Below is the beginning of a collection of links for additional resources that can be used with the August Special Days Activity Companion. The activities will also be coming soon to Funschooling.
HUGE list of Special Days in August
- Spiderman Day
Funschooling: Spiderman – Biographical information about the Amazing Spiderman, plus coloring pages, puzzles and videos. Links and videos offered.
- Engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant born 1754
Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of Pierre L’Enfant and Washington, D.C.
- Watermelon Day
Watermelon Day – Watermelon resources include: Research questions, information about watermelons and Watermelon Day, recipes, health information, activity suggestions, and crafts.
- Musician Louis Armstrong
Still Learning Something New: Louis Armstrong – Learn about and listen to the music of Louis Armstrong
- Astronaut Neil Armstrong
Funschooling: Neil Armstrong – Learn about Neil Armstrong via links, videos and fun activities. &
Phases of the Moon – Moon Resources Include: Moon cycles, names, tides, videos and more.
Still Learning Something New: Considering The Moon – Links to moon related resources.
- Fresh Breath Day
Oh Lardy: Homemade Peppermint Spray
Thank Your Body: DIY Breath Mints
Everyday Roots: Homemade Cinnamon Mouthwash for Bad Breath
- Lighthouse Day
- Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night
FoodFacts: Zucchini – What Is Zucchini Good For?
Funschooling: Three Sisters – Squash/Pumpkin
- Book Lover’s Day
Funschooling: Read online or listen to classic literature.
- Snoopy’s Birthday
Still Learning Something New: Peanuts
- Play in the Sand Day
Funschooling: Play In The Sand – Fun activities you can do with sand. Links and videos.
- World Elephant Day
Still Learning Something New: Elephants – Links to information about African and Asian elephants, myths and folklore, jokes and more.
- Annie Oakley
Funschooling: Annie Oakley – Learn about the life and accomplishments of Annie Oakley. Links and videos.
Still Learning Something New: Annie Oakley – Links to biographical information, quotes, videos and more.
- Wiffle Ball
Wikipedia: Wiffle Ball – Information about the history of the game.
- Chocolate Chip Day
Funschooling: Chocolate – Learn about the history of chocolate, recipe for an old fashioned chocolate egg cream, chocolate puzzles and links to other chocolate related resources, including chocolate chips.
- Tell A Joke Day
Reader’s Digest: Jokes – 1000’s of clean, funny jokes, one-liners and riddles.
- Black Cat Appreciation Day
Funschooling : Black Cats –Find why black cats are considered good luck to some and bad luck to others and do a balancing activity.
- Virginia Dare
Still Learning Something New: Roanoke Colony
- Root Beer Float Day
Funschooling: Root Beer Float
- Radio Day
History.com: Guglielmo Marconi – Biographical information about the man who broadcast the first transatlantic radio signal. Article format.
- Hawaii Statehood
Funschooling: Hawaii: Information about Hawaii. Links and videos about the history, culture and attractions. &
Ukulele: Links to the most popular songs, tuner, and info. Videos include: The history of the ukulele, how to make one, and play one.
- Eat A Peach Day
MedicalNewsToday: Peaches: Health Benefits, Facts, Research – Article about the benefits of peaches.
- Ride the Wind Day
Funschooling: Play With The Wind – Activities you can do with wind power and information about National Ride The Wind Day.
- Pluto Demoted
NASA: What is Pluto? – Article explains what Pluto is, what it’s like, and how it is being explored today.
- Joshua Lionel Cowen
Funschooling: Joshua Lionel Cowen – Learn about the American inventor who co-founded Lionel Corp and the Lionel Train.
Still Learning Something New: Lionel Trains – Biographical information about Cowen, links to train related activities, and videos about Lionel’s Train Factory.
- Mother Teresa
Still Learning Something New: Mother Teresa – Kid friendly biographical information, timeline info, quotes and more.
- Dream Day
Still Learning Something New: Teaching Resources for Martin Luther King Day – Resources include: Background information about the holiday, a quiz, historic site info, civil rights timeline, and more.
- According to Hoyle Day
Wikipedia: Edmond Hoyle – Short biography about the man who wrote the rules down for many of the well known card games we play today.
- Frankenstein Day
Funschooling: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Biographical information about Mary Shelley, and links to her literary works, including her most well known novel, Frankenstein.
Funschooling: Kinetoscope – Kinetoscope resources include, links to informative sites and videos.