Category Archives: News

December 3, 2013

Holiday Activities!

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Happy Holidays, everyone!Holiday Activities

Now that Turkey Day is over, it’s officially the holiday season–and we’re so excited! We’ve got lots of DIY gift ideas, giftwrapping fun, and other holiday activities.

Are you excited for the holiday season? What are you looking forward to the most? Share with us in the Comments!

– En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Activities

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writing_prompt_thanksgivingThanksgiving is almost here!

There are SO many things to be thankful for, and Thanksgiving is such a fun reminder of the important things in life. Here are some activities to get you excited.

Happy Thanksgiving from the STACKS!

October 15, 2013

Halloween Activities

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halloweenHalloween Activities on the STACKS!

The spookiest day of the year is coming on October 31. Here are a few Halloween activities and links to get you ready. If you need costume ideas, we got ‘em; scary books, we got ‘em. We even have a Personality Quiz to find out what monster you are most like!

This just in . . . these Halloween Would You Rather questions from PurpleWizard50:

Would you rather . . . .

  1. Dress up as a pink princess OR a yellow bumblebee?
  2. Get one small yummy candy bar OR a giant bar of yucky candy?
  3. Turn into a werewolf OR a vampire?
  4. Eat 2000 candy bars in a minute OR eat 30 old pieces of licorice in one minute?
  5. Meet a mummy OR Frankenstein?

If you have ideas for blog posts, go to the STACK Back Message Board and submit them! Have a safe and fun Halloween!

October 7, 2013

October STACKS Profile Spotlight

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DreamtimepinkSTACKS Spotlight: Get to Know Dreamtimepink9!

  • She likes October because she was born in that month and she has a sweet tooth for candy, chocolates, and cookies.
  • Her hobbies include acting, drawing, writing stories, riding her bike, and roller skating!
  • She daydreams a lot, and hopes to one day become a teacher.
  • Dreamtimepink9 loves reading adventure books, comic books, fantasy, and mysteries!

Her Book Suggestions:  

Her Dream Halloween Costume: Fairy or Mermaid!

Add Dreamtimepink9 as a friend, and join her Avengers Fan Fiction. She’s really interesting. Check out her profile!

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

September 16, 2013

September STACKS Profile Spotlight

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Profile_yellowglow_130September STACKS Profile Spotlight

Her hobbies include writing stories, playing board games, and surfing the net.

  • She loves dogs and chocolate chip cookies.
  • She wants to be a teacher, and dreams of exploring castles and historic ancient ruins.
  • Yellowglow loves reading, and reads everything from adventure books to comic books and magazines!

Get to know Yellowglow!

Her Book Suggestions:

  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Nancy Drew mystery stories by Carolyn Keane
  • Daring Adventures series by Peter Reese Doyle

How She Got Her Cool Username:  She told us in this post on the STACKS Buzz Board, “Yellowglow was the name of the main character in a book that I wrote when I was 10 or 11 years old.”

Personal Quote from Yellowglow: “Each one of you is carrying a light. Don’t hide it.”

Be sure to strike up a conversation with her on the Buzz Board and add her as a friend! She’s awesome! Check out her profile!

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

August 13, 2013

Back to School!

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BackToSchoolBack to School!

I know some kids get really sad when summer vacation is over and it’s time to go back to school, but I was never one of them. I LOVED back-to-school time! Who’s with me? Yay, school!!!! Woo hoo!! No? Um. . . . anyway. .  . Whether you are happy or sad, here are some activities to help you celebrate (or mourn) the first day of school.

Happy Back-to-School, everyone! Hope you have an excellent school year!
image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

July 19, 2013

Calling All Actors, Singers, and Dancers

Posted by at 1:49 am in Celebrities, News | Permalink

popcornCalling All Actors, Singers, and Dancers

Have you ever dreamed of being discovered by a Hollywood producer, and getting to star in your own show? I know you are a talented bunch, and one of the questions you asked Karan Brar was how to get into show business. Well, if you are going to be near San Antonio, Texas on July 27-28, you could have a chance to show your stuff to Disney Channel talent scouts, and maybe get cast in a new Disney show!!! Read on for the details from the Disney press release.

Nationwide Search for Actors, Singers and Dancers Ages 10-17 for Upcoming Series and Movies Produced for Disney Channel and Disney XD

Disney Channel and Disney XD announce this year’s annual open call auditions will take place SATURDAY, JULY 27 and SUNDAY, JULY 28 in San Antonio, Texas. The search for new talent ages 10-17 is part of Disney Channel’s and Disney XD’s ongoing initiative to find cast and develop diverse young actors, singers and dancers for series and movies produced for the kid- and family-targeted channels.

Judy Taylor, senior vice president, Casting and Talent Relations, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “Our annual open call auditions give kids a unique opportunity to showcase their comedic acting skills and/or singing and dancing ability and be seen by a professional casting director. We look forward to discovering a range of diverse, talented kids at this year’s open call and helping make their dreams come true.”

The open casting call auditions will be held on Saturday, July 27 for last names beginning with A-M and Sunday, July 28 for last names beginning with N-Z from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on both days at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St., in downtown San Antonio. All attendees are advised to park at any nearby public parking facility. Parking will not be available at the Marriott Rivercenter.

An application and monologue will be provided upon arrival, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There are no guarantees of employment and there will never be any fee to audition for Disney Channel or Disney XD.

Good luck to everyone auditioning, and don’t forget to thank the STACKS when you become a famous star!
image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

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pres_130Happy Independence Day! On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress approved The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson. And that is why Americans have the day off and celebrate today as a holiday! Here’s an interesting American fact: 50 years later to the day, two of the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, died on the same day!

How will you celebrate the 4th? Are there fireworks in your future? Hope you have a great holiday!

June 4, 2013

Last Day of School!

Posted by at 1:33 pm in News, Summer, Would You Rather | Permalink

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Summer officially starts on June 21, but we all know the real start of summer is the last day of school. Whether you are off already or still counting down the days, try these activities to get your summer started right.

Finally, here are some more Would You Rather questions submitted by STACKers on the STACK Back Message Board. If you have ideas for blog posts, go to the Message Board and submit yours too!

From WitchPixie2 and AmberBlack111: Would you rather . . .

  1. Go to summer school OR spend an hour every day studying?
  2. Have hot weather OR snowy weather?
  3. Go on a free cruise OR a trip to Paris, London, and New York that costs money?
  4. Got to the beach every day OR be on vacation every day?
  5. Go to a summer school that’s fun OR have boring sleepovers and playdates every day?
  6. Have a longer summer vacation but fewer days off during the school year OR have a short summer vacation but have more days off during the school year?
  7. Swim in a pool of Nutella OR ice cream?
  8. Swim with sharks OR race with cheetahs?
  9. Drink lemonade OR fruit punch?

Thanks for the awesome questions! I hope everyone has an epic summer!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

May 4, 2013

Mother’s Day Activities

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Mother’s Day Activitieshow to celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day in the U.S. is on the second Sunday in May. Are you ready to shower your mother with gifts and praise? Make her feel really special because you know she does a lot for you! And don’t forget the other “moms” in your life, too: grandmothers, aunts, step-mothers, even teachers.

Here are some videos, articles, and activities to get you inspired to give your mom a perfect day.

Now, go plan a perfect day for all the moms in your life!