03 May

Hit the Trail with Trail Mix

The weather is getting warmer. Are you ready to go outside? Spring is a great time to take a walk, go on a hike or play at the park. Listen for birds chirping, look for grass growing and smell flowers blooming.

There’s a lot to see and do! You’ll want a snack to give you energy. Here’s a recipe for trail mix to try. Ask your parents for help making it. Then put it in small bags or containers to take with you when you enjoy the great outdoors.

It’s Spring! Trail Mix

2 cups animal crackers

2 cups mini pretzels

1 cup banana chips

1 cup cheese flavored fish crackers

1 cup raisins

Mix together and store in a sealed container.

01 May

Find the Hidden Animals

Each sentence contains a hidden animal.

Example: There were 2 million dollars in the bank.
Answer: lion – million

  1. My dad has a black beard that scratches me when he kisses my cheek.
  2. The caterpillar inched along the tree branch.
  3. I like to eat hotdogs in the summer.
  4. I wore a cape with my costume this year.
  5. She scowls when she’s mad.
  6. Turtleneck sweaters always make me hot.
  7. Be a very good girl during school today.
  8. Sally came late to practice today.
  9. He hung the medallion around his neck.
  10. A silver key is a common key.

Answers Here

01 May

Growing Green Tips for Learning How to Garden

Do you like digging in the dirt? Making a mess? Watching things grow? Then gardening may be the perfect hobby for you! Growing your own garden can be fun and healthy. Plus, gardening isn’t just for kids. Even grown-ups enjoy working in the garden.

If you want to try growing green (and red and orange and yellow …) in your yard, here are a few tips to get you started.

Make it your own. Ask your parents if you can pick out some plants at the garden store. If you’re building a raised bed, see if you can help with the construction. And once everything is planted, you can help pull weeds and water the garden.

Know what’s native. Choose plants that naturally grow in your area. These are called native plants. They will grow better than exotic species.

Wear your worst clothes. You will get dirty! Make sure you wash your hands after working in the garden. And take off those muddy shoes before going inside.

Make it yummy. Plant some fruits and vegetables, too. Squash and broccoli may not be your favorite foods now. But they taste much better when you grow them yourself.

Keep a journal. Write down which plants grow well and which ones struggle. Take pictures of each plant’s progress.

Celebrate your success. When it’s time to harvest, or pick your garden, share the flowers, fruits and vegetables with friends and family. They will be so proud of your hard work!

At Navigator, we can help you make a money garden, too. Putting your money into a savings account can help it grow.

01 May

Go to the Library!

If you’re looking to get out of the rain this spring, step into your local library. The library has many things to keep you busy on a stormy day, or anytime! And it doesn’t cost a thing.

Get lost in a book. Libraries are full of books to transport you to other places. And most libraries also have cozy places to sit and read. Ask a librarian to help you find a book that’s just right for you.

Flip through a magazine. Looking for a quicker read? Your library also has a variety of magazines to choose from. Sports Illustrated Kids, National Geographic Kids and Zoobooks are just a few.

Check out music and movies. Your library has a selection of CDs and DVDs for you to borrow. Rent an old favorite, or try out something new.

Use a computer. Play games, search the Web or email friends and family.

See what else is available. Your library may offer fun or helpful activities. Talk to a librarian about events like book clubs or story time. Your library may even offer help with homework.

To borrow items from the library, you’ll need a library card. It’s free! Renting materials from the library also shows your parents that you are responsible. You have to keep the items safe and remember to return them on time. Another way to show you are responsible? Depositing your money into your Navvi-Gator Super Saver’s Club account.