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Monday, June 25, 2018

10 LEGO Tape Ideas & Giveaway

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In this video, we share 10 block tape Ideas that every LEGO fan will enjoy. This video shows you fun ways you can play and decorate with block tape. Our favorites among these ideas are the minifigure hotel and our light switch plate covers. What do you do with block tape? Tell us in the comments on YouTube.


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Contest ends July 31, 2018. Winners will be announced on our Twitter and Facebook. Contest is open to residents of the USA only due to shipping costs. Official Rules Here: http://blog.jayandharm.com/p/giveaways.html

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hiking Beacon Rock

Dad and Jay went into the Columbia River Gorge and hiked beacon rock. Despite the numerous plants sticking into the trail they managed to avoid getting any rashes from poison oak. The views of the gorge from the trail were amazing! The 360-degree camera went along too. So, you can experience the hike with us by watching this video:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

How to Find a Book

We learned how to find books at our local library. We used the library's electronic catalog to find a book of interest and then track that book down using it's dewey decimal system call number. In this trip to the library we researched books to help write a report about penguins. We also explore the children's, juvenile, and adult sections of the library.



We were excited to learn that our local library shared this video on their social media websites!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Don't be an Egghead, Buckle Up!

Newton's First Law of Motion says an Object in Motion tends to stay in motion and an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. We explored the basics of this physics concept. In this video we crash a remote control car loaded with raw eggs to demonstrate Newton's first law. We also learn that seatbelts are designed to help us stop with a car rather than continuing to move because of our momentum. Although the car comes to a near-instant stop, the momentum of the unrestrained egg allows it to keep moving. The results are messy!

We even invented a seat belt safety slogan "Don't be an egghead, buckle up!"

Check out the RC Car.

Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Makeup done wrong!

Here are some ideas of what you shouldn't do for your makeup on Valentine's Day 2018 (or any other day for that matter). In this video the girls attempt to do their makeup for the first time ever. They apply the makeup without any instruction on how to use the cosmetics and demonstrate what not to do.


Here are the products from this video:



#makeup #Valentinesday #Valentine #MakeupMistake

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Bat Alphabet




INTRODUCTION
LEGO Batman and Batgirl take a tour through the alphabet in this stop motion video.  A bat-themed word is associated with each letter.  Harmony and dad created this video after building letters out of blocks to help learn the alphabet. This project involved over 1,250 individual photos and we lost track of the number of hours. We hope you enjoy the video.

ABC GAME
As you watch the video look for another item that starts with the letter being displayed. If you find one leave us a comment telling us what you found. We hid something extra in most, but not all, of the letters. For example, A is for Alfred but if you watch closely it also could have been for Apple.

DOWNLOAD
To download the worksheet shown in the video, Click Here.
Free download ABC Worksheet

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Canoe Conundrum - LEGO Stop Motion

DESCRIPTION
This short story follows a misbehaving boy's nightmares after he ruins his sister's toy bear. Several of the LEGO models you see were created by kids following along with the Booster Bricks story.  To see the model building in action watch here: https://youtu.be/r0v_oPLIfyc 
This fun story is based on the November 2017 Booster Bricks LEGO subscription box.  Check them out at http://www.BoosterBricks.com 

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SPECIAL THANKS

Most of the voices were provided by the Brickhead Family.  Check them out at on YouTube

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

How Are Laws Made?

Summary
From the steps of the United States Capitol Building Jayden explains how a bill becomes an act and then a law along with some of the obstacles that can trip up the process. As part of the explanation Jayden borrows the song "I'm Just a Bill up on Capitol Hill from Disney's Schoolhouse Rock. 

Most bills start as an idea that someone shares with their congress person.  The congress person introduces the bill to congress for consideration and debate.  If the bill is voted on favorably in the House and the Senate sides of Congress the bill becomes an Act of Congress and goes to the White House for signature.  If the president signs the Act it becomes law.  If the president gives the Act a veto it usually dies.  In some cases Congress will vote again and can pass a vetoed act into law with a two-thirds favorable majority.   Law can be challenged in the court systems of which the Supreme Court is the highest authority.

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