Archive for Month: October

balloon experiment

Hot Air Balloon Experiment

Before we dive into this awesome hot air balloon experiment, here are some interesting facts about how the hot air balloon came to be. The buoyancy of the balloon is an example of Archimedes principle.  Archimedes was a mathematician and an inventor who lived in ancient Syracuse in Sicily,...

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Answering Some Awesome Hot Air Balloon Questions

How cool would it be to float over your house or town in a hot air balloon? Official Kids Mag went to the Arkansas Hot Air Balloon Championship so we could learn something and not just talk hot air.   The balloon is actually called an envelope, and is made...

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corn mazes

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches are Crazy Fun! Find One Near You

Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are crazy fun! Check the list below to find one near you: Corn Mazes Farmland Adventures 5355 Parsons Rd • Springdale, AR 72764 (479) 799-5033 Email: September 6-November 2: Thursday: 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday: 1 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday:...

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terra studios

Art is Everywhere at Terra Studios

Official Kids Mag caught some kids in the act at Terra Studios Annual Fall Music and Art Festival in September. We caught kids painting, and getting painted. Kids were playing chess, checkers and other games. Kids were singing, eating, laughing and learning.  Also known as the home of the...

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trick or treating

It’s Just Plain Weird: Trick or Treating

Where did the tradition of Trick or Treating come from? According to it all began with a Celtic tradition in celebration of the end of the year. The idea was to dress us as an evil spirit. People believed that, with the changing of the year, the spirits...

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bentonville public library

October Children’s Events at the Bentonville Public Library

The Bentonville Public Library is holding the following events this month in order to entice young readers and spark their imaginations: CURIOUS KIDS WORKSHOP  Wednesday, October 2 @ 4 p.m. With autumn in the air, BPL decided it was the perfect time to have a ‘Pumpkin Lab’ to try...

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Fun Reads About Halloween and Harvest

These books about Halloween and the fall season are sure to keep you trick-or-treating for more! Fiction Apples and Pumpkins Rockwell, Anne F. (1989 • Grade level PreK) In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock’s farm to pick apples and pumpkins. The Busy Little Squirrel Tafuri,...

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