Funschooling News Volume #5


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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!

Homeschool Humor

Still Learning Something New: Homeschool Humor
Here's a peek at what you'll find...

Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week

August's Special Days Activity Companion, designed for educators & families, is on sale beginning July 28, 2018 and it runs until August 4, 2018. 
You'll get 40% off this title and it includes 100 inspiring activities. It is an instant digital download in PDF format.  

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Funschooling Videos

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.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!

Spiderman poster:
By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use,

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45658247


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Golf Word Find

Now available on Funschooling Press:


Golf Word Find!

Find the 34 words hidden within this homemade Golf-themed word puzzle!
The words in this puzzle are based on Golf terms.

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.

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Funschooling News Volume #4


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.


Hoop Challenge


Last week we used the power of the sun to do some experiments. This week, I'm challenging you to be creative with hoops and rings.

For this activity, you will need: Hoops of any size - Hula Hoops, rings, etc., and a little creativity 

I hope something in this post makes you smile!


Homeschool Humor

Still Learning Something NewHomeschool Humor
Homeschool Humor -Curriculum Edition

Here's a 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 cups and the fourth offers a math puzzle to solve.

Cup Stacking Tricks

Cup Stacking Speed Stack How To



Ellen Gets Stackin'



Something to strive for!
Be on the Speed Stacks Stack Fast DVD


Funschooling & Recreational Learning Cup Stacking Challenge

Can You Solve The Knight On A Chessboard Riddle? 
Math Olympiad Problem


You can challenge yourself with a printable version of the game to find out how this solution works, and try some interesting challenges along with my
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 "Shark Week" begins this week? Plan your own shark study with the resources in this post!

July 22: Artist Alexander Calder born 1898 - Grab your recycled materials and create a work of art with them!

July 23: 
Ice Cream Cones 1st introduced 1904 - A lot of great things have been introduced during a World's Fair. After learning about ice cream cones, make 
ice cream in a bag to top it with.

July 24: Tell an Old Joke Day -
Practice telling jokes...and make up a few of

your own!

July 25: Carousel Day - Did you know that carousels were once a training tool for knights? Have you ever taken a ride on a carousel? Today would be a great day to ride one. Read about a handcrafted carousel too!


July 26: New York Statehood 1788 - Learn some interesting facts about NY state.

July 27: Bugs Bunny debut 1940 - Watch Bugs in action, then create your own cartoon character or comic.


July 28: Chocolate Milk Day - Learn about chocolate, make your own chocolate syrup, and kick your chocolate milk up a notch by turning it into a Old Fashioned Egg Cream...don't forget the whipped cream. 😉

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!

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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 a 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.

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


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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!

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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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