Welcome to the Poppins Book Nook Reading Club! Here’s my intro post a few weeks ago that explains it all. Each month we have a fun theme and read books and do crafts and stuff.
This month I used the royal theme with each of my children…
So we have a middle school unit, an elementary unit, and a preschool unit! I can’t guarantee I’ll do this much each month! (We did focus more on the elementary unit.)
My main book for Alex (whom we call Bubba!) is Bubba, The Cowboy Prince. It’s a “Cinderella tale” and it’s cute and funny, with all sorts of cowboys twists to the story. We compared it to other Cinderella tales from around the world. We also read The Prince Won’t Go to Bed! Hilarious! And gave me lots of reasons to kiss on my boy.
And just look at my little knight, ready and willing to go slay anything that threatens my honor! I just love him.
We focused on Native American “royalty.”
Our book selection for Tori and Kate was this The True Story of Pocahontas (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3).
We also read Pocahontas by d’Aulaire. And we really got into this unit!
The girls drew and wrote and learned about Native Americans with Book 3: Native Americans, North America, Pilgrims (Draw-Write-Now) .
Here’s our library haul!
Kate especially loved the Indian Signals and Sign Language and I wish I’d gotten a picture of her practicing!
Tori and Kate colored pictures of Pocahontas and Jamestown.
We’ve had this costume in our dress-up for YEARS! And now it suits Kate for the Native American Royalty theme perfectly! All white like the swan feathers she really would have worn!
Here’s a fun anonymous poem I found and put on a pretty background. Feel free to download it and print it!
Did you know Pocahontas’ real name was Matoax or Matoaca/Matoaka – meaning Little Snow Feather?
And then she was known as Lady Rebecca when she traveled to England with her white husband, John Rolfe, and their son, Thomas?
We had this macrame belt kit from Grandma and I figured it out. It’s too difficult for the girls to complete right now. But it’s cute if I ever finish it.
So we dyed noodles and made bead necklaces instead. This was a big hit with everyone!
and made a cradle board or papoose for a doll with hot glue, a shoebox, flannel, and a belt.
And how perfect that the library storytime last week was all about royalty?
and the teacher even had this fun crown craft for the kids! I love her!
The Young Royals collection from author Carolyn Meyer for Elizabeth. Liz loves this time period and all the Tudor royals are fascinating in these historical fiction biography diaries.
Elizabeth is cross-stitching a bracelet from a kit since needlework was popular during the Renaissance.
Here are some books we already have and some from the library that fit with Liz’s theme.
She loves Shakespeare! We recently read Hamlet together.
Liz completed notebooking pages through our classical history curriculum, Tapestry of Grace, and printables from the Productive Homeschooling.Check out the rest of the club!