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Story Time: The Grumpy Easter Bunny

This Story Time picture book unit study has Easter Bunny activities that include language and science lessons, a fun Strawberry-Filled Easter Egg Cookie recipe,, and a paper Easter basket craft

Even Easter Bunnies have bad days!  The Grumpy Easter Bunny,  a sweet story about a grumpy bunny who wants to keep all his Easter treats to himself, is great for having some Easter fun while teaching your littles not to be greedy.

It also offers lots of opportunities for educational fun.  Not making it up, some of the most awesome Easter activites we’ve ever done were inspired by Justine Korman’s adorable picture book.

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12 Months of Literary Activities: Little House on the Prairie

Building a craft stick log cabin with your kids is just one of the fun Little House on the Prairie activities you can do while you read the children's book.

This book. Right, y’all?  The Little House series is a homeschooler’s dream.  There’s no better look at the States’ pioneer days and it’s even better that they’re written for kids.

If you’re stressing about just how to use literature to teach all the things, Little House is the place to start.  It practically hands you lessons on a pewter platter.  So many of the things we teach are included.  History.  Character.  Sociology.  Cooking.

Cooking, my friends.  One of the funnest ways ever to teach math.
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Story Time: ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Story Time: Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving activities include history, language, science, crafts and more for the Dav Pilkey picture book

There are lots and lots of really great books about Thanksgiving out there, but one of my favorites is ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey.

One of the reasons I love this book is because it’s based on the classic Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, and it has always been part of our Christmas tradition to read that poem on Christmas Eve.  Pilkey has given us a Thanksgiving tradition with this adorable story about a group of school kids who take the bus on a field trip to a turkey farm and end up saving the day and discombobulating Farmer Mack Nuggett in a big way.  It’s cutesy, yeah, but it’s also fun and if your household is vegetarian or vegan, a great way to celebrate that lifestyle while still being grateful for Thanksgiving.

There are so many activity options that can go with this book, but I’ll keep it to a few really good ones.
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