Thursday, August 11, 2022

Facts about Minnesota

Howdy to you! 

Are you ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever visited Minnesota before? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be, you can discover some cool facts about Minnesota here! Joey and Jinger absolutely love to learn cool facts about all of the different states. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! Every Thursday I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Michigan. This week we are posting cool facts about Minnesota. Only 27 more states to blog about! Yay!

Did you know that Minnesota was the thirty-second (32nd) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Minnesota officially joined the union on May 11, 1858! Minnesota is located in the upper Midwestern region of the United States. Minnesota is bordered by four (4) states: Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Minnesota also borders Canada and Lake Superior. Minnesota is the twelfth (12th) largest state in the United States. Minnesota is one of the bigger states. There are about 5,707,390 people that reside in Minnesota.


 

Minnesota famous person alert:

Did you know that Prince Rogers Nelson lived in Chanhassen, Minnesota? Prince Rogers Nelson was a famous songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist. He could play over 20 different instruments. Prince was brilliant!

 


Tell us about a famous person that lives in your state?


 

Facts about Minnesota:

1. A few things Minnesota is known for are: The Mall of America, its beautiful landscapes, and thousands of lakes. A few of the nicknames for the state of Minnesota are: the Land of 10,000 lakes, the Gopher State, and the North Star State. The Minnesota state motto is L'√Čtoile du Nord. The motto is a French phrase that means The Star of the North. The Minnesota state motto was adopted in 1861. The abbreviation for Minnesota is MN.

2. The capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul. Saint Paul officially became the capital of Minnesota sometime in 1849. Saint Paul has an estimated population of about 305,877 people.

3. The state bird of Minnesota is the Common loon also known as the great northern diver. The Common loon was chosen as the state bird for Minnesota on March 13, 1961. The Common loon is a large bird that is black, dark gray, and white. It has red eyes. It likes to swim, dive deep into the waters, and splash around.

4. The Minnesota official state flower is the Showy lady's slippers. Showy lady's slippers grow best in wet areas of Minnesota. The Showy lady's slippers are white and pink in coloring. The flowers are beautiful! The Showy lady's slippers became Minnesota ’s official state flower sometime in 1902. The Showy lady's slippers bloom from June to July. The Showy lady's slippers are a perineal flowering plant. It can take up to 16 years to get it’s first bloom.

5. Minnesota’s current state flag was officially adopted in 1957. Minnesota ’s state flag has a blue background and features Minnesota’s coat of arms on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in Minnesota are: corn, barley, soy beans, sugar beets, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Minnesota are: Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN., Sand Creek Adventures located in Scott County, MN., and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

8. Some animals that live in Minnesota are: bald eagles, black bears, fox squirrel, moose, and white-tailed deer.

9. Minnesota can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota was 114 degrees Fahrenheit in Moorhead, Minnesota on July 6, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota was -60 degrees (60 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Tower, Minnesota on February 2, 1996.


 

Share an interesting fact about Minnesota with us?






 

Get your free printable Minnesota worksheet here:

 Minnesota worksheet



Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!

 

 


Books about Minnesota:

1. My United States Minnesota by Martin Schwabacher

2. Little Minnesota by Kathy-jo Wargin

3. M Is For Minnesota by Dori Hillestad Butler

4. A Popular History of Minnesota by Norman K. Risjord

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

Tune in next week to learn some really cool facts about Mississippi! Thank you for reading my post!! “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”-Dr. Suess

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out! They are free. I have some awesome coloring pages and worksheets that you can print out! 4th of July printables now available.

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

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Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All four of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer coming soon 2022!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Facts about Ty Beanie Babies

Good day to you! 

Who? Who? Who wants to learn some cool facts?

Who doesn’t love Ty Beanie Babies? Have you heard about Ty Beanie Babies? If you haven’t heard of them before, Ty Beanie Babies are a line of super cute stuffed toys! A man named Ty Warner created the Ty Beanie Babies and they first appeared at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City, New York in 1993. Ty Warner is an American business man and toy manufacturer. Today there are over 2000 different types of Ty Beanie Babies to collect and/or play with and enjoy hours of fun!




 

What is your favorite Ty Beanie Baby or stuffed animal?


 

Facts about Ty Beanie Babies:

1. There were nine (9) original Ty Beanie Babies that were first introduced in 1993. Here they are in alphabetical order:

·         Brownie the Bear

·         Chocolate the Moose

·         Flash the Dolphin

·         Legs the Frog

·         Patti the Platypus

·         Pinchers the Lobster

·         Splash the Whale

·         Spot the Dog

·         Squealer the Pig

2. Each of the Beanie Babies comes with an ear tag/swing tag that has its name and birth date on it.

3. Ty Warner created the line of Ty Beanie Babies so there would be affordable stuffed toys for children. Ty Beanies Babies have less stuffing than regular stuffed toys do. Having less stuffing makes them look different.

4. Ty Beanie Babies were only sold in small shops when they first came out.

5. Teenie Babies are cute miniature versions of the Ty Beanie Babies. Teenie Babies were sold at McDonalds with Happy Meals. McDonalds first introduced the Teenie Babies in 1997.

6. Ty Warner owns Ty, Inc. It was founded in 1986 by Ty Warner. Ty, Inc., is a company that develops products and sells them to other stores. Ty, Inc., is the largest plush manufacturer in the world. Ty, Inc., is best known for its line of stuffed Beanie Babies. With your parents/caretaker’s permission you can visit Ty, Inc., website here: https://shop.ty.com/

7. Ty Beanies Babies were one of the most popular selling stuffed toys in 1995, 1996, and 1997.

 

 

Share a fact about Beanie Babies with us?





 

 

Books about Ty Beanie Babies:

1. Value Tracker Celebrating 10 years of Beanie Babies by TY INC

2. The Beanie Baby Handbook by Jeanette Long

3. The Book of Beanie Babies by Lynn Dralle

4. Beanie Babies Collector's Guide by Consumer Guide editors

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 






Short story alert:

Once upon a time there were three cute little Beanie Babies. They were greatly loved by a little girl named Melody. Melody had to sleep with them every night. She played with them every day! Her favorite was Scorch. Scorch is a beautiful dragon. Melody loved to pretend that Scorch would fly around the world shooting rainbows out of its mouth instead of fire! Big rainbows for all the world to see! Scorch loved to spread happiness everywhere. The end!




Thank you for reading my post!! “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”-Dr. Suess

 

 



I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out! They are free. I have some awesome coloring pages and worksheets that you can print out! 4th of July printables now available.

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

Join my Joey Saves The Day group on Facebook for giveaways, learning, and fun

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Follow me on Instagram

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Take a look at my cute and adorable children’s books that I have written here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/blog-page_16.html

If you are an author and would like to feature your book on my website, please check out my feature book section here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/book-of-day.html

Subscribe to my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1bduPttfxAukXAep6Bxisw

 

Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All four of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer coming soon 2022!!

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Facts about Michigan

Hello, good day to you! 

Are you ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever took a vacation Michigan before? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be, you can discover some cool facts about Michigan here! Joey and Jinger love to learn cool facts about all of the different states. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! Every Thursday I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Massachusetts. This week we are posting cool facts about Michigan. Only 28 more states to go! Yippie!

Did you know that Michigan was the twenty-sixth (26th) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Michigan officially joined the union on January 26, 1837! Michigan is located in the upper Midwestern region of the United States. Michigan is bordered by three (3) states: Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. Parts of Michigan’s borders touch four of the great lakes: Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Lake Huron. Michigan is the eleventh (11th) largest state in the United States. Michigan is one of the bigger states. There are about 10,050,811 people that live in Michigan.

 

Michigan famous person alert:

Did you know that Elijah J. McCoy lived in Detroit, Michigan? Elijah J. McCoy is a famous inventor of train lubrication systems. Elijah J. McCoy was an engineer and a very brilliant man that transformed the railroad system.

 


Tell us about a famous person that resides in your state?



 

Facts about Michigan:

1. A few things Michigan is known for are: The stunning great lakes, the automobile industry, and fishing. A few of the nicknames for the state of Michigan are: the Great Lake State, the Wolverine State, and the Water Winter Wonderland State. The Michigan state motto is Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice. The motto is a Latin phrase that means If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you. The Michigan state motto was adopted on June 2, 1835. The abbreviation for Michigan is MI.

2. The capital of Michigan is Lansing. Lansing officially became the capital of Michigan sometime in 1847. Lansing has an estimated population of about 117,488 people.

3. The state bird of Michigan is the American Robin. The American Robin was chosen as the state bird for Michigan on April 8, 1931. The American Robin likes to sing (chirp). The American Robin has reddish-orange colored chest area. The rest of the bird is a dark grayish brown in color with a dark brown-grayish capped head. It is a very beautiful bird.

4. The Michigan official state flower is the Apple blossom. Apple blossoms bloom on apple trees. The Apple blossoms are white and pink in coloring. The flowers are beautiful! The Apple blossom became Michigan’s official state flower sometime in 1897. The Apple blossoms bloom from April to June.

5. Michigan’s current state flag was officially adopted in 1911. Michigan’s state flag has a dark blue background and features Michigan’s coat of arms on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in Michigan are: apples, corn, cranberries, hay, potatoes, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Michigan are: Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and the John Ball Zoo located in Grand Rapids, MI.

8. Some animals that live in Michigan are: black bears, bobcats, elk, long tailed weasels, river otter, and white-tailed deer.

9. Michigan can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Michigan was 112 degrees Fahrenheit in Stanwood, Michigan on July 13, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Michigan was -51 degrees (51 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Vanderbilt, Michigan on February 9, 1934.


 

Share a cool fact about Michigan with us?





 

 

Get your free printable Michigan worksheet here:

 Michigan worksheet


Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!

 

 

Books about Michigan:

1. The Legend of Michigan by Trinka Noble

2. What's Great about Michigan? by Anita Yasuda

3. Totally Michigan! by Peg Connery-Boyd

4. M Is For Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet by Annie Appleford

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

Tune in next week to learn some really cool facts about Minnesota! Thank you for reading my post!! “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”-Dr. Suess

 

 


I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out! They are free. I have some awesome coloring pages and worksheets that you can print out! 4th of July printables now available.

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

Join my Joey Saves The Day group on Facebook for giveaways, learning, and fun

https://www.facebook.com/groups/376033837169442

Follow me on Instagram

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Like and follow my author page

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Take a look at my cute and adorable children’s books that I have written here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/blog-page_16.html

If you are an author and would like to feature your book on my website, please check out my feature book section here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/book-of-day.html

Subscribe to my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1bduPttfxAukXAep6Bxisw

 

Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All four of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer coming soon 2022!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Facts about the Rondo Dwarf galago

Howdy! 

Are you ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever heard of the Rondo Dwarf galago? I haven’t ever heard of it until a few days ago. So, I thought I’d type up a blog post to share with you. The Rondo Dwarf galago also known as the Rondo Bushbaby is a very small mammal that can be found in coastal Tanzania. It is super cute with big ears and eyes.

 

What is your favorite type of galago?

 

Facts about the Rondo Dwarf galago:

1. They are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and meat! Rondo Dwarf galagos feed on insects, fruits and flowers.

2. The Dwarf Rondo galago is the smallest of the species of galago. They can weigh up to three and a half (3 ½) ounces sometimes more or less depending on the type. They are about 12 to 13 centimeters long!

3. Galagos can be found in coastal forests of sub-Sahara Africa.

4. The Rondo Dwarf galago was discovered in the 1950’s but not much information was known about them until 1996.

5. They may live in small groups of around two to eight galagos. 

6. They are nocturnal. Nocturnal means they are mostly active during the night time hours. They spend most of the daytime hours high up in the trees.

7. There are about 20 species of galagos. Here is a list of some of them:

  •    Brown greater galago
  •    Senegal bushbaby
  •    Northern greater galago
  •    Bioko Allen’s bushbaby
  •    Mohol bushbaby

 

Share a fact about Rondo Dwarf galago with us?






 

Parents/Caretakers/Teachers there is a cute little animation series on YouTube called Bush Baby World. I’m not sure if it is based on the galagos or not but, you can find out more information here: https://www.thecharactershop.co.uk/bush-baby-world-announcement/

 


 

 

Get your free printable Rondo Dwarf Galago worksheet

 here:  Rondo Dwarf galago coloring sheet

 

 

Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!

 

 


Books about Galagos:

1. Galagos! Kids Look and Learn! by Becky Wolff

2. What on Earth Is a Galago? by Edward R. Ricciuti

3. An Atlas and Source Book of the Lesser Bushbaby, Galago Senegalensis by James L. Stevens

4. Bush Babies Up a Tree by Willow Clark

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

Thank you for reading my post!! “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”-Dr. Suess

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out! They are free. I have some awesome coloring pages and worksheets that you can print out! 4th of July printables now available.

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

Join my Joey Saves The Day group on Facebook for giveaways, learning, and fun

https://www.facebook.com/groups/376033837169442

Follow me on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/mimijoey444/

Like and follow my author page

https://www.facebook.com/Mimi-Jones-114739544135886

Take a look at my cute and adorable children’s books that I have written here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/blog-page_16.html

If you are an author and would like to feature your book on my website, please check out my feature book section here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/book-of-day.html

Subscribe to my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1bduPttfxAukXAep6Bxisw

 

Mimi is the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. Her 15-year-old daughter illustrated them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. All four of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer coming soon 2022!!

 

Facts about Minnesota

Howdy to you!  Are you ready to learn some cool facts? Have you ever visited Minnesota before? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be,...