Tag: Recycle

  • Recycle Challenge: Water Bottle Challenge 

    Recycle Challenge: Water Bottle Challenge 

    Before you throw that water bottle away, or toss it into the recycle bin, think of some fun and useful ways to give it a new purpose. Use a small water bottle or a gallon size. Make sure you clean it out well and allow it to dry completely if you plan to store anything […]

  • Recycling Project: K-Cup Challenge

    Recycling Project: K-Cup Challenge

    How can these little cups be reused in fun, creative, and interesting ways? You will want to collect a whole bunch of cups, with and without holes, for this project. No K-Cups? Use a small Dixie cup, bathroom cups, or disposable shot glasses for the following challenge ideas. Here are your challenge areas, choose as […]

  • Egg Carton Games For All Ages

    Egg Carton Games For All Ages

    This month’s household item to learn with is an egg carton. Egg cartons are available in different types of containers such as plastic, foam, and cardboard. They make a great game board and storage container. Here are some of the fun games we have made with an egg carton, and brief instructions that you can […]

  • Fun Things You Can Do With Old Playing Cards

    Fun Things You Can Do With Old Playing Cards

    Before you throw away that old deck of playing cards, take a minute to think about how they can be reused in some useful or fun way. This post offers some interesting ideas. A set of old playing cards does not have to be full in order for them to be useful and fun. Related […]

  • 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 part of this week’s newsletter that features […]

  • 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 this week’s newsletter that features activities off […]

  • 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. The Atlantic: The Amazing History and the Strange […]

  • 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, and plastic take-out containers, 5 gallon water […]

  • 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 goes. The carton can be cut or […]

  • 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: Chalk or sidewalk paint, paint markers, paper, […]

  • 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 a scary creature. Great for encouraging story […]

  • Bottle Cap Memory

    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 two of each sticker in order […]