Ponds, Lakes & Rivers are a favorite theme at our house. We have loved so many different books in the theme. I made a Pond Pack to go with the theme and one of our favorite books Jump, Frog, Jump!. This is a great theme for kids to explore there are so many different places with this theme.
I know that we will be exploring a few fun books while doing this theme. Something fun to use with this them would be the Nature Journal.
Jump, Frog, Jump! like I said above is a favorite book of ours. We just really enjoy the book. We even have a gross motor activities we have done with it: Jump Frog Jump Gross Motor. I love the way the words build in the book and how you learn more about the animals in the area.
Beavers is a great book about beavers and how they live. I like the books that Gail Gibbons does because of the information you can find in the book. Beavers are a big part of some rivers and it is fun to see how they live and affect the area around them.
The River is a new book that we saw at a museum recently. We all loved the look of the book and have had it on the list of books to check out again some time later. I can say it had great pictures about the river looked in all the seasons.
Up the Creek (Life in the Wild) is another new book we are going to be checking out. I love the idea about learning about the animals in a fun way. There are so many things you can run into in a creek. Plus there are more books in the series about these animals by the same author.
Trout, Trout, Trout!: A Fish Chant (American City Series) looks like a great book to learn more about the fish that live in fresh water. I love that this would cover all three themes of ponds, rivers and lakes. We can’t wait to check it out.
Here are some other pond, lake and river activities on 3 Dinosaurs:
- Flower Turtle – Mossy
- Jump Frog Jump Gross Motor with Printable
- Free Pond Pack!
- Pond Sensory Bin
- Free Pond Dot Marker Pages!
- Exploring Nature at Walden Pond – Free Nature Journal
If you’re interested in joining this month’s Poppin Nook Book club, here’s what you need to do…
- Comment below and let us know that you are joining in!
- Pick your favorite Ponds, Lakes & Rivers book (or a new one you want to check out) and read it with your child or class.
- Create an activity, project, craft, cooking project, etc. related to the book and do it.
- Come back and share it with us as part of a big Ponds, Lakes & Rivers blog hop on Monday, February 29th! The linky will be live for 3 weeks, so if you aren’t ready to post on the 29th… just join in when you can!
Here are some of the people joining in the link up this month.
Here all the themes and the dates for this year Poppins Book Nook:
March: Weather – Introduction – Free Weather Pack
April 27th: Farms – Introduction – Free Roll a Farm Printable!
May 25th: Caldecott Medal Books – Introduction – Easy Craft: Yarn Pictures
June 29th: Forest/Woods – Introduction – Wildlife Sorting: Diurnal, Nocturnal & Crepuscular
July 27th: Composers – Introduction – Exploring Music Notes & Composers
August 31: Books that Were made into Movies – Introduction – King of the Wild Things Crown
September 28th: Newberry Medal Winners – – Stamping Words on Spider Webs
October 26th: Artists Introduction – Learning About Artists
November 30th: Feast Around the World – Introduction – Placemats For Our Feasts
January 25th: Countries Around the World – Introduction – Building Eiffel Tower
February 29th: Ponds, Lakes & Rivers
What is your Ponds, Lakes & Rivers book?
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com