Funschooling News #8


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Are you looking for some great family-friendly activities that will make your week a little more interesting? Then you've come to the right place!

 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. 


Paper Airplanes


Paper, IMHO, is one of the most useful and versatile items in the home, and as a bonus, it comes in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes. Our favorite type of paper is recycled paper and we especially like giving junk mail a new lease on life. One of the things we enjoy using junk mail for is to make paper airplanes that can do all kinds of cool tricks.

If you click on the link below, you'll find sites for a variety of ways to fold paper planes, tips for making and flying them, and info about world record holders. 

For this activity, you will need: Paper Optional: A printer, measuring tape, crayons, paper clip, glue, a skewer, and a pencil. 

For full instructions:
https://www.franw.com/2012/02/paper-airplanes.html


I hope something in this post brings a smile to your face!

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Paper Planes

If you are looking for some really cool engineering projects, check out the first three paper airplane videos. Then try your hand at drawing an optical illusion. Look for the link for the fun math game: Hex Flood below the videos.

How To Fold A Paper Airplane That Flies Far. (Full HD)



How to fold the world record paper airplane



How to Fold Five Incredible Paper Airplanes | WIRED



Drawing a Hole - Anamorphic Illusion



Try this fun math game out! Dr. Mike's: Hex Flood.
Special Days & Holidays Aug 19-25

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her August 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 100 activities you can do as a family during the month of August. 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:

August is Crayon Collection month. Gather up your old crayons and learn or figure out some ways to recycle them. Click on the link for some great ideas!

🛫August 19Inventor Orville Wright Born 1867 Learn about the Wright Brothers. Watch the documentary: Wright Brothers Fathers Of Aviation Biography Documentary Films.

August 20Radio Day - 
Learn about the history of the radio, then make your own radio.

🍍August 21Hawaii Statehood 1959 -  Find out more about the Great State of Hawaii and learn how to play a Ukulele.

August 22Eat A Peach Day - Find out how healthy peaches are. Go Peach picking and preserve some to enjoy at a later date! Learn where you can pick your own fresh fruits and veggies in your state here.


⛵August 23Ride the Wind Day - Play with the wind! There are a lot of fun ways to play with the wind such as to: Flying Paper airplanes and kites, and blow bubbles.


August 24Pluto Demoted 2006 - Learn about Pluto and take some time to watch: 
First Mission to Pluto - Documentary 2018 HD

🦇August 25Bat Weekend begins (last full weekend) - Learn about bats! Play a fun sound game too. More Bat resources can be found here on this blog.

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Funschooling News #7


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

Are you looking for some great family-friendly activities that will make your week a little more interesting? Then you've come to the right place!

 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. 


Card Flipping Challenge


There are probability a million games that can be played with a deck of cards! 
Turn a simple deck into a fun educational experience by doing my Card Flipping Challenge. I remember playing card flipping games when I was a kid, and my kids have a good time playing with me now. 
I hope your family enjoys playing as well.

For this activity, you will need: A Deck of Cards Optional: Score keeping materials

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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A simple deck of cards can offer hours of engineering fun! The first two videos will offer some tips that'll help you get started and two videos will introduce you to a Guinness World Record holder who builds amazing structures out of ordinary playing cards. 
The last video will show you how to draw a cool illusion.

Card Stacking


Card Games : How to Build a House of Cards


Make A Card Castle


Largest Card Stacking Structure - Record Holder Profile - 
Bryan Berg - Guinness World Records Pt 1


Largest Card Stacking Structure - Record Holder Profile - 
Bryan Berg Pt.2 - Guinness World Records


How to Draw a 3-D Ladder - Trick Art For Kids

Special Days & Holidays Aug 12-18

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her August 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 100 activities you can do as a family during the month of August. 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:

August is National Park month. Visit a national park close by or plan a family weekend getaway to one further away.

🐘August 12World Elephant Day Links to information about African and Asian elephants, myths and folklore, jokes and more! Watch the documentary: Elephants On The Run [Wildlife Documentary] | Wild Things.

August 13Annie Oakley born 1860 - 
Learn about the life and accomplishments of Annie Oakley. Links and videos are available in this post.
Still Learning Something New: Annie Oakley - Links to biographical information, quotes, videos and more.

🦎August 14World Lizard Day -  I hope the information in this post inspires you to start a one of a kind lizard study!


August 15: Chocolate Chip Day - Learn about chocolate chips by scrolling down to the bottom of the link provided, then make a batch of chocolate chip cookies!


August 16Tell a Joke Day - Choose some jokes to tell and make up some of your own.


August 17Black Cat Appreciation Day - Learn about black cats and do some fun cat-like balancing acts.


August 18World Honey Bee Day - Learn about honey bees! 
Watch: Amazing Time-Lapse: Bees Hatch Before Your Eyes | National Geographic
Make A: Bee Hummer (craft/science project)

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Funschooling News Volume #6


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

Are you looking for some great family-friendly activities that will inspire you in fun ways this week? Then you've come to the right place!

 Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days section where you'll find a fun activity you can do each day of the week. 


Mini Marble Run


This a great activity for older kids...and younger children if they are supervised.

For this activity, you will need: Bendable straws, *metal BBs, hot glue, cereal/cracker box, a bottle cap, pencil, and plain paper

I hope something in this post brings a smile to your face!

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If you have some marbles and cardboard, get ready to have some fun with them, then check out a chain and bottle puzzle!

Marble Runs


Educational Activities for Kids: Marble Run Challenge



How to make a spiral Marble Machine - cardboard toy


Wow! Amazing DIY Marble Run Machine from Cardboard



Wow! Amazing DIY Marble Run Machine without DC Motor


The Impossible Ring and Chain Bottle Puzzle!

Special Days & Holidays Aug 5-11

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her August 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 100 activities you can do as a family during the month of August. 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 the food themes for August is Oranges. Learn about this fun food and how to use the peel in interesting ways.

🌑August 5Astronaut Neil Armstrong born 1930 - Learn about Neil Armstrong! Watch the documentary: The Story Behind Neil Armstrong and first step on the moon.

August 6: Root Beer Float Day - Prepare for Root Beer Float Day by making your own ice cream and root beer ahead of time and learn how the day got its start.

August 7: Lighthouse Day - Lighthouses are in iconic part of history. Learn about these important structures and how they work. Check out a gallery of lighthouses around the world as well.


August 8: Mimeograph Machine patented 1876 - Step back in time and learn about this printing machine. See one in action!

📘August 9: Book Lover’s Day - Find out how your library saves you money!


August 10S’mores Day - Learn about marshmallows and try some fun and deliciously twisted ways to make S'mores.


🏰August 11Play In The Sand Day - Fun activities you can do with sand. Links and videos available in the post.


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In The Garden Word Find

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Find the 20 words hidden within this garden themed puzzle! 

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Funschooling News Volume #5


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

Are you looking for some great family-friendly activities you can to do this week? Then you've come to the right place!

 Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days section where you'll find a fun activity you can do each day of the week. 


Solitaire Challenge #1 Peg Solitaire


Peg Solitaire has been around for hundreds of years and with good reason, it is an addictively fun puzzle-game to play!
You can make your own board if you don't have one, and if you visit the link below, you'll be able to play a version on line. Check your favorite app store for a version as well. 

For this activity, you will need: A downloadable board (available in link), pennies, cereal, bingo chips, etc., and time

I hope something in this post brings a smile to your face!

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If you have some ping pong balls around the house, get ready to have some fun with them, then grab your Lego collection so you make and play brain games!

Ping Pong Ball Tricks

Father Son Ping Pong Trick Shots

Ping Pong Ball tricks - 
3 Magic tricks with ping pong balls

Tricks to try when you're ready for a challenge!
Ping Pong Trick Shots | Dude Perfect


Ping Pong Trick Shots 4 | Dude Perfect


How to Build a 3D Puzzle Brain Teaser


Looking for more Lego Brain Puzzles to try out?
Special Days & Holidays

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted an updated version of the July 2018 Special Days Calendar and the newest version of August's Calendar is available as well. They have a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more.

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

Did you know that August is "Family Fun" month? Plan to do as many fun things as a family as possible.

🚀July 29: NASA established 1958 - Learn about NASA! Watch a documentary about why we explore space.

July 30: 
Inventor Henry Ford born 1863 - Take some time to learn about the Model T and Henry Ford. Find an antique car museum in your area to visit too.


July 31: Raspberry Cake Day -
Make an 
Easy Lemon Raspberry Cake from scratch. 

August 1: Spiderman Day - Learn about Spiderman and do some of the cool activities available in this post. 

August 2: Engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant born 1754 - Learn interesting facts about L'Enfant.


August 3Watermelon Day - Have some fun carving watermelons or looking through an amazing picture gallery of carvings, make some delicious watermelon foods, and learn about these juicy gourds! 


🎺August 4Musician Louis Armstrong born 1901 - Learn about Armstrong, look through some of his pictures, do a Jazz related activity, and listen to his music.

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