Funschooling News #14 Special Days Edition


Special Days & Holidays For
September  & October


Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her October 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 120+ activities you can do as a family during the month of October. 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 October's Fun Food themes is Cranberries. Learn how this fun food is grown and its many health benefits. This post has some educational materials available in it as well.

September 30Hot Mulled Cider Day -  Welcome fall with this seasonal drink.
Watch the YouTube video: Homemade Apple Cider | Thirsty For....

October 1Model T Ford introduced 1908 - Learn about the history of the Model T. Go to a classic car show in your area.

October 2: Farm Animals Day - What does it take to raise a farm animal? ReadFarm Animals Guide to Raising Livestock: Feeding, Housing, Diseases. Visit a petting zoo.

October 3SOS (distress code) established 1906 Find out what the SOS code is and how it came to be. Use the code to send messages to another person.

October 3Butterfly and Hummingbird Day - Start a butterfly study with the resources in this post.

All About Birds: Ruby Throated Hummingbird -  How to identify males and females and similar looking birds.

October 4Cinnamon Roll Day - Make cinnamon rolls with the recipe in this video.

October 5Physicist Robert Hutchings Goddard born 1882 - Learn about this man's accomplishments and about gyroscopes. A Playlist can be found here. Make your own gyroscope.

October 6Mad Hatter Day - Throw a Mad Hatter Party! You can use some of the ideas offered in this Alice in Wonderland Party ideas post.
I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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Pumpkin Carving Word Search & Pumpkin Pattern


Now available on Funschooling Press:



Find the 40 manually placed words hidden within this pumpkin carving themed word search and pumpkin pattern.

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

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 - 4 page PDF file that includes:

1 - Full page word search with words related to the activity of carving pumpkins. The page has a picture behind the puzzle and can be framed and left out as a decorative item. All the words in this puzzle have been manually placed - this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program.

1 - Full page printer friendly version of the same word search.

1 - Full page Pumpkin Pattern that can be used to plan a pumpkin carving project, made into a pattern, or colored in.

1 - Answer/information page. 

The decorative word search page in this file can be placed in a certificate frame or laminated and worked on with a dry erase marker.

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. 

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Funschooling News #13


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

Are you looking for some inexpensive, family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun and interesting? This week's learning activities include paper engineering projects. Paper is an inexpensive item that can be turned into an excellent learning tool...so save your junk mail for these great suggestions.

 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. 


Make A Folded Hand Puppet


This activity combines puppets and paper engineering in one fun project. Once the puppets are made, come up with a script or a story that features the puppet.

What You'll Need:
Plain copy paper, craft supplies, and a little creativity and imagination.

https://www.franw.com/2016/06/make-folded-hand-puppet.html


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Paper Engineering


There are a lot of excellent engineering projects that can be done with a simple piece of paper and so much can be learned from those projects. They take time to learn, but the results are often fun and useful. The first two videos offer a variety of paper engineering projects you can have fun with. The third video features a recreational math game.

20 Totally Cool Paper Crafts


10 Best Paper Crafts | DIY Paper Craft | Ventuno Art


Recreational Math - Game of Sprouts


Wikipedia: Sprouts Game - Info about the game and how to play.
Special Days & Holidays Sept 

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her September 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 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 September's themes is Happy Cat. This link will take you to a Domesticated Cat Resource Page that is filled with links and videos about cats. It includes: Over 100 links about cats that can help you create a one of a kind and personalized cat study.

September 23Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838 - Learn about the first woman to run for President of the United States...before women had the right to vote!


September 24Jim Henson born 1936 - Learn about this well known Muppet creator!


September 25: Comic Book Day - Create your own comic with the resources in this post or read some oldies but goodies.

September 25Poet, Author, Song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930 - Find out what books this children's author has written and use some of the fun stuff offered based on his books.



šŸŽSeptember 26Johnny Appleseed born 1774 - John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, was an excellent business man and helped to develop the Northwest territories of the United States by planting apple and other fruit trees along river banks.

September 27Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822 - Find out what the Rosetta Stone is and how it was deciphered.


September 28Native American Day - Links to Picture writing, Native American gardening, crafts, myths and legends, and many other resources.


šŸ’“September 29Heart Day - Learn about the amazing human heart and some of the interesting things they are doing with transplants.


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Funschooling News #12


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

I'm offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week's activities include baking soda related resources. This 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. 


Baking Soda


Baking soda is another convenient and inexpensive item you may have in your home for science projects. If you click on the link below, you will find 13 great science experiments that are fun for all ages. 

Some experiments may require supervision.

Baking Soda Science Projects


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Baking Soda


Baking soda can cause some very cool chemical reactions and produce fun or useful results. The videos below offer both fun and practical things that can be done with baking soda. For the video with '10 baking soda hacks', test some of the uses out to see how well they work. Some of the videos may require supervision because of the materials used in the experiments or the results. 
The last video features a math art project to do.

Baking Soda Slime 



Black Fire Snake - Amazing Science Experiment
Supervision Suggested



10 Awesome Baking Soda Life Hacks


Math Game Idea: Infinity Tiles




Printable template available on this site.
Special Days & Holidays Sept 16-22

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her September 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 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 September's themes is Preparedness. This link will take you to a resource page that will give you information about getting prepared for a storm or bad weather.

šŸŽ©September 16Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956 - This link offers a Magic Tricks Resource Page that features Copperfield and many other great magicians plus some magic tricks to learn how to do.
Watch the YouTube video that features The Magic of David Copperfield - FULL MOVIE


September 17Constitution Day - Read the constitution with the resources provided. There are videos available in this post as well.
Constitution Week Begins on the 17th as well and Still Learning Something New has some great resources such as quizzes, School House Rock videos, and more.


September 18: Cheeseburger Day -  Find out how this fun food day got its start and make some with your favorite toppings.

September 19Talk Like A Pirate Day - Celebrate this fun day with the resources on this pages such as: The history of pirates, pirate crafts, and information that crosses the curriculum.
Learn how to tie knots too!
Still Learning Something New's Pirate resources include: Biographical info, YouTube videos, night sky resources, a compass activity, and more.



September 20Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941 - Learn about this interesting artist, make a virtual macchia, watch some videos, and more.

šŸŒSeptember 21Banana Festival - Read an article about the benefits of bananas and make something delicious with bananas like banana bread.

šŸŽˆSeptember 22Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791 - Learn about this fascinating man and his important accomplishments. One of the things Faraday invented was the balloon, you'll find info about them in the post too. 

šŸSeptember 221st Day of Autumn/Autumnal Equinox - What is the fall equinox? Find out with the resources in this post. Check out some of the other Autumn Resources too.


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In A Pumpkin Patch Word Search Puzzle

Now available on Funschooling Press:


Find the 30 manually placed words hidden within this pumpkin patch themed word search, then see how many words you can make from the two pumpkin-related word game pages offered.   

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

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 - 4 page PDF file that includes:

1 - Full page word search about things seen in a pumpkin patch. This page has a pumpkin border that can be colored in. All the words in this puzzle have been manually place - this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program.

2 - Pumpkin related Words within Words game pages. This game is great for boosting spelling and vocabulary skills and can give your brain a great workout! The words offered in these games can create more than 150 words each.

1 - Answer/information page. 

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 #11



Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News!

I'm offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week's activities include domino 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. 


Dominoes


Dominoes are another wonderful and inexpensive learning tool!
Dominoes have been around since the 18th century and not only are they used to play a great strategy game, they can be used to build structures and toppling runs. Some of those domino runs can be very interesting to watch!
Here are three sites that have information about dominoes if you would like to learn more about them or how to make your own set of toppling dominoes... check them out.


Maze Guys: Dominoes - This site has a lot of information about dominoes, including how to make your own set, records, tip and tricks, and more.

Domino-Play - This site offers tips for set up, types of dominoes, history and more.


OhOh - DIY Graphic Domino Game For Kids - Instructions for making your own set of wooden dominoes.


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Domino Runs


Have you ever had the opportunity to watch a complex domino run run its course? The amount of time, creativity, and patience needed to put those runs together is amazing. If you decide to make your own, start small, then build on from there. The videos below offer some tips to get you started, tricks to challenge your skills, and something to strive for. The last video talks about the history of calendars.

How To Make A Domino Tower


5 Simple Domino Tricks! ft. 
AllAroundAudrey (Domino Tutorials)



The Amazing Triple Spirtal (15,000 DOMINOES)




Visit my Domino Playlist for more videos, including ones that show how to play the strategy game.

How Was The Calendar Invented?


Special Days & Holidays Sept 9-15 

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her September 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 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:

Have a Fun Food Day! September 13 is Peanut Day
Celebrate this fun food by learning about them, do some experiments, enjoy a few delicious recipes, and learn some of the ways they can be used. 

šŸ»September 9Teddy Bear Day - Learn about the Teddy bear and watch a The Teddy Bear (Documentary). Have a Teddy Bear picnic!


September 10Sewing Machine Patented 1846 - Many people helped to create the sewing machine, learn about the history of this very useful invention.


šŸ’²September 11: I Want to Start My Own Business Day - Find out the basics of starting your own business.

šŸŽ®September 12Video Game Day - Learn about the history of video games from the 1940's on. 



šŸ“—September 13Author, Roald Dahl born 1916 - Still Learning Something New has information about Dahl's life, lesson plans, quotes, coloring pages,trivia, and much more.

September 141814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key - Learn about the creator of the Star Spangled Banner.


šŸŽ©September 15Make a Hat Day - Make your own hat to celebrate the day!


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