March 3, 2014
March is birthday month at Innerstar University. I love celebrating birthdays because a birthday is a time when family and friends gather to say, "Hooray! You're special. We're so glad you're here." So this month, I'm inviting everyone to visit Casual Closet to try on the new Birthday Outfit. You can wear it any day of the year, because every day is someone's birthday!
Have you ever wondered how many people are having a birthday today? To get a rough idea, divide the world population by the number of days in a year—that's 6 billion divided by 365. The answer? About 16 million people share a birthday every day. That's a lot of candles to blow out!
Friendship & Fun
February 24, 2014
For friendship month, I'm mixing friendship and fun by throwing a pal party featuring bite-sized carnival snacks. I got recipes for tiny treats by playing SNACK CART SMARTS. If you play enough, you can unlock them, too. Once a recipe is unlocked, it will be in the Awards section of your yearbook. With an adult's help, make your favorite recipe. Then share your tiny treats with a buddy. It's a nice little way to say, "Thank you for being a friend."
What are some other ways to have fun with friends? Read the same book or magazine and share your thoughts about it. Take a quiz together and compare your answers. Have a talent show or take turns singing your hearts out to hit songs. Whatever you do will be twice as nice because you'll be spending time together.
February 17, 2014
February is friendship month at Innerstar U and I've decided to celebrate it with multi-player games. I'm inviting my pals to play GAME ON at Good Sports Center. You can, too. Just click the "Invite your friends" button after you enter the game. Click a friend's name, and then click the "Invite" button. Invite more friends, if you'd like. Then wait for your friends to join the game.
Playing games with others inspires me to do my best, but I try to keep my focus off winning. Instead, I put my energy into doing my best and having fun. What games do you enjoy playing with your friends at home? Maybe you could invite over a few buddies over to play them with you.
February 10, 2014
When someone is "tickled pink," she's really delighted. This Valentine's Day, delight everyone by wearing a pretty pink outfit. I'm going to wear pink on Valentine's Day, but I can't decide whether to wear the Talent Show Outfit or the Ballet Outfit. What's your favorite pink outfit to wear on campus?.
You can also delight people by giving them a good laugh. Learn a good joke and share it with your friends to get them giggling. Or just give everyone you see a big, friendly smile. Who knows? You might find yourself tickled pink.
February 3, 2014
More friends means having more valentines, so rev up for Valentine's Day by making new friends at home and at Innerstar U. When you see a new face on campus, put in a request to add that person to your friends list. Then send your new pal a campus email.
At home, spread friendship fever by showing others that you care. Maybe you'd like to write a special message with each valentine you send. Maybe you'd rather give more smiles, hugs, or compliments. Show your affection in ways that are most comfortable for you. What's your favorite way to express friendship?
Clear Your Clutter
January 27, 2014
Ring in the New Year with a clean sweep—starting in your bedroom. First, clear out things you don't use. Are there toys you've outgrown? Do you have clothes or shoes that you no longer wear? If so, ask an adult to help you donate those items to a local charity. Next, clean your room from top to bottom. Finally, reorganize your things and put them away neatly. You'll start the year feeling good because your room is clean and clutter-free—and you've done something to help others.
You can clear your clutter in your room at Brightstar House, too. Make space in your closet by sending items of clothing to your friends through campus email. Or visit the Market to see if there's something you could donate at the CARE & SHARE tent.