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Watercolor Joy 

Bring the Joy of Watercolor into your  home!
Learn how to set-up and help your kids learn basic watercolor painting.
In this 1 hr funshop I’m going to share easy tips and lessons you can get started with.
Hosted by Spramani Elaun.

Materials list:
Email SpramaniElaun@gmail.com for materials list download.

Brushstroke Beginner Lessons for all ages 

Anyone can join, you will need paint, paper and paintbrush. This will be a step-by-step demonstration you will follow along with. Hosted by Spramani Elaun.

Materials list:
Email SpramaniElaun@gmail.com for materials list download.

Lunch with friends!

Bring your lunch, get comfy, and have a chat with friends old and new.

My Favorite Fun (educational, but don’t tell the kids) Resources

Join Jennifer Butler-Brown, Bookseller, as she shares resources for every family. These books are her favorite, super cool resource types: atlas, timelines, introductions to other cultures, solar system, animal encyclopedias, etc. Hosted by Jen Butler-Brown.

Learning About Cultures Through Traditional Stories

Join Jennifer Butler-Brown, Bookseller, as she presents the variety of culturally specific stories / story collections that she has available in her bookstore. Storytelling is such a great way to learn about the world, and Jen has so many amazing tales to share! Suitable for all ages. Hosted by Jen Butler-Brown.

Mindfulness and Wellness

Join Jennifer Butler-Brown, Bookseller, as she shares her growing range of products (books, activity decks, and even games) that are ideal for helping kids and their families with focus, calm, and mental wellness. Suitable for all ages. Hosted by Jen Butler-Brown.

History From Different Perspectives

Jennifer Butler-Brown, Bookseller, has a growing group of history books from non-white perspectives, and she is really excited to share them with the group. Some are activity books that integrate history. Some are flat out history. And, she has a large number of titles for teens adults to help them learn about and then to discuss racial and social justice issues in our society. Pretty heavy stuff, but so important. Open to all but mostly appropriate for ages 9 and older. Hosted by Jen Butler-Brown.

Dancing with Ali ‘n Viola!

Come learn an easy dance from us! Doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before:) We’ll start with an easy warm up anyone can do, listen to some good tunes, put some steps from the warm up together and have a great time! Hosted by Ali & Viola Cerullo.

Among Us in 3D!!

Can you guess who the IMPOSTER is Among Us? Come join us in VRChat to play this highly social and addictive game where the group must try to find out who is killing off the crewmates!

Each game room can accommodate 10 players. We will start with 1 room & We can add rooms as necessary to accommodate anyone who’d like to join us.

It is NOT necessary to have a VR headset in order to join in…VRChat can be run on a gaming computer as well. It is not quite as immersive but still very fun. I would ask that while playing all players set their status to invite only so we can keep the event strictly for people within the LIFE is Good Conference. Each game needs at least 4 players to a maximum of 10 players. Games are way more fun with 7 or more players.

Important Note: You must already have VRChat set up and be able to accept a friend invite from the host. Please sign up for this event ahead of time by sending your VRChat username to Ruth Drury Suyamin on the Facebook group in a private message or by emailing ruth.suyamin@gmail.com.

If you’d like to meet earlier so I can assist you, please don’t hesitate to email me at ruth.suyamin@gmail.com or reach out to me on Facebook Messenger (Ruth Drury Suyamin) My gamer tag is uptoolate on VRChat…Looking forward to playing with you all! Hosted by Ruth Drury Suyamin.

Morning Meditation

Come and find your moment of Zen, practicing mindfulness meditation with your fellow unschoolers! These sessions will be guided and require no prior meditation experience. Hosted by Alan Eustace.

Visible & Practical Mending (or How to Fix Your Clothes)

No sewing experience necessary! Give extended life to your favorite clothes (or other household items) while adding unique personal touches. Mending not only helps to reduce waste and combat the excesses of fast fashion, it saves you money. We’ll cover the basics of beginner hand sewing, how to mend some of the most common holes or tears you might encounter, and how to add stitching, patches or embellishment to prolong and enhance the life of all your favorite things! Have ready something to mend/embellish (or just practice on), some fabric scraps for possible patches, scissors, a needle, and any kind of thread that will fit through the eye of your needle. Hosted by Leah Eads.

Sing-a-long with Carolyn

Carolyn’s been  singing  since she was  born (according to her parents!).  And way before becoming a  mama to Sabine and Vivian, Carolyn was a counselor for 5 summers at Camp Green Cove, in beautiful Western North Carolina, where she  learned to play guitar and harmonica.

Remember — “If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can  sing .”

Come  sing  along! Hosted by Carolyn Groves.

Dinosaur Fossil Making

In this funshop we will make a simple salt dough and use it to make a Dino fossil. We’ll talk about Dinosaurs- the biggest? the smallest? most recently discovered? How long did they roam the Earth? Where have they all gone?
Supplies:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 salt
small amount of water

Can’t wait to play! Hosted by Renee Cabatic.

DNA Extraction!

Let’s extract DNA from a strawberry! DNA can be extracted from other easily mushable fruits or even an onion but it works best from a strawberry and if you come to the funshop, you’ll learn why! Can’t wait to play! Hosted by Renee Cabatic.

Supplies:
strawberry
1 TBSP dish soap
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup water
ziplock baggie
glass jar or cup
coffee filter or fine mesh strainer
small amount of rubbing alcohol

Fairy Tale Magic Crown and Wand Making

Join us as we talk about Fairy Tales and make crowns and magic wands. Can’t wait to play! Hosted by Renee Cabatic.

Supplies:
chenille sticks (also known as pipe cleaners)
popsicle sticks
construction paper
glitter
glue
stickers
gems and jewels

Zoom Games for Little Kids

Get ready for super fun, interactive games over Zoom!

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • I Spy
  • Simon Says
  • Memory
  • Animal Charades
  • What’s that sound?
  • Mystery Box!

Can’t wait to play! Hosted by Renee Cabatic.

Story Time

Join us for prerecorded videos of stories being read out loud by some of your favorite unschooling friends. Hosted by Renee Cabatic.

Haiku with you!

This is where it all began — my love of haiku.  Flying to be part of a LIFE is Good Conference a few years back, I must have written over 100 of them!  I am hooked and want to share my love of this 5-7-5 poetry with you.  Hosted by Ben Lovejoy.

You’re welcome to have some already written before the funshop. Here’s an example:

white blankets the farm
rooster crows while Ava purrs
and I write haiku

ATC-Artist Trading Cards

What are Artist Trading Cards? Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are simply pieces of art that are made out of cards measuring 2.5”by 3.5”. You can buy special paper already cut to this size, or better yet, simply use sturdy paper you already have at home. Old file folders, card stock, greeting cards – any paper that is not flimsy – can be cut to the right dimensions and used as an ATC. Think about baseball trading cards and look for paper about that weight. Or, be creative and use materials other than paper. Just keep to the 2.5” x 3.5” size. Once you have your 2.5 x 3.5” card, what you do with it is up to you. Draw on it, paint, collage, sew, embellish, write words.

In an ATCs funshop, all of the participants share materials, themes, techniques and ideas with others in the funshop to make unique ATCs. And we always schedule time for trading/swapping finished cards too!  Hosted by Erika Davis-Pitre.

Supplies:

  • Cardstock-Cut to the 2.5″x 3.5″ size and leftover scraps.
  • Colored paper of various weights and sizes.
  • Old gift wrap, Magazines and Catalogs for collage cards.
  • Fabric scraps, Buttons and other sewing notions for
    embellishment.
  • Watercolor paints, Crayons, Colored Markers, Gel Pens, Colored Pencils etc.
  • Scissors, Paper Punches, Glue, Tape, etc.
  • And any other Arts and Crafts supplies that you would like to use (Most Scrapbooking Supplies work well for making ATCs).