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Workshop Activities

1. Craft – What a Character! - Drawing caricatures

2. Key Points – Are You Pulling My Leg? - Fact or fiction game

3. Collaborative – Method to the Madness - Sequences

4. Writing – Get it? - Joke writing

5. Math/Logic – You Won't Believe Your Eyes! - Optical illusions

6. Genius Principle – Sfumato – Embracing ambiguitiy

7. Big Activity – Joke's on You! - prank practice

8. Movement - April Fish – An April Fool's game from France.

 

Disneyland Meetup

  • December 6th
    https://www.celebrationeducation.com/copy-of-theme

 

Minecraft Class

  • Mixed-up animals

  • Visual puns

  • Optical illusions

  • Build Challenge: Fun trick surprises

 

Upcoming Activities

  • Call to Adventure – Livestream every Tuesday morning at 6:45 AM on Celebration Education Families Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CelebrationEdu/

  • Field Trips
    https://www.celebrationeducation.com/field-trips

    • El Dorado Nature Center 12/13

    • Live Oak Christmas Tree Farm 12/13

    • Body Worlds exhibit and IMAX movie at California Science Center 1/17

  • Upcoming workshops in Santa Ana
    https://www.facebook.com/events/164309664153827/

    • 12/6 – How to use Celebration Education as a full curriculum

  • Italian Holiday Celebration in Corona 12/18

 

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

 

  • Take an everyday occurrence and exaggerate it – make it bigger or more dramatic. Tell a few people about it. Does anyone believe you?

  • Engineer a gag – maybe confetti that will dump on someone when they enter a room, or something else that will surprise someone. Write about your experience in your notebook.

  • Write a how-to book on how to pull pranks.

  • Make a chart that shows the differences between good pranks and bad pranks.

  • Design an joke billboard.

  • Write in your journal about a time when you pulled a prank on someone. How did they react? Did they think it was funny? Did they get you back?

  • Make up some type of ridiculous exercise. Tell others that it's the new fad. Get them to do the exercise with you.

  • Make a joke pop-up book.

  • Make a board game about pranks.

  • Write a story about gremlins that pull pranks on people.

  • Write a jingle about your favorite joke.

  • Prepare and perform a prank skit.

  • Create a scrapbook that displays your pranking activities.

  • Hold a mock court trial over a prank that went too far.

  • Create a book cover for a joke book.

  • Brainstorm for some new pranks that you design.

  • Try these optical illusions:

    • spinning color wheels: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/spinning-color-wheels-lesson-plan/

    • Leonardo's eye illusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8owCtUTaMd0

    • optical delusions: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/optical-delusion-lesson-plan/

    • optical spinners: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/geometric-optic-spinner-lesson-plan/

  • Is Mona Lisa smiling because she's part of one of Leonardo's pranks? Is the Mona Lisa itself a joke? Some people say it's actually a self-portrait of Leonardo himself.

  • Is there a hidden song in the Last Supper? Write your thoughts.

  • Learn to juggle.

  • Design your own pranks. Include who is being tricked, where the prank occurs, when it is happening, and any necessary materials and steps to make the trick work. Write out your plan, complete with diagrams.

  • Make a Crayola joke book: http://www.crayola.com/crafts/detail/jolly-joke-book-craft/

  • Find hidden faces in Leonardo's art: http://www.n2davinciandbeyond.com/

  • Create some imagined creatures online: https://switchzoo.com/zoo.htm

  • Stitch together parts from various stuffed animals to make a new creature.

  • Try some of these pranks:

    • Cup prank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNfZQVpH8PM

    • Play with pranks from a joke shop.

    • Wet a tissue with milk and run around holding the tissue to your eye pretending you stuck your pen in your eye, when somebody comes close, squeeze the tissue to make the Milk spurt out all over the place.

    • Play with a rubber snake. Use fishing line to make it wiggle.

    • Make rattlesnake eggs: From http://www.instructables.com/id/Rattle-Snake-Eggs-Prank/#step1

    • Do a gravity trick: https://imgur.com/gallery/6pW57ou

    • Frost a sponge. Decorate it as you would a regular cake. Give your victim a plastic knife, they'll never be able to cut into it!

    • Replace the filling in Oreos

    • Use a voice recorder to prank your friends. Figure out a way to secretly record their voices or maybe record your own message to surprise them when they least expect it.

    • Various pranks: http://www.discoverfun.com/april-fools-practical-jokes-prank-website/great-april-fools-day-pranks/index.html

    • Water bottle prank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00pYfvRvqow

  • Do an April Fool's Day Unit: http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/april.html

  • Go on a snipe hunt.

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