name my newspaper!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by miss_jayne, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    today i am starting a mock newspaper/newsletter for my children that will 'appear' on the mailbox posted on the chicken coop weekly.

    any ideas for a name, columns etc would be welcomed that are child appropriate.

    thought it would be fun, educational and a great memory maker.

    thoughts so far:
    egg production
    birth/death notices (real life, but not morbid of course!)
    advice column (from the boss hen maybe?)
    puzzles & games (education disguised as fun!)
    recipe of the week

    so, put your noggins on! as soon as i get one done, i will post it. maybe i could even get a few articles from happenings at others farms and homes! guest interviews by one of our hens!!!

    thanks...senior editor and newspaper owner...miss jayne
  2. PAChickenChick

    PAChickenChick Songster

    May 4, 2008
    ??? I'm confused. Are you saying you want to start a newsletter that you are going to put "in your mail" for the kids to read?

    Will they know it's from you or is it supposed to be like one of the chickens is the reporter??

    I think this could be a really cute idea.

    If you wanted to add some outside flair to it...I think it would be easy enough to find some of us with little kids that would be willing to contribute (and maybe even print out a hard copy for our "coop mail") [​IMG]

    As for names....umm...

    "The Coop Scoop"
    "Eggstra all about it"
    "The Daily Hen"
    "The Chicken Post"

    ....oh stop me [​IMG]
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    HAH! awesome ideas

    the newspaper will be hung on the newspaper rungs of the mailbox that is on my chicken coop.

    the paper would be written by the chickens, not me. i also thought that would be more fun.

    totally would like to hook up with others and share articles and then post so you could download hard copy! i was hoping it would take that direction.

    i thought especially things like the recipe and math, puzzles etc would just be great fun that is educational, hands on and tactical...
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    great idea! Very creative. I like the "sneak in learning" tactic.....

    There used to be programs online where you gave clue/words and it would build a crossword puzzle for you.
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    yep, i have used that crossword builder in the past...i was a professional clown for 12 years and used stuff all the time to make puzzles etc. last i saw it was on a site for tools etc...
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    The Chick'n Chronicles


    The Chickie Tribune

    ETA: A coloring page for the kids would be great [​IMG]
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  7. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    "The Kick'n Chicken"
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    that is hilarious, and being that you have kickin' ninja skills, i will highly consider it!

    any ideas on articles/columns is highly appreciated.

    keep 'em coming guys!
  9. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    How about "The Daily Vent"? [​IMG]
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:that would actually be a good title for the 'Letters to the Editor' section!!! good pun!

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