Poppins Book Nook- Ocean/Beach Theme


The theme for the Poppins Book Nook for the month of July is ocean/beach.  This worked out perfectly for us because Hailey really showed a big interest in learning about the ocean after our recent trip to the beach.

Dolphin Unit

Dolphin Unit

The first thing Hailey did was make a KWL chart… she listed the things she knows and the things she wants to know.

Ocean Unit

Then we got some books out of the library… some ocean related books…

Dolphin Unit

and some dolphin related books.  There were just so many good ones I couldn’t decide what to pick!

Dolphin Unit

We really enjoyed the books, but this was our favorite.  There were so many interesting facts and bright, colorful pictures.

Dolphin Unit

Hailey is working on a unit study about dolphins.  We didn’t finish it in time to include it in this post, but I hope to post about later this week as we are almost done.

Dolphin Unit

She is also creating a dolphin lapbook, which is not done either.  Come back later this week to see a post about that.

Dolphin Unit Snack

We made a yummy treat to go along with our ocean theme… Hunter ate his before I could take a picture.

Dolphin Unit Snack

They turned out cute!  It’s just a graham cracker with blue frosting, some goldfish and some sprinkles.

Dolphin Unit Snack

Hailey was pleased with the results too 🙂

Of course, we had to make a craft, and we decided to make a killer whale.

Dolphin Unit Craft

You’ll need:
paper plate
black paint
black construction paper
something to paint with
googly eyes

Dolphin Unit Craft

Hunter saw me setting up to do an activity and he got super excited to get started!

Dolphin Unit Craft

The first thing we did was draw a line with a pencil on the plates, showing how far we wanted the black paint to go.  Then Hunter and Hailey painted their plates.

Dolphin Unit Craft

Add some googly eyes

Dolphin Unit Craft

Some yarn for a mouth

Dolphin Unit Craft

Our completed killer whales.

 If you’re looking for more beach/ocean related activities I have posted several this month- check them out!

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4 comments on “Poppins Book Nook- Ocean/Beach Theme

  1. Andrea @ No Doubt Learning on said:

    We have Kids Everything Dolphins too – such a great book! Hilarious googly eyes 🙂

  2. Jodie at Growing Book by Book on said:

    KWL charts can be so helpful to document learning.

  3. Natalie on said:

    We also had a mini-ocean unit, but our theme was sharks. We read a similar National Geographic book about sharks with a lot of interesting facts. Unfortunately, daughter was not at all interested in crafts.

  4. Ashley on said:

    LOVE those whales! So cute!

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