Monday, June 30, 2014

Animal Tracks with Poppins Book Nook

Welcome to the June edition of Poppins Book Nook! 

This month's theme was: The Great Outdoors

This month I found some books right away, though we didn't use them until the end of the month as we had so much going on. 

These "Who's Been Here?" books by Lindsay Barrett George are all focused on the same children, a brother and sister. They go exploring by a pond, through the woods, and in the snow, finding evidence of wildlife all around them. The reader gets a far off view of each item they find along with a description of it. Then, on the next page the author shares what animal has been there, complete with full color, two page spread pictures. 

This month, to go along with the books, I decided to focus on animal tracks. I found some fun printables online for the girls' workboxes.

In this one they were to match the type of animal track, not the specific animal. There were "zig-zaggers," "bounders," "waddlers/'fatties'," and "leapers and hoppers" to choose from.

Then they had to match prints to the animal that made them.

And for an extra challenge they completed this "Making Tracks!" worksheet.

(as soon as I find the links to where I found these I will add them)

Then, they all worked on matching tracks to the right animal. 

Yes, Hannah and Harold needed a little help.

Of course, we had to make some playdough to make prints in. 

We left it white so it could be snow.

They used crayons, paintbrushes, hands/fingers, and a horse to make prints.

And what would a unit on The Great Outdoors be if we didn't actually go out and search for our own animal tracks and evidence of animals being around.

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 Great Outdoors Bundle featuring an Uncle Milton Starry Night Lantern and Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping.

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Poppins Book NookGreat Outdoors Bundle 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 {
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Clip Art by Melon Headz


  1. Wonderful pictures of "evidence". I love the activities!

  2. You selected great books and really got out into nature with the kids! Your photos are terrific!

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

  3. We go for long walks and garden!


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