Hit a Homer!

Slate“Hi! My name is Slate and I’m nine years old. I play on two baseball teams, Rampage and The Giants. Rampage is a ‘Super League Travel Team’ and we play a couple of games on Saturdays as far away as 120 miles from where I live. On my Giants team, we play at home against other teams in my town. Both teams prepare me to be on the All-Star team for my age group, after our final tournaments are over for the season.

Other sports I like to play are football and basketball. I play football on the school field with my friends. I have a hoop in my backyard to play basketball, and I also go to a church that is close to our house because it has a full-sized court.” Continue reading

Plastic Bags Please!

Welcome to the Recycling Depot & Education Center. This is where folks come to drop off their recycling and learn how they can help take care of their community. Today we are learning about Recycling Plastic Shopping Bags.

The recycling depot takes empty, used plastic bags from the recycle bin. They wash them, dry them, and chop them up. Then, a special liquid is mixed in called ‘resin’. The bags are then melted into pellets which are sold to manufacturers. Continue reading

What If Virtual Video Games Were Real?

by Jon, Age 11

If virtual video games were real, they would probably sell in a heartbeat because they would change video gaming for the world. Parents would no longer tell their child that they were playing too many games. How is this possible? These ‘first-person’ video games would be available with a virtual console, there would be racing games and online role-playing video games in which a very large number of people participate simultaneously. If you had all of that in a virtual first-person game, you would be resting your body while you were playing instead of staring at a television all day. You would be in a completely virtual world! Continue reading

Odds n’ Ends Craft

oddscraft_webHere is a fun craft you can make with odds n’ ends that are around the house or in your craft box. If you don’t have the exact item that you see displayed, you can use something else instead and create your own art piece!

What You Need!

  • 3-4 colors of construction paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • Odds n’ Ends: feathers, yarn, buttons, clothes pins, pompoms, beans, toothpicks, foam chips, ribbon, fabric, felt pieces, string, sparkle glue, confetti, sequins, beads and any other ideas you have! Continue reading

Fruit Salad With Some Zip!

Sue and Yuxin sent in a great sauce you can make quick and put over your own mini fruit salad. Make the Zip Sauce first by following the directions below. Then cut up some of your favorite fruit into bite-sized pieces.

You could use bananas, grapes, apples, blue berries, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, oranges, mango or whatever you might have handy. Place the fruit in a bowl. Pour as much Zip Sauce as you’d like over it and enjoy! Delicious! Continue reading

Doodle by Lux

doodleman_luxDo you like to doodle? If so, BAZOOF! gives you lots of chances to doodle in each issue of the magazine. You’ll find doodle activities, different kinds of stickmen, and drawings that you can draw and color! Here is a doodle that Lux sent in and it got bazoof-ed into a stickman that appeared in the magazine!

So, what’s the definition of a doodle anyway? It’s a drawing that is done in a scribbly sort of style. That is what makes them so fun and easy to do!

So grab a piece of paper and a pencil and start doodling! You could even send it to B! and it could be published in the magazine, here on B! Blog or on Oay’s Black Board in BAZOOF! You never know where it might show up!

That`s No Goat!

BAZOOF! Magazine has lots of fun facts in every issue! Here are some interesting ones about how your body works and the foods you eat!

Did You Know?

  • Your brain is sometimes more active when you’re asleep than when you’re awake.
  • Babies don’t shed tears until they’re at least one month old.
  • The human heart beats more than three billion times in an average lifespan.
  • Human teeth are just as strong as shark teeth!
  • Humans are the only species known to blush.
  • The banana is not a fruit, it is an herb.
  • Strawberries contain more vitamin C in them than oranges.
  • Goat’s milk is more popular around the world than cow’s milk.
  • Rice is the main food for half of the world’s population.
  • Ancient carrots were the color purple instead of orange.

Jungle Book

jungle-book-2016-posters-mowgli-balooB! went to the preview for Jungle Book just prior to it opening in the theaters, and loved it! It is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and based on Rudyard Kipling’s book that inspired the previous Disney classic. Now, if you are familiar with Disney’s original version, you’ll find the story line very similar but not with near as much music. There is a generous share of new angles taken to give it its own unique spin on the tale. Some of the voices are a little different than what you might expect, and younger kids could find it a little frightening because although some of the animals talk, it has a very real element to it (and they’re not always getting along). As you’re watching, you completely get immersed in the depths of this jungle, which is amazing to watch on the big screen in 3D. Continue reading

Fandango’s Laugh #1

Hola, Mis Amigos! I am your feathered pal, Fandango. You’ll find me often doing a show at the Last Laugh Comedy Club in Midtown. Here are a few little chucklers for you to enjoy!

Q: Which dinosaur knew the most words?
The thesaurus!

Knock! Knock!
Who’s there? Dozen.
Dozen who? Dozen anybody want to let me in?

Q: What is the strongest animal?
A snail. He carries his house on his back!

Q: What kind of plates do they use on Venus?
Flying saucers! Continue reading

Dusk, Shadow & Shade

degus“My name is Corina. I’m 10 years old and these are my degus! Their names are Dusk, Shadow and Shade. I got them a couple of months ago. I have been looking for a long time for the pet that is right for me. When I first saw the degus, I fell in love with them! I put them in a big cage that my dad made for them.

Degus are very social animals. That is why if you are thinking of getting one, you should get a few of them because they like to be with other degus. They are very playful and curious.

My degus all have different personalities. Dusk is calm. Shadow is calm at times and hyper at other times. Shade is hyper ALL the time. Continue reading