Monday, April 28, 2014

Airplane Fun with Poppins Book Nook

Welcome to the April edition of Poppins Book Nook! 

This month's theme was: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!  

Our main book is Airplane Flight! A Lift-the-Flap Adventure by Susanna Leonard Hill. 

This is a cute board book told in rhyming verse, geared toward the younger children, though Tabitha and Amelia enjoyed it as well. It tells the story of a little plane being piloted by Captain Bright and Co-piloted by Copilot Snow. On each page there are at least two flaps that open to help tell the story from getting ready for take off, to ascending into the air, to flying around a storm and landing on the runway.

Now, before we started on our projects for the book, we focused a bit on transportation in general. The children all made Transportation posters.

I made the background out of construction paper, onto which they glued cotton ball clouds. I also printed out pictures of various modes of transportation.

The older girls cut out their own pictures, though I helped Hannah and did it all for Harold.

They sorted the pictures into three piles: Land, Water and Sky. Then they glued them on. 

The girls also drew roads and train tracks onto their land. I drew one for Harold too.

Transportation Posters:

I also gave them a Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Muffin Tin last Monday.

Then we made our Shape Airplanes

We talked about the shapes, sorted and counted them. We also talked about different parts of the airplane. The older girls had a handwriting paper labeling the parts of the airplane that I found online. 

They had a blast flying around the living room.

We practiced ascending and descending.

Yes, they flew around some more.

I am trying to bring some Montessori-type activities back into our learning time. For this theme I brought out our Cloud Counting,

Cloud Spooning,

and Cloud Size Sequencing with counting.

Some other books we read this month:

The Little Airplane by Lois Lenski
My First Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell

Come and check out what the other Poppins Book Nook co-hosts have been up to this month. Then don't forget to link up your own posts! Lastly, enter the giveaway below for a Fort Magic Kit.

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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 {}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Clip Art by Melon Headz


  1. I'm actually amazed at the fact that you can easily build so MANY 'fort' ideas!

  2. Flying around your own homemade airplanes looks like fun! And that themed muffin-tin lunch is a great idea!

  3. Fort Magic truly is unlimited designs ~ very amazed ♥

  4. I really like all of their customer reviews and customer photos! Those kids have wonderful imaginations!

  5. You can build unlimited designs with just one kit.

  6. I learned that Fort Magic is a winner of the Tillywig Brain Child 2014 Toy Award.

  7. I like that it comes with a storage bag for easy clean up!

  8. It looks like you had a great time with this book. I am impressed with your activities {seriously super creative stuff!}

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

  9. I learned that they will soon be coming out with fabric covers

  10. Wow! I loved the muffin tin! :-)


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