01
Apr

Poppins Book Nook- Where in the World

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The theme this month for Poppins Book Nook was “Where in the World?”

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This was perfect timing for us because we are learning about different countries around the world. We are going to Disney World pretty soon and so I decided it would be fun to learn about each of the countries we will see while we are at Epcot.  So, we have been using the Expedition Earth curriculum to help us learn about these countries.

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 We have been using this book- “Children Just Like Me” and it’s so interesting!!  Hailey loves this book and she loves learning about how children live their day to day lives in other countries.  She loves to take notes while I read, which is unusual for her because she hates to write!  But, she is just so fascinated learning about children the same age as her that she wants to write down what she learns.

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We are also using these books- “A Trip Around the World” and “Another Trip Around the World.”  There is a lot of interesting information in these books- interesting facts about the countries, fun activities to do, yummy recipes to try and more.

So…. here are some of the activities we have done:

China:

Expedition Earth- China

We made these fancy fans.

Expedition Earth- China

We decorated Chinese lanterns.  (Hunter picks his own clothes, so you’ll have to ignore the clash in colors :-) )

Week in Review

Hailey built the Great Wall of China and we created this display for an Educational Fair she had at our homeschool co-op.

Expedition Earth- China

 We went out to eat at a Chinese restaurant.

See more activities from our China studies.

Japan:

Expedition Earth- Japan

Hailey made the Itsukushima Torii Shrine out of playdough and then she painted it.

Expedition Earth- Japan

Hailey and Hunter made some Japanese rock gardens.

Expedition Earth- Japan

Hailey made an origami cat.

Expedition Earth- Japan

We made some pretty colorful carp.

Expedition Earth- Japan

We also ate some delicious Japanese food.

See more activities from our Japan Studies.

 United Kingdom:

Expedition Earth- United Kingdom

Hailey made Big Ben.

See more of our United Kingdom activities.

 Ireland:

Week In Review

Hailey tried lots of different foods from Ireland.

Week In Review

We learned that the harp is the national symbol of Ireland.  Hailey and Hunter liked trying to play a harp.

 France:

Expedition Earth- France

Hailey had a lot of fun making soap.

Expedition Earth- France

We built the Eiffel tower.

Expedition Earth- France

 Hailey made some super yummy chocolate truffles.

 I haven’t done a full post of all of our activities from France, so you’ll have to come back if you want to see everything we did :-)

Italy:

Expedition Earth- Italy

We learned about volcanos and made one of our own.

Expedition Earth- Italy

Hailey used blocks to build the Roman Colosseum.

Expedition Earth- Italy

A definite favorite activity was painting like Michelangelo- I taped paper under Hunter’s table and they had a great time painting under there!

I haven’t done a full post of all of our activities from Italy, so you’ll have to come back if you want to see everything we did :-)

We are having so much fun learning about these different countries!!  I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into the fun we have been having.

 Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of Where in the World!  The winner must reside within the United States. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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6 comments on “Poppins Book Nook- Where in the World

  1. Michelle on said:

    What a great collection of books and activities!! It looks like you had a lot of fun.

  2. Ashley on said:

    What great fun you all had! I really need to find that book (Children just like Me) for my kids! Geography is way more fun when learned with culture!

  3. Leah Courtney on said:

    I love the Kids Like Me book. And there are so many great activities here! Thanks for the ideas.

  4. Brittney @ Mom's Heart on said:

    What a wonderful theme with so many fun hands-on activities!

  5. First, your kids are so cute!! The photos are fantastic! It looks like your family had fun with Children Just Like Me. I loved the painting like Michelangelo activity.

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  6. Rebecca Ray on said:

    I have purchased the Expedition Earth curriculum, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet! Thanks for the inspiration to remember it :-)

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