Funschooling News #12


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

I'm offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week's activities include baking soda related resources. This inexpensive item can be turned into an awesome learning tool!

 Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days section where you'll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 


Baking Soda


Baking soda is another convenient and inexpensive item you may have in your home for science projects. If you click on the link below, you will find 13 great science experiments that are fun for all ages. 

Some experiments may require supervision.

Baking Soda Science Projects


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Baking Soda


Baking soda can cause some very cool chemical reactions and produce fun or useful results. The videos below offer both fun and practical things that can be done with baking soda. For the video with '10 baking soda hacks', test some of the uses out to see how well they work. Some of the videos may require supervision because of the materials used in the experiments or the results. 
The last video features a math art project to do.

Baking Soda Slime 



Black Fire Snake - Amazing Science Experiment
Supervision Suggested



10 Awesome Baking Soda Life Hacks


Math Game Idea: Infinity Tiles




Printable template available on this site.
Special Days & Holidays Sept 16-22

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her September 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more. 
Betty Jo and I have created a Special Days Companion filled with 120+ activities you can do as a family during the month of September. To find out more about this wonderful product, click here.

Here are a few of the things on her list and some helpful activities and links:

One of September's themes is Preparedness. This link will take you to a resource page that will give you information about getting prepared for a storm or bad weather.

šŸŽ©September 16Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956 - This link offers a Magic Tricks Resource Page that features Copperfield and many other great magicians plus some magic tricks to learn how to do.
Watch the YouTube video that features The Magic of David Copperfield - FULL MOVIE


September 17Constitution Day - Read the constitution with the resources provided. There are videos available in this post as well.
Constitution Week Begins on the 17th as well and Still Learning Something New has some great resources such as quizzes, School House Rock videos, and more.


September 18: Cheeseburger Day -  Find out how this fun food day got its start and make some with your favorite toppings.

September 19Talk Like A Pirate Day - Celebrate this fun day with the resources on this pages such as: The history of pirates, pirate crafts, and information that crosses the curriculum.
Learn how to tie knots too!
Still Learning Something New's Pirate resources include: Biographical info, YouTube videos, night sky resources, a compass activity, and more.



September 20Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941 - Learn about this interesting artist, make a virtual macchia, watch some videos, and more.

šŸŒSeptember 21Banana Festival - Read an article about the benefits of bananas and make something delicious with bananas like banana bread.

šŸŽˆSeptember 22Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791 - Learn about this fascinating man and his important accomplishments. One of the things Faraday invented was the balloon, you'll find info about them in the post too. 

šŸSeptember 221st Day of Autumn/Autumnal Equinox - What is the fall equinox? Find out with the resources in this post. Check out some of the other Autumn Resources too.


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In A Pumpkin Patch Word Search Puzzle

Now available on Funschooling Press:


Find the 30 manually placed words hidden within this pumpkin patch themed word search, then see how many words you can make from the two pumpkin-related word game pages offered.   

This is an Instant Download - A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 - 4 page PDF file that includes:

1 - Full page word search about things seen in a pumpkin patch. This page has a pumpkin border that can be colored in. All the words in this puzzle have been manually place - this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program.

2 - Pumpkin related Words within Words game pages. This game is great for boosting spelling and vocabulary skills and can give your brain a great workout! The words offered in these games can create more than 150 words each.

1 - Answer/information page. 

Pages are not editable.

For personal use only. Print as many puzzles as you like, but do not resell this file or any printed material for profit. 

Copyright © by Fran W and Funschooling Press. All rights reserved.


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Funschooling News #11



Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

I'm offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week's activities include domino related resources. This very inexpensive item can be turned into an awesome learning tool!

 Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days section where you'll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 


Dominoes


Dominoes are another wonderful and inexpensive learning tool!
Dominoes have been around since the 18th century and not only are they used to play a great strategy game, they can be used to build structures and toppling runs. Some of those domino runs can be very interesting to watch!
Here are three sites that have information about dominoes if you would like to learn more about them or how to make your own set of toppling dominoes... check them out.


Maze Guys: Dominoes - This site has a lot of information about dominoes, including how to make your own set, records, tip and tricks, and more.

Domino-Play - This site offers tips for set up, types of dominoes, history and more.


OhOh - DIY Graphic Domino Game For Kids - Instructions for making your own set of wooden dominoes.


I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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Domino Runs


Have you ever had the opportunity to watch a complex domino run run its course? The amount of time, creativity, and patience needed to put those runs together is amazing. If you decide to make your own, start small, then build on from there. The videos below offer some tips to get you started, tricks to challenge your skills, and something to strive for. The last video talks about the history of calendars.

How To Make A Domino Tower


5 Simple Domino Tricks! ft. 
AllAroundAudrey (Domino Tutorials)



The Amazing Triple Spirtal (15,000 DOMINOES)




Visit my Domino Playlist for more videos, including ones that show how to play the strategy game.

How Was The Calendar Invented?


Special Days & Holidays Sept 9-15 

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her September 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more. 
Betty Jo and I have created a Special Days Companion filled with 120+ activities you can do as a family during the month of September. To find out more about this wonderful product, click here.

Here are a few of the things on her list and some helpful activities and links:

Have a Fun Food Day! September 13 is Peanut Day
Celebrate this fun food by learning about them, do some experiments, enjoy a few delicious recipes, and learn some of the ways they can be used. 

šŸ»September 9Teddy Bear Day - Learn about the Teddy bear and watch a The Teddy Bear (Documentary). Have a Teddy Bear picnic!


September 10Sewing Machine Patented 1846 - Many people helped to create the sewing machine, learn about the history of this very useful invention.


šŸ’²September 11: I Want to Start My Own Business Day - Find out the basics of starting your own business.

šŸŽ®September 12Video Game Day - Learn about the history of video games from the 1940's on. 



šŸ“—September 13Author, Roald Dahl born 1916 - Still Learning Something New has information about Dahl's life, lesson plans, quotes, coloring pages,trivia, and much more.

September 141814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key - Learn about the creator of the Star Spangled Banner.


šŸŽ©September 15Make a Hat Day - Make your own hat to celebrate the day!


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Solve An Iguana Puzzle

How quickly can you solve this puzzle?

Click to Mix and Solve

When you get to the site to solve this puzzle, you can change how many pieces are used and their shape.

For more lizard resources, click here. 

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Funschooling News #10


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

I'm offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week's activities include vinegar related resources. This very inexpensive item can be turned into an awesome learning tool!

 Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days section where you'll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 


5 Fun Vinegar Experiments


Vinegar is one of the most convenient and inexpensive items you have in your home for science projects. If you click on the link below, you will find 5 great science experiments that are fun for all ages. 

The last experiment is best done outside.

For these activities you will need: White vinegar, baking soda, a cooked chicken leg bone, 1-2 eggs, a recycled water bottle, balloons, measuring spoons and cups, a jar with a lid, a bowl, funnel, a spoon, a magnifying glass, a zip-top bag (sandwich sized), bathroom tissue and tape 

Optional: Dish soap, food dye, a length of yarn, scissors, and a ruler
I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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Vinegar


When you mix vinegar with other things, really cool things can happen! The first three videos will show you some of the fun things you can do with this and a few other inexpensive household items. The last video features a Ted talk by Arthur Benjamin about Fibonacci Numbers. 

Vinegar and Salt Experiment



How to Turn Milk into Stone!




Dancing Raisins Science Experiments for Kids at Home




The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers | Arthur Benjamin

Special Days & Holidays Sept 2-8 

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her September 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more. 
Betty Jo and I have created a Special Days Companion filled with 120+ activities you can do as a family during the month of September. To find out more about this wonderful product, click here.

Here are a few of the things on her list and some helpful activities and links:

One of September's food themes is Apples. This link will take you to an apple research project that's filled with links and videos about apples. It includes: Fun facts, questions to help you start your project, experiments, and other fun things.

šŸ”„September 2Great Fire of London – 1666 - Information about the Great Fires of London, 1666, fire safety, and videos about the fire and candle experiments.
Watch the YouTube Playlist that that features the: Great Fire of London 1666 (Documentaries) and candle experiments.


September 3Skyscraper Day - Still Learning Something New offers resources that feature fun facts, how skyscrapers work, virtual field trips and much more. Make your own skyscraper from tooth picks or craft sticks.


September 3: American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777 -Information about US flag facts, flag craft, a research question, and links to informative sites.

September 4Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848 Biographical information about Lewis Howard Latimer and his accomplishments. Includes a link to experiments and a video about Latimer's life.



September 5Cheese Pizza Day - Pizza history, recipes, games and activities. Make your own pizza from start to finish or have some fun with personalized pita pizzas.

September 6 1620 – Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World - Mayflower resources include information about the captain, the voyage, crafts and other activities.

September 7Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860 - Still Learning Something New offers links to resources such as word finds, info about Grandma Moses, learn how to draw resources, and much more.

šŸ¦ŽSeptember 8Iguana Awareness Day - LOTS of lizard related resources are available in this post.


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Funschooling News #9


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

I'm offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week's activities include a lot of balloon related resources. This very inexpensive item can be turned into an awesome learning tool!

 Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days section where you'll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 


Pop & Play Dart Game


Have you ever played the dart and balloon game at a carnival? This game has been inspired by that game...and of course I offer a creative twist to keep the fun going a bit longer after all the balloons have been popped.


For this activity you will need: A large thick piece of cardboard, paint, paint brush, darts, staple gun, staples, and water balloons
For the twist: Paper and pen.

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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Balloons

Balloons are not only great at making a party more fun, they are an awesome learning tool! Below, you will find 3 videos that show how useful and versatile balloons can be and a few educational activities. The last video features 6 optical illusions you can learn how to draw.

21 Cool Hacks with Balloons




Balloon Rocket Science Experiment



Amazing Balloon Tricks and Science Experiments



6 Optical Illusion Drawing Techniques & Patterns


šŸŽˆBalloon ResourcesšŸŽˆ


Information about balloons and instructions for the game Balloon Badminton.

Water balloon games, science projects, and information.
Special Days & Holidays Aug 26-Sept 1

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her August 2018 Special Days Calendar and September's calendar can be found here. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more. 
Betty Jo and I have created a Special Days Companion filled with 120+ activities you can do as a family during the month of September. To find out more about this wonderful product, click here.

Here are a few of the things on her list and some helpful activities and links:

One of August's food themes is Coffee. Find out more about this tasty little bean. Watch a short informational video: The Journey of the Coffee Bean I #TheCoopWay

šŸ¶August 26Dog Day - Show your dog how much you love them by making them a homemade treat. Other pet treats can be found in the link offered. 
Watch the documentary:  Dogs: Big and Small (Documentary).


August 271st Tarzan story published 1912 - Read the classic story on line, or download a copy to enjoy. Watch the classic version of Tarzan too: New Adventures of Tarzan (1935) - full movie


August 28Dream Day - Still Learning Something New offers Teaching Resources for Martin Luther King Day. Resources include: Background information about the holiday, a quiz, historic site info, civil rights timeline, and more.

August 29According to Hoyle Day -  Learn about Edmond Hoyle - Wikipedia offers a short biography about the man who wrote the rules down for many of the well known card games we play today. Play some of the card games he wrote the rules for!

August 30Toasted Marshmallow Day - Find out how marshmallows were made, make a batch of your own, then use them to create a new twist on s'mores.


Frankenstein Day  (Author Mary Shelly born 1797) - Learn about Mary Shelley, and use the links to read her literary works, including her most well known novel, Frankenstein .


šŸŽžAugust 31Kinetoscope patented 1887 - Learn about the Kinetoscope and take some time to watch a few of the early films created with it: 
YouTube: Kinetoscope Playlist


September 1Self-University Week begins - Commit to lifelong learning! Learn more about this day by clicking on the link provided.


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