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Fun Fall Pinterest Boards

13 Pinterest Boards for Fall Fun

I own, or contribute to, several Pinterest boards that are dedicated to Autumn activities, crafts, decor, and recipes. It’s one-stop shopping for Fall Fun!! (Those of you viewing this post in a reader or email might have to click through to see the board previews.)

If you have similar boards, please leave links in the comments. I would love to stop by!

{Homeschool – Fall}


{Free Fall Printables}

{Homeschool – Halloween}


{Halloween Party

{Homeschool – Thanksgiving}


 {KBN Fall/Autumn}

{KBN Halloween for Kids}

{Apples, Apples, and more Apples}

{Fall School Ideas}

{Thanksgiving School Ideas}


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Poppins Book Nook: Leapin’ Lizards

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PBN Leapin Lizards

It is time once again for Poppins Book Nook. This month’s theme is: The Wild West. Please join in the fun with the linky & giveaway at the end!

We decided to focus on the critters of the Wild West. Lizard’s Home is a cute story about a lizard who has to outwit a sneaky snake that has invaded his home.

We have lizards everywhere around our home, and we enjoy studying their patterns and colors. I printed out a lizard outline for Sweetpea to decorate. She colored it, cut it out all by herself, and glued on pieces of brightly-colored chenille stems. She even added accessories. Doesn’t every lizard need a bright pink scarf?


Feel free to download the lizard pattern if your child would like to decorate one too.

Don’t forget to print out your September Lapbook to document your adventure this month. 


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Take a look at what the other Poppins Book Nook bloggers are up to this 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 ~ 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 ~ 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

~*~ Click on the blue guy to add your Wild West fun to the List ~*~

Wild West Learning Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky cowpoke will strike gold and win a bundle of fun for the theme of the Wild West.  This bundle will include a copy of the storybook Westward Ho!: An Activity Guide to the Wild West (Hands-On History) and one Wild West Toob. So mosey down to the corral for your chance to win today!

september giveaway

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. 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.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:


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Funschool: Squirrels

Funschool Squirrels

Welcome to Funschool, a weekly list of FREE educational lesson plans and printables built around a seasonal theme!

This week’s theme is Squirrels.

Project Squirrel

Squirrel Field Guide

Watching Squirrels

{There are affiliate links in this post for books to go with the theme.}

Red Squirrel Nature Guide

Squirrels and Their Habitats Unit Study & Lapbook

Squirrel Stash File Folder Game

Squirrel Activity Pages

Squirrel Worksheets & Crafts

Squirrel Writing Practice Page

Squirrel Activities for Tots

Squirrel Songs & Poems

Squirrel Play Dough Counting Mats

{Homeschool Fall Pinterest Board}

Don’t miss future Funschool posts!


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FREE 4-Month Lessontrek Trial {Weekly Homeschool Giveaways}

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This weeks giveaway – Win 1 full year of Lessontrek planner Value – $60

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