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1. Dog Show Logic Reasoning Puzzle

Solve the puzzleSolve This Dog Show Logical Reasoning Puzzle

Okay, here’s a new logical reasoning puzzle. See if you can figure it out on your own. If you can’t, don’t worry. The answer is below. So grab a pencil and paper, and good luck!

(1) Five dogs are appearing in a dog show. (2) The Chihuahua appears first. (3) The Golden Retriever comes out right after the Great Dane. (4) The Poodle and the Golden Retriever both come before the Dachshund. (5) The Poodle comes out before the Great Dane. In what order do the dogs appear?

Here’s how to use process of elimination to solve it:

Grab a piece of paper and a pencil with an eraser. Draw five empty boxes with the numbers 1-5 marked above them. Why 5? We know from reading the first sentence of the puzzle that there are five dogs, so these boxes represent the order of each dog.

Now read the second sentence. We know that the Chihuahua comes out first. So mark Chihuahua in Box 1.

Let’s move on to the third sentence. We know the Golden Retriever comes right after the Great Dane so the Great Dane can not be last in Box 5. And we know that box 1 is already taken. That means the Great Dane could be in either Box 2, 3, or 4. And the Golden Retriever can only be in Box 3, 4, or 5 because if it was in Box 2, it would be after the Chihuahua instead of the Great Dane. For now, write Great Dane in Box 2, 3, and 4 and write Golden Retriever in Box 3, 4, and 5. we will use process of elimination to cross out the wrong ones.

Sentence 4 tells us that the Golden Retriever and the Poodle come before the Dachshund. Hold on. That means that the Golden Retriever can’t be in Box 5 because the Dachshund comes after it. Since the Golden Retriever can’t be in Box, 5 then the Great Dane can’t be in Box 4, so cross those 2 out.

Since the Dachshund comes after the Golden Retriever and the Poodle, that means the Dachshund could be in Box 4 or 5, so write Dachshund in those 2 boxes. And the Poodle could be in any box before the Dachshund (except Box 1 because Chihuahua is there). So, write Poodle in Boxes 2,3, and 4. Whew! This is getting tough, but stick with it! It will all work out in the end.

Now for the final clue, sentence 5! The Poodle comes out before the Great Dane. That means the Great Dane can not be in Box 2 because the Chihuahua is in Box 1, not the Poodle. So cross out Great Dane in Box 2. Take a look. The Great Dane can only be in Box 3. Cross out everything else in Box 3 and circle Great Dane.  And since the Golden Retriever is after the Great Dane, it has to be in Box 4! When you cross out all the other dogs that don’t belong in Boxes 3 and 4, you can see that Box 5 belongs to the Dachshund, and Box 2 belongs to the Poodle!

Here’s the answer from left to right: Chihuahua, Poodle, Great Dane, Golden Retriever, and Dachshund. We did it!

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2. Sweet Treat Picture Puzzle

Who Wants a Sweet Treat?

Okay, my fellow puzzle-lovers, we’re back with ANOTHER picture puzzle! This time, you’ll be hunting for words instead of objects (because hey, we’re kind of obsessed with words). Can you find the following words in the old stamp design?

Air mail picture puzzle

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  • WAFFLE
  • CHOCOLATE
  • COOKIE
  • PIE
  • PANCAKE
  • ICE CREAM
  • CAKE

Okay, there was a theme here. What? Who doesn’t love yummy, sugary foods? We’re off to snack on some cupcakes, but let us know what words you were able to find (and which ones you couldn’t) in the Comments!

See ya,

En-Szu

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3. At-Home Science Experiments

Peep says Hi.Science Experiments Kids Can Do at Home

If you’re looking for something fun to do, here are some very cool (and very messy) science experiments you can do at home!

Make Slime!
There are two ways to get slimed. One is to become a teen sensation and get slimed on the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The other (and much easier) way is to just make it at home. If your parents ask why you want to make slime, you can say it’s because you’re researching polymers, which you technically are. Polymers are substances that behave like both a solid and a liquid simultaneous, a characteristic that gives Slime its gooeyness.

Here’s how you do it: In a small bowl drop a big glop of Elmer’s glue (about 1 inch worth). Then add three tablespoons to the bowl and stir it up. Add food coloring until you get the color you want. Then take a small glass, fill it with water, and mix in a tablespoon of Borax powder. (If you can’t find Borax at your local store, you can order it online.) Now stir the Borax mixture into the bowl and in a few seconds you’ll have slime!

The Diet Soda/Mentos Trick!
Want to make soda explode and tell people you’re studying chemistry at the same time? If you don’t mind making a bit of a mess, you can!

First, go outside with one bottle of diet soda. Then drop in a Mint Mentos candy and wait a few moments. Suddenly, you’ll have a geyser of soda shooting up to the sky.

Now it’s time to get science-y. The reason this works is because the carbon dioxide in carbonated soda is slightly unstable. When a Mentos dissolves, it causes a chemical reaction that makes the C02 want to separate from the soda, forcing it to shoot violently out of the bottle. For this experiment to work you have to use diet soda because regular sugary soda doesn’t react this way.

Now you know a couple of cool science experiments to perform. Wow! Science is messy!

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4. Extreme Sports Trivia Quiz

torinQuiz: How well do you know extreme sports?

1. Which of these events is NOT in the Summer X  Games? A) Motorcross Best Trick B) Rally Car Racing C) BMX Freestyle Big Air D) Monoski

2. Which of these athletes made history when he became the first person to pull of a “double backflip in freestyle motorcross” at the X Games? A) Tony Hawk B) Travis Pastrana C) Torstein Horgmo D) Shaun White

3. The first Winter X Games took place in which of these California locations. Remember, for the winter games, there must be snow and mountains! A) Los Angeles B) Palm Springs C) Santa Barbara D) Big Bear

4. B.A.S.E. jumping is an extremely dangerous sport where adventure-seekers jump from very high objects while wearing a parachute or wingsuit. What do you think B.A.S.E. stands for? A) Building, Antenna, Span, Earth B) Broken Ankle, Sore Everything C) Be Adventurous, Seek Excitement D) Bold And Somewhat Extreme

5. Which of these weird words is actually a term used in the world of skateboarding? A) Fakie B) Blorg C) Pring D) Norno

6. Which of these is NOT a competitive snowboarding event? A) Slope Style B) Rail Jam C) Slalom D) Slide Rule

7. Which of these forms of surfing does not require any additional equipment? A) Wind Surfing B) Kite Surfing C) Body Surfing D) Surfing the Net

8. From approximately what altitude does a skydiver usually jump? A) 12,500 feet B) 50,000 feet C) 102,000 feet D) 80,000 feet

9. Which of these extreme athletes has broken over 50 bones in his lifetime? A) Mat Hoffman B) Shaun White C) Tony Hawk D) Kelly Slater

10. True or False? “Smearing” is when a climber uses his foot to press down on a foothold.

Read on for the answers!

1. Which of these events is NOT in the Summer X  Games? D) Monoski

2. Which of these athletes made history when he became the first person to pull of a “double backflip in freestyle motorcross” at the X Games? B) Travis Pastrana

3. The first Winter X Games took place in which of these California locations. Remember, for the winter games, there must be snow and mountains! D) Big Bear

4. B.A.S.E. jumping is an extreme sport where adventure-seekers jump from very high objects while wearing a parachute or wingsuit. What do you think B.A.S.E. stands for? A) Building, Antenna, Span, Earth

5. Which of these weird words is actually a term used in the world of skateboarding? A) Fakie

6. Which of these is NOT a competitive snowboarding event? D) Slide Rule

7. Which of these forms of surfing does not require any additional equipment? C) Body Surfing

8. From approximately what altitude does a skydiver usually jump? A) 12,500 feet

9. Which of these extreme athletes has broken over 50 bones in his lifetime? A) Mat Hoffman

10. True or False? “Smearing” is when a climber uses his foot to press down on a foothold. TRUE

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5. Knock-Knock Jokes

april foolHappy April Fools’ Day!

We won’t be playing any pranks on you today, just this quiz about knock-knock jokes, How well do you know knock-knock joke punch lines? Pick your favorite punch line for the knock-knock jokes below!

1. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Boo. Boo who?

  • A) It’s just a joke. Don’t cry.
  • B) Boo is a weird name.
  • C) Ahhh! Don’t scare me like that.
  • D) Ghosts can’t talk.

2. Knock, knock! Who’s there? The interrupting cow. The interrupt—

  • A) I’m lactose intolerant.
  • B) Want some milk?
  • C) Moooooo!!!!!
  • D) I’m 2% sure I don’t want to come in.

3. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Atch. Atch who?

  • A) I don’t know.
  • B) I can’t hear you.
  • C) Do you know an allergist?
  • D) Bless you.

4. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Aisle of. Aisle of who?

  • A) Love is in the air!
  • B) I love you too!
  • C) Hey, Gilligan.
  • D) I just got back from vacation.

5. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Myth. Myth who?

  • A) Myth busted.
  • B) Miss you too.
  • C) Don’t you mean legend?
  • D) It’s Mrs., actually.

6. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Pigs say. Pigs say who?

  • A) No. Pigs say, “Oink!”
  • B) This little piggy went to market.
  • C) Open up. It’s bacon out here.
  • D) Don’t be such a hog.

7. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Banana. Knock-knock! Who’s there? Banana. Knock-knock! Who’s there? Orange.

  • A) Bananas contain potassium.
  • B) Orange doesn’t make any sense.
  • C) Aren’t you glad I didn’t say banana?
  • D) Orange you glad to be alive?

8. Knock, knock! Who’s there? The FBI. The FBI who?

  • A) That’s classified.
  • B) You wouldn’t understand anyway.
  • C) Don’t tell anyone you saw us.
  • D) Don’t you mean the CIA?

9. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Colleen. Colleen who?

  • A) Go away.
  • B) Go ca-lean up your room.
  • C) Who called Colleen?
  • D) Colleen is looking lean.

10. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Tank. Tank who?

  • A) Who ordered the fish tank?
  • B) Tank to the hand.
  • C) Did you order a tank?
  • D) You’re welcome.

Tell us  your favorite knock-knock jokes in the Comments!

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6. Air Mail Picture Puzzle

Trivia QuizFind the Objects in This Air Mail Stamp Picture Puzzle!

We love a good I SPY puzzle! That’s why I’m bringing you this FIND THE HIDDEN OBJECT picture puzzle that I drew myself! Can you find the following items in this old stamp design?

Air mail stamp puzzle

  • A musical note
  • A paper clip
  • A key
  • A watermelon slice
  • A necktie
  • A bone
  • A pair of glasses

Did you find them all? Let us know which ones you found (and which ones you couldn’t) in the Comments!

Toodles,

En-Szu

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7. A free book fair game for kids to delight in

Sometimes I dream about world domination.

Really, I do.

You know, a world where book-inspired play is taken to a whole new level.

Not just me and my kids and a book or two, but rather whole schools, even whole towns, with libraries’ worth of books and stories.

I promise I’d be a benign ruler. And one of my first cabinet appointments would be Dr. Matt Finch.

Matt knows a lot about taking playing by, with and out of the pages of a story to a whole new level; I first came across Matt in teen zombie battle. Always a good place to find future members of one’s dream team, don’t you think?

Since then, having wiped away the blood and gore, he’s constantly surprised and amazed me with his ideas for getting people of all ages creating and having fun, whether via comics inspired by M.C. Escher, gambling (of sorts) and games at the British Library or laying down The Great Kiwi Book Domino Challenge.

Shortly before Christmas last year Matt and I finally managed to meet up in person and when we did so he let me in on a new project of his – an incredible multi-player game he’s devised that gets kids and grown ups really excited about books, whether drawn from a library’s collection or with a bookseller’s stock. I knew straight away I wanted to somehow make this game happen wherever possible and so I’m truly delighted that today I get to tell the world about it, and share it with you all.

But first some more details!

Playing by the book: So Matt, what’s your elevator pitch for the game?

Matt Finch: It’s an all-ages roleplay version of events like the Frankfurt Book Fair. Children form teams which are mini publishing companies. They explore a collection of books, then compete to acquire titles which they create posters and marketing materials for.

We’ve also run this activity with adults too, at workshops and training sessions. If anything, the grown-ups are even more competitive.

Photo: Susie Bishop, Pencombe CE Primary School

Photo: Susie Bishop, Pencombe CE Primary School

Playing by the book: In your experience of running this game, what do the kids get out of it?

Matt Finch: Kids get to really explore and engage with a wide range of books, not just in terms of content but also design and other physical qualities.

There’s a bit of relay racing and simple money management as they try to beat other teams to the books they want. They then get to respond creatively to the books that they’ve chosen. Older children often think very strategically about the business of marketing.

It’s a rare chance to blend reading, creativity, and real-world business skills.

As part of the game, players have to browse lots of books and decide which ones they'd like to stock.

As part of the game, players have to browse lots of books and decide which ones they’d like to stock.

Playing by the book: And what about the adults facilitating the game? What’s in it for them?

Matt Finch: Libraries, schools, or booksellers who host the game get to engage communities with their collection in a new and inspiring way. When children’s publishers or booksellers get involved, it’s a chance to see how their target market engage with your stock – and what kind of marketing materials they would create for their books.

Whenever we’ve played this game we’ve tried to assign one adult to each team. We tell the children that the adult on their team is not their boss or their leader, but an extra resource for them to use. By changing that dynamic, adults get to work alongside the children in a different way, supporting but not directing…even taking orders from children when necessary!

Playing by the book: I’m sold! Take me to your game!

Matt Finch: You can download the full instructions for The Book Fair Game here!

Playing by the book: HURRAH!

Players enter a bidding war for the books they most want to stock

Players enter a bidding war for the books they most want to stock

Playing by the book: But before I run off and round up some people to play the game with me, I’ve a couple more questions.

Why is playing with books so important?

Matt Finch: Books are hardly the only gateway we have into other worlds and other ways of knowing, but they’re one of the most established and reliable. That kind of ancient magic needs to be explored freely, irreverently, and enthusiastically.

A game like the Book Fair lets children consider the book as a physical object – they even get to sniff them. It also encourages children to reflect on their personal response to a book and how others might respond to that book, too.

Playing by the book: What process do you go through when designing play opportunities which feature books?

Matt Finch: It’s great to incorporate literacy into even the most boisterous play activities. During our live zombie sieges in Australia and New Zealand, the ‘survivors’ had the chance to evaluate fiction and non-fiction as survival aids. In another session for younger children, time travel adventures began with spotting anachronisms in mocked-up newspapers.

In our biggest trial of the Book Fair game, with 100 kids from three schools, we actually folded the activity into a day-long adventure with ninjas fighting bandits – and setting up a bookshop as part of their quest.

For me, play begins with storytelling, and books are just one of many excellent hooks on which we hang the stories that inspire play.

Photo: Susie Bishop, Pencombe CE Primary School

Photo: Susie Bishop, Pencombe CE Primary School

Playing by the book: Did you “play” / act out books as a child? If so, what do you remember doing?

Matt Finch: Oh, all sorts of bizarre stuff got mashed together. By the end of junior school, it was intense. French Resistance stories out of Commando comic blended with Larry Niven scifi which was probably too old for me – with guns that shot slivers of anaesthetic crystal to knock out baddies! Take that, Nazis!

I also played with Star Wars toys, except they were never Star Wars characters. Lando and Leia were the heroes, Luke was a Space Nazi (spot the recurring theme) because he had blonde hair and a single black glove.

And it wasn’t just books. There are embarrassing photos out there somewhere of me and my brother dressed up as Agnetha and Anni-Frid from ABBA. It was about crossing the lines from everyday life to make believe, through any and all points of contact.

Playing by the book: What’s the last book you’ve read (for adults or children) which inspired you to do something, whether that was a trip to visit somewhere, a creative response, cooking new dish or….??

Matt Finch: I’m currently talking to Brisbane’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Writers’ Festival about possible partnerships and that led me back to eccentric rocker Julian Cope’s book The Modern Antiquarian, a guide to the stone circles of Britain.

It’s totally indulgent and bonkers, but experts were forced to agree that he’d done his homework and researched the book well. It’s a kind of deranged gazetteer to these ancient neolithic sites, and another example of how books are a gateway, at any age, between mundane life and weirder worlds. You only need to skim it once and you’ll be hankering to visit your nearest stone circle.

Playing by the book: Matt, just for you, here’s my favourite stone circle:

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

Maybe this is where my cabinet and I will hold our inaugural meeting when I finally take over the world. Yes. I rather like that idea.

mattHuge thanks to Matt (left) for setting free his Book Fair game into the wide world. Do download it and see how you could use it in your library, your school, your book group. Matt and I would love to hear about the adventures you have with it.

Matt Finch (@DrMattFinch) is 2016 Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland and writes a weekly newsletter, Curious, Mysterious, Marvellous, Electrical which you can join here: tinyletter.com/marvellouselectrical

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8. Most Powerful Pokemon

Rainbow PenMost Powerful Pokémon

What is the most powerful Pokémon? That’s a question that’s been debated by Pokefans for years. The answer, of course, is that any Pokémon can be powerful with the right training and in the hand of an experienced player. But there are some Pokémon that are extremely powerful right from the get go.

The most powerful Pokémon are the Legendary Pokémon. The Legendary Pokémon are rare (of the over 600 species of Pokémon, only 47 are Legendary) and very powerful with high base stats.  And while it may never be possible to say which is the most powerful, here are a few that would vie for the honor any day.

Arceus
If you want to talk about powerful, it doesn’t get much more awesome than the creator of the universe. Yup, Arceus is said to have created the entire world of Pokémon. He also has the highest base stat total. His signature move is “Judgment” allowing him to change his type depending on the plate he’s holding.

Deoxys
The extraterestrial Deoxys is a fan favorite based on the fact that he can make copies of himself and is the only Pokémon that can freely switch between four different forms: Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed.

Mew and Mewtwo
Two of the most powerful Pokémon actually share the same DNA. Because Mewtwo is a genetically enhanced Mew clone, they both share many of the same attributes. They are both psychic type Pokémon with high stats and special skills. Mew can turn into any Pokémon at will using “Transform” and Mewtwo uses telekinesis for his special powers.

Special Award: Pikachu
Okay, so maybe Pikachu isn’t Legendary. And he doesn’t have the highest stats. But somehow the little yellow guy always comes out on top. That has to count for something, right?

So which Pokémon is the most powerful? Well that’s up to how you use them. Tell us YOUR favorites in the Comments.

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9. Solve This Brain-Teasing Puzzle!

Trivia QuizHow to Solve Logical Reasoning Puzzles

Okay, here’s a logical reasoning puzzle. See if you can figure it out on your own. If you can’t, don’t worry. It’s pretty complicated. So grab a pencil and paper, and good luck!

(1) Five kids are sitting in a line. (2) Of the two kids at each end, one is a Giants fan, and the other one is a Patriots fan. (3) A Cowboys fan is sitting to the right of a 49ers fan. (4) A Broncos fan is to the left of the Patriots fan and the 49ers fan is sitting between the Giants fan and Cowboys fan. What order are the kids sitting in?

Here’s how to use process of elimination to solve it:

Grab a piece of paper and a pencil with an eraser. Draw five empty boxes with the numbers 1-5 marked above them. Why 5? We know from reading the first sentence of the puzzle that there are five kids, so these boxes represent where each kid is sitting.

Now read the second sentence. We know that the kid on each end is either a Giants fan or a Patriots fan. We just don’t know which is which yet. So for now, mark G/P in Boxes 1 and 5.

Okay now, let’s move on to the third sentence. We know a Cowboys fan is sitting to the right of a 49ers fan. And we know that the far left box is already taken. So the farthest left the 49ers fan could be is Box 2. So that means the Cowboys fan could be in either box 3 or 4. And the 49ers fan can only be in Box 2 or 3 because if she was in Box 4, the Cowboys fan couldn’t be to the right. Write 49ers under Box 2 and 3 and write C under Box 3 and 4.

Sentence 4 tells us that a Broncos fan is left of the Patriots fan. Hold on. That means that the Patriots fan has to be in Box 5 because no one could be left of Box 1. We now know that Box 1 belongs to the Giants fan and Box 5 belongs to the Patriots fan. And since the Broncos fan is to the left of the Patriots fan, she has to be in Box 4! Write G in Box 1, B in Box 4, and P in Box 5. Three boxes down; two to go!

Sentence 4 also says that the 49ers fan is sitting between the Giants fan and the Cowboys fan. Well, we know that the Giants fan is in Box 1, so that means the 49ers fan has to be in Box 2. And the only box left open is Box 3, so we know that is where the Cowboys fan sits!

Here’s the answer from left to right: Giants fan, 49ers fan, Cowboys fan, Broncos fan, and Patriots fan. We did it! And now our brains have turned to mush.

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10. Easy Snowboarding Trick

Dove CameronOllie: An Easy Snowboarding Trick You Can Learn in One Day

The scenario: Your friends are going on a big snowboarding trip and you are totally stoked to tag along. There’s only one problem. Your snowboarding skills are non-existent. Well, don’t worry! There are some easy tricks you can learn in a day. Here is one not-so-scary move that will impress any snow bunny or sweet dude. While learning this trick, you should enlist an experienced snowboarder to help you and always wear protective gear.

The Ollie is the easiest of all tricks and essential for any freestyle-rider. This trick is performed without the help of the rider’s hands, a ramp, or a jump. Here’s how to do it: While riding down the mountain, you want to crouch down like you’re about to jump, and then in one seamless motion, shift your weight over your back leg and lift your front foot. Then, “pop” off your back foot with a slight bouncing motion lifting your legs up, allowing the board to hop up or “snap.” Once you’ve got air, you want to pull your knees up towards your chest as far as you can while trying to keep the board parallel to the snow. Right before you land, shift your weight back over the center of the board and prepare to hit the ground. Bend your knees as you touch the snow to cushion your landing.

Congrats! You’ve read about your first trick. Now, it’s time to go out and do it. And don’t worry if you don’t want to do any tricks. Being a drifter (someone who “drifts” across the hill with no actual tricks), is fine too. Own it and order everyone hot chocolates as they come off the mountain!

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11. Cartoon Network Launches First Game ‘O​K K.O.!’ Lakewood Plaza Turbo’

The game is based on an original idea by "Steven Universe" supervising producer Ian Jones-Quartey.

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12. Super Bowl

SuperbowlGet ready for the biggest football game of the year!

As you know, the Super Bowl is almost here. The 50th Super Bowl football game will be played on Sunday, February 7. The Denver Broncos will battle the Carolina Panthers, so I thought we could round up some of the best football facts and fun from the STACKS. Here are a few things for you to do to get ready for the big game.

  • Take this Super Bowl trivia quiz.
  • Play the Game Changers football game.
  • Get the latest football books from Scholastic.
  • Leave a Comment telling us which team you are rooting for in Super Bowl 50!
  • Or if you prefer animal sports, will you be watching the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark Channel, or Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet?

kittenbowl

puppy-bowl

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Hallmark Channel and Animal Planet

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13. Winter Weather Weekends

winterWinter Weather Weekends

Are you ready for the winter weather? Winter Storm Jonas is coming to the East Coast! I am ready with a nice, big pile of books to read, some hot cocoa mix, and all the ingredients needed to bake something yummy.The forecast calls for fun!

Here are some other ideas for things to do on a snowy weekend.

What do you have planned for this snowy weekend? Tell us in the Comments. Whatever you do, please stay safe and warm!

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14. Playing the call of duty hack online

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This platform is one of one of the most user friendly sites where people can play the different games online, could download and install video games to their desktops as well as transform them into discs to make sure that maybe played in the huge display standard televisions. And when the call of Duty black ops 3 cheat is run in the platform the players could value the technical superiority that the system supplies its players. The black ops that are accomplished behind enemy lines in different locations across the globe from Vietnam jungles to the snows of Ural hills, is bound to offer the gamers the jitters in addition to a remarkable encounter of the warfare.

The customization alternatives allow the gamers right into a globe of their very own, wherein the ammunitions and also automobiles as well as the environments could be altered. Playing the call of Duty hack online has been said to be among one of the most popular and also convenient computer games of the modern day globe. As this sort of a video game is having an actual feeling to the gamers they have actually become fairly liked amongst the kids and also adults similarly. One more element behind the popularity is the advertising and also availability of the video game at the vapor video games where downloading and install and also buying has been very simple and also fast. Given that this is a luxury downloader with a quick web server the process of downloading any other online game apart from the call of Duty hack is extremely rapid and easy to take care.

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15. Free Solutions to Download PC Games : Almost all Total Version Games

There are several an incredible number of PC games worldwide which download free PC games online on a daily basis. I’m not really talking over the way model games which you’ll want to download regarding free. So many people are installing free entire version games by making use of internet. It’s also possible to download limitless free total model games throughout internet. In this article you will see how you can download endless complete version PC games regarding free.

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Do you know the issues you may encounter in the event you land up using the wrong websites?

Computer virus and Spyware Troubles

In many with the public sites, anyone can upload something whatever they want. Which means the main problem using those sites could be the Trojan and also spywares that is downloaded combined with game information. Hackers adore such open public websites as they can distributed their own viruses effortlessly.

Poor Download Speeds

We have down loaded certain games at a rate of three or perhaps Several killer bytes per second in spite of the reality that I’ve got a high speed broadband relationship. This is really annoying.

Use of games you would like

Most often you will never get the games what you deserve away regarding. Many times you may download the particular game, nonetheless it will not work. It’s going to be genuinely aggravating to find out no outcomes following numerous hrs getting the particular game.

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17. Locate Games You prefer and also Participate in These With regard to Free

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18. Ten Minutes of New ‘Cuphead’ Gameplay Footage

"Cuphead" doesn't just look retro-inspired, it's a damn near perfect recreation of classic American cartoons.

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19. #708 – National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016 by Nat. Geo Society & Nat. Geo Kids Magazine

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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016
National Geographic Society & National Geographic Kids Magazine
National Geographic Society        5/12/2015
978-1-4263-1921-1
352 pages         Age 8—12
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“This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating articles about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include a special section on animal friends; an updated “Fun and Games” chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; a new “Dino Myths Busted” feature; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; a new special “15 Facts” feature in every chapter; updated reference material, and much more! And, this is the only kids’ almanac with mobile media features that allow kids to access National Geographic videos, photo galleries, and games.” [publisher]

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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016—Wow, where do I start? Color blasts out from every page. The photography is as spectacular as National Geographic photography has always been—brilliant, intimately detailed, knock-you-off-your-feet fantabulous. Divided into ten sections, the Kids Almanac 2016 begins with a section on interesting things happening in 2016, and then it explores the usual topics of history, culture, science, geography, nature, and animals. The almanac also includes a section on green technology and its effect on Earth, and a section about exploration and survival. Most likely, a favorite for kids will be the section on games. Actually, the Kids Almanac 2016 contains a game throughout the entire 350 pages. In each chapter is a clue. Find all ten clues and you can open up digital extras.

dino mythsIn reading the Kids Almanac 2016, I think National Geographic has covered all the subjects kids will find interesting and all those they need to know about. Adults can get a lot out of this almanac as well. There is a tremendous amount of information in this relatively small book. I loved the animal topics, of which there are many. Kids interested in dinosaurs will find a prehistoric timeline, nine “Bet you didn’t know” facts, and myths. Each section ends with a quiz on that section’s subject. When you cannot get to a place, or want to know what is happening in different places around the world, the Kids Almanac 2016 is a tremendous aid. Kids can also dig a little deeper in subjects they love and learn about subjects they never thought about or thought were dull. There is not one tedious word or picture in the Kids Almanac 2016. Here are a few subjects I found to be amazing:

“Secrets of the Blue Holes”
Animal photography and how to get the shot.
“The Wonders of Nature: the Oceans”

Worlds Wackiest Houses”

“Worlds Wackiest Houses”

“16 Cool Facts about Coral Reefs”
The jokes and comics in Fun and Games
Orangutan to the Rescue (Survival Story)”

What would a National Geographic book be without its gorgeous maps? The Kids Almanac 2016 has plenty of maps and flags. I think the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016 is a must read, if not a must have, for kids, especially middle graders who will learn a lot without realizing they are learning. The Kids Almanac 2016 is fun, exciting, and interesting. The pages are colorful, the photographs and images extremely detailed, and the subject matter is diverse.

volcanosThough kids are just now beginning to enjoy their summer school breaks, the Kids Almanac 2016 will keep them reading through the summer, which will help kids during their next school year, make them more informed about their world. Parents concerned about the books their kids read will have not one worry about this almanac. Every word, every subject, and every article is kid-friendly. The National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016 is an interesting read that will keep kids hooked long past summer vacation.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2016. Text and images copyright © 2015 by National Geographic Society. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, National Geographic Society in partnership with National Geographic Kids Magazine, Washington DC.

Purchase National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016 at AmazonBook DepositoryNational Geographic.

Kids! Join the National Geographic Kids Book Club HERE!
Teachers and Librarians can find additional information at: http://www.ngchildrensbooks.org
National Geographic Educational site is HERE.

Learn more about National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016 HERE.
Check out the National Geographic Society website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com
Find other National Geographic books at: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books
Learn more about the National Geographic Kids Magazine at the website: http://www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

Kids Almanac 2015 
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Copyright © 2015 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

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20. What Type of Gamer Are You?

Game on!Gaming Personality Quiz

Want to know what kind of STACKS gamer you are? Take our quiz and find out.

1. Your favorite thing to do in the summer when you are bored is . . . 
a. Pick up a branch, turn it into a sword, and find an adventure!
b. Grab a pencil, and relax while completing a few challenging puzzles like word games or Sudoku.
c. Doodle in last semester’s old notebook pages while listening to music.
d. Grab a basketball and shoot a few hoops with friends.

2. My favorite game console is . . . 
a. Xbox One or PS4.
b. Nintendo 3DS XL.
c. I don’t have a favorite.
d. Wii.

3. You’re in the middle of playing your favorite game when your mom makes you stop to have dinner with the family. Your thoughts are . . . 
a. “Aw man! I don’t want to stop but I guess I can use a break to plot out my next few moves and come up with a strategy.”
b. “I don’t mind taking a break. This game isn’t going anywhere so I’ll just finish it when I get back.”
c. *Growling noise* “Wow, was that my stomach? You never realize how much time goes by when you’re having fun.”
d. “Finally! I’m starving!”

4. If you could become a magical creature, which one would you choose?
a. A fierce, fire-breathing dragon who protects a mountain of gold.
b. A wise unicorn who is humble and gentle.
c. An elf who can build anything.
d. A mermaid who is a natural born swimmer, swift and agile.

5. Which element do you relate to the most?
a. Fire.
b. Wind.
c. Water.
d. Earth.

6. When playing a RPG (role-playing game) game you have never played before . . . 
a. you play it until you master it so you can beat all your friends.
b. you first look for secrets online to see how you can complete the game faster.
c. you create your character to make it look like an awesome hero, and then worry about the actual game later.
d. you don’t know what’s going on but you are  going to smash all the buttons and hope it gets you somewhere.

7. Which character do you relate to the most?
a. Harry Potter.
b. Sherlock Holmes.
c. Captain Underpants.
d. Abby from Whatever After.

If you picked . . . 

Mostly A’s, you are a quest gamer!
You love being an adventure hero and you thirst for the excitement through role-playing video games that allow you to gain skills, find treasure or loot, and level up. Some games you’ll enjoy include Keys to the Kingdom, Deltora, and The Secrets of Droon.

Mostly B’s, you are a puzzle gamer!
You’re a fast thinker and you love solving problems. Your mind is your greatest weapon and you use it effortlessly to win contests and get ahead. Some challenging games you’ll enjoy include Lawless, UFiles Maze Rescue, and Keys to the Kingdom Puzzles.

Mostly C’s, you are a creative gamer!
You love to build, draw, and create things. You don’t need a preset adventure or storyline to set your pace because you are capable of imagining your own adventure. To help the creative juices flow, try these games: Main Street Scrapbooking, Captain Underpants Comic Builder, and How to Draw Ook and Gluk.

Mostly D’s, you are an arcade gamer!
When playing your favorite games, your reflexes are your greatest advantage. You are fast and prefer to avoid complex, problem-solving tasks. You prefer to play with characters with much physical ability and strength. Some arcade games we think you might enjoy are Dodge-a-Rama, Snowboard Challenge, and Game Changers Football.

Tada! Now that you know what kind of gamer you are, Let us know your results, try out a few of the game suggestions and shoot some feedback below. May the games be always with you!

- Sandy, STACKS Staffer

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21. Play by the book – the board game!

Playing by the book is all about bringing books to life off the page and into our every day lives and so when I discovered that there was a board game call Play by the Book, my eyes opened wide and I went off to find out more. Billed as an “action-packed game that gets children talking and learning about literature!” it sounded like it might be right up my street – not just for home use, but also with my kids’ book group at the local public library.

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It’s designed so that players can discuss any fiction book (or simply a given chapter if you want to keep things simpler), and it can also be used for films. Players travel around the game board (by rolling a die) with the simple aim of reaching “The End” first. Before each roll of the die, the player in question must answer a question about the chosen book. Questions are set at two levels; their content is basically the same, but written in a different way making it easier or more challenging to give an answer.

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If a player lands on an illustrated square after having rolled a die and answered a question, they are given an additional task; they have to perform an action based on the book. This might involve singing, acting out a scene, drawing a character or speaking like someone from the book. It gets players up and active, and provides plenty of opportunity for laughter in my experience!

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In addition to questions about the set book, there are “wild cards”, shuffled in amongst the pack. These are broader questions, with a focus more on different types of genre, linked to the illustrations to be found on the board game itself.

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There are a few finer details you can add to the game to make it more complex, but this gives you the basic idea: it’s a game of luck when it comes to rolling the die, but along the way there are lots of opportunities for discussion, arguing, debating and (in various ways) playing out the book.

Having played it quite a few times now what I really like about this board game is that it works for different ages / different abilities, even when playing at the same time, thanks to the different question levels. It is also more active than some traditional board games because players at some point are likely to have to get out of the seats and sing/act or draw. I think this extra level of physical activity is great, though some players who are a little more reserved may take a bit more encouragement to take part in these activities; I’ve found it has worked quite well if the game is played in teams, with two people for each counter.

The instructions say that players should all be discussing the same book / chapter / film, and this certainly works well. I have, however, used the game where players have each chosen their own book to discuss and this too has worked well. It’s been an interesting way for players to try to persuade other children to try the book they are talking about. The game has also been a good way of pooling knowledge when we’ve played it where each player has had a different book by the same author.

Play by the book would be a great addition to any classroom, especially for the 8-12 year old crowd. It also offers something a little bit different for book groups to do, as well as working well as a family game (the dramatic elements have worked best for me at home, where everyone is more relaxed about being a bit silly and less concerned about ‘making a fool’ of themselves).

Play by the book retails at £21.54 and is available online here: http://www.learningresources.co.uk/product/play-by-the-book.do

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this board game from its distributors. Just to be clear: Despite its name I’m in no way affiliated to it.

If you enjoyed this post, you might also find this post of mine about book-themed board games interesting. I also recently made my own literature based board game – to explore science fiction with kid. If you want to know more about board games inspired by literature, this research article by Britta Stockmann and Jens Janke has lots of good leads.

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22. SPONSORED POST Kart Kingdom

Kart KingdomThis blog post is sponsored by PBS Kids.

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There’s an exciting new world of adventure and fun waiting to be explored! In Kart Kingdom, the new game from PBS KIDS, you can create your own character and build your very own kart. Once you start playing, you can begin to unlock new worlds, gadgets, and prizes! Meet new friends and explore the world together. kart kingdomIf you’re lucky, you might run into some of your favorite PBS KIDS characters like Team Wild Kratts and Odd Squad!

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23. Minecraft Name Generator

Minecraft)What’s Your Minecraft Name?

We know you guys looove Minecraft. (The last Ink Splot 26 Minecraft blog post got almost 500 Comments!) But since we’re living in the real world, and not a Minecraft world, we figured it would be fun to create a Minecraft name generator to give you an alternate reality Minecraft name.

Don’t worry if you’re new to our name generators. It’s as easy as putting a block down. Find the first initial of your first name in the list below. That word is your Minecraft first name. Then find the month of your birthday. That word is your Minecraft last name. For example, my name begins with an R and my birthday is in July, so my Minecraft name is Poisonous Potato Creeper. 

  • A – Lava
  • B – Andesite
  • C – Emerald
  • D – Bedrock
  • E – Granite
  • F – Magma
  • G – Obsidian
  • H – Spider Eye
  • I – Gunpowder
  • J – Diamond
  • K – Stone
  • L – Gold
  • M – Iron Ore
  • N – Redstone
  • O – Glowstone
  • P – Coal
  • Q – Sugar Cane
  • R – Poisonous Potato
  • S – Slimeball
  • T – Puffer Fish
  • U – Jack O’Lantern
  • V – White Jellyfish
  • W – Golden Carrot
  • X – Raw Pork
  • Y – Cobblestone
  • Z – Giant Mushroom
  • JANUARY – Zombie
  • FEBRUARY – Skeleton
  • MARCH – Ender Dragon
  • APRIL – Torch
  • MAY – Pick-axe
  • JUNE – Bottomless Pit
  • JULY – Creeper
  • AUGUST – Portal
  • SEPTEMBER – Villager
  • OCTOBER – Monster
  • NOVEMBER – Furnace
  • DECEMBER – Dungeon

Let us know your Minecraft name in the Comments below!

- Ratha (a.k.a. Poisonous Potato Creeper)

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24. Manager of ‘Harry Potter’ video games to head digital skills academy

Harvey Wheaton – former chief of the ‘Harry Potter‘ video games – is now CEO of a new digital skills academy in Scotland, Codeclan.

He managed Electronic Arts’ Harry Potter games, has coached software development teams worldwide, and also helped launch SuperMassive Games.

Holyrood reports on Wheaton’s enthusiasm for CodeClan and the values it stands for:

“CodeClan embodies everything that I care about – technology, education, start-ups and Scotland – so I am delighted to be joining the team,” he said.

“Just now, the digital sector in Scotland is experiencing unprecedented growth, with the emergence of international brands like Skyscanner and FanDuel and ambitious start-ups launching every week. But if we don’t do something to bridge the digital skills gap in Scotland soon then the extraordinary growth we are seeing will be under threat.

“CodeClan offers practical help, a real solution to this problem, and it is a privilege to be part of this exciting venture.”

Wheaton will be launching CodeClan next month in Edinburgh. Join us in congratulating him on his new venture!

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25. That’s My Hat!

GmpJxo0qWKBxTkAdg-MVuV9TRoBjMxDwSnwjMpH5RwIA pared-down, stylish tale packed with adrenalin and mischief in equal measure about a child’s ability to see possibilities and transform the world around them, That’s My Hat! by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud follows what happens when a hat created by a child is blown away on a gust of wind. Turning the pages takes us on a journey across the city to retrieve the hat, visiting various shops, a zoo and a library along the way. But when the child reaches the top of a skyscraper it looks like disaster will strike – can they use their imagination to save the day?

Although we may have seen the device before in Harold and the Purple Crayon, Anthony Brown’s Bear Hunt and Aaron Becker’s Journey, the idea of a child using a pencil to transform their world, changing something simple into an object of their imagination (in this case starting with a semi-circle being turned into a hat) never grows old. Perhaps this is because the ability to see alternative realities is a very real experience of childhood; we have all turned sticks into stallions ready for galloping, cardboard boxes into boats or stones into pets.

What That’s My Hat! brings afresh to this storytelling mechanism are very clever illustrations. Made of only 10 basic shapes and 5 flat colours, with simple black line embellishments, Boisrobert and Rigaud have created 3-D scenes to explore, with the use of intricate pop-up mechanisms and lots of hidden detail behind the folds and bends of the paper. It’s amazing to see the complexity that can be constructed from very basic building blocks. The magic is captivating and perhaps also empowering for young readers – these illustrations have a child-like achievability about them.

The ending draws the story full circle (literally, if you take note of how it began and what it concludes with), deeply satisfying readers, listeners and observers of all the fine and clever details in this playful book.

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That’s My Hat! sent us to one of our favourite crafting materials – a bunch of paint chips (free! lovely thick card! great colours!), and from them we cut out lots of each of the 10 different shapes which appear in That’s My Hat!. For the circles I used a couple of outsized hole punchers and the kids loved the physicality of using them; I love it when the girls enjoy the preparation as much as the intended activity!

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It was then time to let loose our imaginations, creating scenes with just the 10 types of shape and a black pen to add detail.

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The girls loved looking closely at how the shapes were used in the book, copying some of the ideas for themselves, but also coming up with their own transformations for some of the shapes.

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I love the grumpy looking mum and the dancing spider in this spread!

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Whilst making stories with our shapes listened to:

  • All These Shapes by The Pop Ups – I can’t imagine a better song to go with a pop-up book about what you can make with shapes!!
  • Parachute by Fishboy
  • All Around My Hat by by Steelye Span

  • Other activities which might work well alongside reading That’s My Hat! include:

  • Making your own pop-up cards or books. Tinkerlab has a simple introduction that’s perfect for small hands.
  • A shape matching game – easy to make from a sheet of paper and some building blocks, as Twodaloo shows us.
  • Reading Steven Anthony’s The Queen’s Hat for another story about a flyaway hat, or B.J. Novak’s Book With No Pictures for another book which makes use of varied typefaces to convey meaning.
  • A good old fashioned game of hide and seek! Or a game of “Wamer-Colder” where you’ve hidden a hat and the kids have to find it.

  • If you liked this post you might like these other posts by me:

  • A review of I am Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz, with kids’ art created using fingerprints
  • On becoming curious again – a selection of very clever books that make you look again, including one all about shapes
  • A pop-up art book for older children which we really enjoyed, plus 90+ publicly displayed masterpieces of art which feature in children’s books
  • more

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