Kids Corner Text Version
SeaComm Kids Corner
3rd Edition 2019
Did you know?
Paul Revere was a silversmith and a contributor to our nation's coinage. Revere's metals company once supplied the Mint with rolled copper for the production of early cents.
All About Budgets
Have you heard your parents or other grown-ups talk about a budget? Ever wondered what it's all about? A budget is a money plan. It's a way to decide what to do with your money. You can figure out how much to spend, how much to save, and how much to share with others less fortunate. Some grown-ups don't like budgets. They think a budget keeps them from buying what they want. But the opposite is true. A budget can help you get what you want. That's because when you make a plan for your money, you are more likely to spend it wisely. A budget helps you decide what is important to you. Next time you get money as a gift, for doing extra chores or from an allowance, don't just spend it. Stop. Think about what you really want. It may be something you need to save for now so you can buy it later. Plan it out. That's how a budget can help you get what you want
Question: What do you use to mend a jack-o-lantern? Answer: A pumpkin patch!
When you are looking for something, the Web is a great place to find it. Just make sure a parent or other grown-up knows what you are looking for. Because while the Web is an awesome resource, it also can be a dangerous place. So here are some tips to stay safe:
- Keep some secrets. Don't share your name, address, the name of your school or anything about your family.
- Don't agree to meet anyone you've met online.
- Don't post any pictures, unless you've talked to a parent about them.
- If a website makes you uncomfortable or if you have questions about something you read, talk to a grown-up.
- Before you download anything or install it on your computer, check with a parent.
- Bullies are not just at school. They can be online as well. Tell a parent or grown-up if you've been bullied; they can get more information at stopbullying.gov.
Make a Scarecrow Magnet
Learn how to make a craft stick scarecrow. He will make a perfect magnet to hang onto the fridge.
- Craft Sticks
- Craft Paint (orange, black, red, and white)
- Paint Brush
- Hot Glue Gun or Tacky Glue
How To Make:
- Lay newspaper down to protect your work surface.
- Carefully glue 7 craft sticks together. Let dry.
- Cut 2 craft sticks in half. Using 3 of the pieces, attach them to the back of the scarecrow. Let dry. This will give more support for the scarecrow.
- Take another craft stick and glue a few strands of raffia to each end. Glue this to the front of the scarecrow for the hat brim.
- Turn over the scarecrow and glue another craft stick to the back of the hat brim.
- Paint the scarecrow's hat orange. Let dry. Add an adorable face to your scarecrow.
- Attach magnets to the scarecrow's back, or you can hang your scarecrow by adding a string/yarn loop to the back of the scarecrow so you can hang it.
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