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Friday, June 12 2020

HAPPY FRIDAY! We have a few days left for the Newton Amazing Race, if you haven't gotten started yet find our clues here:

Today on Zoom we have our Newton Amazing Race tips and clues chat at 3! It is also the last day of Pokemon Adventure, Playful Poetry, and Yoga. Head over to the Zoom calendar to sign up.

On the blog we have a paper aquarium, DIY bubbles and wand, how to draw bubbles drawing tutorial, and pizza for dessert! Let's get started . . .

Paper Plate Fish Tank

Crafted By Charlotte

Grades: k-3


-2 paper plates

-colored paper! (Green for the seaweed and any color for fish)

-acrylic or tempera paint



-dental floss or thin string

-q-tip (optional)

Location: any table or counter top with paper down for the paint!


Paint the inner circle of one of your plates blue! Leave a little area at the bottom to paint brown or yellow for the sand.

Wait for paint to dry.

Use green construction paper to use for the seaweed. Cut out 3-5 pieces for the ocean floor and glue onto paint as long as the paint is dry.

Create your fish! They can be any shape, size, and color so have some fun with it! I decided to do an angel fish, a seahorse, and my own simple fish.

Cut them out and either glue directly to the plate OR tie them to dental floss and hang from the top of the plate so they float in front.

Then, cut out the inner circle of the second plate and flip over to lay on top of the first plate. This you will glue to the rim of the first plate and now you have a 3-D effect. Feel free to paint the outer edge of the rim on top to decorate! I covered mine with starfish to fit in with the underwater theme.

Bubble Wands and Bubble Mix

Mixed Up By Jen

Grades: K-5


cotton twine



liquid dish soap

light corn syrup

shallow tub/container


Take two straws and cut off the bendy parts. Next take a piece of twine, the larger the piece the larger your bubble maker will be, and thread it through the two straws. Shape your wand into a rectangle with the two straws on opposite sides serving as handles.

Mix up a bubble solution of two and a half cups water, one cup of dish soap, and one quarter cup of corn syrup. Stir this into a shallow tub, making sure to mix the solution well. Hold your wand slack and dip it into the solution, then lift it out, pull it tight, and blow!

Drawing Bubbles

Drawn Up By Meg

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: Either!

Theme: Art


  • Washable markers

  • Plain paper

  • Soft paint brush

  • Small bowl of water

  • Pencil

Location: Table

Links and resources: Check out for step by step instruction:

Further instructions or accommodations:

  • Trace a variety of circles with your pencil on the paper-you can use pretty much anything to trace: small bowl, a jar, cup, etc.

  • Now with your pencil add a reflection to each bubble by making a sliced triangle shape at the top of each bubble

  • After you’ve traced all your bubbles and added reflections, it’s time to add some color!

  • Use your marker to partially outline the bubbles

  • Now dip your paintbrush in the water and “paint” over your outlines of the bubbles and the reflection outlines

  • The colors will start to move and make your bubbles look more “bubble-like”

Fruit Pizza

Cooked Up By Brendan

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: Individual or multiple people (with adult supervision)

Theme: Snacks, Recipes


Small cookie cutter (optional)

4 medium tortillas

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ tablespoon orange juice

Small fruit for topping (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, kiwi, mandarin oranges/clementines)

Location: Kitchen


  1. Using the small cookie cutter (a drinking glass and a knife also works WITH adult supervision), cut small circles out of the tortillas. Set aside.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, blend together yogurt, honey, vanilla extract and orange juice until fully blended.

  3. With adult supervision, slice the fruit into small pieces for topping the pizza.

  4. Spread the yogurt mixture onto the tortilla circles and top with the fruit. Enjoy!


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