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April Fool’s Day – Learning Resources

April-Fools-Day2April Fool’s Day isn’t the type of holiday that warrants a day off from homeschooling lessons.  However, it is one of those holidays that can be a homeschooling lesson theme.  Here’s some resources for teaching and learning on April Fool’s Day.

History –  “As April Fools’ is celebrated in different ways throughout the world, it is unknown exactly how the tradition originated. Some cultures saw it as the first day of spring, celebrating with general merriment and feasting, and certain calendars may consider it the first day of the year. One theory for the terming of an April Fool was that some refused to follow these calendars that recognized April 1st as the first day of the year, which resulted in being called an April Fool.”  And more history and information from here  http://wilstar.com/holidays/aprilfool.htm

Bible –  Study of “the fool” based on Proverbs 26  https://bible.org/seriespage/fool-proverbs-261-11

Language Arts – Worksheets and Word Game Printables  http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/april-fools-day/printables/

Science – Videos and Experiments  http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/blog/informal-science-education/celebrate-april-fools-day-with-floating-paper-airplanes-three-cup-monty-and-the-dangers-of-dihydrogen-monoxide/

Math – Magic Trick instructions using numbers – http://easycalculation.com/funny/tricks/trick1.php

Yes! I have some googly eyes in the craft box. My kids look in the fridge about 100 times a day (hoping the food selection has changed?) . This will be funny!

1522066_528375657279404_2026485770_nLast year we had some fun pranking each other.  Here’s the resources we pulled some ideas from.  I checked, and it seems the links are still good.  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/31/foolish-studies/

Have a fun day of foolish studies!

betty jo

 

 

Foolish Studies

april-fools-day-graphicBeing Easter weekend, I’m a bit behind on working on our homeschool’s April activities and special days calendar.   However, with tomorrow being April Fools Day, I wanted to go ahead and share these fun links.

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/ (be careful with this link, not everything is “child appropriate”)

http://spoonful.com/april-fools-day

http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/11169/april-fools-day-pranks

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/aprilfool/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/april-fools-day/

http://www.education.com/results/?q=april+fools+day

http://www.sheknows.com/holidays-and-seasons/articles/827335/best-april-fools-day-pranks-for-kids  (be careful on this site,  it only has this one blog that is for kids the rest is not child appropriate)

Be on the lookout for more April study ideas coming tomorrow!  No fooling!

betty jo