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Teacher Cartoons 1

Marcus Owen was a full time school teacher for 20 years before finally fulfilling his dream to pursue a career as an artist. His funny and sadly true teacher cartoons is spot on and quite funny.

Parents during any school break.

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When admin comes in the break room.

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Pain in the ass observations

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And it just started…

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Love, Fun And Wisdom

Brian

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April Fools´ Day

April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting “April fool” at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.

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Aside from April Fools’ Day, the custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one’s neighbour has historically been relatively common in the world.

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.

Problems With This Explanation

There are at least two difficulties with this explanation. The first is that it doesn’t fully account for the spread of April Fools’ Day to other European countries. The Gregorian calendar was not adopted by England until 1752, for example, but April Fools’ Day was already well established there by that point. The second is that we have no direct historical evidence for this explanation, only conjecture, and that conjecture appears to have been made more recently.

Constantine and Kugel

Another explanation of the origins of April Fools’ Day was provided by Joseph Boskin, a professor of history at Boston University. He explained that the practice began during the reign of Constantine, when a group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine, amused, allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. Kugel passed an edict calling for absurdity on that day, and the custom became an annual event.

“In a way,” explained Prof. Boskin, “it was a very serious day. In those times fools were really wise men. It was the role of jesters to put things in perspective with humor.”

This explanation was brought to the public’s attention in an Associated Press article printed by many newspapers in 1983. There was only one catch: Boskin made the whole thing up. It took a couple of weeks for the AP to realize that they’d been victims of an April Fools’ joke themselves.

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Spring Fever

It is worth noting that many different cultures have had days of foolishness around the start of April, give or take a couple of weeks. The Romans had a festival named Hilaria on March 25, rejoicing in the resurrection of Attis. The Hindu calendar has Holi, and the Jewish calendar has Purim. Perhaps there’s something about the time of year, with its turn from winter to spring, that lends itself to lighthearted celebrations.

Observances Around the World

April Fools’ Day is observed throughout the Western world. Practices include sending someone on a “fool’s errand,” looking for things that don’t exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things.

The French call April 1 Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.

Watch out there……

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Happy Easter Games

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During the Christian calendar event, it’s become customary to buy chocolate eggs.

The sweet treats have a hollow centre, which has become a symbol of Jesus’ empty tomb.

According to the Bible, the Son of God’s body was laid out in the tomb after crucifixion.

The scriptures state that when the stone covering the entrance was moved, the corpse was nowhere to be found and onlookers discovered that Jesus had risen.

This is another reason why eggs are a common part of the religious ritual, as they’re a sign of rebirth.

 Rabbits were used in pagan festivals and it's believed this theme spread to Easter

Bunnies are nowhere to be found in the Biblical scriptures, but this hasn’t stopped the cute creatures from becoming associated with the Christian festival.

Easter bunnies were incorporated into mainstream tradition in the 17th Century.

Early depictions from Germany showed the floppy-eared creatures delivering toys and eggs in baskets to Christian families.

It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of the rabbit symbol, but many scholars believe it stems from pagan ritual.

The pagan festival Eostre is dedicated to the goddess of fertility, who is often depicted as a rabbit.

As the term “to go at it like rabbits” suggests, the animals are often associated with fertility.

This ties in well with the Bible, as Easter celebrates the rebirth of Jesus following his crucifixion.

Easter is a Christian tradition that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and marks the end of Lent.

Those who follow the Bible believe that Christ was crucified at Calvary on Good Friday.

Accounts of the Gospel state that the son of God was betrayed by Judas, before he was sentenced to death.

After the crucifixion, the scriptures say that Jesus’ body was taken from the cross and placed in a tomb guarded by Roman soldiers.

HILARIOUS EASTER GAMES FOR ALL AGES

There is just something magical about spring. Maybe it’s the fact that you can be outside for more than five minutes without freezing or that the hours of light are longer or the colorful flowers popping up all over the place. Who knows.

Robin Williams had it right when he said said “Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party.” So naturally, with the weather finally being warm enough to be outside for a few minutes, I threw a party to celebrate spring.

You can see all of the details from the spring party here, but I wanted to give you a reason to throw your own spring celebration, okay 12 reasons in the form of 12 fun Easter games you should play to celebrate spring finally being here! But be warned, you may be laughing too hard to actually get through all of them.

12 FUN EASTER GAMES

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THESE EASTER GAMES

This supply list is to play all of the games listed below. Supplies for individual games can be found within the game instructions. Enjoy!

HOW TO PLAY THESE EASTER GAMES

There are a couple of different ways you can play these games.

  • For groups of six or under – Play the games Minute to Win It style where you have each person play each of the games, all at the same time. Players try to be the first to complete each game.
  • For groups of more than six – Split your group into equally sized teams (i.e., split into teams of six or teams of four depending on how many people you have). For each game, have each team send up a representative from their team to play the game and the team representatives will compete against each other to be the first one to complete each game.

HOW TO KEEP SCORE FOR THESE SPRING GAMES

You can either just give the winning team one point for each game they win or if you want to make it a little more fair, you can give the winning team five points, 2nd place three points, and third place, one point. Then the team with the highest total at the end wins the prize.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THESE EASTER PARTY GAMES

#1 – EGG HUNT RELAY

Supplies Needed:

How to Play:

Hide plastic eggs like you would for an Easter egg hunt, making sure there are enough eggs hidden for each player playing. You can either fill the eggs if you’re not doing an Easter egg hunt or doing candy of any kind or just use empty plastic eggs as part of the game instead. Just make sure the players know they’re empty or you’ll have a lot of disappointed people.

Line each team up in a straight line. The first player on each team must run to the designated area, find an egg, and return to their team. The next player must do the same, continuing until every person on the team has found an egg.

2 – IT’S POPSICLE TIME

Supplies: 

  1. Dixie Cups
  2. Jelly beans
  3. Popsicle sticks

How to Play:

Give each player a little cup filled with Jelly Belly beans and a popsicle stick. When the game starts, players must put the popsicle stick in their mouth and then add Jelly Belly Beans to it until they are balancing six Jelly Belly Beans on the popsicle stick to win.

3 – DON’T SPRING BREAK (TWO PLAYER GAME)

Supplies: 

How to Play:

This game is played like a water balloon toss. Have one player from each team line up in a horizontal line then have their teammate stand facing them in a parallel line. Give each team a plastic egg filled with Jelly Belly beans.

One teammate will toss the egg to the other teammate and they must catch it without breaking it. If they drop the egg or break the egg and spill the Jelly Belly beans out of it, they are out. After each toss, one of the teammates must take a step back and they toss again. The last team to drop the egg wins.

4 – SPRING CLEANING

Supplies Needed: 

  • Small bowls
  • Jelly beans in five different colors (e.g., red, purple, blue, green, and orange) – all mixed together
  • Five clear plastic cups per player

How to Play: 

Give each player a bowl full of five different colored Jelly Belly beans such as red, purple, blue, green, and orange, making sure everyone has the same exact number of jelly beans. Place the five cups per player around them in a circle.

Players must sort the cup of jelly beans by picking out one Jelly Belly bean at a time and then placing it in one of the cups, designating that cup for only that color. First player to sort their jelly beans into the five cups first wins.

20+ spring party games to keep your guests laughing all night long, so fun and hilarious!

5 – LET’S PLAY BALL

Supplies Needed: 

  1. Table
  2. Bottles
  3. Foam baseball (this makes it a bit harder on purpose)

How to Play:

Stack the bottles on top of each other so you have a pyramid with three at the bottom, two in the middle, and one on the top. Players must stand behind a line and toss baseballs to knock a stack of bottles completely off a surface using just the baseball. If you’re playing with younger kids, they can stand closer and just knock the tower down, not off the table.

6 – SPOON FULL OF SUGAR

Supplies Needed: 

How to Play:

Fill a bowl completely full of Jelly Belly beans. Set the bowl on a table on one side of the room.

Give each team a spoon and a small cup. Players must transfer Jelly Belly beans from the bowl to the fill their small cup using only the provided spoon, which must be in the player’s mouth anytime it is touching the jelly beans.

 

7 – SPRING UP

Supplies Needed: 

How to Play:

Players must keep three spring colored balloons up in the air. If players can keep them up for more than a minute, start adding an extra balloon per 30 seconds until someone gets out. If it’s too tough, have them try again with two balloons.

8 – SPRING FLING

Supplies Needed: 

How to Play: 

Connect the ends of the silk flowers to the ends of actual metal springs (coils), testing to make sure the flowers bounce.

Give each player a flower with a spring attached and a little cup of Jelly Belly beans. Players put one of the Jelly Belly Beans in the middle of the spring loaded flower and then must push the spring down to make the Jelly Belly Bean spring up.

You can either play the first person to catch five of their own sprung Jelly Belly beans or you can have them spring the Jelly Belly beans to a teammate. Either way, it’s pretty hilarious.

9 – SWING INTO SPRING

Supplies Needed:

How to Play:

Give a member of each team a small bouquet of fake silk flowers. Another member of the team must toss a plastic Easter egg from a designated “pitching” line, and the first player must try to hit the egg with the flowers (like baseball). The first player to hit and crack open five plastic eggs with the flowers wins.

10 – PUDDLE JUMPER

Supplies Needed: 

  • Empty water bottles
  • Jelly Beans

How to Play:

Give each team two water bottles, one completely filled with Jelly Belly beans and the other completely empty. Players must transfer all of the Jelly Belly beans from one water bottle to the other. If they drop Jelly Belly beans on the ground, they have to put the ones that dropped back in the bottle they started in and keep going. First player to transfer all jelly beans wins.

11 – SWEET AS SPRING

Supplies Needed:

How to Play:

Pick out 3-4 spring Jelly Belly bean recipes from this list such as strawberry shortcake, fruit salad, and berry smoothie. Give each team a bowl full of Jelly Belly beans that includes the necessary Jelly Belly beans for the chosen recipes AND other Jelly Belly beans. In addition to the bowl of Jelly Belly beans, give each team a recipe card that has just the names of the flavors (not the pictures) for each recipe they have to “make.”

When you say go, teams must put together the correct Jelly Belly bean combinations for the chosen recipes by tasting the Jelly Belly beans in the provided bowl. First team to make all of the recipes wins.

12 – SPRING FEVER (TWO PLAYERS) 

Supplies Needed: 

How to Play:

Give each team a chilled wash cloth. One teammate must toss the chilled wash cloth onto the other’s forehead to “cool” their spring fever. First team to get the chilled wash cloth to stay on their teammate’s forehead (without the teammate’s help), wins.

GREAT PRIZE IDEAS FOR THESE EASTER GAMES

If you’re playing the games to have either one or two individual winners, you’ll want to get something that’s a big more exciting for the prize. If you’re doing something where an entire team wins, you’ll want to stick with something on the less expensive side. Here are some of my favorite Easter prize ideas! This list is in order from younger kid prizes to adults and older kids toward the end! If all else fails, just go with a gift card for adults! It’s always a safe bet.

Have a great Easter

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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