Classic bunnies, bunny bum cupcakes, and learning in the garden were some of the fun in this month's The Tale of Peter Rabbit Nature Book Club.
Classic bunnies, bunny bum cupcakes, and learning in the garden were some of the fun in this month's #TheTaleofPeterRabbit #NatureBookClub. #ihsnet #la4k #naturestudy
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Nature Book Club
This month our book club was on the book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. I loved these books from my childhood and had The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit from when my oldest was born. All of my children love Peter and his antics. So, when the latest movie came out we all piled in the movie theater for front row seats. Though it wasn't as sweet as Beatrix Potter's version of the story, we still enjoyed it.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Nature Book Club Snacks
Bunny snacks are so much fun. Of course you could be healthy and eat carrots, radishes and other vegetables, but we are cake decorators around here. We prefer a good cupcake.
These cupcakes were cinnamon with cream cheese frosting. I sprinkled a mixture of brown and white sugar on top.
Then I molded orange fruit chews into the shape of carrots. I made small indentions in the sides of the carrots and rubbed cinnamon in to look like dirt.
Finally, I cut out pieces of fruit leather for carrot leaves. I love how they turned out!
My daughter made these "bunny butt" cupcakes. She thought they were hilarious!
She made vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Crushed up Oreos were spread on top of the frosting. Then she piped two bunny feet on the sides of the cupcakes. Mini chocolate chips were added for the pads of the paws.
Lastly, she added a mini marshmallow for the bunny tail. I have to say, I was impressed! And, they were so yummy!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Nature Book Club Activities
Since The Tale of Peter Rabbit is set mostly in a garden we decided to go with a garden theme.
It just so happened that the kids' grandmother needed some help in her garden that made for perfect timing.
The youngest has been helping her plant and take care of corn, her favorite vegetable.
I have to admit... I am not much of a gardener. I like the idea of gardening and I really enjoy fresh vegetables from the garden, but I'm more likely to find dead plants in my yard than live ones. I know, I know; it makes me a very sad Charlotte Mason follower.
To compensate we've often tried to help others in their gardens, like my mom who is an amazing gardener. Did I mention that I come from a long line of gardeners? My grandparent's garden was larger than a football field!
We've also helped in the local community garden in years past.
This was a great opportunity to help in a learning environment. It also took the pressure off trying to be responsible for an entire garden ourselves.
If you have a community garden, I highly recommend it. Sadly, ours is no longer available, but we enjoyed it while it lasted.
Another way to have a garden when you don't have much space is with a container garden. I love the idea of container gardening because it means I only have to worry about one or two pots. This I might can handle. Here are some great resources to get you started with container gardening:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Online Nature Book Club
Go on a nature trek with us based on the book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. During this online book club, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery about the rabbits, gardening, 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 Peter and his friends.
Take a Sneak Peek into our The Tale of Peter Rabbit Online Nature Book Club:
Adding adventure to the picture book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Now for the awesome 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!
This Month's Nature Book Club theme:
The Nature Book Club is brought to you by these 4 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, their choices of books, and activities for the month:
Table Life Blog - The Magical Garden of Claude Monet - Painting Monet's Garden
Faith & Good Works - An Earthworm's Life - Worm Activities & Printables
The Playful Scholar - Molly's Organic Farm - How and Why to Make a Composter
Something 2 Offer - How a Seed Grows - Seed Exploration
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…