Kids Corner Text Version
SeaComm Kids Corner
1st Edition 2019
- The monarch butterfly is known to travel more than 2,000 miles in a single migration.
- The female giant water bug glues eggs onto the father's back. The male keeps the eggs healthy until they hatch.
- A cockroach can go as long as 40 minutes without inhaling.
- A rhinoceros beetle can support 850 times its own weight.
- The spittlebug can jump more than 2 feet high. This is equal to a human jumping over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Did you know?
Paper money was first used in China over 1,000 years ago.
Question: What bow can't be tied? Answer: A rainbow!
Learn How To Save & Spend This Spring!
It's springtime! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the sun is shining. Sometimes grown-ups use the spring as a time to clean things out, start fresh, or learn something new, even when it comes to saving money.
Follow these simple tips from SeaComm and learn how to become a responsible saver this spring!
- Set savings goals. Plan ahead for those things you may want to buy or do in the future - a new book or video game, an upcoming movie or concert, or a school dance. Rather than spending money on less important things, you can save for what really matters.
- Always pay yourself first. Divide your weekly earnings from allowance, gifts, or chores. Put some in your piggy bank for those things you might need or want soon, put a few dollars in your wallet for spend money, and set aside the rest for future savings.
- Visit SeaComm with your "future savings" and deposit that money into your Share Savings Account.
- Earn more money by doing small jobs like helping around the house or yard, walking the dog, or helping an elderly neighbor.
- Reward yourself sometimes! Maybe it's your birthday, you got a good grade on your math test, or you met a savings goal.
Making a Bird Feeder
- Empty toilet paper roll
- Sturdy sticks 6" to 8" long - need 2 per roll
- Piece of string or ribbon
- A hole punch
- A spoon
- Peanut butter
- Bird seed
How To Make:
Step 1.Punch 2 holes on one end of the toilet paper roll - align them evenly across from each other. These holes will be used to tie the string for hanging your feeder.
Step 2.Punch 4 holes on the opposite end of the toilet paper roll. These will be for the sticks that the birds will perch on. Space them evenly around the toilet paper roll and punch one set of holes a little higher than the other set so the sticks can be pushed through without a problem.
Step 3. Insert 1 stick through a hole, going in one side and out the opposite side of the toilet paper roll. Be careful pushing the stick through the holes. You don't want to rip the holes or the stick to get too loose. Repeat using the second stick. Make sure there is enough stick on each side of the toilet paper roll for a bird to perch on.
Step 4. Using the back of a spoon, hold the lower part of the feeder below the sticks, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the outer part of the feeder and press bird seed into the peanut butter. Be careful not to cover the holes at the top of feeder.
Step 5.Cut the string or ribbon to the length you want. Thread the string through the top holes of the feeder and tie with a knot. Now you are ready to hang your bird feeder and watch the birds.
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