Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Learning at Home: Peter Pan

Decor for day: Make this adorable hat! https://family.disney.com/craft/peter-pan-3d-hat/

Art: Check out this silhouette art just like the Main Street artists! https://family.disney.com/craft/peter-pan-silhouette-wall-decorations/

Writing: You get to go to Neverland for the day!  Where are going to go? What will you do?

Science: Do you wish you can fly too?  Checkout this article! https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/do-you-wish-you-could-fly

Bonus PE:  Check out this workout inspired by Peter Pan! https://family.disney.com/articles/get-moving-peter-pan/

Monday, March 30, 2020

Learning at Home: Alice in Wonderland

Math: These teacups are so cute!  You can spend some time figuring out the size of the cone and then what size cookie would best fit! https://family.disney.com/recipe/edible-teacups/

Reading:  Read the original text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/11/11-h/11-h.htm

Science: I have always loved the flowers in the Golden Afternoon.  So how do flowers know when to bloom? https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-do-plants-know-when-to-flower

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Learning at Home: Cinderella

Decor for day: Why not make this little clock to hang in your learning area? Perfect to practice telling time and show when you are on a break!: https://family.disney.com/craft/cinderella-clock/

Art: I love the part of the movie where Cinderella sings with her reflection in bubbles.  Learn how to draw bubbles! https://theartyteacher.com/downloads/watercolor-how-to-paint-bubbles/

Math: How much math did the mice need to know to make the dress?  How much math is in sewing? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/how-to-sew-like-a-mathematician/

Writing: What are you thankful for?  Write a thank you note! https://family.disney.com/craft/disneys-cinderella-thank-you-cards/

Reading: Try reading some Cinderella stories from around the world: https://kidworldcitizen.org/cinderella-story-around-the-world/ or read along with Google https://partners.disney.com/read-along-with-disney

Science: Just how old are fairy tales? https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/fractured-fairy-tales

Engineering: What if there wasn’t a pumpkin in the garden?  What else could have made a good carriage for Cinderella?

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Learning at Home: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Decor for day: Wind in the Willow headbands!  So cute! https://www.twinkl.com/resource/t-t-14964-the-wind-in-the-willows-role-play-headband

Imagineering: Lesson 2: Exercise 1: Thrill and Story https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box

Art:  Why not start working on your next pumpkin design? https://family.disney.com/pumpkin-carving-ideas/

Math: How fast does a horse carriage go?  How fast does an early car go? Compare and contrast!
Writing: Write about Toad’s obsession - the motor car.  Where did it come from? When was it invented? https://www.si.edu/spotlight/early-cars

Reading: Read the story that inspired the Mr. Toad segment https://www.gutenberg.org/files/289/289-h/289-h.htm or the Legend of Sleepy Hollow: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41/41-h/41-h.htm

Science: How much power does a horse have? https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-strong-is-a-horse

Engineering: Can you create a wooden bridge like the one Ichabod had to cross?  How strong is it?

Friday, March 27, 2020

Learning at Home: Melody Time

Decor for day: Make this cute Donald Easter box - I would change the egg to be a maraca! https://family.disney.com/craft/donalds-easter-candy-box/

Art: The segment on the trees made me think of this art project! https://buggyandbuddy.com/starry-night-sky-art/

Math: Tall Tale Math! How high did Sue go to get to the Moon? How big is the Rio Grande? What other things did Pecos Bill create?

Writing: Once Upon a Winter Time is so cute! Write your own ice skating story.

Engineering: Create your own Little Toot! https://www.redtedart.com/margarine-tub-tug-boat-craft/

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Learning at Home: Fun and Fancy Free

Writing: What would happen if a beanstalk appeared in your backyard?

Reading: Read another version of Jack and the Beanstalk: https://www.storynory.com/jack-and-the-beanstalk/

Science: Let’s learn about bears! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/brown-bear

Engineering: Can you create a ventriloquist doll out of one of your toys?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Learning at Home: Make Mine Muisc

This 1946 movie is a compilation of lots of shorts. Sadly, this is not currently on Disney +
Decor for day: Today is hat day!  Wear your best Alice Blue Bonnet or Johnny Fedora

Art: Let’s learn about the Disneyland artists who make Silhouette art: https://youtu.be/L0wEVxAYUPo  Then try your hand at a project: https://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/kidscraftsactivitiesblog/2010/04/make-silhouette-self-portraits-for-mom-or-dad-gift-craft/

Writing: In All the Cats Join In, the little sister does not look so happy to be left out.  What is her story? What does she do after the big sister leaves?

Reading: Read the poem that inspired Casey at Bat: https://poets.org/poem/casey-bat

Engineering: What animal would you add to the Peter and the Wolf story?  What music can you create to represent the animal?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Learning at Home: The Three Caballeros

Decor for day: Even those these banners are for the Movie Coco - they fit in with our movie of the day https://family.disney.com/craft/coco-inspired-banner/

Art: Try one of these crafts inspired by Mexican Folk Art. https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/mexican-crafts-2

Math: Let’s learn about how far away the places in the movie are.  How many miles from your home? How fast does the car go? How long would it take to drive?

Writing: Watch the Ride Through for Epcot’s Rio Del Tiempo (https://youtu.be/LIYZey1vzrc) and the Gran Fiesta Tour (https://youtu.be/7Y0-YQ406HI).  Which is better?

Reading: Las Posadas is one of the segments in the Three Caballeros.  Why not learn about other Christmas traditions around the world?

Science: Let’s learn about Penguins! https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-cant-penguins-fly

Engineering: Can you make a Pinata? 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Learning at Home: Saludos Amigos

Decor for day: Goofy gets his own segment in this film.  Let’s make a pencil cup featuring our favorite Goof! https://family.disney.com/craft/goofy-pencil-caddy/

Art: Learn about different watercolor techniques: https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/the-top-watercolor-techniques-for-kids/

Math: Let’s learn about how far away the places in the movie are.  How many miles from your home? How fast does the car go? How long would it take to drive?

Writing: Pick one of the places from the film and write a postcard from there. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Postcard-Template-1113340

Reading: Read one of these books about or from South America: https://www.intentionalhomeschooling.com/childrens-books-south-america/

Science: Learn about how Pedro flies! https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-do-airplanes-fly

Engineering: Make your own airplane: https://youtu.be/BfCt5sMyVJ4 Take it to the next level - PBS Design Squad - Airplane Catapult Design: https://pbskids.org/video/

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Learning at Home: Bambi

Decor for day: I just love this lantern! https://family.disney.com/craft/bambi-paper-lantern/

Imagineering: Exercise 5: Landscape and Plant Life Design https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box

Art: Create your own Bambi play!  Here you can make the miniatures and film to make your own movie version: https://family.disney.com/activity/bambi-shadow-box-playset/ Or for a more hands on version - here are some masks! https://family.disney.com/craft/diy-bambi-and-thumper-masks/

Math: I love these little animals!  Can you find the area for each? http://krokotak.com/2013/03/block-paper-animals/

Writing: Here is an adorable Easter card https://family.disney.com/craft/thumpers-easter-pop-up-card/ Write a letter to someone to mail with the card!

Reading: Here are some Flashcards featuring our favorite animals! https://family.disney.com/activity/bambi-flash-cards/ Read about the making of Bambi: https://ohmy.disney.com/movies/2016/08/12/animating-nature-making-bambi/
Listen to an Audio version of Bambi: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Science: I can see Thumper asking this question: Why are baby deer called fawns? https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-are-baby-deer-called-fawns

Engineering: Learn about the job of a Forest Engineer: http://depts.washington.edu/feweb/brochure.html

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Learning at Home: Dumbo

Dumbo is up next.  It is hard not to love this adorable elephant!  I will admit, I have not seen the live action remake, so this is all based on the Classic Disney Cartoon.

Writing: Check out the Elephant cam from the San Diego Wild Animal Park: https://www.sdzsafaripark.org/elephant-cam What are the animals saying?  What is going on?

Reading: Search Epic for Elephant books.  Read some Dumbo facts: http://cdnvideo.dolimg.com/cdn_assets/ac5a523e84d0b7a81b9b182485ba0727ca51ab1e.pdf

Science: Learn about Elephants!  How much do they weigh anyway? https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-much-does-an-elephant-weigh

Engineering: Dumbo needed his Magic feather to fly.  Here is a paper airplane you can fly: https://family.disney.com/craft/dumbo-paper-airplane/  Can you design a paper airplane that is better?

Friday, March 20, 2020

Learning at Home: Fantasia

Fantasia Day! I just love Fantasia. There are so many topics to choose from!

Decor for day: I love these tiny little Mickey hats! https://family.disney.com/articles/mickey-mail/

Art: I love the background work in Fantasia.  It is so beautiful. Check out this idea: https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/2017/09/in-art-room-claire-west-inspired.html

Math: How do those broomsticks double?  How do square numbers work? How can those Alligators lift the hippos?  How much weight would that be?

Writing: Write to Mickey Mouse!  Check out this adorable Magic Mail: https://family.disney.com/articles/mickey-mail/

Reading: Try and read some Mythology on Epic.  Learn more about Pegasus! Also, read this D23 article: https://d23.com/15-fascinating-facts-about-fantasia/

Science: The Dinosaurs in the segment were drawn by Disney artists, but how do they know what Dinosaurs look like? http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-do-we-know-what-dinosaurs-looked-like

Engineering: Mickey messed with Magic and got the broom to do his chores.  What can you invent to help do your chores?

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Learning at Home: Pinocchio

Disney's second animated feature was Pinocchio.  Does anyone else love the attraction at Disneyland where the Blue Fairy appears?  I always want that moment to last a bit longer.  Here are some things you can do at home with the Disney twist!

Decor for day: Add this Wish Upon a Star Garland to your designated ‘At Home Learning’ space. Sure to add some sparkle!

Imagineering: I'm pretty sure us adults are going to be having just as much fun as the kids.

Art/Crafts: Of course we have to make a puppet! I would even make more characters and put on a show! https://family.disney.com/craft/pinocchio-lunch-bag-puppet/

Math: Disney Family has this idea to have a Pinocchio Pizza party.  What if he did have one? Which Disney friends would he invite? How much pizza is needed?  How much would it cost if you ordered from all sorts of different pizza places?  What if there was a 10% off discount? https://family.disney.com/recipe/pinocchio-party-pizza/

Writing: What would happen if the Blue Fairy came to visit you?  What wish would she grant you?

Reading: Has your child ever used Epic?  It is a great online library! Right now it is free to use as long as your child’s teacher sets up an account. It has a version of Pinocchio and after reading and watching the movie, your child could write a compare and contrast between the two versions.  https://www.getepic.com/app/read/61097

Science: I don’t know about you, but the plot point that always bothered me as a child was how do they survive being eaten by a whale?  It’s a great time to learn about whales: http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-are-they-called-killer-whales

Engineering: Can you design a raft for Pinocchio to use? Fill the tub with water and test it out!