Cool Things... for you and your family.

Solar Prints

Here’s a simple but fun science activity your children will enjoy

dark blue construction paper
some leaves or other objects
transparent tape

Have your child position some leaves (or other objects) on a sheet of construction paper, using tiny pieces of tape on the underside of the leaves (or objects) to hold them down.

Place the paper outside in strong sunlight (on the sidewalk, driveway or table). Leave the paper in the sun all day.

At the end of the day have the children carefully remove the objects. They will discover shapes on the paper. Explain that the sun shining on the paper changed the color somewhat, but the paper under the objects was not exposed to the sun, so the color stayed the same.

Great Riddles

1. A doctor and a boy were fishing. The boy was the doctor’s son, but the doctor was not the boy’s father. Who was the doctor?

2. A man started to town with a fox, a goose and a sack of corn. He came to a stream which he had to cross in a tiny boat. He could only take one across at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How did he get them all safely over the stream?

3. Almost everyone needs it, asks for it, gives it, but almost nobody takes it. What is it?

4. A man was driving a black truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. A lady was crossing the street. How did the man see her?

5. How many animals did Moses take on the ark?

6. If six children and two dogs were under an umbrella, how come none of them got wet?

7. What always comes into a house through the keyhole?

8. What belongs to you, but is used more by others?

9. What gets wet when drying?

10. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

1. His mother
2. He took the goose over first and came back. Then he took the fox across and brought the goose back. Next he took the corn over. He came back alone and took the goose .
3. Advice
4. It was a bright sunny day
5. Moses didn’t take anything on the ark. Noah did!
6. Because it wasn’t raining
7. A key
8. Your name
9. A towel
10. The letter M

Help for Your Yard Care

Could your yard use an overhaul? Will you be buying tools this year tom improve your yard? If so, check out this week’s recommended website – will tell you how to create and maintain a beautiful lawn with the least amount of effort. Their experts tell you how to choose the right seed. They also offer helpful advice for selecting the right tools - the first time.

They will tell you the best kind of lawnmower to use to turn soil that attracts moles to soil that resists them. Take a moment to look at their ideas. It could save you time, effort and money.

Memorial Day Activities for Kids

Here are two websites that will assist you in teaching your children the meaning of Memorial Day. The first site suggests simple activities that will teach children of all ages. The second site offers a greater selection of activities from which to choose.

Don’t miss the opportunity this holiday offers to teach your children to be thankful for the sacrifices of others.

Tell Mom, "Thanks!"

Here are a couple of websites that will help celebrating Mom be even more fun than last year!

The first site will help dads and kids express their thanks for mom in new and different ways. There are several cute card ideas there.

The second site has Mother’s Day games, sayings of mothers, Mother’s Day stories and much more!

Speed Search Your Photos and more!

Do you ever wish that you had a faster way to locate just the right photo that you know is somewhere on your computer? Are you like some people who take lots of digital pictures but have trouble organizing them? Cooliris can help you.

Cooliris is simply the fastest and most enjoyable way to speed search through photos on your computer, facebook, and picasa. It will speed up your search of google images, youtube and more. They provide a list of sites that are supported.

Cooliris turns your pictures into a 3d wall of photos you can scroll through rapidly to locate just the right one. Take a moment to check it out at,

Two Cases of Mistaken Identity

Wednesday, April 28th Pastor Rick stopped by JNLC. As he walked through the door into the toddler room he was greeted by cheerful voices saying, Hi, Pastor Rick.” Gwendolyn turned to one of her friends and said, “It’s your mom!”

A few minutes later he went upstairs and stopped by to greet the children in Mrs. Lucy’s class. Liezl immediately said, “Look Adam, your grandfather’s coming.”