30 May

Make Your Own Family Tournament

Spring is a great time to get outside and to have some fun with your family. It’s also the perfect chance to start your first annual family tournament! A tournament is when you compete in a bunch of games in a row.

Think about some fun activities that you can make into a family tournament. Some can be board games played inside like Scrabble® or Chutes and Ladders®. Others can be outdoor games like a bean bag toss or a tricky game of croquet around backyard obstacles. You can even include some creative contests too. Try a “who can make the scariest monster” chalk drawing on the driveway or a dance contest!

Once you have picked your games, set points for each activity. Whoever gets the most points gets a prize. Then think of a fun homemade prize for the winner. One idea is a cool hat you all help decorate. Then the winner gets to wear it.

You can come up with your own ideas for a completely unique family tournament!

30 May

Navvi-Gator Prize of the Quarter Winner

Congratulations to Will Gilmore of Ocean Springs! Will, a member of the Navvi-Gator Super Saver’s Club program, is the lucky winner of “Bernie the Bear” and a basket full of cool toys. Will is 11 years old and already a Super Saver. With the help of his parents, he makes frequent deposits into his account and shared with us that he is saving for a trip to the Smoky Mountains. Will is interested in marine biology and is considering being a biologist when he grows up. Great job, Will, and keep saving!

Hey kids! Make a deposit into your Navvi-Gator Super Saver’s Club account and YOU could be eligible for Navvi’s next Prize of the Quarter!

30 May

A-maze-ing Earth Day

Earth Day 2013 is on Monday, April 22. How will you celebrate? Americans will spend the day planting trees, cleaning up litter and finding other ways to go green. Earth Day even reaches across the globe to far-away places like India and Africa. Can you find your way across the globe through this special Earth Day maze?

30 May

Springtime Flooding: How Does it Happen?

Many communities across the U.S. are affected by flooding each spring. Have you ever wondered why? There are several reasons for the flooding, including:

Heavy rains — Flash floods can happen when there is a lot of rain. The rain can cause rivers and streams to overflow. The water goes over the banks and floods the area nearby.

Ice jams — If the upstream part of a river thaws first, ice can be carried downstream to the still frozen part. Then it may pile up and flood the area upstream of the jam.

Urban flooding — When a city converts plants and wooded areas to pavement, there aren’t as many places to soak up rainfall. Streets can become similar to rivers with fast-moving water.

WHAT CAN I DO?

There are several things you can do to help with excess rainfall in your neighborhood. Ask your parents if you can install a rain barrel to catch rain from gutters. You can also plant a rain garden to soak up more rain in your yard.

Rain or shine, you can always count on Navigator to keep your money safe, no matter what the weather brings.

30 May

Save and Have Fun!

Save and Have Fun!

You can probably think of lots of ways to spend money. What if you had $10 in your pocket right now? You could spend it on toys, snacks, games or other small things. They might be fun for a few minutes. But then you might get bored. What if you save your money instead? You could buy bigger, better things later on. And that’s really fun!

If you put money in a savings account and add to it every week or month, your money will grow. You could save enough to buy things that are fun for a long time, like a new bike or even a computer. You’ll feel good knowing you worked hard to get something really cool.

SAVING IS FUN!

Keep your money in a piggy bank or safe place at home. Then bring it in to Navigator. When you put money in a savings account, the credit union keeps it safe. We also help you keep track of your savings. Remember to keep saving money. It’s fun!

Add Up the Savings

If you save … You could buy …
$1 Candy bar
$10 Video game
$100 Bike
$500 Computer

Savings Sleuth — Solve the Mystery™

Credit Union Youth Week is April 21-27, 2013, and this year’s theme is Savings Sleuth — Solve the Mystery. Everyone can learn more about saving money while having fun!
Come visit us at Navigator. We love connecting with our youngest members and their families during Credit Union Youth Week.