Archive for Month: September

bat facts

That’s Batty: Bat Facts That Will Surprise You!

Books and Hollywood have done much to villainize bats, which many people perceive to be dangerous, blood-sucking creatures that prey on unsuspecting victims. However, bats are far less menacing than that. 

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games for halloween

Scary (But Not Too Scary) Games for Halloween

Halloween’s right around the corner and what better way to spend some time than scaring ourselves — but not too much though. We don’t want those nightmares to keep you up, you have school the next day after all. This is a list of family friendly games that have...

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day of the dead

Day of the Dead: A Mexican Holiday Celebration

Day of the Dead is a celebration filled with dancing, wearing colorful costumes, eating favorite foods, and celebrating life. Hundreds of years ago in Mexico the native peoples who lived there had a celebration for the dead. They believed that spirits of their dead relatives returned to earth once...

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pumpkin carving ideas

Happy Halloween: A Guide to Pumpkin Carving

Toothy grins and a mesmerizing orange glow help make jack-o’-lanterns captivating sights come Halloween. Pumpkin carving is an autumn tradition and runs the gamut of simple designs to more intricate artwork worthy of any medium. Although anyone can grab a pumpkin and get started, when done correctly, jack-o’-lantern designs...

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mischief night

What’s Mischief Night?

Come the end of October, kids across the country, just like you, eagerly await the tricks and treats of Halloween. Plenty of fun is to be had on October 31, when hordes of costume-clad kids and adults scour neighborhoods on the hunt for the best candy. But prior to...

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cooper family

Growing Up Branson: The Talented Kids of the Cooper Family

Lots of kids dream of getting onstage and showing off their singing, dancing and acting talents. For a lot of Branson kids, it’s not a dream. With many family shows, a lot of kids, just like you, grow up on stage singing and dancing for packed theatres several days...

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art at crystal bridges

Imagine This: Kids Create Cool Art at Crystal Bridges

Alek J, likes to imagine things. Recently, he and some other kids had fun making art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. In a big art studio with lots of tables and supplies, the kids made wooden peg people come to life with markers, yarn, paint,...

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wolf spiders

It’s Just Plain Weird: Wolf Spiders, Excalibur, & Tiny Tortoises

So, here’s an unusual chain of events—Arctic Wolf Spiders are getting larger. And as a result of the increased populations and increased population densities, the spiders have changed their eating habits.

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Out in the Woods: Environmental & Hunting Safety

Joe Huggins has an important message for kids in Arkansas and around the region. “Getting out in the woods is important and learning the importance of being a good steward of the environment is too,” Joe, the hunter education coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, explained.

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