Kids Corner Text Version

SeaComm Kids Corner

4th Edition 2022

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Which is colder... Antartica or the Arctic?

Antarctica is known for being the coldest place on Earth. It is a continent completely surrounded by the ocean, and its huge landmass blocks ocean currents so it gets less heat from other parts of the world. The Arctic is an ocean surrounded by continents so it is warmer because ocean currents carry heat from other areas into the Arctic Ocean. Both the Arctic and Antarctic are cold because they receive very little sunlight. The annual mean temperature at the South Pole is minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit, while the annual mean temperature at the North Pole is minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.


Need It? Or Just Want It? How To Decide When To Save And When To Spend

A new video game comes out. Do you just have to have it? But do you need it? Do you have one almost like it? Or you are waiting in line at the checkout and suddenly, you are really hungry for the candy bars for sale there. If you buy one, it is called an impulse purchase. You probably didn't need the candy bar. You just felt the urge to buy it.

The same thing happens to grown-ups all the time. It happens because you (and the grown-ups) don't really think through the decision. Often, you don't really need the item. In fact, a lot of times these things end up at the back of your closet.

You can't buy everything. So when you feel the urge to buy, stop and think. Think about if you should save the money for something better. What if you saved your money in your share savings account at the credit union instead? Then it would be there for something you really want - and need - in the future.

Cool Money Facts

  1. In 1916, you could get your money laundered for free! If your money was in good enough shape, you could take it to Washington, D.C., where it could be washed, ironed, and reissued.
  2. A mile of pennies laid out is $844.80. By this standard, America is about $2.5 million wide, coast to coast.
  3. A $1 bill is 0.004375 inch thick. If you placed one million of them in a perfect square, it would measure about four feet tall, four feet wide, and four feet thick.
  4. A stack of bills destroyed in a single year would measure 200 miles high. Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth, is a mere 19,035 feet, or slightly more than 3 miles high.
  5. Cattle are probably the oldest of all forms of money. Using cattle dates back to 9000 B.C. Some cattle were still used as money in parts of Africa in the middle of the 20th century.

“Friends don't let friends play in the snow alone.” -Unknown

Just for Laughs

Question: What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?

Answer: A cookie sheet!

Fun Facts About Candy Canes

  • The first candy cane was made over 350 years ago.
  • The original candy cane was straight and completely white in color.
  • The first historical reference in America to the candy cane dates back to 1847. A German immigrant from Wooster, Ohio decorated his Christmas tree with candy canes.
  • The red and white striped candy canes were first made at the turn of the 19th century. Peppermint and wintergreen flavors were added, and these became the traditional favorites.
  • Today, candy canes are made in many different colors and flavors.

The Fall Fun Coloring Contest Winners

  • Annabelle, Age 4
  • Audrey, Age 12
  • Claire, Age 8
  • Layla, Age 11
  • Madison, Age 7
  • Miranda, Age 8
  • Morgan, Age 8
  • Noah, Age 7
  • Owen, Age 8

We would like to thank all of the participants for their submissions! We hope to see you for our next fun contest!

Making a Brown Bag Stocking

Supplies Needed:

  1. Brown grocery paper bag, thick brown paper, or brown felt
  2. Scissors
  3. A hole punch
  4. Pencil
  5. Yarn
  6. Crayons or markers
  7. Stickers
  8. Other items for decorating the stocking

How To Make:

  1. Draw a large stocking on the brown paper or brown felt. You will need to cut out two stocking shapes.
  2. Glue the two stocking edges together making sure you don't have any glue along the top opening. Allow the glue to dry.
  3. Punch holes around the edges of the stocking. Do not make your holes too close together.
  4. Weave the yarn in and out of the holes leaving a loop of yarn at top back end of the stocking. Tie this loop into a knot.
  5. Decorate your stocking with markers, crayons, stickers, paper cut outs, and/or glitter.

Now you have your very own homemade stocking!


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