Holiday Campaign Going on Now!

Have you seen our fun Holiday Campaign, 10 DAYS IN FRANKIE’S WORKSHOP yet? The many faces in and behind JumpStart have been sharing a craft, worksheet or activity each day! They’ve posted craft ideas, video tutorials and activities designed to make the Holidays extra special! We’ve rounded up some of our favorites so far and shared them here!

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Day 7: Meet Lauren!

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Hi Everyone! My name is Lauren, and I’m a member of the Community Team at JumpStart! I help work on exciting campaigns like 10 Days in Frankie’s Workshop as well as managing our different social media sites and keeping Jumpeez in the loop with new game developments and coming features! For my post in 10 DAYS IN FRANKIE’S WORKSHOP, I chose to make a gingerbread house!

Check it out below!

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Day 3: Meet Shannon!

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In addition to the many faces IN JumpStart, there are also several faces BEHIND JumpStart! These are the Producers, Artists, Designers and Community Team members who work together to create fantastic products like JumpStart! One of these is Shannon, who is a Producer on World of Madagascar. Shannon is here with an AWESOME DIY video tutorial that she made to share with Jumpeez everywhere!

Watch her video below and let us know what you think!

Day 2: Meet Kisha

Image converted using ifftoanyHere for Day 2 of 10 DAYS IN FRANKIE’S WORKSHOP is Kisha! Super creative and the resident artist of JumpStart, Kisha is excited to share with you FOUR DIY ornaments you can make at home!

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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!

Counting Down to the Holidays

Looking for ways to get the family excited about the upcoming holiday season? Design a 10-day countdown to allow them to get into the swing of things. To make it more interesting add a level of mystery to the planned activity of the day by writing each down on a piece of paper and tossing it into a festive holiday hat or decorated container. With each passing day, have your kids blindly select an activity to enjoy.

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Short on ideas? Here are some of our favorite Holiday activities that are not only festive but also perfect for the family.

  • Holiday Caroling – Gather your kids and local friends to coordinate a caroling adventure through your neighborhood or a local community center. Pick your favorite holiday tunes and practice a few times before heading out.
  • Cookie Swap Parties – Cookie swap parties are perfect for kids and adults that are big on baking or simply just fans of these festive sweet treats. To get started, get your guest list together and when everyone arrives, guest can swap cookie and recipes to share with their family and friends.
  • Ornament Making – For some hands on fun, invite your kids to make their very own homemade holiday ornaments, using easily found materials like cinnamon scented salt or modeling dough. Use cookie cutters to create festive shapes to hand around your home or tree.
  • Cookie Decorating – A perfect alternative to baking and a much easier feat to manage with younger kids, grab a fun selection of different colored icings, sprinkles and other edible food decorations and lay out some cookies for you kids or holiday guests to enjoy.
  • Holiday Movie Night – Bundle up and snuggle up by the television with your kids by sharing a holiday themed movie with them. You can even set out special treats to make the event feel more special than their average night in front of the TV.

Fall Inspirations for Your Home

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Something about home decorations help make the holidays feel complete– that is, in addition to quality time spent with the family! We gave you recommendations for getting your home in the Halloween spirit and we’re back with some more ideas for Thanksgiving decorations! As you’re taking down jack-o-lanterns, ghoulish ghosts and the rest of your Halloween decorations, switch them out with some of these fall favorites.

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