I hope that you all joined us this month for a fun Poppins Book Nook with the Great Outdoors! My girls were so excited when I told them our theme this month, but as girlie as they are, they love being outside fishing, playing, and having fun! We have not taken the girls camping yet, so I thought it would be a great theme to cover with our great Outdoors and because they love Curious George so much we decided on Curious George Goes Camping as our book this month!
Our girls love the idea of camping so much that they actually have their own sleeping bags and tents that we set up in our living room all the time. For this months theme I thought it would be a fun idea to surprise the girls with an afternoon of camping…. in our backyard of course 🙂
We had tons of activities planned, but with this crazy Florida afternoon storms we could only enjoy the great outdoors for just a bit, but we still made it work!
We first grilled hot dogs outside and they got to enjoy them in their camping tents. I thought it was pretty funny how about half way through their lunch they wanted to come back inside because there were too many bugs like ants crawling in their tent.
Camping in the Great Outdoors is just not the same without s’mores, right? So we made our own Mini S’mores in a Jar, perfect for camping! They were just as messy and yummy, but these would be perfect for taking when we actually go camping!
Ingredients for Mini S’mores in a Jar:
- Mini marshmallows
- Mini chocolate chips – We use Enjoy Life, because they are allergy free
- Graham crackers crushed
- Small mason jar
- Microwave or oven
To make our Mini S’mores in a Jar we made the first layer in the jar with crushed graham crackers, then we sprinkled a layer of chocolate chips, and then a layer of mini marshmallows. Repeat this process until your jar is full, but not overflowing.
You can either place your jars on a baking pan in the oven for about 10-15 at 350 degrees or place in the microwave for about 30 seconds. That’s it! There are also a great snack on the go once you place the lid on to seal everything inside! Hope you enjoyed visiting this months Popping Book Nook with us!
Check out below for some other fun Great Outdoor Themed books that we have loved reading!
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
Poppins Book Nook Great Outdoors Bundle 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 copy of the classic storybook Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping as no one brings that certain flair and fun to the great outdoors like Amelia Bedelia. The winner will also win an Uncle Milton Nat Geo Starry Night Lantern so whether you live in the countryside or in the city your child can experience some of the great outdoors while reading your storybook.
Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. 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.
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