Bo’s Corner

Walk or bike to school safely

Why bike or walk when you can get a ride? Being more active can bring a bunch of health benefits – it can help you stay at a healthy weight and build strong bones and muscles. But before you head out the door, Bo the Take Care Bear asks that you think about these simple rules to stay safe:

  • Bike or walk with a group. See if your or a friend’s parent can take turns walking a group of kids to and from school. Make sure you know every adult in your group.
  • Ride your bike on the right side of the road. You should be moving in the same direction as traffic. Come to a complete stop before crossing the street, and always wear your helmet.
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever possible. If there are no sidewalks, you should walk facing traffic, as far to the left as you can.
  • Be careful crossing the street. Try to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them at corners and crosswalks.
  • Does your school have a crossing guard or a school zone? Make sure to always cross the street in that area.

Leaf portraits

Fall is a beautiful time to look at the many different types of leaves on trees. Did you know that you can recognize a tree by the shape of its leaves? Lovely leaf portraits are a colorful way to learn about the amazing variety of trees in your neighborhood.


  1. Place a leaf on a piece of paper.
  2. Dip an old toothbrush in paint. Use as many colors as you want.
  3. Use your thumb or the edge of a Popsicle/craft stick to pull the bristles of the toothbrush toward you. Aim the spraying paint away from you, at the paper and around the edges of the leaf.
  4. Remove the leaf to see its shape – and your work of art.

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