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Funschool: Apples

Funschool Apples

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

This week’s theme is Apples.

Apples: A Class Act Curriculum @ University of Illinois

Apple Educational Kit @ Michigan Apples

Apple Teacher’s Corner @ Best Apple

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

Apple Unit Study @ Gift of Curiosity

A is for Apple @ Confessions of a Homeschooler

Teaching the Trinity with Apples @ Preschool Post

How Do Apples Grow? printable @

Apple Nature Study @ Handbook of Nature Study

Apple Field Trip Unit Study @ Heart of Wisdom

Apple Preschool Pack @ A Teaching Mommy

A is for Apples Packet @ Oopsie Daisy

Apple Activities Pack @ 3 Dinosaurs

Johnny Appleseed Lapbook @ Homeschool Share

Apples to Oregon Lapbook @ Homeschool Share

The Apple Pie Tree Lapbook @ Homeschool Share

Curious George Apple Picking Game @ PBS Kids

Apple Playdough Mats & Recipe @ Blessed Beyond a Doubt

Apple Activities and Printables @ Making Learning Fun


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FREE Celebrating September Printables

Celebrating September

I am super excited about this set! I recently came across some lovely vintage prints (I <3 vintage!) and knew they were perfect for an idea I’ve had for a new monthly printable freebie. 

My heart beats to the rhythm of the seasons. I love the colors, the scents, the traditions … everything that comes with each new month. God weaves such a beautiful tapestry for us to enjoy. I hope these Celebrating September printables add a seasonal smile to your home. 

The contents:

  • An easy but delicious recipe to make wih your kids
  • September Nature Observation Calendar – write or draw observations each day & keep as a record to compare with next year (this can also be used for a regular calendar)
  • Autumn Countown – ideas: color them, put a sticker on each day, draw a different face on each acorn
  • Bible verse to display in your home

September set 1


  • A Fall Song
  • How the Leaves Came Down
  • September
  • Writing pages for copying poems, or creative writing assignments

september set 2

 Vintage prints from old books:

September set 3

The Celebrating September set is free for my email newsletter subscribers**. The link for the file will be at the bottom of every post update email. Not a subscriber? Sign up today! Note: For best results, make sure your printer is set to borderless or whole page. I recommend printing on cardstock.

**Edited to add: Some of you are receiving my posts in your email because you follow my blog through WordPress. This is an option offered by WordPress and is not the same as my email newsletters. If you do not see freebie download buttons at the bottom of your emails, please unsubscribe from the WordPress emails and sign up through my newsletter link.

Would you like to see printable sets for future months? Please leave me a comment so I can gauge interest. 

Autumn Books to enjoy:

{Homeschool Fall Pinterest Board}


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Funschool: Sunflowers

Funschool Sunflowers

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

This week’s theme is Sunflowers.

The Great Sunflower Project

Sunflower Forest Educator’s Guide @ Lauritzen Gardens

Sunflower Science & Fun @ Earth’s Birthday Project

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

Sunflower Art Study @ ArtEdge

Sunflower Paintings @ The Vincent Van Gogh Gallery

Science and Art: Mutant Sunflowers @ Science Buddies

Sunflower Printables & Activites @ Making Learning Fun

All About Sunflowers Printable Books @ Communication 4 All

Sunflower Synonym Match @ Teachers Pay Teachers

Sunflower Notebook Pages @ Hip Homeschool Moms

Sunflower Seed Math @ Teachers Pay Teachers

Sunflower Packet @ TeachWithMe

Sunflower Theme Activities @ Kid Activities

The Story of the Sunflower Coloring Book @ National Sunflower Association

Sunflower Card @

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Poppins Book Nook: My Little Pet Shop

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PBN What Will I Be

It is time once again for Poppins Book Nook. This month’s theme is: What Will I Be When I Grow Up? Please join in the fun with the linky & giveaway at the end!

So, when I asked Sweetpea what she wants to be when she grows up, she enthusiastically replied, “A pet shop worker!”. Since she adores animals, this came as no surprise, though I’m pretty sure she thinks that all a pet shop employee does is play with critters all day. ;)

We have the sweetest book to go with our animal theme. When I Grow Up is a precious story about a little turtle who snuggles up next to his daddy and tells him what he wants to be when he gets older.

When I Grow Up

Sweetpea has quite a few animal toys, so I decided to make her a printable pet shop set. I left the prices blank to give her some number writing practice. If I can ever remember where I put my handy-dandy laminator, I am going to laminate all of the price tags so she can use a dry erase marker and change it up. She carefully cut out the tags, filled in the prices, and set up shop.

pet shop 1

The first set of price tags in the My Little Pet Shop set features the typical pet store animals. The next two pages include some of her favorite stuffed animals. I also added some sea creatures and buggy friends to give a silly twist. Please help yourself to a FREE set for your little animal lover!

My Little Pet Shop set


**Note: Select the borderless option for optimal printing. **

Don’t forget to download your August 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 ~ 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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When I Grow Up 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 entrant will win a bundle of fun for the theme of When I Grow Up.  This bundle will include a copy of the storybook When I Grow Up by Mercer Mayer, one copy of Community Helpers Puzzles by Trend, and one copy of Community Helpers & Careers Pocket Flash Cards by Trend.

when i grow up 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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