Funschooling News #13

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Are you looking for some inexpensive, family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun and interesting? This week’s learning activities include paper engineering projects. Paper is an inexpensive item that can be turned into an excellent learning tool…so save your junk mail for these great suggestions.

 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. 

Make A Folded Hand Puppet

This activity combines puppets and paper engineering in one fun project. Once the puppets are made, come up with a script or a story that features the puppet.

What You’ll Need:
Plain copy paper, craft supplies, and a little creativity and imagination.

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

Homeschool Humor:

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

Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week
Funschooling Videos

Paper Engineering

There are a lot of excellent engineering projects that can be done with a simple piece of paper and so much can be learned from those projects. They take time to learn, but the results are often fun and useful. The first two videos offer a variety of paper engineering projects you can have fun with. The third video features a recreational math game.

20 Totally Cool Paper Crafts

10 Best Paper Crafts | DIY Paper Craft | Ventuno Art

Recreational Math – Game of Sprouts

Wikipedia: Sprouts Game – Info about the game and how to play.

Special Days & Holidays Sept 

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:

One of September’s themes is Happy Cat. This link will take you to a Domesticated Cat Resource Page that is filled with links and videos about cats. It includes: Over 100 links about cats that can help you create a one of a kind and personalized cat study.

September 23Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838 – Learn about the first woman to run for President of the United States…before women had the right to vote!

September 24Jim Henson born 1936 – Learn about this well known Muppet creator!

September 25: Comic Book Day – Create your own comic with the resources in this post or read some oldies but goodies.

September 25Poet, Author, Song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930 Find out what books this children’s author has written and use some of the fun stuff offered based on his books.

🍎September 26Johnny Appleseed born 1774 – John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, was an excellent business man and helped to develop the Northwest territories of the United States by planting apple and other fruit trees along river banks.

September 27Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822 – Find out what the Rosetta Stone is and how it was deciphered.

September 28Native American Day – Links to Picture writing, Native American gardening, crafts, myths and legends, and many other resources.

💓September 29Heart Day – Learn about the amazing human heart and some of the interesting things they are doing with transplants.

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