Kids Corner Text Version
SeaComm Kids Corner
3rd Edition 2023
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- A pumpkin is a gourd. They are usually orange, but they can also be white. Pumpkins are spheres or stretched-out spheres.
- People can eat pumpkins. Often, pumpkins are made into delicious pies. People can eat and cook pumpkin seeds. You can also use pumpkins for fall decorations, for example when people make jack-o-lanterns at Halloween.
- It also has a few medicinal uses, which are traditionally practiced in India. In New Zealand and Australian English, the term pumpkin generally refers to the broader category called winter squash, elsewhere.*
**Pumpkin Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.
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Facts About Leaves
- A leaf is an above-ground plant organ. Its main functions are photosynthesis and gas exchange. A leaf is often flat, so it absorbs the most light, and thin, so that the sunlight can get to the chloroplasts in the cells. Most leaves have stomata, which open and close. They regulate carbon dioxide, oxygen, and water vapour exchange with the atmosphere.
- Plants with leaves all year round are evergreens, and those that shed their leaves are deciduous. Deciduous trees and shrubs generally lose their leaves in autumn. Before this happens, the leaves change colour. The leaves will grow back in spring.
- Leaves come in many shapes and sizes. The biggest undivided leaf is that of a giant edible arum. This lives in marshy parts of the tropical rain forest of Borneo. One of its leaves can be ten feet across and have a surface area of over 30 square feet (~2.8 sq. meters).*
*Leaf Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.
Fall is for Football
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sports of soccer and rugby. The first American football match was played on November 6, 1869, between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton, using rules based on the rules of soccer at the time.
American football is the most popular sport in the United States. The most popular forms of the game are professional and college football, with the other major levels being high school and youth football. As of 2012, nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually.
The National Football League, the most popular American football league, has the highest average attendance of any professional sports league in the world. Its championship game, the Super Bowl, ranks among the most-watched club sporting events in the world.
The league has an annual revenue of around US$10 billion. Other leagues exist worldwide, but the sport does not have the international popularity of other American sports like baseball or basketball.*
* Source: American Football Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.
“Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly.” -Delia Owens
Just for Laughs
Question: What do farmers wear under their shirts when they're cold?
Answer: A Har-vest
Fall Fun Coloring Page
Enter for a chance to be featured in the next Kid's Corner newsletter!
Submissions are due October 13th. Please see the back for entry instructions.
What You Need
- Popsicle Stick
- Cut out a leaf shape from the felt. Make sure it isn’t larger than your popsicle stick.
- Put a line of glue from the middle of your popsicle stick to the top.
- Place the felt leaf shape on your popsicle stick.
- Press down on leaf.
- Wait for the glue to dry.
Submissions are due October 13, 2023 *Parent/Guardian signature is required for submission. By signing you acknowledge that SeaComm FCU has permission to feature the entry in the next Kid's Corner newsletter and may be shared across our social media pages. Submissions may be received by email or mail. To send your entry by email (with a parent’s help) take a photo or scan in the entire page and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To send your entry by mail send to: SeaComm Attn: Coloring Contest, 30 Stearns St. Massena, NY 13662. Winners will be judged in three categories: Ages 4 & under, Ages 5-8, and Ages 9-12. Winners will be notified by e-mail/phone. We are not responsible for postage or lost mail.
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