Funschooling News #7

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Are you looking for some great family-friendly activities that will make your week a little more interesting? 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 to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 

Card Flipping Challenge

There are probability a million games that can be played with a deck of cards! 
Turn a simple deck into a fun educational experience by doing my Card Flipping Challenge. I remember playing card flipping games when I was a kid, and my kids have a good time playing with me now. 
I hope your family enjoys playing as well.

For this activity, you will need: A Deck of Cards Optional: Score keeping materials

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

Homeschool Humor

Still Learning Something New: 
Homeschool Humor – Not Back To School Edition
Here’s a peek at what you’ll find…


Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week

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Funschooling Videos

A simple deck of cards can offer hours of engineering fun! The first two videos will offer some tips that’ll help you get started and two videos will introduce you to a Guinness World Record holder who builds amazing structures out of ordinary playing cards. 
The last video will show you how to draw a cool illusion.

Card Stacking

Card Games : How to Build a House of Cards

Make A Card Castle

Largest Card Stacking Structure – Record Holder Profile – 
Bryan Berg – Guinness World Records Pt 1

Largest Card Stacking Structure – Record Holder Profile – 
Bryan Berg Pt.2 – Guinness World Records

How to Draw a 3-D Ladder – Trick Art For Kids

Special Days & Holidays Aug 12-18

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:

August is National Park month. Visit a national park close by or plan a family weekend getaway to one further away.

🐘August 12World Elephant Day – Links to information about African and Asian elephants, myths and folklore, jokes and more! Watch the documentary: Elephants On The Run [Wildlife Documentary] | Wild Things.

August 13Annie Oakley born 1860 – 
Learn about the life and accomplishments of Annie Oakley. Links and videos are available in this post.
Still Learning Something New: Annie Oakley – Links to biographical information, quotes, videos and more.

🦎August 14World Lizard Day –  I hope the information in this post inspires you to start a one of a kind lizard study!

August 15: Chocolate Chip Day – Learn about chocolate chips by scrolling down to the bottom of the link provided, then make a batch of chocolate chip cookies!

August 16Tell a Joke Day – Choose some jokes to tell and make up some of your own.

August 17Black Cat Appreciation Day – Learn about black cats and do some fun cat-like balancing acts.

August 18World Honey Bee Day – Learn about honey bees! 
Watch: Amazing Time-Lapse: Bees Hatch Before Your Eyes | National Geographic
Make A: Bee Hummer (craft/science project)

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