Tag: Recycle

Funschooling News #19 STEM Edition

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News STEM Edition! Are you looking for some inexpensive, family-friendly activities that will help make the rest of your week a little more fun and interesting? This week’s learning activities include projects that turn ordinary apples into extraordinary learning experiences.If you missed the first […]

Funschooling News #17 STEM Edition

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News STEM Edition! 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 projects that put old, clean water bottles to good use.If you missed the first part of […]

Drinking Straws

Bon Appétit: A Brief History of the Straw – This article talks about: How the first drinking straw was made. How the bendable straw came to be.  How they went from paper to plastic. Krazy Straws. Modern straw designs and uses.  How we’ve gone back to paper straws and why. […]

Gardening With Recycled Materials

There are quite few containers that can be used as inexpensive gardening tools such as seedling starters, planters, and tools.Here are a few of the things you can save:Food grade plastic containers in all sizes: Yogurt and sour cream containers, soda/water bottles, fruit cups, milk/water/juice/vinegar jugs, salad, cake/cupcake, […]

Carton Creations

For this challenge you will need:A clean milk or juice cartonCraft supplies: Construction paper, scissors, glue, scissors, markers, ruler, pencil, paint, paint brush, etc.A craft knife and another other things you feel you need to make your creation. Tips This is an open-ended activity, so pretty much anything […]

Bottle Roll Bullseye

This open-ended game can be played indoors or out and encourages players to make up their own rules and scoring system.You will need: An old sheet or an inexpensive white tablecloth (any shape), acrylic paint and a paint brush, recycled water bottles, water, and food coloring or paintOptional: […]

Halloween Activities

Halloween Related Activities on Funschooling & Recreational Learning Covering the Basics Create A Spooky Sound Story – Make up a spooky sound story or sentence and add sound effects to it!Two-Sided Diorama – This activity features the poem, “The Five Little Pumpkins”.Create A Scary Creature – Suggestions for creating […]

Glowing Halloween Lantern

Glowing Halloween Lantern by Fran W & Becka V. Turn a milk or juice carton into a lantern with a creepy-cool theme! To make one you will need… A clean milk carton, construction paper, craft knife, scissor, tissue paper, black construction paper, glue, 1 chenille stem, small nail, […]

Bottle Cap Memory

Depending on what you make, this game can be used to help identify: letters, numbers, shapes, colors and objects in addition to boosting memory skills.  Set-up:  Save 24+ juice caps of the same color and put 24 stickers on the under-side of each bottle cap. You will need […]

An Eggcellent Game

Plastic Egg Game Before you throw away that egg carton or your plastic eggs from an egg hunt, grab a timer so you can play the following fun game.There are a few ways to play but you will only need the following items:Recycled egg carton that carried 12 […]