During a Pacific storm on 10 January 1992, three 40-foot containers holding 29,000 Friendly Floatees plastic bathtub toys from a Chinese factory were washed off a ship, containing blue turtles, yellow ducks, red beavers, and green frogs. Two-thirds of the toys floated south and landed three months later on the shores of Indonesia, Australia, and South America. The remaining 10,000 toys headed north to Alaska and then completed a full circle back near Japan, caught up in the North Pacific Gyre current as the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Many of the toys then entered the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia and were trapped in the Arctic ice. They moved through the ice at a rate of one mile per day, and in 2000 they were sighted in the North Atlantic. The movement of the toys had been monitored by American oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer. Bleached by sun and seawater, the ducks and beavers had faded to white, but the turtles and frogs had kept their original colours.
Valentine's day activities include coloring – drawing cards, writing worksheets or some games related to it, that always has as main element the hearts; spelling – this referring to puzzles, games with missing letters, unscrambling, word questions, or making up some Valentine's day wishlist; composition activities such as writing love poems, even to your friends, building valentine's sentences starting from a word given, or even grammar activities. Let's not forget about learning to say ”I love you” in as many languages as possible.
Alternatively, you could use coloring pages as a reward that you give to your child when he or she does something good, like says thank you, gives a compliment, or helps out before being asked. Not only does it reward them by giving them an activity they will enjoy doing, but it also demonstrates to them that it’s good to do things that please the Lord. Websites aren’t the only place you can get coloring pages. You can also find Biblical coloring pages and activity books at your local Christian bookstore or at some arts and crafts stores. Giving your child a coloring book of Bible stories is great, because it allows them to see the sequence of events. Local Christian bookstores usually also have individual pages or reproducible coloring books from which you can make copies so that more than one child can color in the same story picture. This is particularly useful if you want to give your Sunday School students something to color while you are teaching the lesson.
Older children may become bored with coloring and prefer to create their own images. This is a natural progression, and one parents should welcome. Nevertheless, coloring does have a place in child development and can become part of his or her daily routine. Some children may have difficulty expressing themselves; however, as they continue to be creative they will often start to open up more readily. Colouring is a great way to express themselves and their ideas, particularly if they have problems they do not know how to cope with. It is used to bring subconscious thoughts to the surface and help children to understand them. You might not realise it yet you are helping the environment as you do not need paper to draw and colour images.
If you desire to, it can be capital fun to hold a Halloween coloring competition. If you own a local business, this is a capital way to add a little flair to the Halloween season in your front office or under your cash register. Just print the Halloween colouring page and make lots of of replicates; then, let your tiniest clients color them and return them. Judge the finest one a week or so ahead of Halloween and give out whatever award you want. Halloween coloring pages are a neat way for teachers to embellish the classroom or hallways, too. Kids love to find their work displayed for all to see, and the coloring pages can serve as decorations, too. So, give your students some time to make Halloween magic with crayons and provide them some Halloween coloring pages to put their creativity aflame.