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!

Homeschool Humor:


Still Learning Something New: Homeschooling Humor
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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!

Homeschool Humor:


Still Learning Something New: Homeschooling Humor
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Funschooling News Volume #6

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Are you looking for some great family-friendly activities that will inspire you in fun ways this week? Then you’ve come to the right place!

 Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days section where you’ll find a fun activity you can do each day of the week. 


Mini Marble Run


This a great activity for older kids…and younger children if they are supervised.

For this activity, you will need: Bendable straws, *metal BBs, hot glue, cereal/cracker box, a bottle cap, pencil, and plain paper

I hope something in this post brings a smile to your face!

Homeschool Humor

Still Learning Something New: 
Homeschool Humor – School Supplies Edition
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Funschooling Videos

If you have some marbles and cardboard, get ready to have some fun with them, then check out a chain and bottle puzzle!

Marble Runs

Educational Activities for Kids: Marble Run Challenge
How to make a spiral Marble Machine – cardboard toy

Wow! Amazing DIY Marble Run Machine from Cardboard

Wow! Amazing DIY Marble Run Machine without DC Motor
The Impossible Ring and Chain Bottle Puzzle!

Special Days & Holidays Aug 5-11


Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her August 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more. 
Betty Jo and I have created a Special Days Companion filled with 100 activities you can do as a family during the month of August. To find out more about this wonderful product, click here.

Here are a few of the things on her list and some helpful activities and links:

One of the food themes for August is Oranges. Learn about this fun food and how to use the peel in interesting ways.

🌑August 5Astronaut Neil Armstrong born 1930 – Learn about Neil Armstrong! Watch the documentary: The Story Behind Neil Armstrong and first step on the moon.

August 6: Root Beer Float Day – Prepare for Root Beer Float Day by making your own ice cream and root beer ahead of time and learn how the day got its start.

August 7: Lighthouse Day – Lighthouses are in iconic part of history. Learn about these important structures and how they work. Check out a gallery of lighthouses around the world as well.


August 8: Mimeograph Machine patented 1876 – Step back in time and learn about this printing machine. See one in action!

📘August 9: Book Lover’s Day – Find out how your library saves you money!


August 10S’mores Day – Learn about marshmallows and try some fun and deliciously twisted ways to make S’mores.


🏰August 11Play In The Sand Day – Fun activities you can do with sand. Links and videos available in the post.

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Have a wonderful week!
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