Pirate Month: New Threadz Shipment Wash Ashore!

Yo-ho-yo-ho a pirate’s life for YOU! How’s pirate month going for all you seafaring Jumpeez? Let us know and if you haven’t already start this exciting adventure by looking the part! After all Captain Frankie and the team have just received a few Pirate themed pieces that are now available at the Threadz Store!

plugin-container 2014-09-18 09-18-36-32Select your coin counter to open all of our current JumpStart store options or head directly to DownTown to start shopping. Put those hard earned gold coins to good use to custom create a look that’s all your own!

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Short on coins? Then, get those thinking hats on and play some games. Remember that the more you LEARN in JumpStart, the more you’ll ultimately earn! IN fact, learning games have some of the BEST payouts in all of our online world!

Family Activities: Homemade Popsicles

While Summer might officially be over, some parts of the country are still feeling the challenge of the season’s heat. One way to keep the kids and your family cool is by working up a quick and easy treat to share right at home – popsicles! Gather the family for a fun kitchen activity that not only allows for some fall family time, but also results in a delicious and healthy dessert option. Here’s everything you need to know to get started!

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Materials

  • Dixie cups or waxed paper cups
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Aluminum foil
  • Juice or dairy based beverages (flavors according to preference)

Instructions

  • Decide on a flavor and prepare your popsicle base. Look up recipes that fit your kids taste and get creative. You can make classic recipes like creamsicles or fudgsicles or freeze and layer your favorite fruit juices for something lighter.
  • Line up as many small waxed paper cups as you need popsicles, and pour your chosen liquid into the cups, leaving about a half inch of space from the rim.
  • Cut foil into squares big enough to cover the top of the cups. The foil will be used to hold the popsicle sticks in place while the liquid is still not frozen.
  • Cover the cups and cut a slit, about the size of the popsicle sticks. and insert the sticks into the cups.
  • Place the cups on a tray and into your freezer until frozen through.
  • Peel back and tear off the paper cups from the formed popsicle.
  • Enjoy!

Hoist the Flag – It’s Pirate Month in JumpStart!

Hey there, Mateys! Have you noticed that a few of our pirate pals have anchored down on the JumpStart shores? Tell all of your swashbuckling and seafaring friends the BIG news – it’s PIRATE MONTH in JumpStart!

Hotspot_CentralParkFunZone_09.11So what does this all mean for you and your BFFs? It means that Captain Frankie’s sailed through to drop off a few seasonal updates to the game. Arrrr’ you ready to start your pirate training? In central Park the Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar Ride will give you those necessary sea legs!

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Your next test is in MainStreet! Can you find the hidden Treasure? Follow the floating skulls to explore secret caverns at this pirate only FunZone! Best of all – the fun doesn’t stop there! As is the case with all changes in season – a new scavenger hunt, and updates to Petz, Ridez, ad Threadz have arrived to the game!

Checklist Essentials for Heading Back-to-School!

Heading back to school is no easy feat, especially when you have kids of varying grade levels all in one house. However, there’s no reason to fret over what they’ll need. Calm your anxiety by simply getting prepared and ahead of the game. While your list might vary, depending on the syllabus designed by your child’s teacher, there are a few things that will be essential to any student heading back-to-school!

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Use this guide to help get you started, and check in with your child’s school to get the most up-to-date list on exactly what they’ll need to crack open the books and get started in the classroom! This list of essentials can be a great starting point to equip your kids with all the essentials for school.

Backpack                                               Classroom Supplies
Rolling bags                                             Scissors
Messenger bags                                      Pens, pencils
One-strap bags                                       Art supplies
Traditional two-strap                               Pencil box or case
Erasers
Lunch Bag                                            Notebooks and binders
Ice packs
Tupperware
Snack bags
Reusable water bottle

NFL and JumpStart Have Teamed Up!

All the exhilaration and family fun of a football game is sprinting straight to your mobile device because JumpStart is teaming up with the NFL! We are proud to announce the launch of NFL RUSH GameDay Heroes! Join the team huddle as JumpStart gears up for football season in BIG ways to bring your family a new line-up of action packed games!NFL-Gameday-Heroes-b

Gear up to support your favorite NFL team before rallying for that gameday win! This exciting app allows you to customize your very own football player before taking the field in a series of exciting and fast-paced mini games! Utilize strategy and game-changing power ups to push ahead as you race through round after round of competitive play with your friends and family.

What are you waiting for, Jumpeez? Connect with your friends and play in real time for a chance to rack up points and become the ultimate GameDay Hero! Best of all – this is only the beginning for JumpStart and the NFL! NFL RUSH GameDay Heroes is available through iTunes and GooglePlay (coming soon to Amazon and Windows).

Family Activities for the Weekend

While traditionally celebrated to mark the, “the social and economic achievements of American workers” according to the US Department of Labor, Labor Day also allows families to have extra time to spend together on the weekend. How do you choose to spend those extra hours with the kids? Here are a few of our favorite family activities for your next weekend adventure. From exploring the great outdoors to gathering with friends for some fun festivities, the possibilities are seemingly endless!

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Taking a prolonged vacation come Labor Day weekend is not always in the cards, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take advantage of the long weekend in your own special way. Make new traditions with your family and visit our official Pinterest page for activity ideas that everyone will enjoy.

Quick activity ideas

- Family BBQ or cook together
– Block Party
– Park Day
– Family camp out or hike
– Beach Day

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Transitioning to being back-to-school can be tough for kids of any age. Try to ease them into their new routine, try planning for a few super special school lunch ideas that can lighten the stress load or ease the occasional homesick kid. After all the summer season is one that’s hard to follow! 

lunchJSPinsFollow us on Pinterest to check out some of Frankie and friends favorite lunchtime treats and ideas for improving your brown bag or lunch box game. You will be surprised by how delicious and creative these healthy meals can be!

Popular lunch snacks:
Cheese sticks or slices
Sliced fresh fruit or veggies
Hummus and Pita
Yogurt and granola

Entrees:
Sandwiches and wraps
Soups
Bite Sized entrees – pizza, quiche, and more!

Share your suggestions in the comments below or head to our back to school lunch board on Pinterest for more exciting ideas!

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