Funschooling News Volume #3


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. 


Solar Experiments


Last week I suggested that you cook your lunch outdoors using the power of the sun. This week, you can do some other experiments that use the sun's energy in some interesting ways.

For these activities, you will need: A sunny day, dark construction paper, some heat proof items, a couple of tea bags, a glass jar, some old crayons, aluminum foil, XX-large plastic garbage bags (Leaf bags), and rubber bands. Optional: String. 

I hope something in this post makes you smile!


Homeschool Humor

Still Learning Something NewHomeschool Humor

Here's peek at what you'll find.
Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week


Shark Puzzle & Coloring Page get 25% off this title today until July 28, 2018!

Get your copy today!
Funschooling Videos

The first three inspiring videos encourage players to do some tricks with dice and a cup, and the fourth will having you looking at math in a fun new way.

Dice Stacking Tricks

Learn How To Stack Dice



Dice Stacking Trick Shots



Dice Stacking World Records! 
Ft. That's Amazing


Maths Puzzles - Cool Math Riddles - 
Can You Solve - Math Brain Teaser - Number Puzzles

Special Days & Holidays

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted an updated version of the July 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has 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 July encourages you to get Wild About Wildlife? Plan your own animal study with the tips in this post!

July 15: Zoo Keeper Week Begins - Choose an animal to learn about this week. 

July 16: 
Explorer Roald Amundsen born 1872 - Learn about this interesting man. When you get to the site, you can read the page yourself or listen to it by scrolling down to the "Activities" section, then click on 'Listen to a recorded reading of this page'. 


July 17: World Emoji Day - 
Have a little fun with emojis by creating a message with them and give it to someone to decipher. You can make up a letter code to solve with them and give it to someone to solve as well.


July 18: Astronaut John Glenn born 1921 - Visit NASA to learn more about one of the first men to orbit the earth. You can watch this documentary too. 


July 19: Physicist/Astronomer Edward Charles Pickering born 1846 - Learn about Pickering and observe the night sky. You can download a free sky-map here.


🌑🌕July 20: 1st Moon Landing/Walk 1969 - Learn about the phases of the moon and visit NASA for more information about this event.


July 21: Monkey Day - Watch a documentary about the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. The trial was decided on this day in 1925. 


Finish up the week with a trip to the zoo to visit the wildlife you may have learned about.


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Cary Grant Movie Title Cryptogram #1

Now available on Funschooling Press:



Figure out the 15 cryptograms within this homemade Cary Grant themed puzzle! The titles in this puzzle are based on movies Cary Grant performed in during his lifetime.

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

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 - 2 page PDF file that includes:

1 - Full page Printer-friendly Cryptogram with 15 codes to solve. (8.5x11).

1 - Answer page (11x8.5). 

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 Volume #2


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. 

Cook Your Lunch Outdoors

Have you ever cooked your lunch using the power of the sun? It's a great edible science project you can try with a variety of foods. One of our favorite things to make is s'mores. I hope you find something you like to make as well.

For this activity, you will need: A clean plastic take out container, a food of your choice, and a hot sunny day 

For full instructions:

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

Homeschool Humor

Still Learning Something NewHomeschool Humor Summer Vacation Edition
Here's peek at what you'll find.

Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week


Shark Puzzle & Coloring Page get 25% off this title today until July 28, 2018!

Get your copy today!
Funschooling Videos

Make your own forensic science kit with simple, household items, and have fun investigating this fascinating world. Below, you will find a video that will help you create your own kit, one that'll bring you on a fun whodunit adventure, and an episode of Bill Nye that explains how this science works. 
The last video offers 10 brain boosting math games.

Forensic Science

Make Your Own Forensics Kit


Guess Whodunit!



Watch An Episode of Bill Nye


10 Math Games That'll Boost Your Brain Power By 80%

Special Days & Holidays

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted an updated version of the July 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has 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 July is Picnic MonthPlan a family picnic with the tips in this post!

July 8: Blueberry Day - Learn about blueberries and make a yummy blueberry topping for ice cream, pancakes, or yogurt.

July 9: 
 1st Rock and Roll Song to reach #1 on Pop Music Charts , “Rock Around the Clock” 1955 - Bill Haley & His Comets make you wanna get up and dance! Listen to this classic song and make up your own dance to go with it!


🐻July 10: Teddy Bear Picnic Day - 
Throw a teddy bear picnic! Use the link to get some great tips...and don't forget to invite your favorite Teddy Bear!


July 11: Author E.B. White born 1899 - E.B. White is well known for writing some of the greatest children's classics such as: 
Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. Listen to one of these legendary stories or get a copy of the books from your library to read. Watch the movies too. Compare the book to the movie.

July 12: Paper Bag Day - There are so many fun things you can do with a paper bag. From puppet making to gift bags, take some time to do something creative with a paper bag. Don't have a paper bag handy? No problem, learn how to fold your own origami bag with the instructions in this video.


July 13: International Puzzle Day - Celebrate the Art and the Puzzle of a Cube, scroll down to access some more fun ways to celebrate the day.


July 13: French Fry Day - No, you are not seeing double, I couldn't decide which activity to share so I'm offering both! I hope you enjoy doing the French Fry Project as much as we did!

July 14: Shark Awareness Day - Add to your knowledge of sharks or start your learning journey with the information offered in this post!🦈



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Cary Grant Word Find

Now available on Funschooling Press:



Find the 40 words hidden within this homemade Cary Grant themed word puzzle! The words in this puzzle are based on Grant's personal life.

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

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 - 2 page PDF file that includes:

1 - Full page Printer-friendly word find (8.5x11).

1 - Answer page (8.5x11). 

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.

To purchase your copy today visit my Etsy store: Funschooling Press


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Funschooling News Volume #1


Hi! Welcome to the first issue of Funschooling News!

Here are some activities you can do as a family and have some fun with.

Stacking Cup Challenge

For this challenge, you will need: Stacking cups, paper, pencil and a timer

For full instructions:



Homeschool Humor

Still Learning Something New: Homeschool Humor Arts & Crafts Edition
Here's peek at what you'll find.


Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week

Celebrate America Puzzle & Coloring Page get 25% off this title today until July 4th, 2018!

August, September, & October Special Days Companion will be on sale for 40% off each title until July 8th!
I hope you'll get your copy today!

Videos

Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?


Dots On A Circle

💥Special Days & Holidays💥

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted an updated version of the July 2018 Special Days Calendar this week. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more.

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


July 1: Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day - Make your own ice cream in a bag, then add your own creative ingredients.

July 2: I Forgot Day - At least you'll have a good reason to be forgetful! Oops, almost 'forgot' the informative link about this day! 😉


July 3: Eat Your Beans Day - Find out more about beans and do an experiment.

July 4: America's Independence Day - This link provides a bunch of fun ways to celebrate the day and learn about America!


🍎July 5: Apple Turnover Day - Learn about apples with this Apple Research Project. Then, to celebrate the day, make some apple turnovers.


July 6: World Kiss Day - Learn how this day got its start.


July 7: Global Forgiveness Day - Find out how this day started.


Wishing you and your family a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Happy 4th!!


Celebrate America Puzzle & Coloring Page

Introducing: Celebrate America Puzzle & Coloring Page

This America-themed printer-friendly activity page has some fun things you can do on it:

Upon payment, you will receive a 2 page PDF with:

Page 1 Includes:


2 Puzzles/Fill-Ins:

1 - 20 Word Word Find
1 - Name the Founding Fathers List

3 Coloring elements:
A US Flag, USA Burst, and a USA Firecracker, plus some stars

Other activities include:

2 Tic-Tac-Toe boards and a word scramble puzzle with 6 words to unscramble

Page 2 Includes

Solutions to the puzzles and Fill-In area and a fun way to play the Tic-Tac-Toe game.

This activity page is great for anyone interested in celebrating America! 

Great for any age, traveling, and for something fun to do.

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.


I hope you'll take the time to check it out!


25% off until July 4th, 2018! 

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Knight's Move Paper & Pencil Game


Introducing: Knight's Move

Knight's Move is a fun pencil and paper game that can be printed and laminated for long term use.

If you like games that make you think before you move, then you'll enjoy this one.
Suggestions are offered for extra challenges.

Great for people of any age who enjoy puzzles, and pencil and paper games. Print them out and give them to the kids for road trips, rainy days, for tech-free play time, or just for the fun of it.

You will get a PDF file with:

1 Page with 3 game boards and instructions for one or two players, along will suggestions for making the game more challenging.

1 Page with 4 game boards.

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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Shark Activity Page

Introducing: Shark Activity Page

This Shark-themed printer-friendly activity page has 6 fun things you can do on it:

- 2 Coloring areas

- 1 Tic-Tac-Toe inspired activity

- 1 Shark Word Scramble with 7 words to unscramble 

- 1 Shark Name Activity

-1 Word Find with 17 Shark related words

-1 Finish the Shark drawing activity

This activity page is great for anyone interested in sharks! 

Makes a great edition to a shark week lesson plan too.


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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