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.
The first thing Hailey did was make a KWL chart… she listed the things she knows and the things she wants to know.
Then we got some books out of the library… some ocean related books…
and some dolphin related books. There were just so many good ones I couldn’t decide what to pick!
We really enjoyed the books, but this was our favorite. There were so many interesting facts and bright, colorful pictures.
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.
She is also creating a dolphin lapbook, which is not done either. Come back later this week to see a post about that.
We made a yummy treat to go along with our ocean theme… Hunter ate his before I could take a picture.
They turned out cute! It’s just a graham cracker with blue frosting, some goldfish and some sprinkles.
Hailey was pleased with the results too
Of course, we had to make a craft, and we decided to make a killer whale.
black construction paper
something to paint with
Hunter saw me setting up to do an activity and he got super excited to get started!
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.
Add some googly eyes
Some yarn for a mouth
Our completed killer whales.
If you’re looking for more beach/ocean related activities I have posted several this month- check them out!
Check out some (or all!) of the other bloggers participating in Poppins Book Nook:
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom – Royal Baloo – 3 Dinosaurs – Monsters Ed – Chestnut Grove Academy – Growing in God’s Grace – Royal Little Lambs – Life with Moore Babies – Teach Beside Me – The Usual Mayhem – Mum Central – Fantastic Fun and Learning – Kathys Cluttered Mind – Play Create Explore – Toddler Approved – Growing Book by Book – Adventures in Mommydom – B-Inspired Mama – The Fairy and The Frog – Edventures with Kids – Learning & Growing the Piwi way – A Gluten Free Journey – Mom to Crazy Monkeys – No Doubt Learning – Preschool Powol Packets – To The Moon and Back – Our Craft ~N~ Things – Farm Fresh Adventures – Proverbial Homemaker
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