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Thursday, June 11 2020

Hey MRASP-ers! Have you been making progress on the Newton Amazing Race? Find our riddles, pictures, and clues here:

If your looking for tips we have the Newton Amazing Race Zoom today at 3! We also have Charades, Choose Your Own Adventure, Show & Tell, Paper Airplanes, and Drawing Club. Head over to the Zoom calendar to sign up.

Today on the blog we have backyard games, science experiments, personalized journals, and a sweet treat! Let's get started . . .

Makeshift Cornhole

With Zack

To play cornhole it usually requires two boards with holes cut, about 15 feet apart. Players have beanbags and lob them onto the board, which is 1 point or in the hole which is 3 points. With two players per team, both teams shoot with one player on either side at a time.

Makeshift cornhole can be played without the set or complicated rules.

Get two buckets or baskets, something to shoot the beanbags into. If you don’t have bean bags use a small ball, or ball up shirts or a cloth with rubber bands. Set the buckets on either side of the yard or large safe room and see who can make the most shots.

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: 2+

Theme: Active


2 Buckets or Baskets

6 bean bags or rolled up socks

Location: Outside or in a room with a lot of open space

Goals: Practicing large and fine motor skills is very important at early ages. Throwing the ball underhand uses muscle groups that are not commonly worked which helps development of those muscles. Practicing patience is important when taking shots at the buckets, as you will miss some shots and have to wait your turn to shoot.

Try your own variations of cornhole, or any game involving challenging repetitive ball tossing with scoring.

Rain Cloud Experiment

By Brendan

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: Individual or multiple people

Theme: STEM


Clear glass or cup


Shaving cream

Food coloring

Location: Kitchen

Instructions: This experiment is to show how clouds make rain! Every ingredient represents a component in the way that rain clouds work in the sky.

  1. Fill the cup with water (this is your “air”).

  2. Add a thin layer of shaving cream on top of the water (this acts as your “clouds” or water vapor).

  3. Place drops of food coloring on top of the shaving cream (these are your “water droplets”).

  4. Observe what happens - wait for the “rain” to fall!

This experiment shows how water gets heavier on top of the cloud as it collects in the cloud through evaporation, causing gravity to make it eventually fall to the ground as rain.

Travel Journal

Crafted By Julie

Grade Level: 2-5

Individual or multiple people: Either



Hole punch

White and or colored paper

Markers, colored pencils, crayons





Pictures of past visited places and or pictures of places you want to go

Location: kitchen table or desk

Further instructions or accommodations:

  1. Collect photos of places you traveled from around the house and family members.

  2. Print off any pictures of places you would like to visit one day.

  3. Take two sheets of paper and have an adult help you hole punch them.

  4. Takin these two sheets of paper, decorate one to be the front and the other to be the back of your travel journal. You can add stickers, glue pictures, markers, or anything else you like to decorate it!

  5. Take each photo you have and glue them to colored paper or white paper that is colored in.

  6. Trace a border around your pictures on the colored paper about an 1.5 inches from the pictures

  7. Take your scissors and cut along the borders of your pictures

  8. Have an adult whole punch about 10 pieces of colored or blank paper.

  9. Once you have done steps 5-7 for each photo take your photos and glue them on your blank pieces of paper

  10. Once you have glued all your photos write next to each photo about the place you have been or want to go. Write about why you want to go there and what you can’t wait to see or what your favorite memory of that place was.

  11. Add extra drawings and stickers and anything else you would like next to your pictures

  12. Take your 10 pieces of paper and put them in order. (It’s okay if some are blank you can add more photos later!)

  13. Take your front cover and place on top of your stack of papers and put your back cover at the end and make sure all the hole punches on each page line up with each other.

  14. Cut 3 pieces of strong about 8 inches in length

  15. String the ribbon through each hole punched hole and tie knot

  16. Place tape over each knot

  17. Now go back and ties bows over each of the knots and your book is complete!

Chocolate Fruit Dip

Cooked Up By Courtney

This chocolate fruit dip is a creamy and delicious treat that's made with melted chocolate, cream cheese and whipped cream. Chocolate dip is perfect for after school snacks and parties!

As always make sure to check the ingredients for allergens.

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: Either!

Theme: Cooking


1 cup chocolate chips

8 ounces cream cheese softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups whipped heavy cream or whipped topping

1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles


Place the chocolate chips in a medium bowl; microwave in 30 second increments until chocolate is melted.

Place the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth and fluffy.

Pour the melted chocolate into the cream cheese mixture and beat until well combined.

Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined.

Spoon into a serving bowl. Top with sprinkles, then enjoy.

Have a great day everyone!

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