Posted in the Activities section is a brand-new activity that both the young and young at heart are invited to do. Donna Erickson has created a wonderful heartfelt craft that arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day!
A handwritten note is a great way to express all the things you love about your favorite Valentine! If you had to guess, what do you think Bud would say in his Valentine’s note to Lily? What would Lily say to Bud?
It’s the weekend!!! Bud and Lily are happy to get a break from the books. From today’s comic, it looks like Bud is going to spend the majority of his weekend pulling pranks on Lily and his parents.
Let us know if you have any fun plans for the weekend!
Bud is the proud owner of a pet turtle named Sparky. While Sparky doesn’t seem very useful to Lily, turtles do offer a valuable lesson to their pet owners: the importance of coming out of your shell to experience the life going on around you.
Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed by shyness, we may wish we had a shell that we could crawl into to protect us from the outside world. This feeling is especially strong when we are placed in an uncomfortable situation, like when we are called on in class and asked a question to which we may not know the answer.
The phrase “to come out of your shell” means to stop being shy and withdrawn; to be more friendly, outgoing and sociable. The next time you feel awkward or shy, look to Bud’s turtle, Sparky, for inspiration. While it’s okay to withdraw occasionally when you need a break, it’s also important to poke your head out and see what fun you can have. All you have to do is take a look around and the goodness that surrounds us will magically appear, like a turtle coming out of its shell.