The magical world of tiny creatures who flutter about and make their home in your backyard were the inspiration for our Backyard Fairies Book Club. Take a nature hike into the hidden world of fairies with us.
The magical world of tiny creatures who flutter about and make their home in your backyard were the inspiration for our Backyard Fairies #BookClub. Take a nature hike into the hidden world of fairies with us. #ihsnet #naturebookclub
This Month's Book
This month our book club was on the book, Backyard Fairies, by Phoebe Wahl. I fell in love with this book while browsing the book store. The gorgeous graphics and the whimsical nature trek into the world of fairies made us want to go on an adventure into our own backyard.
Backyard Fairy Garden
For a while my youngest has been asking to create a fairy garden. We even found some cute little fairy garden decorations at the dollar store one day. And, sadly, I put them in the garage and forgot about them. When I saw this book I thought now was the perfect time to set up our fairy garden and explore our backyard.
Setting up our Fairy Garden
We found all our fairy garden furniture and the youngest got to work creating tiny living spaces for our magical friends. We picked out a place close to the front walk so she could see it each day and make any notes on if the fairies had visited or not.
Not only did they get their very own living area, but also a kitchen and a play yard.
She even picked flowers to go in the basket on the table.
Other Inspiration for Creating a Fairy Garden
Backyard Nature Hunt (aka Fairy Hunt)
Fairies are known for being very secretive and hiding from people. But, there is often evidence of the fairies if you look hard enough. So the youngest grabbed her camera and went on a trek through the back yard to find evidence of our mysterious neighbors.
Dragonflies are known steeds for fairies, but they are so fast that little people have a hard time catching them on camera.
Could this be evidence of a fairy who fell through the spider's web?
And, as all good nature trekkers do, she began to find beautiful things in nature to photograph. And, our search for fairies turned into a search for the beauty in our own backyard.
You can download this Fairy Hunt printable from Woodland Hunt to help you on your nature walk.
Backyard Fairies Online Nature Book Club
Go on a nature trek with us based on the book, Backyard Fairies. This online book club will go on rabbit trails of discovery about fairies, toadstools, moss and more. We will find ways to learn by experiencing parts of the book through arts and crafts.
We will add a little nature study magic dust and go on outdoor adventures into nature.
At the conclusion of the story, we will have a "party school" celebrating nature's mysteries.
Take a Sneak Peek into our Backyard Fairies Online Nature Book Club:
Adding adventure to the picture book Backyard Fairies
Welcome to the Nature Book Club!
The Nature Book Club is a monthly link-up beginning on the 20th day of each month. It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature through books. Each month has a different theme. We welcome your nature book and activity related links!
June Theme: Nature Hike and Discovery
The Nature Book Club is brought to you by these 9 nature loving bloggers and myself who are your co-hosts! Are you following them? If you don’t want to miss anything, be sure to follow each one.
Here are the co-hosts and activities for the month:
5 Senses at Sunset Walk from Barbara at Handbook of Nature Study
Discovering Nature in the Garden Scavenger Hunt from Jenny at Faith & Good Works
Nature Walk Alphabet Hunt from Emily at Table Life Blog
Guided Tide Pool Hike from Eva at Eva Varga
Foraging & Feasting Unit Study & Lapbook from Tina at Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Decoupage Art with Nature Walk Findings from Katrina at Rule This Roost
Summer Nature Hike from Thaleia from Something 2 Offer
Leaf Shape Hunt from Karyn at Teach Beside Me
Easy Peasy Beginner Nature Journal Ideas for Kids from Cassidy at Freshly Planted
Nature Book Club Link Up Guidelines
Choose an engaging nature book, do a craft or activity, and add your post to our monthly link up.
The link up party goes live at 9:00 a.m. EST on the 20th of each month and stays open until the last day of the month. Hurry to add your links!
You can link up to 3 posts. Please do not link up advertising posts, advertise other link up parties, your store, or non-related blog posts. They will be removed.
By linking up with us, you agree for us to share your images and give you credit of course if we feature posts.
Also, join our new Nature Book Club Facebook Group!
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…