Thursday, April 30, 2020

Learning at Home: Mulan

Decor for day: add Mulan to the collection! Mulan 3D Doll

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Character Modeling

Art: Mushu takes a ride on one of our favorite animals! 5th grade: Pandas and Bamboo

Writing: Mushu is downgraded as a guardian.  Pick one of the other guardians of the Fa family.  Write an adventure for them.

Reading: Read Mulan's Story

History/Geography: Learn about Ancient China for Kids and Teachers - Ancient China for Kids

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Learning at Home: Hunchback of Notre Dame

Decor for day: Make one of your windows: How to Paint Stained Glass Windows at Home

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Animation

Math: Math is key to building a grand structure: What Are Flying Buttresses?

Writing: Quismodo didn’t feel like he fit in with others.  Have you ever felt that way?  Write about it.

Reading: Read all about some of the featured characters: What Is a Gargoyle?

History/Geography: Read about the fire that hit Notre Dame Rebuilding History

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Learning at Home: Pocahontas

Decor for day: Make this Pocahontas 3D Papercraft

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Rigging

Art: Paint with all the colors of the wind: Warm and cool color theory art lesson for kids

Math: Math in the kitchen! Pocahontas' Leaf Energy Bites

Writing: Write a story from either Percy or Meko’s point of view. Friends and Foes

History/Geography: Learn about Pocahontas Biography

Monday, April 27, 2020

Learning at Home: The Lion King

Where did the week go?  So sorry for missing posts last week!  Let's get back to learning with The Lion King.

Decor for day: Create your very own Pride Rock: The Lion King Pride Rock Art

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Patterns

Art: Create this night sky: The Lion King Foil Art

Math: I was always interested in the scene where Simba can’t wait to be king!  How much would that animal tower weigh?

Writing: What is your motto?  Pumba and Timon use Hanuka Matta.  What is yours and why?

Reading: The Lion King is one of the stories available on Read Along With Disney

Science: Timon, Pumba, and Simba discuss what the stars are.  Find out who was right!What Are Stars Made of?

History/Geography: Learn more about Kenya, where many of the animals can be found: Kenya

Bonus PE: Get working out with this The Lion King Workout

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Learning at Home: Aladdin

Decor for day: Make this 3D Jasmine to add to your princess collection: Princess Jasmine 3D Printable
Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Effects

Art: What would your flying carpet look like?  Can you engineer it to fly?

Math: Look for treasure and work on your skills: Treasure Quest Hundreds Chart

Writing: Imagine you can borrow Carpet for the day.  Where are you going to go?

Reading: If you have Google Home, you can “Read Along with Disney” Read Along With Disney
Or read along with Jasmine: Jasmine's Story

Science: Let’s learn about Raja! Tiger

History/Geography: Learn about the Arabian Peninsula Arabian Peninsula - Kids

Bonus: Family Game!  Try this Genie-Inspired Magical Transformation Game

Friday, April 17, 2020

Learning at Home: Beauty and the Beast

Decor for day: Add you your princess collection with Belle! Belle Papercraft

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Virtual Cameras

Art: Make a magical rose! Belle's Enchanted Paper Rose

Math: I am a big fan of using the kitchen for math!  Half the recipe or double the recipe. Use the wrong size measuring cups and make it work! Beauty and the Beast: The Grey Stuff

Writing: Belle loves reading adventure stories!  Write a story you think Belle would like to read!

Reading: Read along with Belle’s story! Belle's Story

Science: Think like Maurice!  What does it take to be an inventor? Are All Inventors Scientists?

History/Geography: The original story was written by a French author.  What do you know about France? France Country Profile

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Learning at Home: Rescuers Down Under

Decor for day: Make your own Eagle craft: Handprint Bald Eagle Craft For Kids

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Color Science

Art: Make your own Didgeridoo: Didgeridoo

Math: Let’s compare the life span of some of the animals that live in Australia!

Writing: What do you think about poaching?  Write an argument!

Reading: There are tons of great books on Epic about Australia!

Science: Learn more about the animals of Australia: What Is the Most Dangerous Animal in Australia?

History/Geography: Learn more about Australia! Australia Country Profile

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Learning at Home: The Little Mermaid

Decor for day: Ariel 3D Papercraft

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Simulation

Art: Work on your sculpting skills with this salt dough. Ariel's Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

Math: Try the Mermaid Math game Play 'Mermaid Math'

Writing: Write a card to your dad. Ariel Pop-Up Father's Day Card

Reading: Read Ariel's Story

Science: Learn more about the ocean Why Is the Sea Salty?

History: Learn about the author who wrote the story: Hans Christian Andersen - Kids

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Learning at Home: Oliver and Compay

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: the art of lightning

Writing: What type of dog would you want to be?

Reading: Read the original story that inspired the movie:

Science: Can cats and dogs really get along?

Monday, April 13, 2020

Learning at Home: The Great Mouse Detective

Decor for day: Create your own Big Ben model! Big Ben Model | Worksheet

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: The Art of Storytelling:

Art: Can you create your own robot?

Math: How about some Big Ben inspired math Prime Chime Time—Bedtime Math—Daily Math

Writing: If you owned a toy shop, what kind of toys would you make?

Reading: Check out some of these books based on Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes for Kids Or the books that inspired the movie: Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Review (not free)

Science: This might be a great time to check out Mystery Science! (not normally free but during the current pandemic, some lessons are) Mystery Science

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Learning at Home: Black Cauldron

I will start off by saying today’s topic is a difficult one.  This movie is not celebrated by Disney and when you search for ideas about it, not much comes up.  It was the first Disney movie with the PG rating. Here are a few ideas:

Imagineering: Pixar in a Box: Orientation

Art: Read more about the animation process.  If you have an iPad - check out the app.

Science: Learn more about pigs!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Learn at Home: Fox and the Hound

Decor for day: I made Todd Ears! The Fox and the Hound: Todd Felty Ears

Math: How fast can a dog run?  How fast can a fox run? Compare the rates!

Writing: Pick two animals that you think would be an unlikely pair.  Write about their adventures!

Reading: Check out this book on unlikely animal friendships!  (note - not a free text) Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Monkey & the Dove: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships

Science: Learn more about dogs and how they can hear so well: How Can Dogs Hear Things We Can’t?

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Learning at Home: Rescuers

Decor for day: Create a flags of the world garland:

Math: How fast can a dragonfly fly?  How fast can a bird fly?

Writing: Write another adventure of the Rescue Aid Society.

Reading: Read the fable about the Lion and the Mouse

Science: learn about diamonds!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Learning at Home: Winnie the Pooh

Decor for day: This is such a cute name plate! Pooh's Letter Ladder Wall Hanging

Art: Learn about the classical piece: Flight of the Bumble Bee!

Math: How fast does wind move during a blustery day?  How fast can wind blow?

Writing: Write a thank you note! Winnie the Pooh Thank You Cards

Science:  Let’s learn all about Pooh’s favorite: Honey!  How Do Bees Make Honey?

Bonus: Winnie the Pooh Work Out! Winnie the Pooh Exercise