Monday, April 28, 2014

Poppins Book Nook: Cars: Five Fast Tales and a Giveaway

Welcome back to this months edition of Poppins Book Nook!  

Conner is finally starting to read  a little, so I had bought some readers that interested him.  So, this month we worked our way through Cars:  Five Fast Tales.  It is so fun to watch your kids learn new things isn't it?  It is like there whole face glows over the excitement of reaching a major accomplishment!

The activities I chose for this month was pretty simple.

The first one we did was I had him get some of his matchbox cars out and we did some tire tracks on a piece of paper with some black paint.  He thought it was neat that his tractor tires were different than his car and truck.  Of course we talked about why.  Which brought up the discussion of when our pastor would be taking him out in the field.

The next thing we did was to make a race car out of an empty toilet paper roll.  I used the end of the roll and marked out 4 wheels.  He painted his car red and his wheels black.  Then, I used paper brads and attached the wheels to the toilet roll using a hole punch.  He wanted his name and and the number 8 put on it.  What boy doesn't like race cars!  If you make the brads lose enough, the wheels will spin.

The last thing we did was some fun with ramps!  I had him get some of his Duplo blocks out and we built them at different heights and marked how far the car went with masking tape.  He had a blast!!

All in all a fun month again!!  I think we went on more rabbit trails with this months topic then we normally do, but isn't that when the real learning begins!!


Poppins Book Nook 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 one lucky entrant will win a Fort Magic Kit! With Fort Magic you can bring all of the planes, trains, automobiles, and anything else your child can think of from your storybooks to life to interact with, play with, and make reading fun. The possibilities are only limited by your child’s imagination. Jump into a world of books today with Fort Magic! You can read a review of Fort Magic HERE.

The winner must reside within the United States. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook, in partnership with the Fort Magic. 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:

a Rafflecopter giveaway Now, are you excited what all the other ladies have been doing this month with the theme? I am!! Be sure to check the other Poppins Book Nook contributers and see what exciting things they have been up to this month!
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  1. pretty nice blog, following :)

  2. I love the patterns the wheels made! And I'm always a fan of toilet paper roll crafts! :)

  3. The car turned out fantastic! I also really like the tire painting experiment. Congrats to Conner on his new adventure in reading.

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