Funschooling News #9


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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!

Homeschool Humor


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

Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week

September Special Days Activity Companion is 50% off this week!


 For more information, and sample pages, please click here.
Everything on Funschooling Press is on sale for 20% off until from August 30-September 3rd. 
Get your copy today!
Funschooling Videos

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


๐ŸŽˆBalloon Resources๐ŸŽˆ


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

๐ŸถAugust 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 .


๐ŸŽžAugust 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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