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Archived Newsletters The EnchantedLearning.com
Weekly Newsletter March 27, 2002

The EnchantedLearning.com Weekly Newsletter
March 27, 2002

Below you'll find a sampling of what's new at Enchanted Learning.

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*** CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR SPRINGTIME AND EASTER ***
It's time to get ready for Spring and Easter with Enchanted Learning's crafts, activities, print-outs, and information pages.

Spring Crafts

Easter and Spring Crafts

*** ART COLORING PAGES AND ACTIVITIES ***
Visit our large new section of print-outs and on-line coloring pages of major works of art, plus art activities. This is a fun way for children to learn composition, to experiment with color, and to get to know famous works of art. You'll find Leonardo da Vinci and prehistoric cave art, Audubon and Hokusai, van Gogh and Vermeer, even Amish quilts and African masks. We have 60 pages already, and we're adding more all the time.

Art Coloring Pages and Activities

*** ANIMAL OPPOSITES COLORING BOOK PRINT-OUT ***
Print out this fun coloring book of animal opposites: heavy elephant vs. light hummingbird, fast horse vs. slow turtle, hard lobster vs. soft jellyfish, and more.

Animal Opposites Coloring Book

*** NEW LABEL-ME PRINT-OUTS ***
Come visit our new "Label-Me!" print-outs: "Label-Me!" maps of India and Egypt, and "Label-Me!" diagrams of the Emperor penguin and the flamingo. Read the descriptions, then label the map or diagram.

India Label-Me! Print-out

Egypt Label-Me! Print-out

Emperor Penguin Label-Me! Print-out

Flamingo Label-Me! Print-out

Many More Label-Me! Print-outs (for all ages)

*** NEW COLORING BOOKS: SIMPLE FRENCH AND SPANISH WORDS ***
Check out our six new coloring books, and start your children learning a foreign language. You'll find shapes, colors, and animals; each of the coloring books has both a French version and a Spanish version.

Coloring Books and Other Activity Books You Can Make

*** THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE ***
For $15 million, the United States in 1803 purchased land from France extending from the Port of New Orleans as far as what is now Montana. This comes to less than 3 cents per acre; it must be one of the best real estate deals in the history of the world.

The Louisiana Purchase (web page, plus a quiz print-out)

*** THE CONTINENTS AT ENCHANTED LEARNING ***
We've grouped together print-outs, information, and activities to make an easy-to-use Enchanted Learning resource on each continent.

Africa

Antarctica

Asia

Australia

Europe

North America

South America

*** EXPLORERS OF THE NEW WORLD ***
Read about the traders, explorers, scientists, missionaries, and conquistadors who explored the Western Hemisphere.

Explorers of North and Central America

Explorers of South America

*** NEW CLOZE PRINT-OUTS: T. REX AND DR. SEUSS ***
Print out our new cloze activities: one on Tyrannosaurus rex and one on Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). Cloze print-outs are fill-in-the-blank pages. Each of ours has a word bank. Students practice their reading comprehension skills by figuring out the right word in context for each blank. (And, if this is new to you, yes, the word "cloze" really does have a "z" in it!)

T. rex Cloze Print-out

Dr. Seuss Cloze Print-out

More Dinosaur Cloze Print-outs

More Cloze Activities for Early Writers

*** SHAPES AT ENCHANTED LEARNING ***
On our shapes theme page, you'll find activities for all ages:

- Fold a hexaflexagon.
- Build pictures with tangrams.
- Make a 5-pointed "Betsy Ross" star, and also a 3-D star.
- Construct regular polyhedra.
- Make a little paper box, perfect for a small gift.
- Print out coloring books on shapes (English, French, and Spanish).
- Solve our Simple Shapes "Label-Me!" Quiz Print-out.
- Color in geometric works of art (both modern art and an Amish quilt design).

Shapes at Enchanted Learning

*** INSECT MATH-CODE GAMES ***
Do simple math problems (one-digit additions and subtractions), then substitute letters for digits to answer an insect-related question. This is a series of 20 printable resources.

Insect Math-Code Games

*** OCCUPATIONS SCAVENGER HUNT ***
Use the Little Explorers picture dictionary to answer 20 questions on occupations, from "artist" to "zoologist." This print-out quiz helps young elementary-school children learn the names of occupations; at the same time, they get an introduction to research on the Internet.

Occupations Scavenger Hunt

*** I LOVE COLORS ***
We've revamped our "I Love Colors" page. You'll find on-line picture books of colors, as well as coloring book print-outs (in English and other languages). Make rainbow crafts, read our Rebus Rhymes that mention colors, and color in a rainbow lorikeet (you can color this Australian brush-tongued parrot on our interactive coloring page, or you can print it out and color it in with crayons).

I Love Colors

*** DUCKS AT ENCHANTED LEARNING ***
Our duck theme page includes duck rhymes, duck coloring print-outs, a duck craft, and information pages.

Duck Theme Page

*** HOW DO YOU GET DOWN FROM AN ELEPHANT? ***
Enjoy some very silly jokes about ducks.

Silly Duck Jokes

*** PAPER PLATE DUCK CRAFT ***
This easy-to-make duck is a cute craft that is made from construction paper and a single paper plate.

Paper Plate Duck Craft

*** ELSIE MARLEY, THE FIVE LITTLE DUCKS, AND SOLOMON GRUNDY REBUS RHYMES ***

"Elsie Marley's grown so fine, she won't get up to feed the swine, ...."

"Five little ducks went out one day, over the hill and far away...."

"Solomon Grundy, born on Monday, christened on Tuesday, ...."

We've added Elsie Marley, the Five Little Ducks, and Solomon Grundy to our collection of Rebus Rhymes, for pre-readers and beginning readers.

Elsie Marley Rebus Rhyme

The Five Little Ducks

Solomon Grundy Rebus Rhyme

More Rebus Rhymes (Mother Goose and others)

*** HANDPRINT CRAFTS ***
You'll enjoy these nine crafts that incorporate children's handprints -- everything from a beautiful handprint rainbow to the brand new handprint paper lilies.

Handprint Crafts
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All this, and much more, on our What's New page.

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