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Tuesday, May 26 2020

Welcome back MRASP-ers! Hope you all had a great long weekend. Today on Zoom we have some great activities including Homework Help, Scattergories, the 4th Grad Hangout, K-1 Chat, Pajama Book Club, and Escape Room. We also have a brand new zoom activity Weekly Nature Walk with Charlotte! Head over to the calendar to sign up and we'll see you there.

On the blog today we're back to business as usual with some FUN activities. The hopscotch calculator game, a craft to see into your future, a drawing challenge, and the perfect recipe to keep you cool in the warm weather. Let's get started . . .

Calculator Hopscotch

With Brendan

Grade Level: 2-5

Individual or multiple people: 2 people

Theme: Active, Game, Math

Materials: Sidewalk Chalk

Location: A medium pavement or concrete driveway or parking lot


  1. With the sidewalk chalk, draw a “calculator” on the pavement or concrete. Copy the picture above for best results.

  2. Take turns making equations and solving them! For example, one person hops on “4,” then “+,” then “5.” The other person would then have to hop on “=” and then “9.”

  3. See what kinds of equations you can make and try to stump each other!

Further instructions or accommodations: For best results, grades 2-3 can stick with addition and subtraction while grades 4-5 can also do multiplication and division. However, if those in grades 2-3 want a little challenge, they can also try out multiplication and division!

Emoji Magic Eight Ball

Crafted By Julie

Grade Level: 2-4

Individual or multiple people: Either




Emoji Stickers

Duct Tape

Round glass jar with lid



Styrofoam ball

Location: Flat workspace at home

Links and resources:

Further instructions or accommodations:

*Print off emoji images to be 1 inch by 1 inch or use emojis stickers if you have them.

  1. Cut your emoji images out

  2. Using double stick tape or creating a tape circle, tape the back of each of your emojis.

  3. Press down on the side of your styrofoam ball so that a flat surface forms and tape an emoji down. (Repeat this so that you form a cube and tape down all 6 emojis).

  4. Cover your jar completely except for the bottom with duct tape or any other materials.

  5. Fill your jar halfway way with water

  6. Add half a teaspoon of glitter to your jar and put in your styrofoam cube with the emojis.

  7. Screw on the lid tightly.

  8. Ask the magic eight ball any question and see what your fortune unravels!

Emoji Legend

A laugh is coming your way!

I’d think twice about that.

Ask again later

Your hard work is going to pay off!

It’s time to chill out!

That's a great idea!

Mirror Writing & Drawing Challenges

By Jen

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: Either

Theme: Project, Drawing




writing utensil (pencil, pen, sharpie)

Here are some tricky mirror challenges to try and master. First, draw a squiggly line on a sheet of paper, something like this:

The more squiggly your line is, the more challenging this will be.

Next, set up a mirror directly in front of you.

Now, looking only at the reflection of the line in the mirror, place your pencil at one end of the line and slowly start to trace it.

Remember, you can only look in the mirror and never down at your paper.

The next challenge is similar, but it is a bit trickier because it involves writing multiple letters.

Get a blank sheet of paper and set it up in front of your mirror as you did before.

Now, looking just in the mirror again, try and write your first name. Go slowly and resist the temptation to look down at your paper!

See how neatly you can write your name, and once you’ve mastered that, see if you can write longer words or phrases.

If you become really good at this you could use this mirror code to write secret messages to your friends.

Homemade Seltzer Popsicles

Cooked Up By Meg

Now that it’s getting warmer out, it makes me think of popsicles. What’s more refreshing than a juicy popsicle in the sun? There are many different recipes you can use to make your own, and here’s one I found!

Grade Level: All ages

Individual or multiple people: Either


  • Ice cube tray, popsicle mold or dixie cups (if using ice cube tray or dixie cups you will need popsicle sticks)

  • Frozen or fresh fruit

  • Seltzer-any flavor

  • Sugar or sweetener-optional

Location: Kitchen

Further instructions or accommodations:

  • First, grab your popsicle mold, ice cube tray or dixie cups and popsicle sticks.

  • If you choose to use sugar or sweetener, add a small amount to the seltzer of your choice.

  • Insert the fruit you’re using into your mold. Pour seltzer on top of it until full. If you’re not using a popsicle mold, add your popsicle stick into the mixture.

  • Let them freeze for about a few hours and enjoy! Yum!

Have a great day everyone and ENJOY the sun!

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