a cool worksheet to help you learn or an awesome activity to do with friends!

Be sure to check the blog Monday for the first day in Frankie’s Workshop!

JUMPSTART.COM DOWNTIME: Calling all Jumpeez!

Hello, Jumpeez! BIG things are happening at JumpStart.com this weekend! Starting this Sunday, August 24th, at 9PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) JumpStart.com will be down for scheduled maintenance for at least 6-8 hours.

During this time Frankie and the team will be making changes to help improve load times and server related issues around the game. Stay tuned for updates on when your access to our online world of learning will be restored!

S.P.L.A.T. Alert: Send in a Status Update Stat!

Where are you in your TOP SECRET adventure to unlock access to the hidden nest of Voltage Dragon eggs? S.P.L.A.T. wants to get a status update and see if you’ve been able to decipher anymore of these clues.

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Check back for more clues! We’re counting on you!

And more importantly, we have some news to share. Can you guess what it is? That’s right, Jumpeez – we have a few more clues to share! Two more clues have been put together , which means it’s time for you to head out into JumpStart to locate more map pieces!

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Clue #4 – Where could it be?

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Clue #5 – The top of what?

Need any help following these clues? Let us know in the comments below! And good luck Jumpee – we’re counting on YOU to keep JumpStart safe.

S.P.L.A.T. Alert: Tangorra has Returned!

That’s right, Jumpeez – you heard right! Tangorra has returned to JumpStart to once again cause all kinds of trouble for Frankie and all of YOU adventure-loving Jumpeez. This mischievous character is once again after our precious Egglings for a trouble making potion!

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Map pieces are hidden around JumpStart!

To keep JumpStart safe from harm, S.P.L.A.T. (the Special League Against Troublemakers) is looking to YOU to help us locate the special and extremely rare nest of VOLTAGE DRAGON eggs! Frankie and the team here at the blog will be providing you with all of the latest intel from our friends at S.P.L.A.T., so stay tuned throughout the week for more information, starting NOW! Here are the first three clues to get you to the map pieces.

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Clue #1 – Can you figure out where the next piece of Intel has been hidden?

Click here to read more!

The KidzVuz Tournament is On!

Frankie is excited to see all of the videos that kids from all over JumpStart have created for our KidzVuz Tournament! Has your Jumpee submitted their video yet? Do not worry, there is still plenty of time for your kids to join in on this exciting interactive challenge! With the KidzVuz Booth in JumpStart’s Central Park, creating and submitting videos to J-Tube for your Jumpee has never been this easy! Did we mention there is an awesome prize for the winner of this challenge? The creator of the video with the most views by Thursday April 3rd, will win a FREE 1 month membership to JumpStart! Have your kids submit a video to enter today!

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Popular Game Day Foods for Super Bowl Sunday!

Super Bowl Sunday offers you the opportunity to host a memorable Game Day party with your closest friends and family. Start planning ahead with a few festive finger foods to build a Game Day spread that any football fan would be happy to tackle through! Some of these crowd pleasing and satisfying Game Day treats are perfect for beginning a Super Bowl tradition of your own.

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Mini Slider Sandwiches: These mini sandwiches are perfect for sharing among groups of guests or trying out a variety of recipes. Popular choices for sliders can include BBQ pulled pork and beef of turkey burgers.

Pigs in a Blanket: Dress up your classic mini cocktail sausage by wrapping it in flaky pastry dough. A popular alternative to a full sized hotdog, this delicious treat can be served with a selection of unique sauces or toppings.

Dips, chips and Veggies: A classic combo that allows for much versatility. From salsa and tortilla chips to hummus and pretzels, dips allow you to get creative and find the perfect pairs for your taste. Other popular options include spinach artichoke dip, onion dip, cheese dips, or even 7 layer dip.

Jalapeño Poppers: Improve upon this frozen food aisle staple, by stuffing your peppers with your favorite cheeses. Simple cut the jalapeños in half, fill them with a mixture of your choosing and bake them until the cheese is melted and slightly crispy.

Chicken Wings: The beauty of this classic crowd pleaser is that it can be cooked in all kinds of sauces and in all kinds of ways. Fry them, grill them, or spice them up with a blend of spices, wings are a light yet flavorful snack for during the game.

Meat or Veggie Skewers: If people are walking around during the party and socializing, it is helpful to approach your serving styles in a unique way. Make traditional foods mobile by grilling them on skewers and serving them with tantalizing dipping sauces.

While these are just a few ways for you to start planning your Game Day party spread, remember to make this tradition a memorable one for you and your kids. Take this opportunity to invite them into the kitchen or teach them more about the game. In the end, this major sporting event is all about bringing together fans for some good ole’ fashion fun and competition!

Create a Paper Chain American Flag

Friday, June 14th we celebrate Flag Day. Flag Day can be celebrated in a variety of different ways ranging from barbecues to parades and even crafts. So for this Flag Day, celebrate it with your kids by creating a Paper Chain American Flag of your own!

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Materials

-scissors

-stapler

-tape or string

-red, white, and blue construction paper

Supplies

Instructions

 

 

  1. Cut each piece of paper crosswise into several 1-inch strips. The number of strips you will need varies depending on the size of your flag. For a large flag, like the one pictured above, you will need 20 blue strips, 32 white strips, and 46 red strips.

Strips

  1. Loop the strips around each other to create a chain. As seen in the example picture, you will need 4 blue chains that each have 5 loops, 2 white chains and 2 red chains that have 9 loops each, and 2 red chains and 1 white chain that are 14 loops long.
  1. Using a staple, connect the chains together in the order shown above, alternating between vertical and horizontal.

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  1. Once the flag is completely assembled, use tape or string to hang it on the wall.

 

Try this fun craft with your kids and feel free to create other fun patterns and designs! Not only will your kids have something to be proud of after this project, but they will also have a fun family memory. Be sure to get in the spirit of Flag Day with this great craft!