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Gratitude During a Pandemic

World Gratitude Day "Keep the good vibes going" Turtles
Be on the look out in your mail for our gratitude mail outs. 💖

Every year on September 21st we celebrate World Gratitude Day. Here at Corwin, we think it’s a perfect day to reflect on what we are grateful for and spread the love to our coworkers and clients. With our current climate, we have found that the negative bombardment has us being intentionally positive. You may be wondering, “How can I celebrate World Gratitude day with my community?” Well, don’t you worry, dear reader, we have you covered!

Three Ideas to Celebrate World Gratitude Day

  1. Self-reflection: Why not write down what you are grateful for? If you’re feeling stuck or suffering from a bit of writer’s block, we have free downloadable templates below to help spark your gratefulness.
  2. Share your gratitude with others: Gratitude is best when shared! We know it’s hard to get together now – but if you’re able to socially distance – check out our Gratitude Game. It’s a great way to get to know each other and yourself.
  3. Keep the good vibes going: For every new customer that shares/emails/tags a photo with us of your community celebrating World Gratitude Day with our printouts, we will offer an annual membership for free!

HOW TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT:

Click the button below to download the PDF. Then open up the PDF on your computer and select Print. In your Print Settings, be sure “Fit to Page” is selected for a whole page (8.5×11) handout. ENJOY!


Have you followed us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest? It’s a great way to stay in touch, get an inside look into daily life here at Corwin and see the products we offer to help you better your community! 🤓

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! 💖

HOW TO GET FREE PUZZLE DOWNLOADS:

👉CLICK HERE👈 to enter your email and we will email you the September puzzle posters! Follow the instructions on the email to view and print the puzzles. Super easy!

September Puzzles

Want to download something now? Click here to view our old blog posts with downloadable content! No need to sign up 😊


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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! 😂


Want more craft ideas? Click here to check out all our related posts!


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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?
Want to see what we can offer your community? Check us out!

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

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


Have you followed us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest? It’s a great way to stay in touch, get an inside look into daily life here at Corwin and see the products we offer to help you better your community! 🤓

Common Sunscreen Mistakes

Older people by the pool enjoying ice cream with sunscreen
  1. Applying AFTER going outdoors. Sunscreen needs to be applied 15 to 30 minutes BEFORE going outside to give it time to be absorbed into the skin. 
  2. Not applying enough. Experts recommend that an adult should use about 1 ounce of lotion for adequate coverage. 
  3. Not reapplying after swimming or sweating. Sunscreen that is not labeled “waterproof” or “water resistant” does come off while you’re in the water or sweating. Even waterproof and water-resistant sunscreens provide a limited window of protection. 
  4. Not reapplying at all. Many people have the misconception that one application of sunscreen will provide all-day protection. Not true. Sunscreen generally needs to be reapplied every two hours or after exercise or water activity. 
  5. Using sunscreen only when it is sunny. Sunscreen needs to be used on both sunny and cloudy days. Harmful UV rays can still affect people when it’s cloudy. It’s important to keep in mind that all people are at risk of skin damage caused by the sun’s harmful UV rays, so it is crucial to wear sunscreen regardless of your skin tone or ethnicity. 

Corwin Design is located in Tampa, Florida, so we know a couple of things about how the sun is damaging to your skin. 😎

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


Have you followed us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest? It’s a great way to stay in touch, get an inside look into daily life here at Corwin and see the products we offer to help you better your community! 🤓

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. 🎆

HOW TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT:

👉CLICK HERE👈 to enter your email and we will send you the posters!


Have you followed us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest? It’s a great way to stay in touch, get a inside look into daily life here at Corwin, and see the products we offer to help you better your community! 🤓

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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 😊


Have you followed us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest? It’s a great way to stay in touch, get a inside look into daily life here at Corwin, and see the products we offer to help you better your community! 🤓

#freepuzzles #freeactivities #downloadactivities #freecoloringart #seniorcare #quarantineandchill #DIYfun #indooractivities #coloring #activities #caregivers