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When it comes to explaining the importance of specific holidays to kids, handmade crafts and DIY projects can be an amazing and interactive teaching tool. In the days leading us to St. Patrick’s Day, take some time to teach your kids about the history and traditions behind this annual celebration. If you are not sure where to start, head to JumpStart.com where we have a number of exciting crafts, activities and more!
Check out all the amazing ideas at JumpStart.com by clicking here or learn how to reuse commonly found items in your home to make cute and creative Leprechaun figurines to use as festive St. Patrick’s Day décor around your home.
Toilet paper or paper towel roll tubes
Pipe Cleaners or yarn (Orange)
1. Grab your remaining toilet paper roll tubes or cut a longer paper towel rolls into two equal sized pieces. This will be the body of your leprechaun.
2. Paint the paper tube green as the base color for your leprechaun’s seasonal suit.
3. Using construction paper cut out a rounded shape to act as the leprechauns face.
4. Using your markers to draw on a face. Then affix some orange yarn or a wounded up pip cleaners to the edge to act as the leprechaun’s beard.
5. Attach the face about an inch from the top of the tube.
6. Use green construction paper to act as the rim for a large hat. To do this cut a large circle, then cut a hole in the center of the circle that is around the same size of the paper tube.
7.Fit the hat jut above the face that you earlier affixed to the tube.
8. Using markers draw on the outline of a suits – pants a shirt, jackets, etc.
9. Cut out feet using construction paper of a more firm craft foam to glue to the base of the figurine.
10. Add any remaining detail that you want and ENJOY!
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Seasons have changed in JumpStart, bringing all of you Jumpeez some festive fun to mark the kick-off of our St. Patrick’s Day celebration. From pots of gold to four leaf clovers, it seems as though our little leprechaun pals have been busy setting up decorations, FunZones, a seasonal scavenger hunt and more!
Head into JumpStart now to start exploring in your search for the famed Blarney Stone! Over in MainStreet, Jumpeez are invited to take a step aboard the pink launch pad to catch a ride around the FunZone on a larger than life lucky clover. Before landing in our lucky pot of gold, they will find the Blarney Stone, which legend states give those who kiss it the ‘gift of the gab,’ or more simply put the skill of convincing speech!
Then over in DownTown, you can help your fellow Jumpeez grow the community lucky four leaf clover. The more water balloons thrown at this planter the faster the giant clover will grow! Along the way there are even a few special surprises that Frankie has added to reward your efforts.
Check on these features and the all new scavenger hunt today and let us know what you think of JumpStart’s latest season!
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We’re celebrating another Tuesday with our favorite traditions – Jumpee shout outs! Did any of your super special submission make this week’s cut for Frankie’s picks to feature right here on the blog? There is always time to keep submitting because we’ll be sharing some of Frankie’s responses next week, so stay tuned!
TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
- Ashley TwinklePanda
Happy birthday, Ashley TwinklePanda! The
JumpStart friends and I wish you a
day full of fun and adventure.
I’m having a neighborhood block party at
my house COME AND HAVE FUN!
- Kate LavaKitty
What a great way to meet new Jumpeez,
Kate Lava Kitty! Thanks for the invitation.
I’ll see you there!
Hey – you’re the best-est friend ever, Chloe JollyPanda !
- Claire PinkSwan
I’m sure your pal will really appreciate this special shout out,
Claire PinkSwan! Thanks for being such a
great friend to your in-game buddies.
Don’t just sit there… Have some fun and explore!
- Olivia RainbowPuppy
That is some amazing advice, Olivia RainbowPuppy!
After all, there is so much to do and see around JumpStart.
We wouldn’t want any of your fellow
Jumpeez to miss out!
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Quick, easy and it does not require many materials – origami crafts and activities for kids are a great interactive approach to educational concepts like special reasoning and fundamental math topics like symmetry and shape recognition. If you’re not a master at paper crafts just yet, here are a few fun and easy origami paper crafts to try out with your little ones next time that you are scrounging around for a quick activity. To get started, collect a variety of fun origami paper with patterns or use regular crafting paper as an easy alternative.
If this is the first time that your are dealing with paper crafts, then start off with something easy like a paper fortune teller or paper boat.
Paper Boat Directions:
1. Fold paper in half height wise so that the top corners line up with the bottom corners.
2. Fold the now half sized piece of paper in half to create a creased center line. Then unfold the paper. You will be using this crease as a marker to assure that the next few fold are straight.
3. With the open side of the paper on the bottom, fold the upper corners around the creased center line that you created, making a pointed top.
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Where can your Jumpeez find glittering amusement by the sea? Coney Island in JumpStart is the perfect spot for Jumpee fun and frolic! From PhotoBombs to mini-games, there’s no telling where the fun begins or ends. Take a peak at all the exciting adventures ahead with our Coney Island video clip!
First on our tour is the Coney Island Movie Theatre! Your Jumpee can sit back and relax while watching video clips or take part in a sing-along.
Run into your favorite Zoosters in Bumper Cars for some real fun in motion. Madagascar’s Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria will show your Jumpee a bumping good time! Get your friends in on the action by having them join in and start bumping around.
Don’t let your Jumpee forget to stop by the Arcade for endless amounts of fun! Here, they can choose from a bunch of mini-games, and earn some coins and JumpStars. Some of the most favorite and famous games, Punk Punk Drop, Dodge N’ Dash, and Buggy Racer!
There’s all kinds of fun to be had and new areas to explore! See if your Jumpee can find the secret warp hole to the top of the Statue of Liberty to overlook all of Coney Island!
The bright lights of Coney Island, reveal a real Jumpee playground! Inspire your Jumpeez to explore all the fun that Coney Island has to offer!
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