Angry Birds and Continents

It’s the last Monday of the month, so guess what?  It’s time for Poppins Book Nook!  This month the theme is “Where in the world?”  I had the perfect book picked out for this theme and a beautiful art activity to share with it, but my children had a completely different idea.  So, we are bringing you a few of the activities that we’ve been doing with Angry Birds Playground: Atlas: A Global Geography Adventure.

Learning our Continents with Angry Birds

 

Angry Birds Playground: Atlas: A Global Geography Adventure is a brief introduction to each continent with lots of pictures and playful banter between the Angry Birds.  It’s not going to give you any real in-depth information, but it’s a great place to start learning the differences between the continents (and which continent is which), especially if your child loves Angry Birds.

The first thing that we did to help aid our exploration of the continents was to build a floor mat puzzle of a map of the earth. Educational Insights World Foam Map Puzzle is not the one we used, but it’s the one that I have found that’s most similar to the puzzle that we have.

Once you have a floor puzzle put together or even a floor sized map put together, it’s fun to make the Angry Birds visit each of the continents.  In the Angry Birds book, each bird gets to pick a continent that they want to tell/read about, so you could match the birds up with the continents that they were in charge of in the book.

Continent puzzle

 

We also did a classic craft for learning the continents.  We made paper plate maps!  They’re as easy as can be.  First, you paint a paper plate blue.

Painting plates

Then you print off a world map, color it and cut it apart and use that to label your plate.  (I apologize for the blurry picture.  My nine year old was my photographer.)

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I also talked with them about how continents were really big but that places could be as small as our room or our house.  We made watercolor paintings of our house or the room we were in.    We actually used watercolor crayons and then painted with water.  If you’ve never done this, it is a much more controlled way to paint with water.

home paintings

 

Sometimes I think that because I’m a blogger that every activity I do has to be complicated and innovative.  When I do that, I lose sight of what my children need and are wanting to do, so this month, I managed to listen to my kids and keep it short and simple.  All bets are off next month though when the theme is planes, trains and automobiles!

As part of Poppins Book Nook, I am helping to host this month’s giveaway!

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Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of Where in the World!  The winner must reside within the United States. 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 {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

I guess that’s about it for me for this month.  Don’t forget to visit some of the other hostesses below:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Faith and Good Works ~ 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 ~ The Kennedy Adventures ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Water on the Floor ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ 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 ~ Mom’s Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ 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

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Clip Art by Melon Headz

Now it’s your turn!  Link up your own geography fun!  I can’t wait to see your posts!

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7 thoughts on “Angry Birds and Continents

  1. They have to get rid of all the international pigs too! hehe My kids would really enjoy this book, and any related activities although I am sure some launching of birds would occur!

  2. My son would love the Angry Birds Book! I need to add this to out to read list. The paper plate maps? Creative and cool, I really like this idea!
    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

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