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!

Homeschool Humor

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

Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week

Summertime Fun is on sale for 25% off this week!
Get your copy today!
Funschooling Videos

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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Have a wonderful week!

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