Oh, the Places You'll Go Craft and Writing Prompt

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The Poppins Book Nook  virtual book club theme this month , What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?, was a timely choice with a new school year underway.  My son has told me that he wants to be a Stunt Driver when he grows up {deep breath, Mom!}, but I choose to read a book and do a craft that was a little less dare-devilish.

I chose to read the classic, "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss.  It is most often used as a graduation speech; in fact, our key note speaker at my high school graduation used this book in his speech!  I love the use of playful, silly, and rhyming text in many of Dr. Seuss's books, and this one is no different.
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A week after we read the story, I stumbled upon a really cute craft from Fun in First Grade.  We painted hot air balloons and added a "When I Grow Up..." writing prompt to the balloon's basket.  Oh-- and we added a picture of my kiddos in each of their balloons, too!

I love the way they turned out!

I found a printable hot air balloon template online and printed one for each of my kiddos-- yep, my 3 and 1 year old made their own balloon, too!  However, they lucked out of the writing prompt activity.  I tried asking my 3 year old what she wanted to do/ be/ go when she grows up, but all I kept getting was "birthday!"

I gave the kiddos some paint and pom poms to paint their hot air balloons with-- a method we haven't done before!
Once they dried, I had my son fill out his writing prompt and then I worked on assembling the hot air balloons.  Using a stapler, I attached some string to the balloon and the basket to connect them.  Then we cut out a  picture of them and glued it into the basket.
Oh, The Places You'[ll Go Activity
Oh, the places they'll go!  
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For more books and activities to go along with this months Poppins Book Nook theme, check out the links below!  And stay tuned for more fun next month!

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 ~ Laugh and Learn ~ 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 ~ Lextin Academy ~ 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 ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama
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