Friday, November 7, 2014

In the Kitchen. November Poppins Book Nook Introduction.

To the Kitchen Preschool Theme

To the Kitchen is the theme of the month for the Poppins Book Nook, an awesome virtual book club that goes live the last Monday of each month. Please, check us back on November 24 to see what we did in our kitchen and explore cooking hands-on with the littlest ones. You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook books and activities here: http://www.mybrightfirefly.com/p/poppins-book-nook.html



This theme is all about kitchen and cooking for the holidays - exciting!
My Firefly's favorite books for the theme:

"Cows in the Kitchen" by June Crebbin. Fun rhymes!

"Wild Boars Cook" by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall. A great book to talk about manners. Boars made the most beautiful Massive Pudding in the whole wide world, but their manners - oh!

Baking Preschool Activities

After reading these books, you will want to bake together with your little ones! The recipes are available in each book.
Have a happy family time together during the holiday season!


"Mr. Cookie Baker" by Monica Wellington. There is one sentence per page with the picture of Mr. Baker on the other side of a spread performing the task: easy to understand and very engaging for little ones.

"Little Red Hen" by Mary Finch.

"Cook-a-doodle-doo!" by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. Rooster, a Little Red Hen's great grand son, had found his famous relative's cookbook "The Joy of Cooking Alone" and decided to cook a strawberry shortcake. An excellent team of Turtle, Iguana, and Pig support him all the way through this cooking adventure.

Soup for picky eaters

I picked up several soup related books in a hope to motivate my picky eater to taste different foods.

"Armadilly Chili" by Helen Ketteman. Miss Billie Armadilly is making her chili for dinner one cold night. She did everything right, but her chili just wasn't right - "it tasted flat as a Texas prairie". That is until her friends arrived to share a dinner together; and the cold night turned into the perfect sharing experience for them.


Pizza Preschool Activities

"Hi, Pizza Man!" by Virginia Walter. My Firefly loves this book - imagination at play. Would you like your pizza delivered by Pizza Kitty, Pizza Dinosaur, or anybody else?

"The Pizza That We Made" by Joan Holub. Fun rhymes!

"Pizza at Sally's" by Monica Wellington. Sally the pizza maker takes her readers through all the steps of pizza making: from the community garden to the table with great pictures and a couple of sentences per page.

"Curious George and the Pizza Party" by Margret and H.A. Rey's. Even a monkey can make a yummy pizza :)





I hope you enjoy following a group of these wonderful bloggers - hosts of the Poppins Book  Nook!

 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 ~ My Bright Firefly ~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 ~ 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  ~ Simple Living Mama


As usual, every theme comes with the Free Poppins Book Nook Lapbook. Download your additions for November here: Poppins Book Nook Lapbook.


The lapbook pages include:
  • An interactive bookmark for To the Kitchen! theme.
  • This month's Passport pages.
  • Several lapbook elements centered around To the Kitchen!
  • Reading response writing prompt.
You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook posts here: http://www.mybrightfirefly.com/p/poppins-book-nook.html

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