Archive for Month: September

TRICK-OR-TREAT SAFELY

Following a few safety rules can make Halloween both fun & safe! Special to Official Kids Mag As thousands of children prepare to go trick-or-treating, it is best to once again revisit safety tips that can help ensure this Halloween is enjoyable and injury-free. Visibility Children should be...

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That’s Batty!

Bats are our friends Special to Official Kids Mag 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.  While there are bats that feed on blood (vampire...

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SCARY (BUT NOT TOO SCARY) GAMES

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...

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Day of the Dead Celebration

The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America as a celebration of life By Kim Marquez • kmarquez@nwadg.com Day of the Dead is a celebration filled with dancing, wearing colorful costumes, eating favorite foods, and celebrating life. Hundreds of years ago in...

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Jack ’N Jill o’lanterns A few tips for carving the perfect pumpkin Special to Official Kids Mag 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...

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What’s Mischief Night?

Special to Official Kids Mag 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...

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Growing Up In Branson

An Official Kids Mag Q&A with some talented show kids By Dave Woods • dwoods@officialkidsmag.com 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...

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Imagine This!

Kids create cool art at Crystal Bridges  By Karen Rice • krice@nwadg.com 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...

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It’s Just Plain Weird

Spiders Help Cool the Arctic 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. Wolf spiders were known to eat a fungus-eating arthropod known as a springtail....

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Out In The Woods

Being good stewards of environment, practicing hunting safety important to all By Dave Woods • dwoods @officialkidsmag.com 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...

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