Tag: History

Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum by Fran W Did you know… Prehistoric man chewed on a lump of tree resin! Suggested Activity: Chewing Gum ExperimentTo do the following experiment, you will need: 1 package of each: 3 different brands of ordinary chewing gum (not bubble gum), stopwatch or a timer, paper and […]

Water Balloons

Water Balloons by Fran W. The water balloon was the end result of an invention gone wrong! Water Balloon Toss GameYou’ll need: Water balloons, water source, water balloon nozzle (optional, but it makes filling balloons easier), a bucket to hold filled balloons, bathing suit or clothing you do […]


Did you know…There are seven game pieces used for tangram puzzles and over 5,900 patterns that can be made from them! Activity: Make Tangram Puzzles You will need: Tangram puzzle piecesTangram puzzle patternsCard stock paperPencilRulerScissorsColored pencils or crayons – optionalIndex cards that will fit the size of your finished puzzles Print out or construct your puzzle pieces and […]


Orange, green, pink, yellow and blue fireworks in Kurume, JapanPhoto from Wikipedia Did you know…The Chinese invented fireworks in the seventh century.Activity 1: Write the Chinese symbol for ‘fireworks’ You will need:Watercolor paint, paint brush, paper and the Chinese symbol for fireworkDirections: Dip the paint brush in watercolor and practice painting the Chinese symbol on […]

The Declaration of Independence

1823 Facsimile of the Engrossed Copy Did you know. . .  The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and edited by Benjamin Franklin?The Declaration of IndependencePrint a copy of the Declaration Of Independence and read it or listen to a reading of the here.The following videos are about the Declaration […]