Funschooling News Volume #2

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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. 

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!

Get your copy today!

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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