Monday, June 30, 2014

Exploring North American Wildlife - Craft, Free Journal Page and Giveaway

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We had tons of fun with the Poppins Book Nook blog series last year and we will be continuing that fun all throughout 2014. This month's theme was, "The Great Outdoors." Keep reading to learn more about the book we read, fun craft we made and to grab your FREE journal page. There is also a giveaway is at the end of the post! To check out all of our past Poppins Book Nook posts click here.

This month we choose a book off of our our bookcase called The Kids Wildlife Book. I picked this book up at Goodwill a several weeks for 75 cents. I knew it would become a favorite for my nature loving children. It is filled with information about the wildlife of North America including bats, opossums, bison, owls, toads and more. The book provides fascinating information, remarkable experiences, and unforgettable tales that dispel myths, encourage understanding and delight children. There are over 100 learning experiences that use science, language arts, nature, math, art and crafts to explore more animal lives and habitats. The book is geared towards children ages 4-10 yrs old. 

Craft Project: 
Here is the fun project we did to go along with this months theme.

Marsupial Pouch:
This craft is quick and easy to make. Afterwards children will have a cute pouch that they can use to collect things in on their next outdoor adventure!

-Thread, string or yarn

What to do:
1. Cut two square pieces of felt. You can do any size you wish, ours was about 5 x 5.
2. Loop stitch around three of the sides. If you don't want to sew you can use hot glue instead. Be sure to keep the top part open. Younger children may require help with this step.
3. Punch two holes in the felt, one at each side of the opening. Pass the ends of a piece of yarn through each hole and tie to secure.
4. Decorate the pouch with markers or other fun items like glitter, sequins, ribbon etc. We choose to draw our favorite marsupials on ours.

North America Wildlife Journal Page:
Here is a North America Wildlife Journal Page I made to go along with this months theme. Download your copy here or click the picture below. The children had a lot of fun with this journal page. This journal page is a great compliment to any North American wildlife book or you can take it along with you on an outdoor adventure to record the animals that you cross paths with.

For more outdoor related journal pages visit my FREE Notebooking/Journal Page.

Here is a list of the wonderful bloggers participating in the Poppins Book Nook be sure to visit them for more fun ideas:

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 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 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.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Leigh Anne Borders said...

My family enjoys hiking on the trails. Georgia has so many great parks to choose from and the views from the trails are gorgeous!

Becky said...

We enjoy hiking the many trails in WA state. Hoping a camping trip is in our family's future.

Momma Jo said...

She really did a great job on her pouch. Well done

Jill said...

The pouch turned out great! Thanks for the printable, this is going to come in handy!

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

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