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Sand, Stars, Sun ... and Fun

Meira Feinman

School’s out and vacation’s here! Whether you know exactly what this summer will bring, or you’re still figuring it out, it’s always fun to hear what other people have in mind. Mishpacha Junior spoke to a group from Los Angeles, CA, to find out their favorite summer activities and what they’ve planned for this year!

 

Fantastic Forests

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

You might be surprised to learn that about a third of the earth’s land area is covered by forests. That’s an awful lot — about 15 million square miles (40 million square kilometers), or an area roughly the size of a football field for every person on earth!

 

The Red Ball

Bracha Rosman

The red ball watched the other balls bounce high into the air. It hadn’t been too long ago that he was also bouncing and playing like his friends. The red ball tried to roll to the center of the playing field, but he couldn't. He tried to bounce, but he seemed so heavy. Something was wrong. He wondered what it was.

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