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 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.

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

Homeschool Humor: Food Edition

Still Learning Something New: Homeschool Humor
Here’s a peek at what you’ll find…

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Funschooling Videos

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. 

🐻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.

💲September 11: I Want to Start My Own Business Day – Find out the basics of starting your own business.

🎮September 12Video Game Day Learn about the history of video games from the 1940’s on. 

📗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.

🎩September 15Make a Hat Day – Make your own hat to celebrate the day!

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2 responses to “Funschooling News #11”

  1. Melissa Avatar

    I love this! My little builders would enjoy dominoes :)And I totally identify with the “welcome to our household”. We were just saying today our family act like hobbits, with all of the “meals” lol!

  2. Fran W Avatar

    Thank you! I hope your family enjoys the activities!

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