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September Puzzles

Hello all! We breezed through August so we are excited for these September puzzles. We listened to the feedback you so graciously supplied, so we are now including an answer key and Spanish versions for all puzzles. It was a little silly of us not to think of it before, but we are blaming it on COVID brain. 😜

This month includes one of our favorite holidays – World Gratitude Day. We will have an awesome blog post later in the month to look out for. It includes free activities and possible free membership! Here at Corwin we are so grateful for this awesome community and we just want to celebrate! Thank you again for suggestions and thoughts, we are always grateful to hear how we can be a better help to you all! 💖

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September Puzzles

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Kazoos! 🎼

Toilet Paper Kazoos

What’s a great way to repurpose toilet paper rolls after all the binge buying? Homemade Kazoos! Here at Corwin, we have a bin for recycling our paper towel and toilet paper rolls so nothing goes to waste. Ready to make some music? 🎼


Kazoo Supplies

You will need:

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Rubber Bands
  • Wax Paper
  • Toothpicks (or something sharp)
  • Markers or Paint (We also colored some Corwin coloring sheets, that you can find for free here, and taped it onto the roll for decoration.)


Kazoo Beginning

To Begin:

Kazoos
Final craft!
  1. Gather your rubber band, wax paper, markers or paint and toilet paper roll for some kazoo fun.
  2. Decorate your roll how you wish. Some of us colored a coloring sheet and wrapped it around the roll instead of free painting.
  3. Next, cut the wax paper small enough to fit over the opening of one end of the roll.
  4. Fold the wax paper over and secure with the rubber band. (Shown in the image to the right.)
  5. Finally, poke holes in the paper with toothpicks so you can have that classic kazoo sound! 🎤

We recorded ourselves playing a cannon rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” for your viewing pleasure. We hope the video sparks creativity with you and your community! 😂


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“Bee” Kind to Honey Bees

Honey bee with pollen sacks entering a flower for nectar
Bee full of pollen flying to pink cherry blossoms.

An integral component to the growth and survival of plant life is the honey bee. Many people think this insect only plays a role in the lifecycle of flowers, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are the global pollinators of vegetables and fruits, too. The honey bees’ work enables plants to thrive as they facilitate the pollen exchange between female and male plant parts, resulting in seed and fruit production. Without bees, sustainable agriculture would be exceptionally difficult. Insect pollination is required for reproduction in roughly 80 percent of flowering plants, and bees are key to the existence of flowering plants. In actuality, flowering plants would cease to exist if bees no longer existed.    

Honey Bee Comb

Keep that in mind when August 15th approaches, which is National Honey Bee Day. Nature lovers, beekeepers and more unite nationwide to encourage education and understanding of bees, beekeeping and the insect’s function in nature. Worker honey bees are busy little creatures, making honey and beeswax while simultaneously aiding in regular plant reproduction. Consider how much they accomplish during their short life span, which ranges from six weeks to five months on average. How impressive is that? In addition, in certain ecosystems, bees are the primary pollinators and the only reason that some species of plants are even alive. Such is the case in savanna woodlands and tropical forests, for example, among many others. It is easy to see why protecting honey bees is vital to maintaining a healthy and diverse ecosystem. 


Jodie with her honey bee hive.
Jodie pictured with her honey bee hive in Ybor City – Tampa, FL. 🐝

Did you know that one of Corwin’s own is a beekeeper? Jodie Jones, our Director of Marketing, says,

“You don’t have to keep bees in order to save the bees. Researching native bee-friendly plants to have around your home and avoiding pesticides are simple steps for a better world. Weeds are a bee’s best friend, so let ’em grow, y’all!” 🌸


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Let’s totally just stab Caesar!

We should totally just stab caesar gif from Mean Girls movie.
One of our favorite scenes from the movie Mean Girls. 😂

Hello August! We are so happy that we are just one month closer to summer being over. The heat has been a little unbearable here in Tampa (and as thankful as we are for a calm hurricane season) we are ready for a reprieve. Granted, our summer isn’t over until October… but we like to dream! 🌴

Did you know who July and August are named after?

We didn’t; well, at least not with 100% certainty. July was named after Julius Caesar – you know – the “Et tu, Brutus?” one.🔪 August was named after Rome’s Emperor Augustus. (Julius Caesar was Augustus’ Great-Uncle.) So as much as July has dragged on, we are thankful to wave goodbye and greet August! 👋


Have you ordered your August calendars yet?
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HOW TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT:

👉CLICK HERE👈 to enter your email and we will send you the posters! Once you receive the email – download the zip file, right-click on the image, select “Save Image As.” Then, open up the image on your computer and select “Print.” In your print settings, choose “Fit to Page” for a whole page (8.5×11) handout. ENJOY!

August Puzzles

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Independence Day Puzzles

Independence Day Packet

We are celebrating Independence Day early here at Corwin. We put together a variety of free puzzles and activities for you and your community to enjoy. 🇺🇸

Our favorite fun fact we found about 4th of July: 😂

Around 150 million, to be more specific—that’s how many hot dogs will be consumed by Americans on the Fourth of July. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, that amount of dogs can stretch from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles more than five times.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July BY JAY SERAFINO

Happy Independence Day! We hope you and yours stay safe and well this weekend. 🎆

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Summer Lovin’

Picture it: bright colors, sunny days and ice cream heaven (these are our day dreams today. 😂 ) We have lovingly dished out some summer vibes this week. In reality at Corwin, our summer doesn’t end until around October thanks to the generous Florida sun. However, we celebrate it just the same as the rest of the country. Beach days tend to be more frequent and there is a change in license plates as tourists come down. 🌴☀️🌊

The shape of this summer has been different thanks to the pandemic, but we find ourselves being thankful for the simple things now. A porch conversation with a neighbor or an ice cream cone that came from a shop (not the back of our freezer). How have you all shifted to greet this summer? What things have worked – what hasn’t? Comment below and tell us all about it! 💅

HOW TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT:

Right-click on the image, select “Save Image As”. Then, open up the image on your computer and select “Print”. In your print settings, choose “Fit to Page” for a whole page (8.5×11) handout. ENJOY!

Did you miss our other puzzle posts? If so, click here to access more of the FUN 😊


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Juneteenth Freebie Puzzles

Celebrate Juneteenth with your community with our latest puzzle packet!

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We put together historically minded puzzles for a holiday that hasn’t been been celebrated in mainstream American culture for long. However, you can trace the holiday’s origins prior to the Civil War ending.

Quick Facts About Juneteenth:

  1. Juneteenth can also be known as Freedom Day , Jubilee Day, Cel-Liberation Day or the Black Fourth of July.
  2. It doesn’t mark the signing of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, nor does it commemorate the December 1865 ratification of the 13th Amendment. Instead, it marks the moment when emancipation finally reached those in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy.
  3. At first celebration involved church-centered community gatherings in Texas. It spread across the South and became more commercialized in the 1920s and 1930s.
  4. Activists are pushing Congress to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 46 of the 50 states.
African-American women stand in front of a car decorated for an Emancipation Day parade in Lincolnville, ca. 1925 Juneteenth
African-American women stand in front of a car decorated for an Emancipation Day parade in St. Augustine, FL, ca. 1925. Twine Collection: Photo Courtesy of the FL State Archives.

A quote from the Vox Article: Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever, by P.R. Lockhart below 👇

“There are those in this society that still hold on to the idea that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, it was about states’ rights or Northern aggression against slavery,” says Karlos Hill, a professor of African and African-American studies at the University of Oklahoma and the author of Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory. “Juneteenth is a moment where we step back and try to understand the Civil War through the eyes of enslaved people.”

How are you celebrating?

With America’s past and current events – it is more poignant than ever to celebrate this empowering holiday. How much did you know about this holiday previously? What are you doing in your community to celebrate? Comment below and let us know! 🤔

Happy Juneteenth! We hope you and yours stay safe and well. 💖


HOW TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT:

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Juneteenth Puzzles for Free

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Father’s Day Ready

We find ourselves preparing for holidays well in advance and Father’s Day is no different. We have put together puzzle activities for Father’s Day that (we hope) will help take some stress out of planning. 👔

Our staff here has all kinds of plans to honor or remember our various father figures. Camping trips, ugly tie collection additions and favorite meals are just some of the ways we celebrate here. ⛺️ What are some of your favorite things to do? Comment below and let us know!


Father's Day ideas on Golden Carers
We are in love with the Golden Carers‘s free newsletter. They have great ideas to really get you thinking and our favorite was their Male Activity Idea List.

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Father's Day Puzzles for fathers day. Free downloads for Father's Day

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