Adventure Story Book Club- Children’s Cajun Tales & Crafts

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Childrens Cajun Storybooks (more…)

Adventure Story Book Club ~ Snow Theme Book & Activity Learning Unit

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Adventure Story Book Club- The Snowy Day (more…)

Easy Homemade Christmas Playdough

Friday, November 28th, 2014

homemade christmas playdough
Gone are the days of fall & we are ready to ring in the Christmas season with some fun!
What better fun than some Christmas Scented Playdough! (more…)

Adventure Story Book Club: Exploring Houses Around the World

Friday, September 19th, 2014

aroundtheworld
Book we choose: If You Live Here : Houses of the World by Giles Laroche


Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.

This month we step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating greenhouse in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset. Giles Laroche takes you on a journey around the world explaining the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.

My children loved this book. Each page they would look at the home and try to guess where they thought it was from. Which in turn lead into a competition of who could accurately guess the most correct locations. I was amazed that by just studying the beautiful cut paper illustrations they were able to guess a number of correct locations and each page was like a new adventure. 

We located each home one the world map. Then at the end of the book we talked about which home we would want to live in and discussed why we would choose that particular one.

Then we learned the 7 Continents Song

7 Continents Song:

Europe, Asia,
Af-ri-ca
North & South America
Then we have Antarctica
Don’t forget Australia
7 CONTINENTS 7 CONTINENTS

We then put together a book of Me on the Map.

Me on the Map Me on the map Adventure Story Book Club club button

Click Here for more information about Adventure Story Book Club

Do NOT forget to checkout Adventure Story Book Club on Facebook  & Pinterest to share your ideas on books and activities.

Our Amazing Participating Bloggers:

Andrea from Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries Blog: Twitter

Christa from Little Cottage School Blog: Facebook

Christina from Classroom to Homeroom  Blog: Facebook

Jennifer from Faith & Good Works  Blog: Facebook

We explored homes around the world but I also love Kid World Citizen’s idea of exploring Famous Buildings Around the World

Blogs I Share On

Bird Nature Study Printables & Resources

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Bird Nature Study

We are working hard on our Summer Adventure List and this week we tackled #65 Bird Watching & #51 Making A Bird Feeder this was one of our favorites yet. The kids loved this so much that we have gone on bird watching nature hikes everyday this week.

birdwatchingboard

Every bird watcher needs three things:

  1. Binoculars
  2. Field Guide (we were able to get ours at the library)
  3. Bird Watching Journal

We have a pair of  child-size binoculars however we only have one pair so I thought it would be fun to for the children to make a project of their own set of   “binoculars”

Materials you will need are

  • Two empty toilet paper rolls (or a paper towel roll cut in half)
  • Paint (in the color of your choice)
  • Paint brush
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Cord or string
  • Hole punch

Directions

  1. Paint the toilet paper rolls and wooden beads the color of your choice. Let dry completely.
  2. Glue the rolls together
  3. Punch a hole at the outer edge of each roll. Attach string through the holes to make a strap.
  4. Grab your Field Guide, Bird Watching Journal, and let the bird watching expedition begin!

Children Bird Watching

bird watching printables

_MG_2875 copy

MAKE SURE YOU’RE A SUBSCRIBER. IT’S FREE!

Want to keep up to date with new releases, any exclusive specials, helpful tips and content, and free downloads?

Sign up for the Our Adventure Story newsletter.
What you can expect:
• Your e-mail is never shared, and your privacy is 100% respected.
• You sign up, you get awesome stuff and non-spammy emails.Free downloads, tips, interviews, updates and info that you’ll look forward to getting in your inbox. Once, sometimes twice a month.

A free download to July’s Subscriber Printable- Bird Watching Journal & Bird Watching Nature Walk Printable along with our Summer Reading Challenge Printables, Around the World Flag Playing Card, & USA States Flags  will be sent directly to your email with in 24hrs of subscription.

Subscribe to Our Adventure Story Newsletter

_MG_2871 copy

Bird Watching Fun

_MG_2837 copy

_MG_2854 copy

_MG_2853 copy

_MG_2839 copy _MG_2802 copy

Fun Bird Study Tools:

Bird Puzzle

I love this bird diagram printable that Nurturing Learning turned into a puzzle

CommonFeederBirds--East--2010.indd

Free printable bird posters

bird

A complete graphic guide on how to go birdwatching!

bird_field_guides

Create your own customizable bird field guide.

We used Merlin Bird Id app to help us identify birds as well.
Audubon Society
National Geographic’s Backyard Bird Identifier
Bird Watchers Digest
eNature: Bird Audio
20 Iphone Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Blogs I Share On