Tag: Holidays

December Activities

December Activity Calendar by Fran W Every month we make a list of the things we want to do, make and learn. Some things are done as a family, some are done individually. Since there are so many things to do this month, and so many events, we […]

Holiday and Winter Origami

Holiday Origami by Fran W We started having fun folding paper when my oldest child was about 6 years old and we’ve been finding ways to incorporate it into our lives ever since. One year we added origami presents and cranes to a Christmas tree, another we offered a bunch […]

Christmas/Holiday Cards

Making our own greeting cards for friends and family members is a fun holiday tradition in my household, and when the card making stuff comes out, everyone joins in!Over the years we have collected quite a few things that help us create one-of-a-kind cards, but when we were starting […]

Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Activities by Fran W. Thanksgiving – Connect to all the activities under this label to see a picture and begin reading the activity. Three Sister Mat An Introduction to the Three Sisters – Learn about the Three Sisters, companion planting and make a craft that features the sisters that […]

Veterans/Remembrance Day

Learn More…Dept. of Veterans AffairsOffers an interactive map telling you where parades and community celebrations can be found across the US for Veterans Day.Wikipedia: Veterans DayGeneral info about the history of Veterans and Remembrance DayHistoryWatch more videos and read about Veterans and Remembrance DayEnchanted Learning: Veterans DayCrafts and info about Veterans DayFunschoooling […]

Columbus Day Resources

Christopher Columbus Did you know… Columbus started his journey on August 3, 1492. Christopher Columbus landed in the New World on October 12, 1492. Columbus made 4 trips to the Americas in total. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared Columbus day a federal holiday in 1937. Columbus Day is […]

Fall Holidays and Events

Fall Activities that can be found on Funschooling & Recreational LearningSeptember 22 Autumn Equinox26 Johnny Appleseed DayApple activities  October 8 Columbus Day 31 HalloweenHalloween activities November  1  Day of the Dead  1  All Saints Day   2  All Souls Day6 Election DayLearn about Voting, Victoria Woodhull, Women’s Suffrage Movement 11 Veterans Day/Remembrance Day 22 ThanksgivingThanksgiving […]


Fall Leaves by Fran W. Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere between September 22nd and 24th each year, and as the green leaves fade away, we are left with the beautifully colored leaves of fall. The weather will grow colder, signs for seasonal festivals and celebrations will pop-up around […]

Glowing Lantern

These versatile lanterns are fun to make and display! To make one you will need… Lanterns by Fran W A clean milk carton, construction paper, craft knife, scissor, tissue paper, black construction paper, glue, chenille stem, hole punch, pencil, ruler, glow stick Optional: Serrated knife, craft foam, any […]