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On this day in history…Panama Canal

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Tongue Twisters

Lies & Other Tall Tales

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Rooster Wrestle

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Hubble’s Bubbles

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make a dollar bill ring

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Mashed Potato Volcano

On this day in history…September 12

A Cheese for the White House: the true tale of a tremendous cheddar

Stuff to do instead of watching tv: drying apples pioneer-style

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Handprint Magnets

On this day in history: Lewis & Clark

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: soft sculpture pumpkin

On this day in history: East & West Germany Reunite

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make fake foaming blood Spinning 3D Jack-o-Lantern

On this day in history…October 15

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Paper airplanes

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Worm Charming

Want to know more about Braille?

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Flag Magnets Waving US Flag #2

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: iPod Pockets

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Pop-Up Bear Hug Cards

Cookbooks for Kids

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Draw a tank

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make a winter bird feeder

Word of the Day: Pie (poetry)

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make an Ancient Egyptian Recipe

On this day in history…First NHL Game

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Learn a language

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make a secret hiding place

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Have a grape race

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make pretzels

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Try a new hairstyle

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Recite a poem for two voices

On this day in History: Rhapsody in Blue

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Learn to take really good pictures

On this day in History: The Legal Tender Act was passed

Multiplication Art

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Non-Newtonian solids

8 Phrases We Owe to Shakespeare

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Juggling World Records

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Solve a minute mystery

Great Flu Epidemic of 1918

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: make a Greek vase

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: play soccer

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: flex your science muscles

Sibert Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Books and Math: Shoo Fly Guy Venn Diagram

High Tech Origami

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: create your own comic strip

High-Lexile Biographies

Giverny Awards

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: make a hand sundial

Zipper Day

Orbus Pictus Awards

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: run a lemonade stand

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Ride a Ferris Wheel

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make an escapement

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Look at the Stars

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Have a backyard campout

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Get Fit in the Car

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Try a baseball experiment

Neat Science

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make mini pizzas

Revolutionary Reading

Walter Dean Myers

Science! Dew Point

Claudia Lewis awards

Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Put on a readers’ theater production

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