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Don’t Try This at Home: Daredevils and Thrill Seekers

Have you ever done something scary that also turned out to be really fun? Maybe it was riding a bike for the first time, or jumping off the highest diving board, or getting onstage for a performance. You might remember the feeling: Maybe you were out of breath, your heart was pounding, or your palms were a little sweaty? This week, we’re taking those risks to new heights and exploring the lives of daredevils and thrill seekers—the people who climb mountains without ropes, swim with sharks (yikes!), and dive to the depths of the ocean...without oxygen. We’ll be riding the world’s fastest rollercoasters and learning all about movie stunts and extraordinary athletes. Are you ready? Just remember: Don’t try this at home.

what you’ll need

  • Paint
  • Paint brushes, including one small, flat brush
  • Tape and glue
  • Chalk
  • Laundry basket or old cardboard box that you can sit in
  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Stopwatch
  • Tin foil
  • Marbles or other small objects you can use to fill up your boat
  • Canvas for painting (optional; paper is also fine)

weekly family activity

Who’s everyone’s favorite solo explorer, ready to head into the unknown to save her family and community? Of course, we’re talking about Moana, and that’s the perfect film to accompany this adventure. This film is rentable on various streaming platforms, including Amazon and YouTube. (Be sure to check the Common Sense Media review to make sure it’s a good fit for your family.)

this week’s content builder:

EdNavigator

This week’s content was compiled by the educators, parents, and armchair tourists at EdNavigator.