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.
Paper, IMHO, is one of the most useful and versatile items in the home, and as a bonus, it comes in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes. Our favorite type of paper is recycled paper and we especially like giving junk mail a new lease on life. One of the things we enjoy using junk mail for is to make paper airplanes that can do all kinds of cool tricks.
If you click on the link below, you’ll find sites for a variety of ways to fold paper planes, tips for making and flying them, and info about world record holders.
Here’s a peek at what you’ll find…
If you are looking for some really cool engineering projects, check out the first three paper airplane videos. Then try your hand at drawing an optical illusion. Look for the link for the fun math game: Hex Flood below the videos.
How To Fold A Paper Airplane That Flies Far. (Full HD)
How to fold the world record paper airplane
How to Fold Five Incredible Paper Airplanes | WIRED
Try this fun math game out! Dr. Mike’s: Hex Flood.
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.
🛫August 19: Inventor Orville Wright Born 1867 – Learn about the Wright Brothers. Watch the documentary: Wright Brothers Fathers Of Aviation Biography Documentary Films.
August 20: Radio Day – Learn about the history of the radio, then make your own radio.
🍍August 21: Hawaii Statehood 1959 – Find out more about the Great State of Hawaii and learn how to play a Ukulele.
August 22: Eat A Peach Day – Find out how healthy peaches are. Go Peach picking and preserve some to enjoy at a later date! Learn where you can pick your own fresh fruits and veggies in your state here.
⛵August 23: Ride the Wind Day – Play with the wind! There are a lot of fun ways to play with the wind such as to: Flying Paper airplanes and kites, and blow bubbles.
August 24: Pluto Demoted 2006 – Learn about Pluto and take some time to watch: First Mission to Pluto – Documentary 2018 HD
🦇August 25: Bat Weekend begins (last full weekend) – Learn about bats! Play a fun sound game too. More Bat resources can be found here on this blog.