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Story Time: Uncle Rocky-Sparky Protects

Fireman activities include language printable, Mentos and Cola science experiment, Fire engine craft, and double chocolate chip cookies to go with the picture book Uncle Rocky: Sparky Protects

I love Uncle Rocky books, and Sparky Protects is no exception. I’ve said it many times, but James Brewster’s amazing picture books about everyday heroes are perfect for kiddos who dream of crime-fighting, firefighting, and saving lives.

We’ve met Sparky before when Uncle Rocky rescued him to be a firehouse dog. In Sparky Protects, we get to see Sparky in action and find out if he has what it takes to be a fire dog.

With plenty of action and detailed descriptions, Sparky Protects will have your kids cheering for firefighters and appreciating the work a fire dog does.

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Trumpet of the Swan Pond Study

Prepare some fun outdoor learning activities with a Trumpet of the Swan Pond study filled with activities to get your kids outside

Getting your kids outside this summer can be as easy as choosing the right book to read with them.

The Trumpet of the Swan is one of E.B. White’s best stories.  It also happens to be my middle boy’s favorite children’s book.  Seriously, you can’t mention this book without him lighting up.

You can  make it a favorite of your kids, too.  Read it aloud with them this summer (because reading aloud rocks) and incorporate a pond study into it.
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Explore Your Neighborhood with Because of Winn-Dixie

This Because of Winn-Dixie outdoor activity shows you how to explore your neighborhood while enjoying the classic children's book (includes free printable)

I’ve spent the last few days giving you great ideas for getting you and your kids out in your yard or the local park. But maybe you’re a family who likes to take drives and listens to audiobooks.

Hey, I can dig it.

But you need the perfect book.

Because of Winn-Dixie is rooted in a small-town neighborhood, and provides you with plenty of educational opportunities to get out and explore your own neighborhood and learn a bit more about where you live.
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A Fun and Fabulous Flower Study with The Secret Garden

Do a spring or summer flower study with The Secret Garden and free printable flower checklist and notebooking pages. Fun summer learning!

The Secret Garden has always been one of my favorite stories.  In fact, my sister claims that I married my beautiful husband because I finally found my Dickon.

She may be onto something.

Another book that practically screams at you to go outside, The Secret Garden is so full of plant and wildlife it could quite literally spawn a whole semester (or year) of science lessons.

Plus, it’s a totally mysterious and uplifting story that rocks my socks off.

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