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Amazing Honey Bees
Wild Horses of Corolla
2017 National Spelling Bee Champions
North Carolina Outer Banks
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Hello! Hooray for summer! The first day of Summer is on June 20th, and there are lots of fun things to do with your family and friends in the North Carolina Triangle. It's time for summer vacation, summer camps, Durham Bulls baseball games, and the 38th Annual Festival for the Eno River (on Saturday, July 2nd & Tuesday, July 4th). You won't want to miss the Festival for the Eno, so be sure to mark it on your calendar now. Summer is a perfect time to explore nature outdoors on family hikes and outings. Visit www.chillkids.com for lots of ideas for hiking and picnics. Visit the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill and see lots of pollinators like bees and butterflies busy at work, flying from flower to flower. Read about the amazing honey bee on page 7, and learn about some of the kinds of flowers that honey bees love the most. Plant some honey bee-favorites in your own garden! On page 5, read about the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship and the North Carolina finalists. Challenge your family to a spelling bee, and increase your vocabulary by learning the winning words of the previous National Spelling Bee final rounds. On page 13, find lots of ways to beat the heat with family fun all Summer long at Northgate Mall in Durham! Visit northgatemall.com/events. Get out in nature, get "unplugged," and read all summer long! Have a joyful June!
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The Wild Horses of Corolla Running Free on the Beaches of the NC Outer Banks
Hundreds of years ago, before America was even a country, the great powers of the world at the time â€” England and Spain â€” were in a race to see who could claim this new continent. Both countries left a major mark on the culture and development of America, and in particular on the wildlife that calls our country home.
Today, the wild horses that live on Ocracoke and Corolla carry the distinguishing features of Spanish-type horses. One striking similarity to their Arabian ancestry is the number of vertebra (one less than most breeds) which occurs in the Banker Horses Breed.
Here in North Carolina, the perfect place to see the legacy of the Spanish explorers is the little town of Corolla, in the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks are a series of islands that run along the northern coast of North Carolina. Corolla is home to an amazing breed of horses called Banker Horses. These horses are not native to the island. Instead, they are descendants of horses that were brought to the islands by Spanish explorers, and some are survivors of shipwrecks on the islands' sandbars. In June, 1982, members of the Spanish Mustang Registry organization came to the Outer Banks to take a look at these muchbeloved wild horses along the coast. During their visit to the beaches and marshes of Corolla, they were able to observe the last known remaining bands of Banker Horses still existing in their natural state, as they have for the past 500 years, in Currituck County on the Outer Banks.
Historical records show that Spanish explorers attempted to colonize the area in the 1500s, bringing with them Spanish Barb horses and Arabian horses. The Spanish colony of dâ€™Allyon is believed to have been located on the Outer Banks. Difficulties getting supplies to the colony and other troubles caused the colony to fail. The Spanish colonists sailed off to their thriving colonies in Florida, leaving behind all of their livestock, including horses that survived the wreckage of a ship that was bringing supplies to the colony. Left on their own, the horses adapted to their new environment and produced a band of wild horses that roamed the barrier islands.
Another unique trait of these horses is that they can live on the sandy islands, which is not a normal habitat for horses. The horses in the Outer Banks survive on sea grass for their food and water. Sometimes they also drink from little streams when it rains, but the majority of their water is obtained from sea grass. The Spanish Mustang Registry believes that the Banker Horses, in particular the Corolla horses, have a direct line to the 16th century horses imported by the Spanish. The Banker Horses' gentle temperament, endurance, size, and beauty reflect their lineage as the descendants of the once numerous herds of Spanish horses that ran free along the sandy islands of the North Carolina coast. The beautiful horses of Corolla are now protected, and while you can walk the beach and see them, it is illegal to try and feed them or pet them. To schedule a tour to see the wild horses of Corolla, and to support the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, visit www.corollawildhorses.com.
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The Wild Horses of Corolla (cont.) on the Beaches of the NC Outer Banks
The first foal of Corolla in 2017 was spotted in Carova on May 1, and it’s a healthy, sturdy colt (a boy). Right now he’s bay (brown color), but he might shed his brown coat and grow in a black coat. He’s got a white star on his forehead, and one little white sock. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund had a contest to help name him, as a fundraiser for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund (100% of the proceeds goes right back to the horses). The contest results are in, and the new foal's name is (drum roll, please): Mateo! Photos courtesy of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, www.corollawildhorses.com.
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Getting a Boost from Gravity By Linda Hermans-Killiam
It takes a lot of fuel to escape Earth's gravity. The
more a spacecraft weighs, the more fuel rockets need to launch them. Spacecraft also have to carry fuel to help them travel through space. Every bit of fuel adds weight and cost to space missions. Fortunately, there is a way to help spacecraft travel around the solar system, without using much fuel. How is this done? Through a clever maneuver called a gravity assist! With gravity assist, a spacecraft aimed at a faraway destination first flies close to a nearby planet. When the spacecraft gets close, the planet's gravity causes it to fall faster and faster until it reaches its closest point to the planet. After that, it keeps going and slows down because of the planet’s gravity. However, the planet’s own motion and its gravity have changed the spacecraft’s speed and direction. In this way, gravity assist can help a spacecraft speed up or slow down by thousands of miles per hour! In 1974, Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft to use gravity assist to reach another planet. It flew by Venus to reduce its speed so it could go on to Mercury. The Voyager 2 spacecraft used a gravity assist from Jupiter to propel it towards Saturn. It
then used gravity from Saturn to get to Uranus, and then used Uranus to get to Neptune. More recently, New Horizons used a gravity assist from Jupiter to reach Pluto in much less time than a direct flight from Earth. By using gravity assist, spacecraft can also visit asteroids and comets. NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will fly by Earth in September 2017. It will get a gravity assist from Earth to propel it towards asteroid Bennu. It will gather a sample from the asteroid in 2020 and return it to Earth. Large moons can also help with An illustration of Mariner 10 making use of the gravity assists. NASA's Galileo spacecraft used gravity assists from “gravitational slingshot” maneuver. Image: NASA. Jupiter's large moons to visit other What is gravity? moons. The Cassini probe used gravity assists from Saturn's largest moon Titan. Gravity is the force by which a planet This helped it travel among the other moons and or other body draws objects toward its rings of Saturn.
center. The force of gravity keeps all of
These are just a few examples of missions that the planets in orbit around the sun. have used gravity assist. Future missions will continue to use this clever method for traveling through space. We may have to fight gravity to get Learn more about gravity! into space, but we can work with it to explore the Visit the NASA Space Place: solar system. https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/what-is-gravity
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Amazing Honeybees Image: NC State Extension <growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu>
HONEYBEE FUN FACTS It is said that the honeybee (also spelled Honey Bee) can remember human faces for days after seeing them! Bees are the only insects that produce food that humans can eat (honey, of course!) Working bees are strong! They can Image: NC State Extension <growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu> lift 100% of their bodyweight! Orchid bees from Panama can lift their own weight An individual honeybee can fly up and fly around with it. to 5 miles from the hive to search for food, and a honeybee colony will fly a total Bees communicate by dancing! of approximately 55,000 miles to make just Instead of talking, bees dance to one pound of honey. A single bee hive can communicate the location of food. Their produce as much as 60 pounds of honey dances are so distinctive that humans in a good year, which is about 25 pounds can learn to understand what the dance more than they need to survive in the movements mean. They do a little waggle winter. when food is far, and they make a circular motion when food is near. They also mark the geographic direction where food is located by dancing in a circle and stopping at a point that shows the direction and angle (if the circle were a clock face, it's as if they are saying "food at 3 o'clock!") The oldest known bee specimen is around 100 million years old and was found in Southeast Asia in the heart of an amber rock. 3,400 Honeybees have been to outer space on a NASA flight! Amazingly, the bees kept busy crafting a honey comb over the course of seven days before returning back to Earth.
Honeybees visit around two million flowers to make one pound of honey. That's a lot of work!
Habitat They can be found anywhere that is rich in flowers – like orchards and gardens, rainforests, wetlands, fields and grasslands, open woodlands and even desert habitats when in bloom.
Honeybees in the Garden We can all help the honeybees by including in our gardens the kinds of plants that bees love! Some of the flowers that bees love are: Bee balm Blackeyed Susan Stonecrop Goldenrod Butterfly Bush Purple coneflower Joe-pye weed Lavender Teachers and parents: find a list of the Top 25 Native Pollinator Plants for North Carolina at www.carolinapollinatorgarden.org.
Honeybee Body Traits Like all insects they have three body parts – a head, thorax and abdomen. Their head is hairy with large, dark eyes. The thorax is hairy and reddishbrown. The abdomen is striped dark and light – the light rings can be from white to yellowish-orange. It is also hairy, though less so than the thorax. The abdomen has a venom gland. It supplies the stinger with poison used to attack anything that threatens the hive. They have six dark legs. The back pair has a “pollen basket” where the bee stores collected pollen. They are up to ¾” long (2 cm). Range Honeybees are found all over the world, though much of their range is due to man introducing them to new places like the Western Hemisphere.
Honeybee on Ironweed Vernonia at the Chatham Mills “Pollinator Paradise” Garden. Visit www. growingsmallfarms.org for more info.
Habits Honeybees live in a colony in a dome-shaped hive. They build the hive in a hollow tree or a rock cavity made out of wax they make. Bees can communicate with each other using chemical scents. In this way they can tell that a bee belongs in their hive or mark flowers for hive mates to find later. They also communicate by “dancing.” Diet Young growing honeybee larva are fed pollen, nectar and honey. The worker bees collect pollen and nectar and store food as honey for the winter. While they feed, they are pollinating flowers, so are very important part of plant life cycles. Excerpted from Amsel, Sheri. "Honeybee" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2017. May 8, 2017. < http://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/304 >
Parents and teachers: visit www.exploringnature. com to learn more.
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Follow the STARS instructions above! Can you guess what this is? Hint: It is something you might be able to see at the EEK! exhibit at the Festival for the Eno River on Sat. July 1st and Tues. July 4th! For Festival details, see page 16, and visit www.EnoFest.org.
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With Saturday classes! And weekday camps from 9 - noon for boys and girls ages 3 - 9! June 12 -1 6 June 19 - 23 June 26 - 30
Cinderella Winter Wonderland Tropical Adventures
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Firebird Super Heroes
August 14 - 18 The Sleeping Beauty August 21 - 25 Princess Aurora’s Wedding
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Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Coming in JULY!
National Yo-Yo Day
Festival for the Eno
Get out your yo-yo and work on your yo-yo tricks and skills!
Sat. July 1st & Tues. July 4th See page 16
National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month
Ages 3 – 6 Mondays & Tuesdays 10:30 am – 11:00 am and 3:30 pm - 4 pm Chapel Hill Public Library
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Ages 3 – 6 Mondays & Tuesdays 10:30 am – 11:00 am ALSO Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 4 pm Chapel Hill Public Library
First Day of Summer
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Ages 3 – 6 Mondays & Tuesdays 10:30 am – 11:00 am and 3:30 pm - 4 pm Chapel Hill Public Library
Fun Free family events all Summer long at
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Math-A-Muse Look for Math-A-Muse Answers on page 2.
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45 ÷ 9
64 ÷ 8
54 ÷ 6
56 ÷ 8 18 ÷ 3
48 ÷ 6
81 ÷ 9 63 ÷ 9
36 ÷ 6
35 ÷ 7
36 ÷ 9 42 ÷ 6
24 ÷ 6
Use the clues to put the coins in order. 1. The line is worth less than 22¢. 2. No nickels are in the line. 3. The line is symmetric.
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JUNE 2017 Flick Picks Cars 3
Despicable Me 3
(In Theaters: June 30, 2016)
(In Theaters: June 16, 2017) Racing is getting tough for the legendary Lightning McQueen, as he is becoming one of the oldest race cars on the race track, and a generation of blazing-fast racers could push Lighting McQueen out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage! He's not quitting until he shows he is still a top racer.
Rated PG. 1 hr. 35 min. (Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.)
In his latest epic adventure, Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, and Gru also gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru. Despicable Me 3 features the return of Steve Carell as the voice of Gru, the villain turned hero, as well as his new wife Lucy, voiced by Kristen Wiig. The film also stars the voice of Trey Parker as the washed up child prodigy turned supervillain, Balthazar Bratt. Miranda Cosgrove returns as Margo, Gru and Lucy's oldest adopted daughter, and Dana Gaier and Russell Brand are also back. However, Nev Scharrel replaces Elsie Fisher as the voice of young Agnes. Rated PG for action and brief rude humor. 96 min. (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.)
Summer Fun for Kids at Northgate Mall School's Out! Stay Cool and Enjoy FREE Movies June 13-August 17 Stadium 10 Theater Presents Kids’ Free Summer Movie Camp
Stadium 10 Theater at Northgate Mall in Durham will present a full series of free family-friendly films as part of its Kids’ Free Summer Movie Camp June 13-August 17, 2017. Free for children and their adult companions, films will screen three days a week—Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays—at 9:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, June 13 and concluding Thursday, August 17. All movies are free and open to the public. Stadium 10 at Northgate is located on the Plaza at 1058 West Club Boulevard, Durham. For more information call (919) 286-1001 or visit www.stadium10northgatemall.com. 1058 W. CLUB BOULEVARD DURHAM NC 27701 www.northgatemall.com (919) 286-4407
Free Carousel Ride on Northgate’s Celebrated Island Carousel and Story Time - First Tuesday of the Month Every first Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m. enjoy a Carousel-related story time in suite 216. After the reading, ride the Carousel for free and enjoy special discounts for anyone who reserves a birthday party that day. All welcome, free. For more information/reservations visit www.bullcityinflatables.com/northgate-birthday-party or call (919) 6277132.
Stadium 10 at Northgate Kids’ Summer 2017 Movie Camp Schedule (All rated PG)
June 13-15 June 20-22 June 27-29 July 4-6 July 11-13 July 18-20 July 25-27 August 1-3 August 8-10 August 15-17
Trolls Kung Fu Panda 3 Ice Age: Collison Course The Secret Life of Pets Sing Storks Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip Monster Trucks Norm of the North The Angry Birds Movie
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Northgate Wild West Train Rides Return Friday, June 23
Howdy partners! Northgate’s beloved train ride returns Friday, June 23 with an American Western theme. Rides are available Thursday-Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tickets available on-site are $3.00 per child. Northgate offers family friendly events and entertainment including character and themed kiddie rides! Kids can enjoy rides on trains, boats, fire engines, race cars and more. Northgate Mall is located at 1058 West Club Boulevard, Durham. Visit www.northgatemall.com or call (919) 286-4407 for more information.
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KIDS IN THE NEWS NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Ananya Vinay, a 12-year-old speller from Fresno, California, is the 2017 champion of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, Vinay earned the title in round 36 when she correctly spelled “marocain,” which is defined as “a dress fabric that is made with a warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns and is similar to but heavier than canton crepe.”
2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner 12-Year-Old Ananya Vinay Declared Champion Illinois, placed third in the competition and will receive $20,000.
All spellers competing in the National Finals received a Kindle Paperwhite.
This was Vinay’s second time participating in the National Finals. In Vinay went from 172nd place (in 2016) to first place in only one year! (If at first you don't succeed, try again!) Vinay is in 6th grade at Fugman Elementary School in Fresno, California. The televised competition began with 291 spellers who advanced to the Scripps National Spelling Bee after beating the odds to reach this level. They are among the top 0.000026 percent of more than 11 million students who participated in spelling bees held in classrooms, schools and locally sponsored events around the country. As the champion, Vinay will receive a $40,000 cash prize, the Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy, a Kindle e-reader, a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and a complete Miriam-Webster reference library, $400 of reference works
2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion Ananya Vinay. Photo Credit: Scripps National Spelling Bee.
including a Deluxe Edition 1768 Encyclopedia Britannica Replica Set and a three-year membership to Britannica Online Premium. As the Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion, Vinay will appear on numerous national television shows. She also will visit Wall Street to be a guest of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell. Rohan Rajeev, 14-yearold 8th grader from Edmond, Oklahoma, placed second in the competition and will receive $30,000.
For this year’s program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee used Kindle technology in the creation of the word lists for school-level study materials. Kindle’s technology such as FreeTime, Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder help build confidence for students to take on more complex books and learn new and challenging words along the way. The National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longestrunning educational event; it started in 1925 with only nine contestants. The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all of their lives. For more information visit spellingbee.com.
Mira Dedhia of Western Springs,
Meet the Youngest National Spelling Competitor:
5-Year-Old Edith Fuller (Now she's 6 years old) Kindergartner Edith Fuller was just five years old when she entered the 2017 competition, and she was the youngest person ever to compete at the national Spelling Bee. She competed against kids more than twice her age! One of the words Edith spelled correctly at the Spelling Bee was "nyctinasty." What's the definition of nyctinasty? Nyctinasty is the "circadian rhythmic nastic movement of higher plants in response to the onset of darkness," for example, when the petals of a flower close or open when night falls.
North Carolina Spellers Shine in
the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Fourteen of the 291 contestants in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee were from North Carolina. Three of these NC spellers, Rohan Sachdev, Helena Thompson, and Akshra Paimagam were finalists! Let's meet a few of the 2017 contestants from North Carolina: Meet Jason Sorin of Durham, NC 11-year-old Jason Sorin is in the fifth grade at Triangle Day School. His family visits the local library in Durham twice a week to keep up with his avid reading habits. Earlier this year he took up the sport of fencing! This summer, Jason and his family will be traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland, where they'll live for a year on sabbatical. He and his sister will attend George Heriot's School, which is nearly 400 years old and is said to be the real-life inspiration for Hogwarts! Meet Finalist Rohan Sachdev of Cary, NC Rohan is a motivated tennis player, and he travels all over the United States to play in the southern and nationallevel tournaments. He is the number one tennis player in the state of North Carolina for 8th graders! Rohan aspires to be like tennis icon Roger Federer, who is his role model. Rohan tied for 39th place in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, and his brother Rahul competed in 2016. Meet Finalist Helena Thompson of Sanford, NC Helena was born in Missouri, but she has spent most of her life in a lot of different states. When she gets older, she wants to either be a figure skater, a manga artist or a butler. She gets a lot of support from her friends, family and her cat, Savannah. Helena is a huge fan of anime and manga, and she is learning to play the piano. Meet Finalist Akshra Paimagam of Charlotte, NC Akshra enjoys studying molecular biology and will attend the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins this summer. Akshra was part of the NASCAR foundation PIT Crew Science Project’s winning team, which won a $50,000 grant for her school. Akshra is part of the Science Olympiad varsity team, competing for the state title. Akshra tied for 39th in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2015.
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2017 Art Contests & Writing Contests Stay cool indoors on hot summer days writing stories and poems, painting and drawing!
Art contests and writing contests are a fun way to inspire you to keep drawing, painting, and writing poems, essays and short stories during hot summer days at home. This summer get out your pencils, markers, paints and pens and ask a parent for help to enter art contests and writing contests like these.
Celebrating Art Contest Next Contest Deadline: August 24, 2017
Celebrating Art is a contest for any student in grades K-12. Enter for free by having a parent or teacher submit a digital image of your painting, sculpture, drawing, or collage, etc. Teachers and students share in the prizes, and winning entrants are included in a published hard-cover book. Celebrating Art has three contest deadlines each year. The next contest deadline is August 24, 2017. For contest rules and more information visit: www.celebratingart.com.
Entries for the 25th Annual World Children's Picture Contest must be sent by mail to the contest entry headquarters in Japan. The themes for the drawings/paintings are: Agriculture, Farming Area, Nature, Environment, People, Family, or Meal Scene. Children ages 6 - 15 can enter, and the entry period is June 1 - September 29, 2017. For contest rules and entry mailing address, ask a parent to visit http://www.ienohikari.net/ zugacon/english/
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Creative Communication Writing Contest
Next Contest Deadline for Poems: postmarked August 18, 2017 (Mail entries or enter online at www.poeticpower.com)
The Creative Communication Writing Contest honors student writers by giving them the opportunity to become published and win cash prizes. Teachers can earn classroom supplies and a free anthology. Poetry divisions are: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Poems must be original and in English. Poems must be no more than 21 lines. Visit www.poeticpower.com for complete contest rules.
Did you know?
Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift entered the Creative Communication Writing Contest when she was in 5th grade, and her poem "Monster in My Closet" was a Top Ten Winner! (You can read Taylor Swift's winning 5th grade poem at www.poeticpower.com). Taylor says that, "It started with poetry, trying to figure out the perfect combination of words, with the perfect amount of syllables and the perfect rhyme to make it completely pop off the page. I started when I was 10 and won this national poetry contest. . . ." The Washington Post, February 28, 2008.
(Do not mail art as it will not be entered in the contest or returned)
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December 3rd–April 9th–August 22nd (Students can enter one piece in each contest)
Design Your Own Eno River T-Shirt or Poster!
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Design your own Eno River T-Shirt or Poster, and ask your parent/guardian to 45 East 200 North, Suite 107 Logan UT 84321• Phone: 435-755-8126 • email@example.com send or email your original art, along with their signed permission to publish to the ChillKids mailing address (or email address) on page 3. Entries should include your name, age or grade, and mailing address. (Ages 5 - 12 years).
All entrants will receive a prize and may be published in a future issue of ChillKids magazine! Here are some examples of the iconic Eno River T-Shirts available at the Festival for the Eno and online at www.enoriver.org. The T-shirt sales help to fund the work of the Eno River Association to protect the Eno River and acquire more land for parks.
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By Jan Buckner Walker
The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults
The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups!
1. You can tell that the sun is shining (even when your eyes are closed), because you can feel the ____ 4. You don't have to be Superman to be a _____ -all you need to do is bravely help someone else 7. Father's Day is always the third Sunday in June, but it usually falls on a different ____ each year 8. Not a happy ending: After the fairy tale princess had kissed this animal 100 times, he shouted, "I'm never going to turn into a prince. I'm not a frog -- I'm a ___!" 10. A play space you can build with blankets, sheets and cardboard boxes 12. What a dad might use to soften the soil before he plants his garden 13. Why did the funny father apologize every time he used his hammer? Because he kept hitting the nail on the ___ 15. It's the first word you might
write on a card or a letter to someone you love 17. The body part you whisper into when you tell someone a secret 18. It's our planet 20. A dad in the Army may be ___ away for awhile, but his love lives at home with his family 22. What you do at a restaurant 24. It's the way a dad puts on his new slippers: one ___ at a time 25. Count on it: Father's Day always comes five weeks ___ Mother's Day 26. It's what your grandfather says when you tell him that you love him: "I love you, __"
1. Fireplace floor and gathering place for warm family memories 2. Masterpiece by Monet (or crayon creation) 3. Female in the forest who might celebrate her buck on Father's Day 4. Most common male pronoun 5. Popular paraphrase from "Alice in Wonderland": If you
don't know where you are going, any ___ will take you there 6. One that flies through a pub, but never stops for a drink 9. Smooth simile coined by beloved ESPN host Stuart Scott: "He's as cool as the ____ side of the pillow" 10. Musketeer's rakishly worn chapeau (A modern-day dad might also rock the stylish topper -- minus the giant feather, of course) 11. Classic color of that little sports car that zooms through the dreams of many a dad 14. At last: What a father has to go through every day to get home 16. Guy who never cheers at a Little League game (abbrev.) 19. Poetically speaking, it's where love is kept 21. Treasure someone with all your 19D 23. A 10D (or accessory worn by Dr. Seuss' famous cat) 24. Gave the dog, cat or goldfish firstname.lastname@example.org its daily meal
Words found in FATHERHOOD
Hint: All of the answers in this month's puzzle are letters from the word "fatherhood." How many more words can you ﬁnd by unscrambling the letters in the word Fatherhood? Find puzzle answers A few examples: raft, on page 2. oar, dare, herd, hoof
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Published on May 30, 2017
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