Poppin's Book Nook ~ Pirate Fun and Geocaching

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Poppin's Book Nook is looking for some Pirate booty this month! We have read a lot of great pirate books around here, so I was happy to stumble across a couple we hadn't read yet for this months adventure! The books we found are Pirate Pete and Pirate Pete's Giant Adventure (we read Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate last Talk Like a Pirate Day)!

In each of these books Pirate Pete and his trusty parrot are headed to look for treasure (what else would a pirate be doing). In Pirate Pete he steals a treasure map and veers off course so many times that he gets caught! Pirate Pete's Giant Adventure picks up where the first book ends with Pete and his parrot out to sea in just a little row boat and no gold. This time he out wits a giant to help out the sea-fairies! My kids loved Pirate Pete's silliness!

I wanted to go on a treasure hunt like Pirate Pete did, but at the same time we have done that a couple different ways already (gross motor treasure hunt and sight word treasure hunt). So I decided we would go on a real treasure hunt! We would go geocaching! Geocaching is like real life treasure hunting except now we have a GPS instead of a hand drawn map, and the treasure you find isn't worth much money. The excitement of finding something that someone else has hid is even better then a backyard treasure hunt for kids! 

We started with a couple small, easy ones, and then we went on to find some larger ones where you actually get to take an item and leave an item. Obviously, these were the favorites of the kids. They kept cheering, "another geocache, another geocache!" The little one eve said he wants to geocache for his birthday (ummmm......we might be going a bit far with that one).

Geocaching is a fun family activity, and it can help advance kids map skills.  It can also help kids become more observant; you never know where a cache will hidden (in the post of street sign, under a rock, in a tree)! I do want to give you a few tips before you start:

1) Be aware that many caches will be in areas with long grass. Try to wear long pants and sneakers to prevent scratches.

2) Likewise, you may want to use bug spray to deter ticks and other pests. Be sure to check for them when you get home as well; we don't want any tick born diseases!

3) Check the weather before you go. Besides the obvious of avoiding bad weather, I would avoid going right after it rains or when it is extremely hot.

4) There can be a good amount of walking involved, take water bottles with you!

5) Be sure to carry a pen, so you can log that you have been there, and if you are taking your kids, make sure to take along some small family friendly things to leave in exchange for new "treasure."  Small plastic animals, army men, bouncy balls, or really any small toy works well.

Want to try it? You can head over to geocaching.com to find caches near you! You may be surprised how near they really are, and then you can enjoy your own local treasure hunts!

Poppins Book Nook Pirate Plunder 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 weare partnering with Jennifer Altman an Usborne consultant to bring one lucky entrant a chance to win a copy of either the Pirate's Handbook (recommended for 8 years old and up) or Pirate Stories for Little Children (recommended for ages under 8 years old)books. One of these books is sure to add to your pirate fun!

The winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and will be notified by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom via email and posted here. Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside within the United States. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Prizes will be issued by Jennifer Altman who is an Usborne consultant. 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 {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

Arrr! Check out the great Pirate books the other hosting blogs found 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

Link up your Pirate Fun below, and join us next month when we explore what we want to be when we grow up!

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