Posts Tagged ‘Around the World’


5 “Around the World” Storybooks with Activities and Resources

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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This month the Adventure Story Book Club explored life “Around the World”. Check out this list of amazing bloggers who explored books with their children “Around the World”

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Adventure Story Book Club: Exploring Houses Around the World

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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


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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.

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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

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Adventure Story Book Club

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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I am so excited to be partnering with a couple awesome bloggers to bring you Adventure Story Book Club which is a virtual book club for kids!!!

What is it: 
Adventure Story Book Club is a free monthly book club where we will be taking a themed monthly topic and selecting any book that is appropriate to the theme. Then, on the 3rd Friday of the month we will share the book we chose and share  a fun activity, something themed related for the book that they selected. The age range is selected by the participant bloggers, so it can range from Pre-K to 12th. Our desire is to help you take your children on an adventure each month by exploring new books along with themed crafts and activities. Make sure you come back on September 19th to check out some awesome Around the World themed Books & Activities.

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

For more Book, Craft, & Activity ideas check out Adventure Story Book Club’s Around the World Pinterest Board.

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Printable USA State Flags and GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

United states flag free printables

For those of you who know me or have just started following my blog you have probably already figured out that I LOVE all things travel, maps, & flags. As a family we are constantly looking for new ways to studying other countries & cultures.

I also love celebrating the forgotten or overlooked holidays such as National Doughnut Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day, Flag Day, and the list goes on! With flag day right around the corner I have been brainstorming on what we could study this week revolving around Flags.

After much thought I decided it would be fun to make a USA State Flag garland with the kids this week while studying the US states and capitals. I also thought you would  all enjoy it as this months FREE subscriber printable!!!!

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