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Poppins Book Nook- Ocean/Beach Theme

29
Jul

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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
pencil
googly eyes
glue
yarn

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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Check out some (or all!) of the other bloggers participating in Poppins Book Nook:

Enchanted Homeschooling MomRoyal Baloo3 DinosaursMonsters EdChestnut Grove AcademyGrowing in God’s GraceRoyal Little LambsLife with Moore BabiesTeach Beside MeThe Usual MayhemMum CentralFantastic Fun and LearningKathys Cluttered MindPlay Create ExploreToddler ApprovedGrowing Book by BookAdventures in MommydomB-Inspired MamaThe Fairy and The FrogEdventures with KidsLearning & Growing the Piwi wayA Gluten Free JourneyMom to Crazy Monkeys No Doubt LearningPreschool Powol PacketsTo The Moon and Back Our Craft ~N~ ThingsFarm Fresh AdventuresProverbial Homemaker

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Bee Crafty Kids- Rainbow Fish

12
Jul

I am super excited to be co-hosting the Bee Crafty Kids link up!!  Every Friday I will be posting a fun craft that you can do with your kids.  I will be co-hosting with 3 other wonderful ladies.  Since it’s our first week to host together I wanted to introduce you to the other Bee Crafty Kids co-hosts:

To the Moon and Back

 

Dusty is a stay at home mother of three who is expecting her fourth child this summer! She has been married to the love of her life for nearly 8 years and is trying to figure out her own path while devouring chocolate and leaning on the Lord. She blogs about homeschooling, home making, motherhood, and faith at To the Moon and Back. You can also keep up with her on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

 

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Jolene is a homeschooling blogger who hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a wife and mom of 4 children aged 11, 6, 4 and 22 months. Her family are all avid readers and love spending time together reading, watching movies and spending time in the outdoors. You can read her blog at Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy and follow along as she homeschools on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

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Selena is a former tax accountant-turned-homeschooling mom of four. She is a homeschooling graduate herself who was able to go on to college and begin a career in finance, so she knows from experience that homeschooling works! The family practices eclectic homeschooling and both Selena and her husband Jay weave in aspects from all of the major homeschooling methods to create a well-rounded, relaxed learning style for their children. Selena shares her family’s homeschooling adventures every weekday at Look! We’re Learning! Readers can keep up with the family by subscribing via email or by following Look! We’re Learning! on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Now, on to the fun craft I have planned to share with you!!

Here at Our Crafts ~N~ Things we are learning all about the ocean and the beach throughout the month of July.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Today our craft is this super cute and simple rainbow fish.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Here is what you’ll need: 2 paper plates, 3 coffee filters, water colors, wiggly eyes, craft stick, scissors, hole punch, glue and yarn.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Line up the 2 paper plates like this.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Cut out a small triangle shape while holding the plates together, which will be the mouth.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Have each child use water colors to paint 2 paper plates.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Each child will need to paint 3 coffee filters using water colors.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Once everything is dry, fold the coffee filters into fourths.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Cut a slit around the middle of each plate, behind the mouth for gills.  Insert the pointed end of the coffee filter into the gill.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Turn the plate over and glue the pointed end of the filter onto the back of the plate.
Repeat using the other plate and coffee filter.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Next glue the tip of the 3rd coffee filter onto the back of your plate, this will be the tail.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Add a wiggly eye to each plate.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Glue the paper plates together.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Punch 2 holes into the top of the fish and thread the yarn through.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Tie the other ends of the yarn to the craft stick.

Rainbow Fish Craft

The completed rainbow fish.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Have fun playing with your rainbow fish.  They can be used as puppets :-)

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Tot School

05
May

Tot School

Hunter is 16 1/2 months old.

These weeks need to stop flying by so quickly, it seems like I just did a Tot School post, but here I am again doing another one.  This week we started a new color- orange, and continued our space theme.

Tot School

Hunter checking out his orange sensory bin.

Tot School

He wanted to wear this orange hat.

Tot School

He kept his hat on and practiced throwing the football into a bowl.

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This is Hunter working on making a moon rock.  You can see the full post here, to see how we made them.

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Our completed moon rocks, which I think turned out really great!  Hunter has enjoyed playing with his rock all week.  It didn’t hold up too well when he put it in his water table, but the water certainly looked nice and glittery.

Alien Puppet

We also made paper bag aliens.  Hunter loved using the do-a-dot markers to decorate his.

Alien Puppet

Hailey showing the completed aliens.  (Full post here.)

UFO Craft

We also made UFOs.  (Full post here.)

UFO Craft

Here are the completed UFOs, hanging from our chandelier.

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.

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UFO Craft

02
May

We are having so much fun with our space theme!  There are so many ideas out there to try.  Our latest project was to make a UFO.

UFO Craft

You’ll need 2 paper plates, a paper bowl, glue and anything else you want to use to decorate your UFO.

UFO Craft

Hunter and Hailey painting their paper plates.

UFO Craft

After painting his bowl, Hunter added some sequence.

UFO Craft

Hailey added some glitter.

UFO Craft

Once the bowls were dry, I used a brad to attach a string so that we would be able to hang up our UFOs.

UFO Craft

I glued the plates together and then glued the bowl on top.

UFO Craft

The completed UFOs.

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