Funschooling December 2018 Week 4


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 23 – 31,

but can be enjoyed any time of the season!


December 23


ūüéÖA Visit From St. Nicholas First Released 1823¬†–¬†Learn about the history of Santa Claus, do a fun craft, and watch the cartoon version of A Visit From St. Nicholas.¬†Read the poem online too.


December 24


ūüéÖūü§∂Christmas Eve –¬†Wishing you and your family A Very Merry Christmas. Have fun with family and friend.



Egg Nog Day¬† –¬†Make your own kid-friendly egg nog with this¬†video recipe.


December 25


ūüéĄChristmas Day –¬†Merry Christmas!


Pumpkin Pie Day¬†–¬†Make pumpkin pie right in a pumpkin shell.


Washington crossed the Delaware River 1776¬†–¬†Listen to the story of Washington Crossing the Delaware River.


December 26


Candy Cane Day РLearn about the history of the candy cane. There are a lot of different flavors available today purchase a few different flavors and video record yourself reviewing them.


Thank You Note Day РTake some time to thank the people who thought about you and your family during the holiday season.


December 27


Fruit Cake Day РLearn the history of the fruit cake and make a Victorian Christmas cake of your own.

‚ĚÜMake Cut Out Snowflakes Day¬†–¬†Have a snowflake day! Learn about snowflakes, make some fun treats and crafts, and cut your own snowflakes.


December 28


ūüć¨Chocolate Day¬†– Make your own hot cocoa mix, chocolate lip balm, an old fashion chocolate egg cream, learn about the history of chocolate, and other fun chocolate items.


‚ŹįDecember 29


Tick Tock Day РHave any last minute business that needs to get done this year? Time is almost up!


December 30


‚óĀMYO Coloring Book¬†– Make and design your own coloring books using geometric shapes.


December 31

ūüéČNew Years Eve – Happy New Year! Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous¬†New Year!

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Funschooling December 2018 Week 3


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 16 – 22,

but can be enjoyed any time of the season!


December 16


Chocolate-Covered Anything Day РMake chocolate covered pretzels! They make a wonderful food gift!


December 17


A Christmas Carol first published 1843¬†–¬†Read or listen to this classic story.¬†

Watch the cartoon classic: A Christmas Carol (FULL MOVIE) or check your local TV listings.


December 18


Bake Cookies Day¬†–¬†Choose from a variety of recipes provided on the site suggested, or b
ake a bunch of your favorites.


The Nutcracker Premier 1892¬†Learn about the history of the Nutcracker, watch the cartoon version:¬†The Nutcracker Prince(1990),¬†the¬†Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, S–įn Fr–įn—Āis—Ā–ĺ –í–įll–Ķt 2007,¬†or listen to:Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Donetsk Symphony Orchestra) | Classical Music


December 19


Build a Snowman Day¬†–¬†Have fun with the snowman activities suggested in this post!

Look For An Evergreen Day¬†–¬†Learn about the Christmas tree.


December 20


Games Day¬†–¬†Use recycled items to¬†make a your own games¬†or play some that have been sitting on the shelves for a while. Play¬†vintage games.¬†Learn more about the¬†benefits of games¬†too!

Go Caroling Day¬†–¬†¬†Enjoy:¬†The Christmas Karaoke – 90 minutes with the Best Christmas Songs with lyrics¬†or go caroling with a group of people.


December 21


Winter Solstice / First Day of Winter РLearn about the Winter Solstice and make a luminary from recycled items.

Yule¬†–¬†Learn about¬†The Germanic Origins of Yule¬†with the video offered in the link.


December 22


First Electric Christmas Lights 1882¬†–¬†Learn about¬†The Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights.¬†

Smithsonian Magazine¬†has information and pictures of lights from the early 1900’s.

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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 РMake 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! ūüėé

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 РFind 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 РPlay 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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