Is it that time again? Can you believe that it is again the end of a theme year and beginning of a new one in the Poppins Book Nook? I guess the old adage that time flies when you are having fun really does apply since this will be the third year of this kid’s book club. This virtual book club for kids was started as a way to share and inspire a love for reading in children of all ages, grades, and skill levels.
If you have followed along with the Poppins Book Nook over the past years you can still expect the same quality posts, storybook activities, and reading fun to be shared with you each month to bring all your storybooks and activities for the themes to life in your homes, classrooms, libraries, etc. If you are new to following along with the Poppins Book Nook I would like to reach into my magic carpet bag and roll out the red carpet welcome for you all! If you would like to learn more about the Poppins Book Nook, please read all about it HERE.
Each month the Poppins Book Nook Hosts will share our reading adventures with all of you from different perspectives and emphasizes on a communal theme. The Poppins Book Nook has a wide variety of age ranges joining us this year so there should be something fun found on one of the co-hosts sites each and every month for everyone. Here are our themes for the 2015 – 2016 year of Poppins Book Nook:
I would like to give a brand new big warm welcome and introduce you all to this year’s Poppins Book Nook Co-Hosts. Please make sure to follow along with their site as they are all very talented women with a wide variety of topics, themes, and articles to share with all of us.
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom – 3 Dinosaurs – ABC Creative Learning – As We Walk Along the Road – Brain Power Boy – Chestnut Grove Academy – Embracing Destiny – Every Bed of Roses – Farm Fresh Adventures –Growing in God’s Grace – Kathys Cluttered Mind – My Bright Firefly – Peakle Pie – Preschool Powol Packets – Prey Species – SAHM I am – Stir The Wonder – Sunny Day Family – Sweet Silly Sara – Teach Beside Me – To the Moon and Back – Tots and Me – Tree Valley Academy – Witty Hoots
Poppins Book Nook Theme Activity Packs
This year we will be continuing the FREE themed lapbooking elements for each month’s theme, but this year I am also including other fun learning elements as well! To kick it off I am introducing a very new Introduction Activity Pack for this year! Be sure to get your new version with added components to use with your Poppins Book Nook Storybook fun! Some of the included elements are:
- Official Interactive Poppins Book Nook Bookmark (to make reading more fun throughout the year!)
- The cover to your lapbook
- Lapbook instructions
- Storybook Passport (that you will add to each month)
- Authors Around the Globe
- Reading Comprehension Wheel
- And more!
Not sure what a lapbook is or how to make one? Check out this fantastic video on this topic (by Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler):
With March here, the first new theme of the Poppins Book Nook is Weather. To go along with this fun storybook theme you can get your Poppins Book Nook March 2015 Activity Pack which contains, at a minimum, the following lapbook and other elements:
- An official interactive Poppins Book Nook bookmark for this month’s theme
- This month’s Passport pages to add to your lapbook
- Several lapbook elements centered on geography
- A reading response worksheet
- Door Hanger
- Word Wall
- And more!
Stay tuned for Monday, March 30, 2015 for the Weather theme of Poppins Book Nook. Here are just a pinch of some weather books for kids:
Would you like to use some of the other fun lapbooks from previous Poppins Book Nook themes? Then please take a look at the fun lapbooks from the past below:
Previous Lapbooking Elements
Lapbook March 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook April 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook May 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook June 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook July 2014 ~ Lapbook August 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook September 2014 ~ Lapbook October 2014 ~ Lapbook November 2014 ~ Lapbook January 2015 ~ Lapbook February 2015
Looking for a summary of past Poppins Book Nook themes? Then why not try one of these…
- 32+ Books and Activities Taking You To The Laboratory
- 30+ Storybooks and Activities for Fun In the Kitchen
- 30+ Wild West Storybooks and Activities
- 30+ Storybooks and Activities To Explore Space with Kids
- 30+ When I Grow Up Storybook Activities and Resources
Celebrate the New Year with the Take Your Story Time On An Adventure Giveaway! The best way to get to know the Poppins Book Nook is with a fun storybook themed giveaway! So pack up your Mary Poppins inspired carpet bags and take your reading adventures on the go to park, restaurant, museums, and more this year! Entrants for this giveaway will get the chance to win one of (2) prize bundles for the following prizes, with each winner winning one of each:
- Alice in Wonderland Classic Tale Full-Color Collectible Pop-up Book by Robert Sabuda
- Monkey Mat Portable Floor with Travel Pouch (orange color)
- Pursfection Multi-Purpose Extra Large Collapsible Tote Bag (stripe color)
- $50 Amazon Gift Card to help you grow your storybook collection
For more information about these great prizes, see below…
Alice in Wonderland Classic Tale Full-Color Collectible Pop-up Book by Robert Sabuda
This book is a family favorite around here and is sure to be fun one for you as well. This book is adapted by Robert Sabuda, but all told in original text. It has 3-D page pictures and touches of foil and other tactile elements that is perfect for children and adults 3 years and older.
Monkey Mat Portable Floor with Travel Pouch
Whether you like to read at the park of the beach or anywhere in between, this 6” x 6” pouch unfolds into a 5’ x 5’ water repellent mat! That is not a miss print either: The 6 inch by 6 inch pouch unfolds into a 5 foot by 5 foot mat! It also come with an easy to use clip so you can easily clip it onto a backpack, diaper bag, stroller, or purse. And it is machine washable too.
Pursfection Multi-Purpose Extra Large Collapsible Tote Bag
Getting everything you need to where you going can be a challenge. The Pursfection Multi-Purpose Extra Large Collapsible Tote Bag makes it fun and simple. You can use it to carry everything you want on your outdoor storybook reading adventure or use it for laundry. This product is just that versatile. You can see more about it in this short video found HERE.
$50 Amazon Gift Card to help you grow your storybook collection
This prize needs little introduction. You can use this $50 Amazon Gift Card on anything you wish and is an easy way to grow your storybook collection too.
The winners will be randomly picked by Promosimple and will be notified by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom via email and posted here. This giveaway is open to all people ages 18 and over with an active USA address for delivery (United States Domestic and APO/FPO/DPO as designated by the USPS) of the prize. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other entity unless otherwise specified.
By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Promosimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s HERE.
So what are you waiting for, have you entered yet? Just enter the giveaway below for your chance to win:
Will you be using the lapbook, bookmarks, or creating storybook activities with your children or students to follow along with the monthly themes here at Poppins Book Nook? Make sure to send me pictures of your children in action and I will share them the Poppins Book Nook readers on the official Facebook page or follow Poppins Book Nook on Facebook and Pinterest.
Mary Poppins inspired clip art by the talented: Melonheadz
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