Ok, we have joined in with the Poppins Book Nook Club with the kids. What a fun time this was for us. Each month is a new theme of books to read and this month was pets. We read some books, did some activities (worksheets) about pets and played with our pets!
Our daily life with pets helped with this unit and we had and have fun everyday with our pets. The kids love to throw the ball for our Jolly dog and that silly red laser light keep both the dog and cat running around in circles! When it is just too cold to play outside, or too dark, the kids still love playing tug-of-war with Jolly…
While this is something we do every day, we also added in some extra books about pets this month. Little Miss loved this, since she is a cat and puppy lover! She pulled out all her books and we started. Books like the Usborne Little Book of Little Puppies and our Clifford collection were pulled off the shelves. Oh, and we can't forget the silly book of puppies made out of food 🙂
We even pulled out Harry the Dirty Dog from the library! The kids LOVED this one! A puppy who doesn't want a bath…they couldn't believe it! We found some fun worksheets over at Homeschool Share to go along with the book too. Little Miss loved anything that had a picture of a puppy on it for this one. She helped make the clean puppy dirty and than we played around with hiding the brush to clean Harry with. Hide and Seek is a fun game, but to make it harder with paper objects makes it even more fun!
We had such a fun time with this and can't wait to work on Greek Myths in January! I hope you will join us for that one! In the meantime, head on over and check out the other posts on pets and give them some love! Oh, and don't forget to enter in the giveaway for the National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia!
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