Kids Corner Text Version
SeaComm Kids Corner
3rd Edition 2022
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Rake in Some Extra Money This Fall
Would you like to make some extra money this fall? Here are some suggestions:
- Offer to help your neighbors with their fall yard work, sweeping, and raking leaves.
- Take your used and unwanted video games to local game stores, such as GameStop.
- Recycle aluminum cans. Ask your family and friends to save their cans for you to recycle.
- If you are a budding artist, you can sell your creations to family and friends.
- Have a yard sale with your friends.
INSIDE: COLORING CONTEST, LAUGHS, INTERESTING FACTS, & MORE!
Cool Facts About Autumn
Autumn is a season famous for its harvest time, turning leaves, cooling temperatures, and darkening nights. Have you ever wondered why do the leaves change color and when does autumn actually begin? Below are some interesting facts about autumn:
- The first day of autumn is known as the Autumnal Equinox. The Autumnal Equinox happens the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator, which is an imaginary line in the sky that corresponds to Earth's equator. Every year this occurs on September 22, 23, or 24. Because the sun is aligned with the center of the Earth, the number of hours of daylight and darkness are equal.
- Those who live closest to the equator, which is the center of our planet, never experience the season of autumn. The temperature remains consistently warm around the equator.
- The turning of the leaves are one of the most stunning signs of autumn. Shorter days are a sign to trees to begin to prepare for winter. When the sun weakens and days grow shorter, the amount of chlorophyll in leaves diminishes, allowing the other pigments (colors) in the leaves to show through. Chlorophyll is the chemical that makes leaves green.
- Autumn also signals another colorful spectacle - the aurora borealis, also called the Northern Lights. Autumn truly is "aurora season" according to NASA. This is because geomagnetic storms are about twice as likely to occur during the fall thanks to cool evening temperatures.
- Autumn also gets its own full moon, the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox in September. Its name deriving from the light it allowed farmers to gather their crops during harvesting.
Divide and Conquer! How to Take Control of Your Spending With a Budget
You know where your money comes from - chores, allowance, gifts. But do you know where your money goes? Sometimes it might feel like it disappears, and you can't remember how it was spent.
Many people start a budget to keep track of their hard-earned cash. A budget is simply a plan to teach you how to be responsible with your money and take control of your spending.
A great way to think of budgeting is as dividing a pie, or your piggy bank, into pieces. All of your money together is the whole "pie," and each piece stands for a different place for that money to go. Some places involve spending and some saving - movies on Saturday, your best friend's birthday gift, giving to your favorite charity, chocking away a few bucks in your CU account.
As you begin to divide up your money, you'll start to see that some of the pieces are bigger or smaller than others. For example, saving for a major purchase like a new bike will be a larger piece than your weekend spend-money piece.
There are a few simple ways to help you divide your money pie in just the right way for you, and help conquer the too-much-spending habit at the same time.
- Tracking - start by figuring out how much money you have, how much you usually earn, and how much you spend.
- Saving - whenever you get money, save some at SeaComm in your Share Savings Account.
- Balancing - Figure out ways to save and earn more money, and spend less. Maybe you can earn more by doing extra chores, or spend less by buying fewer toys per month and looking for coupons for things you like.
Once you identify all of your pieces and their sizes, your budget pie will begin to take shape!
A budget helps you conquer and divide up your money.
“No one is perfect - that's why pencils have erasers.” -Wolfgang Riebe
Just for Laughs
Question: What did the little corn say to the mama corn?
Answer: Where is pop corn?
Fall Fun Coloring Page
Enter for a chance to be featured in the next Kid's Corner newsletter!
Submissions are due October 14th. Please see the back for entry instructions.
Child's First Name:
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Making A Fall Leaf Lantern
What You Need:
- Sponge brush or brush
- Leaves (vibrant fall leaves or articial leaves)
- Mod Podge
- Clear glass jar (Mason jar) or clear glass bowl - make sure it is clean
- Battery operated tea light
How To Make:
- If using real leaves, put the leaves between several sheets of newspaper and place heavy books on top of the newspaper. Allow the leaves to flatten and dry for at least 48 hours. If using artificial leaves and they have a plastic vein, pull the vein off the leaves to help them lay better on the jar. (Not all artificial leaves have a plastic vein.)
- Paint Mod Podge all over the sides of the jar. Do not apply to the bottom or the grooved lid area.
- Place a dry or artificial leaf onto the Mod Podge jar and press into place. Brush over the leaf with more Mod Podge. Continue adding your leaves and Mod Podge until your jar is covered. Paint thickly over the leaves.
- When you are finished placing your leaves around the jar's surface, use the flat end of your brush to create a stippled pattern in the Mod Podge areas not covered by leaves. This will create a nice pattern when the light shines through the open areas on the jar.
- Let dry thoroughly. Put a tea light in the bottom of your jar. Enjoy the warm glow of the tea light dancing through the leaves.
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