I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last month we explored and created storybook activities themed to Composers. This month’s new theme is Books That Have Been Turned Into Movies. Oh the possibilities, boy are they endless! A lot of movies start as books and sometimes, movies turn into books. Over the years I have created a lot of fun learning activities for our favorite books that have been turned into movies, so there is sure to be some storybook fun for every child out there at every reading level for this month’s theme!
This month was not like others. We have so many books in our own library that we started picking a few out to consider, then it hit me. Why not share all of the movie themed activities I have created for the various Books in our collection that have been turned into movies with everyone? I am sure there is something included here that you might want to include in your educational journeys for the August 2015 Poppins Book Nook.
Over the years I have tried to create educational materials to supplement Beck and Elizabeth’s core lessons and studies. One of the fun activities I have found that they love is when I take some of their books that have been turned into movies and create fun activities so that they can see how the books and movies correlate to each other. Some of the books that have been turned into movies that we have studied are:
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Charlotte’s Web
- Room on the Broom
- The Chronicles of Narnia 1: The Magician’s Nephew
- The Chronicles of Narnia 2: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
- The Gruffalo
- Winnie The Pooh
What can you find in all of these fun resources about Books That Have Been Turned Into Movies?
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
This fun storybook by Judith Viorst details the antics of a family as they partake in a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Why not make it more fun after watching the Disney adaption of the movie by incorporating some fun educational activities into your learning? You can get a fun Door Hanger, Coloring Pages, and fun games HERE or maybe you would like to add a fun memory game, maze, spot the difference or other fun activities that you can find HERE.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Sometimes you do not need to learn about a storybook that has been made into a movie, you just need to enjoy it. Why not throw a party even? Find out everything you need to know to make your own DIY Willy Wonka Pudding Cup Top Hat decorations, DIY Acorn Hat Play Chocolate Kisses, DIY Pipe Cleaner Lollipops, and play candy bars too! This is everything you need to throw your very own Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Storybook or Movie themed party!
After you read Charlotte’s Web, why not throw your very own Charlotte’s Web themed party? Find out how to make lots of different handmade decorations from characters to webs to table decorations and more HERE.
Room on the Broom
That lovable witch from Room on the Broom is fun for everyone. It does not seem to matter if you are reading about her or if you are watching her movies, the Room on the Broom can easily be brought to life with my Room on the Broom Glow in the Dark Art Project. Find out how to add this craft to your art lessons HERE. Or you can make your very own Room on the Broom Storybook Art Project using a handful of different hands-on art techniques with my easy to follow directions HERE.
The Chronicles of Narnia 1: The Magician’s Nephew
Are you ready to bring the imaginative and talent works of C.S. Lewis to life for your children? Then why not bring this book to life with my Book Study To Accompany The Chronicles of Narnia 1 – The Magician’s Nephew today! This 200+ page resource is a perfect companion to the book!
The Chronicles of Narnia 2: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Everyone’s favorite book by C.S. Lewis, or at least the one they can name off the top of their head is the Chronicles of Narnia. In this wonderful book study you will find a lot of fun educational components to go along with your reading of this fun storybook that was turned into a movie. Find out all about my Book Study to Accompany The Chronicles of Narnia 2 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and see if you want to add it to your educational journey today!
The Gruffalo is a very fun storybook. Now it is also a really fun movie too! Why not bring the fun antics of the characters to your learning adventure with a fun and FREE The Gruffalo Inspired Spelling Sensory Bin? Find out how HERE.
Or how about practicing your child or students science skills of classification with the FREE My Monster Classification with The Gruffalo printable from my site?
Winnie The Pooh
Winnie the Pooh is an iconic character in our house, how about yours? Why not throw a Winnie the Pooh themed party for any number of his stories or videos? Find out how to make an interactive centerpiece, DIY bumblebee crafts, and much more to have a happy time in the Hundred Acre Woods HERE.
As you can see, there are a lot of different and fun ways to bring these fun books that have been made into movies to life through the incorporation of art projects, science lessons, parties, book studies, and more.
Don’t forget to also download the FREE Poppins Book Nook bookmarks and monthly printable activities! To do so, please click on the links below to download them:
2015-2016 Monthly Lapbook and Activity Packs:
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 by following these links:
Lapbook Introduction Pack ~ 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 2014 ~ Lapbook February 2015
Looking for a summary of past themes? Then why not try one of these…
- 20+ Caldecott Winning Storybooks and Activity Ideas
- On the Farm with Storybooks, Activities and More!
- Weather Themed Storybooks, Activities, and Printables
- 2014-2015 Poppins Book Nook Round-Up of Storybook Activities for Kids
- 30+ Books and Activities to Explore Poetry
- 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
Thank you for taking the time to read about the fun we had with the topic of Books That Have Been Turned Into Movies themed storybooks. Here are some other themed story books that your child may enjoy:
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 – Pray 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
Books That Were Turned Into Movies Bundle Giveaway! Hollywood glitz and glamour means nothing without a good story. Some of the places that these block buster movies come from is straight from the pages of our favorite books. This month one lucky entrant will win the Books That Were Turned Into Movies Bundle Giveaway. The winner will receive one copy of each of these storybooks that were turned into movies: The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlotte’s Web, and The Gruffalo. So pop some popcorn, jump in your comfy chair, and get ready to enjoy books that were turned into movies this month with the Poppins Book Nook!
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Mary Poppins inspired clip art by the talented: Melonheadz.