Saturday, June 23, 2012

Getting Things Done

By Eliza, age 9

YES! You finally get some alone time! You have been waiting for this all day! You're excited to go read the next chapter in your book. But right as you get up to your room, your mom says: “Hey honey, can you sort the laundry while I feed your little sister?” What should you do? You have to do it, so you go downstairs faced with one choice: make work fun.
These are some examples of how you could make work fun:

#1:You can set the timer to see how fast you can do your job. An example is if you need to do the dishes, you can set the timer to see if you can do it in 5 minutes and then keep trying to beat your record whenever you do the dishes.

#2: Make it into a game. If you are asking how work can be a game, This is an example: you need to water the garden so you can pretend you are a firefighter spraying a fire. Another example: you need to clean your room so you can pretend that the stuff on the floor is burning hot, and you need to so fast so it does not burn you.

#3:Make it a race. For example, you and brother need to clean the playroom. You can split in half and see who can clean their side faster. Or you can race to see who can pick up the most toys.

#4:Get it done QHW (quickly, happily, and well) The best way to get things done (maybe not the funnest) is to get it done quickly without complaining. just get it over with since you have to do it anyway!

Friday, June 8, 2012

New Features

We all know that The Power of Kids has been inactive for over over 5 months. The Perrys and Looslis got together in Saint George, UT for a few days and decided to get things back on track.

First of all, we have made a schedule for posts. We will be writing posts every Tuesday and Friday. You can click here to see our calendar.

Also, you can now subscribe to our newsletter. This will have featured posts, notes from the author, and even a giveaway every once in a while.

I've also redesigned the blog's layout. Green seems more fun than black, don't you think?

Don't forget to tell all of your friends about Power of Kids!

-- Ashton Loosli

Thursday, June 7, 2012

And, We're Back!

Hey all our loyal Power of Kids readers!

I don't even know how many we have right now, but we are back, and for good.  I know, we have said this before, but we have a schedule all lined up and it will be great!

Ashton is going to write a longer post about all our new features!

Thanks for reading!

Sorry we haven't done so great!

The Power of Kids Team :D

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

End of Joke Week

Although Joke Week came to an end, we were able to get some fun jokes.  Thank you for contributing!!!

The Power of Kids Team

Monday, January 2, 2012

We Already Have Some Submissions!

Well, that was fast!!!!

Here are some great jokes!

From Cambria (age 9),

Q. What did the mommy bumblebee say to the baby bumblebee when it was cold outside?
A. Go get bumbled up!!!  (Instead of bundled up).

3 Jokes From Grace (age 9),

 Q. What's green and fluffy?
A.  A seasick poodle

Q. A man went to a hotel on Friday and stayed there for three days and came back on Friday... How is this possible?
A. His horse was named Friday.

Q. What do you get when you cross a wizard, car and pet
A. A magic CARPET!

From Luke (age 11),

Q. What will an alien say when it is cold?
A. Take me to your HEATER!

Thanks guys for your submissions!

Power of Kids Joke Week

Hi Everyone!

This is the Power of Kids Team.  We have decided to do a "Joke Week."  We will start it on January 2, 2012 and ending on January 9, 2012.  In order to submit your jokes, we will need you to do follow these simple instructions.

1. The jokes need to be CLEAN and for kids.
2. Email
3. The subject must be PoK Joke Week Submission
4. Include your name, age and joke.
5. Please feel free to include more than one joke.

Have fun!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

The Power of Kids team wants to share a few things to do on Thanksgiving.

The Perry Kids made some turkey hats.


Brown Paper Bag
Permanent Marker
Brown, Red/Orange, & Yellow Paper
Glue Stick/Tape
2 White Pom-poms (optional)

Step 1: Cut the paper bag to make 2 strips that can be put together to make a band for your head. Trace the bottom of a cup on the remaining paper bag (this will be the head).
Step 2: Cut feathers out of the yellow and orange (or red--you choose). Make them an oval and cut little nicks into them to make them look like real feathers.
Step 3: Cut a beak and gobble out of the red and yellow paper.
Step 4: Trace your hands twice on brown or red paper, these will be the wings
Step 5: If you want to make the head stick out a bit, get a little bit of cardboard and fold it accordion style.
Step 6: Glue the facial features on and draw eyes. Glue the bands together to fit on your head. Glue the feathers, wings and head on the body. There you have it---a turkey hat.

Today, Alia did a post about Thanksgiving. To see it, go to

To customize your own turkey, click HERE.