Ed Emberley


Ed Emberley - Ed Emberley's webpage contains biographical information about the author, a list of books he's written, and some fun things to do.

Ed Emberley Drawing Pages: - The main page of Ed Emberley's page contains something fun to draw. Scroll down to the bottom and click on "older pages" to see some of the other things available to visitors.

Wikipedia: Ed Emberley - Biographical information about Ed Emberley.

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Circle - Make fun scenes with a simple circle cut in a variety of ways.

YouTube: Ed Emberley Playlist - Watch interviews with the author, and look at some examples of his books.
Here's one of those great videos...




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September Special Days Activity Companion Vol 1 Ebook Announcement!

I have a brand new ebook to offer you this month! It's called...


I've teamed up with Betty Jo Hendrickson of Still Learning Something New again to offer you more terrific ideas and activities for some of the events, birthdays, and fun and interesting days that can be celebrated during the month of September!

Each of the days we've chosen are meant to help offer homeschool parents, educators, families, event planners, babysitters, libraries, recreational leaders, club leaders, and anyone who plans monthly activities for others, some fun ways to use Betty Jo's awesome list of Special Days!

This wonderful collection of over 120 ideas and activities is suitable for all grade levels and ages, and covers a variety of subjects and diverse topics! 

About this publication:



  • It has been written and developed by Fran Wisniewski and Betty Jo Hendrickson.
  • Has 120+ easy to use ideas/activities and includes some delicious recipes.
  • It's 21 pages long and printer friendly.
  • Is an Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF
  • Contains Family friendly activities.
  • Has a printable recipe and craft section.

I hope you'll take the time to check it out for the low price of $5.00!


Etsy: September Special Days Activity Calendar


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September Special Days Volume 1 Resource Page

The following resources have been provided to help with the ideas and suggestions in the:

September's Special Days Activity Companion


To purchase this ebook filled with 120+ great ideas that companion the days listed below, for $5, please use the following link: 


Etsy: September Special Day Activity Calendar

The following links will take you to a post on Funschooling and Recreational Learning, Still Learning Something New, or to another site. Each is noted.



9/1 -  Emma M. Nutt Day
The A-Z of Manners & Etiquette: Telephone Etiquette

 9/2 - Great Fire of London – 1666
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Great Fire of London

9/3 - Skyscraper Day
Still Learning Something New: Skyscraper Resource List

9/4 - Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848
Funschooling and Recreational LearningLewis Howard Latimer

9/5 - Cheese Pizza Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Pizza Project Resource List


9/6 - Iguana Awareness Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Lizard Resource Page

9/7 -  Grandma Moses Born 1860
Still Learning Something New: Grandma Moses Resource List

9/8 - Popcorn Festival Begins
Funschooling and Recreational LearningPopcorn Project

9/9 -  Teddy Bear Day
Kid Search: Teddy Bear Facts

9/10 - Sewing Machine Patented 1846
Funschooling and Recreational LearningSewing Machine

9/11 -  I Want My Own Business Day
9/12 - Video Game Day
Funschooling and Recreational LearningVideo Games

9/13 -  Author, Roald Dahl Born 1916
Still Learning Something New: Dahl Resource List

9/14 - Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key, 1814
Funschooling and Recreational LearningThe Star Spangled Banner

9/15 -  Make a Hat Day
iKat Bag: Cardboard Hat Patterns and Instructions

9/16 - Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Magic Tricks Resource Page

9/17 -  Constitution Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: U.S. Constitution Research Page
Still Learning Something New: Constitution Resource List

9/18 - Cheeseburger Day
National Day Calendar: National Cheeseburger Day

9/19 -  Talk Like a Pirate Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Pirate Resource Page & Knots
Still Learning Something New: Pirate Resource List

9/20 - Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Dale Chihuly Resource Page

9/21 -  Banana Festival
LiveScience: Bananas: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

9/22 - Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Michael Faraday Resource Page

9/23 -  Neptune Discovered 1846
Planets for Kids: Planet Neptune Facts

9/24 - Jim Henson born 1936
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: The Jim Henson Resource Page

9/25 -  Poet, Author, Song Writer Shel Silverstein Born 1930
Shel Silverstein: Silverstein Biography and Resources

9/26 - Johnny Appleseed born 1774
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Johnny Appleseed Resource Page

9/27  Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822
Sept. 28 - Strawberry Cream Pie Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Strawberry Craze
National Day Calendar: National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

9/29 -  Confucius Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Chinese New Year
Quotations Page: Confucius Quotes
Activity Village: Traditional Chinese Games


9/30 - Hot Mulled Cider Day
Time & Date: Hot Mulled Cider Day
Food Network: Mulled Cran-Cider

To purchase this ebook filled with 120+ great ideas that companion the days listed above, for $5, please use the following link: 

Etsy: September Special Day Activity Calendar

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Pirate Resource Page

Pirate Info

Pirates Info: History of Pirates  - 

Famous pirates, history of and more.

New England Pirate Museum - 
Educational info and activities for elementary-high school levels.

National Geographic: Pirates

Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirate Problems - Pirates and Piracy


Pirate Crafts and Activities

First School: Pirate Coloring Pages


Magic Mural Factory: How to Create a Pirate Themed Bedroom - 
Murals, portholes, maps, and other ideas


DLTK: 
Milk Carton Pirate Ship - Instructions.


Pirate Puzzle - 
12 piece puzzle that can be done on line


Busy Bee Kids Printables: Pirate Puzzles - Coloring pages, mazes, word find, dot to dot and other activities.

Print Activities: Printable Pirate Puzzles & 
Pirate Coloring Pages - Dot-to-Dots, mazes, coloring pages, word searches


Parenting.com: Pirate Ship Cake - Instructions for how to make a pirate ship cake.


Coolest Pirates Birthday Ideas - Pirate-related game ideas.

Enchanted Learning: Pirates How to make a treasure box and treasure hunt.

DLTK Kids: Pirate Activities
Coloring pages, gift bags, invites/thank yous and more.


Family Disney: Code Journal, Jolly Roger Flag - Printable projects.



Pirates Across the Curriculum

A to Z Kid Stuff: Pirate Activities
Make a Jolly Roger, a treasure chest, and other fun things.


Homefires: Pirate Resources (Scroll down) - There is an article about homeschooling in California written by Diane Keith, then pirate resources after it. 

Easy Fun School: Treasure Island
Theme unit based on the book, Treasure Island. Has pirate activities too.
Treasure-Filled Cake - Recipe
Ask A Pirate -- One Eye Or Two? - Science Activity

Tam Root Beer: Pirate Vocabulary List Cheat Sheet - Printable list of words and phrases. 

Puzzle Pirates: A Pirate's Vocabulary - Piratey Expressions, Important Piratey Words, People Words, Object Words, and Action Words.

Homeschool Share: Pirate Lapbook  - Offers a variety of pirate related printable pages.

eThemes: Pirates - Resources for g
rades: 1-5.


YouTube: Pirate playlist -  Includes documentaries and craft projects.
Some videos may not be suitable for all audiences.

Here's one of the documentaries offered in the list.




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Johnny Appleseed Resource Page



American Storyteller: The Story of Johnny Appleseed - Use the arrows to scroll through the short article segments.


Virginia Apples: Johnny Appleseed- A Pioneer - Click on "Read More" to access a FREE Johnny Appleseed Curriculum for grades K-5th in a printable PDF format. It has coloring pages, music, stories, poems and more.

History.com: Ask History: Who was Johnny Appleseed? - An article about Johnny Appleseed's life.

Biography.com: Johnny Appleseed - A longer article that offers more biographical information about Johnny Appleseed.

Smithsonian: The Real Johnny Appleseed Brought Apples—and Booze—to the American Frontier - Article focuses on biographical information about John Chapman, the importance of the apples that grew from his efforts, and a little bit of apple history.

DLTK: Apple Crafts (Johnny Appleseed Craft): Offers a variety of apple crafts and a Johnny Appleseed craft.


Visit My Etsy Store, A World To Discover, and purchase The Johnny Appleseed 4 in 1 Puzzle Page w/Answers & Instructions! 
It's a 2 page PDF instant download for only $3! 



Learn English VOANews: Johnny Appleseed, American Hero - Transcript of a radio broadcast

The American Storyteller: Read the transcript to a story about Johnny Appleseed told by Nelson Lauver

Enchanted Learning: Johnny Appleseed - A story for young children.

Word Search Fun: Johnny Appleseed - Downloadable word search.

NIEHS: Kids Environment: Johnny Appleseed Hidden Picture Puzzle

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Apple Research Project -  Apple facts, research questions, experiments, videos, and more. Also: Apple Resources

YouTube: Johnny Appleseed Chapman Playlist - Biographical information about Johnny. Here's one of the great videos in the list...



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Michael Faraday

Wikipedia: Michael Faraday - Biographical information and scientific accomplishments.

BBC: History: Michael Faraday - An encyclopedic article about his life and accomplishments.

Famous Scientists: Michael Faraday - Offers a longer article and a time line of his accomplishments and discoveries.

Fran's World of Discovery: Balloons - Information about balloons and instructions for the game Balloon Badminton.

YouTube: Michael Faraday Playlist - Biographical information about Faraday and his accomplishments. Plus videos about electromagnetism and the Faraday Cage.
Here's one of the videos in the list...




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Lewis Howard Latimer

Biography: Lewis Howard Latimer - A short article that talks about Latimer's life and accomplishments.

Wikipedia: Lewis Howard Latimer - Offers a short biography about Latimer's life, inventions, and lists his patents.

Scholastic: Teacher's Activity Guide - Lewis Howard Latimer - Offers a very short biography about his background and inventions.

Exploratorium: Science Snack - 
Physics/Electricity & Magnetism - Site offers a variety of experiments including: Aluminum-Air Battery, Charge and Carry, Circles of Magnetism and others.


Teacher Vision: Coloring Book of Famous African Americans - Page 11 of this pdf has a coloring page of Lewis Howard Latimer.

YouTube: Lewis Howard Latimer Playlist - Includes a few short videos about Latimer's life and accomplishments. Here's one of the videos in the list.





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