Monday, July 28, 2014

Argh Matey! There Be Pirate Treasure Here

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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, "Ye Old Pirates!" Keep reading to learn more about the books we read and crafts we made. 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.

We had a very busy month and a fun 8 day South Georgia Adventure so I sort of dropped the ball this month and totally forgot to pick up pirate themed books at the library. As a last resort I searched my massive collection of Kindle eBooks and found several fun pirate eBooks to read to the children during our adventure.

-Great Pirate Stories (FREE) - this book contains a variety of short pirate stories.
-The Six Pirates (FREE) - a cute little book about 6 pirates who teach a very important lesson.
-Pirate Gabriella Sails the Five Oceans ($.99) - in this book you sail the 5 oceans with Gabriella a pirate. Learn facts about the oceans and pirate lingo too.
-Search for the Pirate Treasure (FREE) - this book's Alternative Storyline Pathways concept allows YOU to actually CHOOSE where you want the pirate adventure to go!
-Quest for the Pirate's Treasure ($2.99) - in this book you will embark on a quest, your mission is to guide the Captain and her crew in search of the most valuable treasure ever sought by pirates. As you travel, you will encounter difficult situations where you must make wise decisions to avoid ending your journey in disaster.
-Pirates ($.99) - this book is jam packed with over 45+ different pirates photos with pirate information.
-Pie-Rits - ($2.99) - set sail for a daring pirate adventure like no other. Can a cherry cupcake, a French bread and a flaky croissant battle a crew of assorted pie-rits?

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

Ship In A Bottle:
This craft is lots of fun to make and the kids and includes a little bit of a science and history lesson too. While we were making our craft we discussed buoyancy and density which are what make the cork float. We also discussed the ships in a bottle history.

-Plastic bottle
-Cork (cut in half)
-Food coloring
-Paint sample cards/paint chips (these worked great because the water doesn't soak in if they get wet) Other materials that repel water like duct tape would also work.

What to do:
1. Cut a small rectangle out of the paint sample card for the flag. Draw a design on the flag. My children chose to go with a skull and cross bones.
2. Cut a toothpick down for the flag post. Be sure it is not too tall., it could sink the ship or get it stuck if it is.
3. Glue the flag to the toothpick and stick the toothpick into the cork. Make sure it is in the middle so it doesn't tip the ship.
4. Add food coloring and glitter into the bottle. We went with blue.
5. Now comes the tricky part that will require parent assistance. Carefully insert the completed boat (cork and flag) into the bottle. You may have to angle the flag post to get it to fit and then use a pair of needle nose
6. Very carefully and very slowly add water to the bottle. Be careful not to sink the ship (by getting the sail too wet) or add to much water. The ship should float freely without banging against the top.

Now you have your own ship in a bottle that you can sail the 7 seas with.

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 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 weare 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.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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