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Teaching Resources: Google’s 3D Animals

Teaching Resources: Google’s 3D Animals

You may not be able to get out and visit a regular zoo, but with Google’s 3D animal feature you can bring the zoo to you!

How To Use the Feature

It’s super simple! All you have to do is Google the name of the animal you would like to see in 3D. Google put’s it’s AR right at the top of the search, so when you scroll down you should see your animal with the button “View in 3D”.

 

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You even get some facts about each animal that you are viewing, so you can make a whole lesson plan out of it!

After you click the “View in 3D” button, you will be directed to a screen that has a 360-degree view of your animal that you are able to zoom in and out on. From here you can make the animal appear against a white background OR in the center of your room, but sliding the between “AR” and “Object”.

The best part about this feature is the animal is actually moving the whole time as if it’s real. You can see it blink, twist it’s head, open it’s mouth, roar, swim, etc.

 

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What Animals Can I View in Google 3D?

You can view any of these animals using Google’s 3D feature:

  • Alligator
  • Angler Fish
  • Ball Python
  • Brown Bear
  • Cat
  • Cheetah
  • Deer
  • Dog
    • Bulldog
    • Pomeranian
    • Lab
    • Pug
    • Rottweiler
  • Duck
  • Eagle
  • Emperor Penguin
  • Giant Panda
  • Goat
  • Hedgehog
  • Horse
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Macaw
  • Octopus
  • Racoon
  • Shark
  • Shetland Pony
  • Snake
  • Tiger
  • Turtle
  • Wolf

There is no official list from Google; however this list has grown since first launching the program, and 9 to 5 Google predicts more will be added over time.

 

Octopus in Google 3D

 

The animal kingdom is just a click away, so what are you waiting for?

 

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Daily Schedule for Parents Teaching Kids at Home

As more and more schools close their doors and suspend classes for the year, many parents are faced with the difficult duty of continuing their child’s education from home.

For working adults that are busy continuing to adjust to their new work-from-home lifestyle, it can be a lot to try and juggle. So, many parents have turned to social media to ask homeschooling parents for advice on how to go about teaching their kids.

 

 

Their number one piece of advice? Structure.

Emotions are already running high, due to COVID-19 and the anxiety it brings. So, it is important to keep your child’s day as routine and “school-like” as possible. That means it is up to parents to create a studious environment for their kids. Give them a corner in your home that they can designate as their desk, somewhere that they can keep their supplies and do their homework. This will help them distinguish between home-time and school-time.

You should also create a daily homeschooling schedule. Kids are used to having their days completely planned out for them, and much like adults, can get easily frustrated when their daily routine is thrown off. Sit down as a family and discuss what they were learning in school before the shutdown and what time they had different subjects. Together you can build a schedule that works for everyone.

You can download a free Daily Homeschool Schedule developed and used by a Teacher & current Homeschooling Parent below OR use it as a template to create your own!

 

Homeschooling Daily Schedule

 

PRO TIP: When creating a school schedule, make sure to put harder subjects at the beginning of the day before kids get tired and their minds start to wonder.

 

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Virtual Tour- Disney World Rides

Virtual Tour- Disney World Rides

Looking for resources to help entertain your kids while they are at home this spring?

You don’t have to create complex projects and lesson plans, there are thousands of Virtual Field Trips your kids can take right from your living room.

Discover the magical world of Disney with Virtual Disney World Rides. Thanks to filming park-goers, kids stuck at home can sit back and enjoy their Virtual Field Trip at the park. All for free!

So, strap yourself in tight, and enjoy the wonders of Disney World below.

 

Space Mountain

 

 

It’s a Small World

 

Frozen Ever After

 

Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

 

Splash Mountain

 

Hogwarts Express 

 

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

 

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

 

& many more!

To find other high-quality Virtual Disney World Rides try searching, “POV rides” on Youtube or visit the iThemePark Youtube page. They are notorious for filming virtual point of view rides from parks across the country like Disney and Universal.

If you would like to make a whole lesson plan, or feel like it needs to be a bit more, “educational” check out these free Walt Disney Teaching Resources that you can use to go along with your kid’s Disney World Virtual Field Trip.

 

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Easy Snack Ideas for Kids

Easy Snack Ideas for Kids

It’s no secret that kids (and most adults) love to snack, but we all know filling a snack drawer can get expensive. We want to make snack-time easier on you (and your wallet), so we’ve have compiled a list of easy snack ideas for kids filled with so many recipes, even the pickiest of eaters can enjoy.

The best part is, these are recipes that use ingredients you probably already have at home and you can make ahead of time and grab when you are on the go!

To make it even easier for you, each recipe is linked back to our Pinterest Board: Easy Snacks For Kids, so all you have to do is click on the picture and it will direct you to the recipe!

 

1. Turkey and Cheese Crescent Rolls

Easy Snacks for Kids

 

2. 5 Ingredient Ranch Snack Mix

Easy after school snacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Chicken Nugget Sliders

After School Snacks for Kids

 

4. Apple Monster Cookies

After School Snacks

 

5. Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark

After School Snacks

 

6. Butterfly Snack Bags

Easy After school Snacks

 

7. Chocolate Dipped Clementines

After School Snacks for Kids

 

8. Unsandwiches

Kids Snacks

 

9. Chunky Monkey Bites

Easy Snacks

 

10. Corn Dog Nuggets

Back to School

 

11. 3 Ingredient Cereal Bars

back to school snacks

 

12. Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pinwheels

after school snacks

 

13. Energy Balls

Easy Snack Recipes

 

14. Banana and Nutella Sushi

No Bake Snacks for Kids

 

15. Pizza Toast

Easy Dinner Recipe

 

16. Ham, Turkey, and Cheese Roll-Ups

Easy Snack Idea

 

17. Animal Cracker Parfait

Easy Snacks

 

18. Cheesy Taco Sticks

Snacks

 

19. Puppy Chow

Easy Puppy Chow Recipe

 

20. Frozen Fruit and Granola Cup

Fruit Cup Recipe

 

21. Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

Baked Recipes

 

22. Banana Splits on a Stick

Easy On the Go Snacks

 

23. PB, Fruit, and Rice Cakes

Rice Cake Snack Ideas

 

24. Ham and Pickle Roll Ups

Simple Snacks

 

25. Frozen Fruit and Yogurt Sticks

Frozen Snacks

 

Head over to our Pinterest for more easy snack ideas for kids! We have also included ways to organize your snack drawer and pantry. Don’t forget to give us a follow at California Casualty to stay up to date on every new recipe idea we discover! Scan our Pincode with your Pinterest camera to follow:

 

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Indoor Activities for Children

Indoor Activities for Children

Just because your kids are home, doesn’t mean they have to sit inside bored (or run rampage on your house). We’ve compiled a list of the best indoor activities designed to help your children burn off that extra energy!

  1. YouTube Dance Along Channel 
  2. Scavenger Hunt
  3. Baking
  4. Indoor Camping
  5. Smores
  6. Write a Story
  7. Homemade Stamps
  8. Make Puppets and Put on a Puppet Show
  9. Paper Airplanes
  10. Create a Game 
  11. Rock Painting
  12. Make Jewelry Or Pasta Jewelry
  13. Origami
  14. Tie Dye or Tie Dye With Kool-Aid
  15. Build a Solar System Model
  16. 3D Pen Activities
  17. Play Dress Up
  18. Decorate Flower Pots
  19. Make Play Dough
  20. DIY Laser Maze
  21. Indoor Bowling
  22. Obstacle Course
  23. Marshmallow Shooters
  24. Alexa Games
  25. Balloon Tennis
  26. Target Golf

Want a little more variety? We’ve got you covered. We have all of these indoor activities and more on our “Indoor Activities for Kids” board on Pinterest, check it out by clicking here. And don’t forget to give us a follow at California Casualty to stay up to date on every new tip, trick, and gift we discover! Scan our Pincode with your Pinterest camera to follow:

Memes from Parents Homeschooling Their Kids

Memes from Parents Homeschooling Their Kids

Schools are closed across the nation to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and that means many children are now stuck at home trying to learn the rest of their curriculum from their parents.

Although most parents didn’t have a choice in the matter of homeschooling their kids, it seems this whole ordeal has made them appreciate teachers just a little bit more.

Put a smile on your face and read our favorite Facebook statuses made by parents homeschooling their kids below!

 

Day 1, this should be easy-right?: 

 

Homeschooling kids

 

Homeschooling kids

 

Homeschooling kids

 

Homeschooling kids

 

Day 2, not going great: 

 

Homeschooling kids

 

Homeschooling kids

 

Day 3, 4, 5, 6, and beyond…SOS:

 

Homeschooling kids

 

Homeschooling kids

 

Home Schooling Memes

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

Parents Homeschooling their children memes

 

Parent Homeschooling memes

 

Parents Homeschooling their children memes

 

Parents Homeschooling their children memes

 

 

Here’s some advice from the Teachers:

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

Parent Homeschooling Memes

 

Parents Homeschooling their children memes

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

Parents Homeschooling their children memes

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

…And something we can all agree on:

 

Homeschooling kids memes

 

 

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