Ye Old Pirates ~ Poppins Book Nook


Well, another month has gone by. Here we are at the end of July…do you know what that means? Another month of Poppins Book Nook! We had so much fun this time around with the theme of Ye Old Pirate!

For our book this month we read the story How I Became A Pirate! By Melinda Long and David Shannon. This book was so fun and showed us that not all pirates are bad.

For this book we did a few different things. Since Ray Ray is going to be getting back into school, we used this similar to a FIAR book and did different activities with it each day. We used these fun comprehension sheets to actually discuss the book and talk about the setting. I loved hearing Ray Ray’s opinions on it all, from what he thought it was going to be like before we read it, to how he understood it at the end of the story.

After our discussions, we did some activities that included making our own pirate patch and bandana. This pack also included a fun word find that Ray Ray is starting to fall in love with! After coloring these and cutting them out, I laminated them before adding the string to it…hello, kids and paper? Yeah, that would rip easy, but now they have something that will last a little longer!

Mommy had a doctor’s appointment during all of this, and Great Grandma got to watch the kiddos. She is big into arts and crafts and when she found out that we were learning about pirates, she had a day full of plans for the kids! They came home with paper swords and hats…and I don’t know how many coloring pages!! But they had fun and that works for me!

I have found so many other fun activities over on Pinterest that I am still working on with the kids, but we have been busy this month and have had all sorts of fun already!


While you are reading about Pirates, make sure you check out these wonderful co-hosts and what they are doing this month!

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A "Peace" of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama




As always with Poppins Book Nook…there is a fun giveaway! Thank you goes out to Jen at Chestnut Grove Academy this month for donating the book for the giveaway!!

Poppins Book Nook Pirate Plunder 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 weare partnering with Jennifer Altman an Usborne consultant to bring one lucky entrant a chance to win a copy of either the Pirate's Handbook (recommended for 8 years old and up) or Pirate Stories for Little Children (recommended for ages under 8 years old)books. One of these books is sure to add to your pirate fun!

The winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and will be notified by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom via email and posted here. Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside within the United States. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Prizes will be issued by Jennifer Altman who is an Usborne consultant. 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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Have you blogged about the theme this month? We want to read your adventures as well! Please leave your link below for us!!

3 Replies to “Ye Old Pirates ~ Poppins Book Nook”

  1. Pirates are so much fun for kids! I love that your title emphasized that not all pirates were bad.

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

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