Monday, April 27, 2015

Berry Berry Fun with the Poppins Book Nook (Free Printables)

Welcome to the April edition of Poppins Book Nook! 

I am so excited to be a part of this great book club again this year. Won't you join me for a year of book related fun.

This month's theme was: Farms    

I stopped by the library earlier this month and picked up a bunch of farm related picture books. I wasn't sure which book I was going to use, but I was leaning toward this book:

Farley the Ferret of Farkleberry Farm was written by Patricia Derrick and illustrated by J-P Loppo Martinez. It is one in a series called Animalations, which I have never heard of before. According to the medal on the front of the book, this series focuses on "Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition."  In this particular story, Farley the Ferret lives on Farkleberry Farm with Farmer Finley and the other animals. Now, Farkleberries aren't edible berries, but the boysenberries on the farm are. These berries are made into jam to be shared at the county fair. Unfortunately, there is a drought in the county and they can't go to the fair. I'll let you read the book to see what happens on the farm and whether they get back to the fair. 

We also enjoyed listening to the CD that comes with the book. The words of the story are put to song, and we followed along with the book. In the back of the book, you will find the music for the song. There are also teacher/parent activity suggestions and science info on ferrets. 

For our Poppins Book Nook time, we didn't focus on farms, but on berries. I made some fun printables, a couple for the younger children, and a worksheet for the older girls. 

Berry Memory Matching Game

Montessori 3-Part Classified Cards

Berry Word Scramble and Picture Match

The children had fun with the memory matching game. Harold's first introduction to this sort of activity was while he was using the preschool logic program we are reviewing, called LalaLogic. He struggled with this at first, but he had fun playing the Berry Memory Matching Game with Hannah. He even won sometimes. 

Tabitha and Amelia were to unscramble the berry words, using the pictures at the bottom of the page as a guide. Then they were to cut out the pictures and place them in the right space.              

One of the recent enrichment activities with Lalalogic was to pass an object back and forth while counting. On the second enrichment day of the week, I was to have them pour objects back and forth while counting. I decided to make an activity tray related to berries. They were to count as they passed blue pompom "blueberries" back and forth

As our last activity for this month's Poppins Book Nook, the children and I made strawberry jam this weekend. It has been years since I have made jam, and then it was only once with my older children. I found an easy recipe on 

Doesn't it look yummy?

I'll be sharing the fun we had making the jam on my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen post this Friday.

I would like to share the printables I created with you, my readers. 
Just follow the links below to download your own copies.

For Preschoolers and Young Elementary Aged Children:

For Preschoolers and Young Elementary Aged Children:

For Elementary Aged Children:

Don't forget to 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 Down on the Farm Bundle Giveaway.

Down on the Farm Bundle Giveaway! Swing your partner round and round and come on down to the farm this month with the Poppins Book Nook! Every month this 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 the Down on the Farm Bundle. The winner will enjoy two fun farm themed learning items. The two items that they will win is the Farming storybook by author Gail Gibbons and Safari Ltd Farm Babies TOOB. Let the farm themed learning fun begin!

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 PromoSimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {}.  Just enter the PromoSimple below to win

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Clip Art by Melon Headz
FREE Printables {Round Up}


  1. This looks like a berry yummy lesson for the kids!!

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

  2. Awww,love the berry lessons!And who doesnt like jam! What is Poppins Book Nook?


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