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Poppins Book Nook- Pirates

28
Jul

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The theme for July for Poppins Book Nook was pirates!  What a fun theme!

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We read “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long.  It was such a fun book and the illustrations were great!

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 At the beginning of the book, the little boy, Jeremy is building a sand castle at the beach when he sees a pirate ship.  So, we thought it would be fun to build our own sand castle.

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Hailey’s finished sand castle.

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Next, Hailey and Hunter painted some rocks gold… well Hunter insisted that his rocks also be green, but for the most part the rocks were gold :-)

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Our finished gold.

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Hailey painted an old baby wipes container to make it look like a treasure chest.

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After the paint dried, Hailey and Hunter added some gems to the treasure chest.

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This is our finished treasure chest…

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… filled with gold and jewels.

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Then, Hailey drew a map of our back yard.

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This is the completed map of our back yard… Rich burned the edges of a paper bag to give it an old look.

Then, while we waited inside, Rich went out back and hid our treasure chest.

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According to the map Hailey drew, which Rich added an X to, she needed to take just a few steps from the fire pit to find the treasure.

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But, when she dug to see what she would find- she found another clue…

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…and then another clue…

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…and several more clues!

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Finally, she found the treasure chest!

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We had so much fun with this activity!!

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Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

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Poppins Book Nook Pirate Plunder Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month we are partnering with Jennifer Altman an Usborne consultant to bring one lucky entrant a chance to win a copy of either the Pirate’s Handbook (recommended for 8 years old and up) or Pirate Stories for Little Children (recommended for ages under 8 years old)books. One of these books is sure to add to your pirate fun! The winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and will be notified by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom via email and posted here. Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside within the United States. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Prizes will be issued by Jennifer Altman who is an Usborne consultant. 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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Poppins Book Nook- The Great Outdoors

10
Jul

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The theme for June for Poppins Book Nook was the great outdoors.  There is so much that can be done with this theme that it was hard to know where to start!  I had several library books about spring and summer and had planned to go with one of those.  But, Hunter didn’t want anything to do with those books.  Instead- he was interested in this one:

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Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond.  Hunter loved this book!!  (Our dog, Dottie, just so happens to look just like Charlie.)

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So, we talked about what it would be like to live on a ranch or a farm and all the planting and work that would be done outside.

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Hunter planted some (actually, A LOT of) grass seed in a cup.

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Hailey also planted some grass seed.

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They each also planted some beans.  We watered and made sure they got some sunlight.

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1 week later we had some growth.

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They continued to grow

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Hailey has given the grass several trims.

Week in Review

In talking about the great outdoors, we also did a fun unit all about worms and learned what they do for our earth and how important they are for our gardens.  I had no idea!  You can see a little more about what we did here and here.

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Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

Poppins Book NookGreat Outdoors Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of the classic storybook Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping as no one brings that certain flair and fun to the great outdoors like Amelia Bedelia. The winner will also win an Uncle Milton Nat Geo Starry Night Lantern so whether you live in the countryside or in the city your child can experience some of the great outdoors while reading your storybook. Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. 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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Poppins Book Nook- Folktales

27
May

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The theme this month for Poppins Book Nook was folktales.

It was another crazy busy month here- but for a good reason this time.  We left on May 9th and didn’t get home until May 20th for a trip to Disney World!  So, there hasn’t been a whole lot of time this month to get a super creative activity done for Poppins Book Nook.  Here is what we did do:

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We learned about Norway and read Three Billy Goats Gruff, a folktale from Norway.  We watched several different versions of the story on Youtube.

Exploring Norway

 Hailey and Hunter both made a troll.

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Hunter showing off his troll.

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Hailey retold the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff- we used printables from Journey Into the World of Folktales from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom to make the goats.  First she drew a little backdrop on the white board, then she used her troll and the 3 billy goats to retell the story.

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While we were in Disney World visiting Epcot, we stopped in for a visit in Norway.  After we went on the fun boat ride, Hailey and Hunter posed with this troll.  We also noticed that they had several different versions of Three Billy Goats Gruff on sale in their store.

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Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom’s Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

Poppins Book Nook- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

27
Apr

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The theme this month for Poppins Book Nook was “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!”

We have had a super busy and crazy month with lots of sickness thrown in the mix.  So, we ran out of time to do anything new for this topic.  But, I decided to share some of the activities we have done from one of our favorite books.

The Polar Express

We used “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg back in December to do a bunch of fun activities.  I hope you don’t mind me sharing Christmas related activities in April :-)  Hopefully you can just pin these ideas and use them at Christmas time.

Of course, we read the book- actually we listened to the CD of the book.  Then we had a great time making some Polar Express trains.

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Hunter made a train using different shapes.  He also sprinkled glitter on his paper.  While that was not exactly planned (ha!) it looked like falling snow.

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Hunter’s finished train.

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Hailey used oil pastels to draw a train.

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She colored it in using Christmas colors.

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Hailey’s finished train.  She also sprinkled glitter on her paper to look like snow.  She didn’t use glue, she just sprinkled it on and it looks great.

To finish off our Polar Express theme we had a party at the end of the week.

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I used painter’s tape to make a railroad track on the floor.  We used some cardboard boxes from some of my online shopping to build a train.

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Hunter and Hailey sitting in the train.

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Hunter and Hailey made some snow globes.  (Of course, they had to wear their pajamas for a Polar Express party.)

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Hailey decided to make her snowman look like Olaf from Frozen.  They turned out cute.

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Then they made a little graham cracker train.

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It only lasted a few minutes before they started eating it :-)

Then it was movie time!  Hunter and Hailey took their seats in our train.

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I punched their tickets

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They also had little jingle bells, which we could all hear ;-)

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Then I passed out hot chocolate and popcorn while they watched the movie.  It was a super fun day!

Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a Fort Magic Kit!  With Fort Magic you can bring all of the planes, trains, automobiles, and anything else your child can think of from your storybooks to life to interact with, play with, and make reading fun. The possibilities are only limited by your child’s imagination. Jump into a world of books today with Fort Magic! You can read a review of Fort Magic HERE.

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, in partnership with the Fort Magic. 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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Check out the other co-hosts for Poppins Book Nook:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual MayhemPreschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Water on the Floor ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom’s Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

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