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Creating Like Rube Goldberg

January 26, 2017
Creating Like Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist that received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning.  He was also known for making simple activities complex and convoluted.  They are fun to watch unfold.  Anyone who has played “Mousetrap” will agree that have the fun is putting the game together to catch the mouse.  Wallace and Gromit...
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Wallace and Grombit for a Lesson on Rube Goldberg

January 3, 2017
Wallace and Grombit for a Lesson on Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist that received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning.  He was also known for making simple activities complex and convoluted.  They are fun to watch unfold.  Anyone who has played “Mousetrap” will agree that have the fun is putting the game together to catch the mouse. Wallace and Grombit...
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Ivory Soap Snowmen

December 30, 2016
Ivory Soap Snowmen

Ivory Soap Snowmen Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to...
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Edible Snowmen

December 30, 2016
Edible Snowmen

Edible Snowmen Materials: powder sugar doughnut powered sugar doughnut hole chocolate wafer cookie peanut butter cup sprinkles or decorators gel Using a powder sugar doughnut for the base, then have your child top it with a powered sugar doughnut hole. Have them place a chocolate wafer cookie and a peanut butter cup on the...
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Baby Snowmen

December 30, 2016
Baby Snowmen

Baby Snowman Materials: white sock beans or rice white string yarn or ribbon assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) fabric Using a white sock (baby socks work well) to make a charming little snowman that won’t melt on the table. Fill the toe with a handful of beans or rice (or more depending...
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Snowmen Made With Paper Bags

December 30, 2016
Snowmen Made With Paper Bags

Never-melting Snowmen Materials: 2 small white shopping bags tissue paper or cotton batting white string 2 small sticks construction paper fabric assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) Using 2 small white shopping bags to make their own snowman. Insert some tissue paper or cotton batting in the bottom of one bag for the...
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Caine’s Arcade

December 30, 2016
Caine’s Arcade

Caine’s Arcade Watching Caine’s Arcade has inspired my students to create remarkable things. This nine-year-old boy has created an arcade using recycled boxes from his father’s business while on his summer vacation. What an amazing kid! Other This You Can Do With Recycle Creations I have never met a child that their eyes didn’t...
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Watch the Iditarod

December 30, 2016
Watch the Iditarod

Every year the Iditarod takes place in Alaska where dog sleds and men race 1,150 miles against each other and the elements. It’s a brutal race that takes place over the course of several days – covering territory that is wild and extremely cold! Your son might want to follow the race details on-line...
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Chinese New Year

December 30, 2016
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is an important Chinese holiday. A few interesting details: It’s believed that it is important to start the New Year off on the right foot, so eating something sweet for breakfast symbolizes a sweet and pleasant beginning. Having new clothes for the New Year is important. It is considered unlucky to...
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Celebrate Mardi Gras

December 30, 2016
Celebrate Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras Mardi Gras is traditionally celebrated on the Tuesday prior to the beginning of Lent. Mardi Gras translated means Fat Tuesday. Many people also enjoy the Polish sweet pastry, paczki on Fat Tuesday (in English, the common pronunciation is ponch-kee). Get in the celebration by making masks and downing festive attire. Make...
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