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The Fun Magazine for Kids and Families! May/June 2010

What’s Inside Beautiful Bones Maze Fun Let’s Look At Llamas Crossword Road Sign Bingo Two For Tots

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My 21st Century Classroom Wish List Check all the your classroom needs and read what other kids are saying!

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The FUN Magazine for Kids

And Families May/June 2010 PUBLISHER Terri Mendez

Our mission at Kids Only is to provide children with a fun, safe, educational magazine they can enjoy independently & with their parents. We are committed to promoting literacy, critical thinking, and creativity among our young readers. It is our goal that children will read, write, solve problems and laugh every time they pick up Kids Only magazine!

EDITOR Laura Bach GRAPHIC DESIGN Martha Ann Cole ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES Carmen McCullough 334.396.2276 Erin Capilouto Sommer 334.233.2621 Chad Bivins 334.399.9433 (Pike County) Published by Creative Marketing Concepts 1085 Chesson Hill Drive Fitzpatrick, AL 36029 Phone: 334.725.0093 email: k ­ ids@cmconline.biz

Hey Kids! We hope you’re enjoying the end of the school year & making plans for a great summer. Now that school’s almost out, lots of families are making vacation plans. If your family is going on a trip, make sure you bring along this issue of KIDS ONLY…there’s a Road Sign Bingo game for you to play in the car! Also in this issue, we have lots of mazes, jokes and other activities for you. Do you know how many bones you have in your body? Want to know what a llama does when it’s mad? Read this issue to find out! Make sure that the little ones in your house have fun with the ‘Two for Tots’ section. It’s just for them!! Remember to send in your art for the art contest. You can have your art published & win a great prize! Enjoy your reading and have fun! Laura Bach Editor 3


Try to say these phrases 3 times FAST! Bad money mad bunny. Bobby Blue blows big blue bubbles.

Tongue Twisters 4

Here’s one that’s a little harder… Betty bought butter but the butter was bitter, so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better.


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Can you help Mother Squirrel feed her babies?

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Your Beautiful Bones!

Hi, Guys! I am your skeleton! I give your body shape and let you move. I protect the organs inside your body. I have 206 separate bones. Babies have more than 300 bones when they are born, but some of them join together as the baby grows up!

Skull Collar bone

Mandible (Jaw bone)

Humerus (Upper arm bone)

Sternum Radius and Ulna (Lower arm bones)

Femur (Long leg bone) Patella (Knee cap)

Tibia and Fibula (Lower leg bones)

The femur is the strongest bone in your body! Some say it is as hard as concrete!

Can you unscramble these bone names below?

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1. adrisu

4. itabi

2. uanl

5. bulifa

3. rmfue

6. lulks

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RIDDLE What do you call a piece of wood with nothing to do?

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Would You Like To Ride An ELEPHANT? Elephants are used in parts of the world for  transportation, to carry heavy loads and just for fun! Circle the words below that describe the way you might feel if you got the chance to ride one!

wonderful unhappy sad     afraid thrilled scared dizzy happy funny excited silly

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Good grades bring sweet rewards! Did you know that Krispy Kreme Donuts gives kids a free donut for every A they earn on a report card? Publix has free items for good grades, & Blockbuster offers a free movie rental for a report card with at least a B average!


WHO AM I? Draw a line from each description to the animal it describes.

My mother is a hen. I have a hard shell on my back and move very slowly! I am a bird, but I cannot fly! I love to eat and lay in the mud! I live in the desert and have two humps! My crowing might wake you in the morning if you lived on a farm! I am a colorful bird that can be taught to talk! I love to eat grass, and my wool can be made into sweaters! 9 9


How Many?

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Count the number of objects in each group below. Write the number that tells how many are in each group!

butterflies

giraffes

ice cream sodas

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octopi

elephants

moons

rabbits

umbrellas


for Tots

Printing Practice

Look at the picture by each letter. Write the word that names the picture in the blank. You may use the word bank at the bottom for help in spelling the words.

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Look at the animal pictures below. Unscramble the animal names and write them correcly in the boxes below the pictures!


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Trip to the Museum On ______________, our class took a field trip to the museum. It was a really ___________ trip! adjective day of the week Our day began with a bus trip across town. We drove ___ miles and it only took ___ hours to get there! I had # # fun because I got to sit by my best friend, _____________. Unfortunately, _____________ sat behind me & boy’s name friend’s name kept _____________ the back of my seat! Annoying!! verb-ing Once we got there, we split up into ___ groups & got going. The museum had ___ rooms to explore! Our # # first stop was the historical room. We saw clothes that people actually wore in the year ______. They year looked _________! I would not want to wear the shoes they had to wear back then…they were ________ adjective adjective with ______________ buckles on the toe! The men usually wore _________ ______________ when they adjective adjective article of clothing worked outside. The women often sewed their own clothes & always had ________ _______________ adjective article of clothing on their heads. There were other items, too, like _____________ that people liked to read back then and plural noun _____________ that the kids played with. We saw copies of money & newspapers. There was even a copy of plural noun a famous speech given by _______________. famous person My favorite room featured extinct animals. We saw the bones of dinosaurs that were ___ feet tall! The # dinosaurs looked very __________. We saw stuffed ________ and ________ reptiles. I never knew how adjective color birds ____________ the whooly mammoths were! adjective After lots of exploring and learning, it was time to get back to school. I don’t think I’ll ever forget this ________ adjective field trip!

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Parents’ Page

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f you’re like most families, springtime keeps you as busy as a bee! Between spring sports, school parties, field trips, & recitals, it’s difficult to keep up with it all. With a little organization, however, you can keep your family on track. One necessity for a busy family is a family calendar. The calendar should be kept in a central location, such as the kitchen, and everyone in the family should be encouraged to read it! Make sure you include pertinent information for each activity on the calendar (times, places, etc.). A great idea is to color-code the calendar where each family member has their own color. This way, you can know at a glance what each family member has going on each day. Along with the calendar, it is a good idea to have a bulletin board to store all of your party invitations, permission slips, sports schedules, etc. Once you receive an invitation, etc., IMMEDIATELY write the basic information on the calendar, but hold onto the original in case you need more details as the event draws closer. If you don’t write it down immediately, the invitation may get lost in other paperwork, only to be found when it’s too late! Also, if permission slips or other papers come home from school, go ahead & fill them out RIGHT THEN & put them back in your child’s backpack. Once it’s done, you don’t have to think about it again! If your kids are involved in spring sports, you may be spending a lot of time hunting down cleats, uniforms & baseball mitts! Try having a designated spot for all sports equipment. You can purchase a rack made specifically for holding sporting equipment or just use any container you have already. Always check periodically to make sure the kids are putting their equipment where it belongs so that you’re not frantically searching on game day! I have a friend who washes sports uniforms & keeps them on a shelf in the laundry until game day. She always knows where the kids’ uniforms are & doesn’t have to go searching at the last minute!

OU Y N CA W ER S A N IS? 14 TH

David’s father had three sons: Snap, Crackle, and who else?

Answer on page 29

With all of your organizing and scheduling, remember to schedule in some family time. After looking at your calendar, guard your unscheduled time. Say no to other activities that may come up. Those family dinners & Sunday afternoons at home are precious & necessary for your busy family!


Hidden Picture

Reprinted with permission by Highlightskids.com /By Leslie Franz

Sandcastles

Can you find these hidden pictures?

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Some ducks were walking down a path. There was a duck in front of two ducks, a duck behind two ducks, and a duck between two ducks. How many ducks were there in all? answer on page 29

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Words are written across, down and diagonally!

F E K K H H O H A

K L S S O A T L Z

V E H C R O D L H

T P I A S A F A E

R H P R E D G M L

U A B J E V O A I

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United States

Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean Equator

Equator

Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean

South America

Southern Ocean

I live in South America. I love to ride a llama!

I am a llama. I am very smart and easy to train.

A lot of llamas live in the mountains of South America. Llamas are related to the camel.

They have been used by people in South America for 5000 years! People can ride llamas and use them to carry things. They are a “4 legged suitcase.� Their wool can be used for beautiful sweaters.

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Llamas talk to each other by humming. When they are mad, they spit!


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1. The strongest bone in your body 3. Something you ride in that has 4 tires 4. A camel's hump is made of this 5. A very big animal with a trunk 6. The hard bone of our head is called the ____________. 9. A vehicle that flys in the air 10. An animal with a hard shell on its back 12.You can swim in a swimming ____________. 19 19


Kids’ SuDoku Here’s How it’s Done... Fill in the squares with the numbers 1 to 4 so that every row has each number once, every column has each number once, and each 2 x 2 box has each number once.

Try this one . . . it’s a little harder Fill in the squares with the numbers 1 to 6 so that every row, column and 3 x 2 box has each number once. Make sure you don’t repeat the numbers.

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Answers on page 29


Camels have flat feet to help them walk and run on sand.They can run up to 45 miles per hour! They can carry very heavy loads! Camels have 2 eyelids on each eye. One of them is transparent (see-through). They close them to keep out the blowing sand and see at the same time!

I am a Bactrian camel. I have 2 humps! My back is perfect for a saddle!

The humps on a camel’s back are made of fat. This fat gives camels food to eat so they can survive in the desert! I have only one hump and am called a Dromedary camel!

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Drawing Contest Do you like to draw? We would love to see your art! Send your art to us no later than June 15 and you may have a chance to win a gift certificate for Barb’s on Mulberry AND.... your art will be published in the next issue of Kids Only!

Send Art by June 15. Drop by or send art to: Barb’s on Mulberry Art Contest, 1923 Mulberry Street Montgomery, AL 36106

Name ________________________ Grade __________

Don’t forget to have your parents sign the permission line!

Address ______________________ City ______________State ___ Zip _____ School __________________________________________________________ Parent’s Signature _________________________________________________ E-mail Address ___________________________________________________

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RIDDLE

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What has a mouth but does not eat, a bank but has no money, and a bed but does not sleep? answer on page 29

You Can Draw An Airplane Use the grid on the right to draw your own airplane!

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What do you think they are saying?

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What’s the first thing you do when you jump in a pool?

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End here!

Start here!

Can you find your way to the cherry on the top of this yummy ice cream sundae? 26 26


ROAD SIGN BINGO As you travel in the car, notice the road signs along your way. If you see one that looks like one in the grid below, cross it off the grid. See how long it takes you to complete an entire horizontal, diagonal or vertical line. INTERSTATE

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Can You Find The Difference? All of the things below are ways people can travel from place to place! A space alien might use the space ship! One of the things in each row below is different from the others in that row. Can you find the ones that are not the same?

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Answer Key Page 6

Words are written across, down and diagonally!

Summer Fun Crossword Page 19

ANSWERS F E K K H H O H A

K L S S O A T L Z

V E H C R O D L H

T P I A S A F A E

R H P R E D G M L

U A B J E V O A I

C N E Q B Z Q O C

K T S O D L T W O

N F A I F R J A P

F T D G A Q Z G T

S Q D I Q Y Y O E

A Q N W P A W N R

A I R P L A N E T

RIDDLES Page 7 Board Page 16 Three ducks, waddling single file

SuDoku Page 20

Page 24 A river

Your Beautiful Bones Page 6

Page 25 You get wet!

1. radius 2. ulna 3. femur

Desert Word Search Page 5 M H E D C L U Q O

S J J W I N D A D

E Y E L I D S M A

J J E T J I B P C

E P F Q S S A V A

F L H O T I C H M

Q D R Y E K T Y E

F S D E S E R T L

E A P T U F I H X

I N B A E J A U I

E D U Z L X N M D

K I A D I M Y P S

P Y R A M I D S D

4. tibia 5. fibula 6. skull

Animal Scramble Page 12 1. 2. 3. 4.

parrot chicken kitty puppy

5. 6. 7. 8.

turtle horse goat rooster

can you answer this? page 14: david

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Metro Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Barb’s on Mulberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry . . . . . . . 5

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Nancy’s Italian Ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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Kids Only May/June 2010  

Fun, educational magazine for children and their families.