Jenny’s class was focused on helping a school in Uganda that did not have what they needed. Jenny’s teacher mentions books and computers specifically. In reality, money that is sent to the school in Uganda also helps with essentials like fixing roofs so that they can harvest sorely needed rain water and lunch programs so children who are hungry can focus on their studies. Your school or community may already be engaged in some fundraising activities, but there are always people in need, whether it’s an ongoing situation in your own community or a disaster that has affected people many miles away.
Jumping Jenny celebrates the joy of movement. Moving is not only fun, but it has all kinds of positive health benefits too, from your heart to your weight to your emotional wellbeing. If you feel that as a family you’re not as active as you’d like to be, there are some simple things you can do to incorporate more physical activity into your everyday. Creating an obstacle course not only challenges your children physically, but also helps build attention and concentration.
Test your Knowledge about jumping and health. Have a grown-up print this out for you. When you’re finished with all the questions on paper, come back to this page. Scroll to the bottom and click to find the answers… the …
Animals jump. People jump. Nine words about jumpers are hidden in this puzzle. See if you can find all the hidden words listed below. Draw a circle around a word once you’ve found it. When you’ve circled all nine words, …
We can each make a difference in our world, by lending a helping hand. Eleven words about ‘making a difference’ are hidden in this puzzle. See if you can find all the hidden words listed below. Draw a circle around …
Here are two sets of cut-out puppets you can do at home. Decide whether you want to play with the colored ones, or whether you want to color your own. You can also add glitter, ribbon and other decorations with …
Here are three pages that you can color at home. Click on the one you want to work on first. Then ask a grown-up to help you print it out. Jenny loves the color blue. What’s your favorite color?
The book can inspire a host of art projects, from making African style masks to musical instruments to beads. The children in Jumping Jenny contributed to the fundraising fair in all different ways. One of the fun things that they did was make beaded jewelry. Uganda has a tradition of making beautiful beads out of magazines called Mzuri beads. These are fun to make with your children and with some advanced planning, you can even control the color schemes of the paper you use. It is also a great way to recycle your old magazines. Depending on the amount of time you have, and the age of your children, you might want to prepare some of the magazine strips in advance.