Funschooling News Volume #5

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. 

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.  

Get your copy today!

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!

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