Funschooling December 2018 Week 2

This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New’s December Special Days Calendar.

These activities are for the week of December 9-15,

but can be enjoyed any time of the season!

 

December 9

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Debut 1965 – Check your local listings and library for this movie. Learn about the show and make a trivia game with the facts you find most interesting. If you need a little help making your game, use the link provided in the title.

Christmas Card Day – Host a Christmas card making party. Ask everyone to bring something to help make the party a little more special: Seasonal paper, stickers, cutting tools (scissors, punches, cutters, etc.), glitter and other fun items.

December 10

World Wide Candle Lighting Day – Learn about candles, and make your own. Find out more about this day too.

December 11

Make An Ornament – Make 3-D shaped ornaments from paper and as a fun challenge, turn a recycled item into an ornament. Use a cardboard tube to make this star ornament. This ball ornament is made from a recycled plastic bottle.

December 12


Ginger Bread House Day – Turn a small milk/juice carton into a ginger bread house. The link provided offers great links.

Hot Cocoa Day – Make a batch of homemade hot cocoa mix, then add a special twist and enjoy. This recipe goes great with holiday movies! 😎

Poinsettia Day – Learn about poinsettias and take care of one during the holiday season and beyond.

December 13


Fold Seasonal Origami Shapes – Fold up some seasonal and holiday origami shapes. Use them as ornaments for your tree, as little gifts, for the front of a holiday card, or make winter scene with them.

December 14


Christmas Bird Count Week begins – Find out how you can get involved in this program. Bring birds to your house with the tips in this bird watching post.


Deck the Halls Day – Decorate the house while listen to Christmas songs. Here’s a classic version of Deck the Halls by Nat King Cole that you can listen to. This video offers 3 hours of Christmas music.

Roast Chestnuts Day – Have you ever tried chestnuts? This video will show you how to pick, prepare, and cook them.

December 15

Play A Seasonal Game of Guess My Word – Play a game of Guess My Word (played like Hangman but with a fun twist), with a Christmas, holiday, or seasonal theme. Other fun Holiday game ideas can be found here.

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Activities for Week 2  December 9 – 15

Activities for Week 3  December 16 – 22

Activities for Week 4  December 23 – 31

This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New’s December Special Days Calendar.

 

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Funschooling News #29 Special Days Edition

 

November Theme

Family Stories


Breakout the pictures!

Take time to reminisce and tell stories

 about family and friends.


Visit an adult center and take time to 

listen to the stories being told there.

Special Days & Holidays For November

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her November 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, and monthly event and food themes.

📙November 25Author/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946 – Learn more about the creator of the PBS cartoon Arthur (and related books) and play some of the theme related games available here.

Watch: Arthur * Es 04×05 The Blizzard; The Rat Who Came To Dinner

Activity Suggestion: Go to the library and read some books about Arthur’s adventures.

November 26: Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922 – Visit the Charles Schulz museum to learn more about the creator of Peanuts. Watch Charlie Brown adopts Snoopy 

Activity Suggestion: Make a simple cartoon of your own.

🌡November 27Scientist Anders Celsius born 1701 – This link will take you to a video that offers a short biography about the scientist. Video: Who Invented the Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Scales? 

Activity Suggestion: For the next week, change Fahrenheit to Celsius using this mathematical formula. Compare where you live to different temperatures around the world…Change Celsius to Fahrenheit as well.


November 28French Toast Day – Whip up a batch of your favorite French toast and do something a little extra special with it: Add toppings like strawberries (or another fruit), whipped cream, cream cheese, a drizzle of honey, raisins, nuts, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or something else of your choosing. 

Video Recipe SuggestionHow to Make French Toast!! Classic Quick and Easy Recipe


🍫November 29Chocolates Day – Do you like chocolate? Have some fun making chocolate bubble bath, lip balm, chocolate covered pretzels, and other fun foods. Learn about the history and benefits as well.

📚November 30: Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835 – Learn about this author and listen to some of his stories or download a few and read them.

I hope something in this post makes you smile!


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Funschooling News #28 Special Days Edition

November Theme

Start Your own study with the Native American resources provided.


Theme for the Week


Activities to try this week.

Special Days & Holidays For November
Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her November 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, and monthly event and food themes.

🐭November 18Mickey Mouse debut 1928 – Mickey turns 90 this year! Watch the debut cartoon: Steamboat Willie, then take some time to learn about Mickey’s creator, Walt Disney – The Man Behind The Myth (Documentary).


🎩November 19:  Gettysburg Address 1863 – Listen to Johnny Cash: The Gettysburg Address.

🥜November 20Peanut Butter Fudge Day – Whip up a batch of peanut butter fudge this week!


November 21First Untethered Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763 – Learn about hot air balloons. Fun suggestions are included in this post.

🦃November 22Thanksgiving Day – Learn about the first Thanksgiving and do some holiday related crafts.

🗺November 22: Start Your Own Country DayBuild your own country with the Pdf file available in this link.

⛾November 23: Espresso Day – Check out the visual history of espresso makers.

November 23: Fibonacci DayFind patterns in nature!

November 24Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day – Everyone has something they are good at. What do you believe is your unique talent? How can you celebrate this day using your talent?

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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Funschooling News #27 STEM Edition

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News STEM Edition!

Do you enjoy taking nature walks? If you do, collect some pine needles and pine cones while you’re out. The inexpensive, family-friendly activities offered below will help make your week a little more fun and interesting with these unique learning tools.

Supervision is suggested for some of the activities offered in this post.

If you missed the first part of this week’s newsletter that features activities off Still Learning Something New’s November’s Calendar, you can link to it here. You’ll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week.

🎍Pine Tree Resources on Funschooling & Recreational Learning🎍

YouTube Playlist: Pine Tree Resources & Info 
The videos below, and others, can be found in this playlist.

One Minute Microscope: Pine Leaf Cross Section



Medicinal Teas – Pine Needle Tea





Pinecone Hygrometer – Experiment of the Week


Pine Cone Math & Art

The Spirals in a Pine Cone




How to: Pine Cone Fire Starters

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Funschooling News #26 Special Days Edition

Special Days & Holidays For November

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her November 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, and monthly event and food themes.

November Food Theme

Learn about peanuts and do some peanut experiments.

🗺November 11Geography Awareness Week – Visit a national or state park in your area or plan a special trip somewhere. Learn how to Funschool Geography.

November 11Origami Day – Have some fun folding easy origami projects. These sites have more projects to try: The Spruce Craft: Origami &
Origami-Make.org


👩November 12:  Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815 – Learn about Elizabeth Stantonthen watch this informative video about the history of women’s suffrage: Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

November 13Indian Pudding Day – Make some today! 


November 14Inventor Robert Fulton born 1765 – Watch this Documentary: Robert Fulton and the American Dream: Engineer and Inventor – Biography to learn more about him.

♻November 15America Recycles Day – Turn your trash into something useful with the ideas in this post.

November 16: Button Day – Purchase a big bag of buttons from a craft store and have fun using them in creative ways. Check out this video if you need some ideas.

🌳November 17Take A Hike Day – There are a lot of benefits to hiking, read about them in this article. Enjoy the fall season by taking a hike this week!

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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Funschooling News #25 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 turn leaves into an really fun learning tool. There’s a lot of chemistry in this issue.

If you missed the first part of this week’s newsletter that features activities off Still Learning Something New’s November’s Calendar, you can link to it here. You’ll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 

🍁Leaf Resources on Funschooling & Recreational Learning🍁

YouTube Fall and Leaves Playlist 
The videos below, and others, can be found in this playlist.

Preparation of Stomata Slide

Photosynthesis in Leaf Disks Experiment


 
Use iodine to test a leaf for starch | Plant Physiology | Biology




Science Experiment: Producing electricity from a leaf!!!



Leaf Math & Art

Relaxing Activity: Trace around a leaf on a plain piece of copy paper, then, using a pen, draw enough different sized circles to cover the inside the leaf. Optional: Use different colored pens.

Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant



How To Draw Fall Leaves



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Funschooling News #24 Special Days Edition

Special Days & Holidays For November

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her November 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, and monthly event and food themes.

November 4King Tut’s Tomb discovered 1922 – Visit a museum that has Egyptian artifacts. Watch the documentary: In Search Of History – The Mysteries of King Tut


November 5:  Doughnut Day – Whip up a batch of Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts, then watch this informative video about the history of donuts: The American History of Donuts – US 101

✅November 6Election​ ​Day​ ​(US) – Learning about the history of voting.

November 7Scientist Marie Curie born 1867 – Watch this Marie Curie Documentary to learn more about her.

🎲November 8Game Inventor Milton Bradley born 1836 – Read about this businessman and game inventor and play some of the games sold under this brand. Create a game of your own to play.

November 8: STEM & STEAM Day – 5 Ways to Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day – Tips for celebrating the day.

November 9Berlin Wall opened 1989Learn the history of the wall with the documentary: History Channel – Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall and the news report: Nov. 10, 1989: Celebration at the Berlin Wall

November 10Domino DayPlay with dominoes! Use them as a game or as a tumbling toy. This post has some great ideas.
Video: 25,000 DOMINOES: A Tribute to Domino Day

November 10: Great Wall of China opened to tourism 1970Who built the Great Wall of China? Get the facts with the site offered, and with the documentary: National Geographic – The Great Wall of China – Documentary

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