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Archived Newsletters The EnchantedLearning.com
Weekly Newsletter June 26, 2001

Here's a sampling of what's new at Enchanted Learning.

(To those of you who have asked: This is the first issue of the newsletter since June 3. We plan to return to our usual regular schedule, once every week or so.)
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*** ACTIVITIES AND CRAFTS FOR JULY 4 ***
July 4 is Independence Day in the U.S.A. You'll enjoy this fun selection of crafts and activities. You can make a red-white-and-blue windsock, a patriotic pinwheel, a "fireworks" glitter drawing, and much more. Learn about the Statue of Liberty, take Independence Day quizzes, find out how the President is chosen, and even print out and color your own state flag.

Activities and Crafts for July 4

*** THE BRAIN ***
Come visit Enchanted Learning's fascinating new web pages on the brain and nervous system. You'll find brain structure and function, an informative glossary, animal brain comparisons, a section on neurons (illustrated, and also containing a print-out), and much more.

The Brain

*** SECOND-LARGEST DINOSAUR DISCOVERED IN EGYPT ***
Read about the newly discovered Paralititan, which may have measured 100 feet long from head to tail. Marvel how times change -- the lush habitat where Paralititan lived is now part of the desert in Egypt.

Second-Largest Dinosaur Discovered in Egypt

*** MORE "LABEL ME!" PRINT-OUTS ***
We've added several new pages in our "Label Me!" series of elementary-level print-outs. First read the definitions, then label the diagram or map. Come check out our newest entries:

New Biology "Label-Me" Print-outs:
- Dolphin Anatomy
- Baleen Whale Anatomy
- Shark Anatomy
- Fish Anatomy
- Snail Anatomy
- Bee Anatomy
- Eye Anatomy
- Neuron Anatomy (Label the Nerve Cell)
- Tongue Taste Area Diagram

New Geography "Label-Me" Print-outs:
- Midwestern U.S. States
- Northeastern U.S. States
- Southern U.S. States
- Western U.S. States
- Midwestern U.S. State Capitals
- Northeastern U.S. State Capitals
- Southern U.S. State Capitals
- Western U.S. State Capitals

New Geology "Label-Me" Print-out:
- The Inside of the Earth

"Label-Me" Print-outs

*** "THANK YOU" GIFTS AND CARDS ***
Check out our collection of gifts and cards to make for friends, classroom volunteers, and others you want to thank.

"Thank You" Gifts and Cards

*** MEMORY CRAFTS ***
You'll enjoy our collection of memory books, boxes, and crafts. They're perfect as gifts for friends or classroom volunteers, or for yourself (to remember these times in later years) -- commemorate important events and people in your life.

Memory Crafts

*** FLOWER CRAFTS ***
Our Flower Crafts page is chock full of fun things to do and make, including a flowerpot pen holder with a beautiful decorated pen, delightful tissue-paper flowers, a painted flowerpot that is great as a gift, and many more crafts, activities, and print-outs.

Flower Crafts

*** PAPER PLATE BUTTERFLY AND LADYBUG PUPPET CRAFTS ***
It's easy to make your own butterfly or ladybug puppet from two paper plates. Make both and put on a show!

Paper Plate Butterfly Puppet Craft

Paper Plate Ladybug Puppet Craft

More Paper Plate Crafts

*** MEXICAN CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES ***
You'll enjoy making our paper plate maracas, a paper bag pinata, and a rubber-band box guitar. Plus: maps and geography of Mexico, the Mexican flag, dinosaurs found in Mexico, explorers of Mexico, the numbers in Spanish, and more.

Mexican Crafts and Activities

*** MAKE YOUR OWN DINOSAUR BONE ***
You can make your very own papier-mache "dinosaur bone" from a big cardboard tube, newspaper, and flour.

Make Your Own Papier-Mache Dinosaur Bone

*** PLASTER OF PARIS CRAFTS ***
Make your own sidewalk chalk, make a handprint of your child, make a flowerpot pen holder -- all from Plaster of Paris.

Plaster of Paris Crafts

*** OATMEAL BOX CRADLE CRAFT ***
You can use this easy-to-make cradle for a favorite doll or teddy bear.

Oatmeal Box Cradle Craft

*** ISABELLE EBERHARDT, EXPLORER OF NORTH AFRICA ***
Read about the unusual life of Swiss explorer Isabelle Eberhardt. Dressed as a man, she traveled extensively in North Africa, even being accepted by the members of a secret Sufi brotherhood.

Isabelle Eberhardt, Explorer of North Africa

*** FIRST EUROPEAN TO SEE THE MAYANS ***
Read about the Spaniard Francisco Fernandez de Cordoba. The first European to travel to the Yucatan Peninsula and the first to see the Mayan people, he also founded the first permanent Spanish settlements in what is now Nicaragua.

First European to See the Mayans

*** WYNKEN, BLYNKEN, AND NOD ***
Print out a "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" coloring page, or color the page online.

"Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" Print-out

"Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" On-line Coloring



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