A Book and a Big Idea Winter and Christmas

Everyone loves picture books! Those of you with little ones have the privilege of reading these delightful gems every day. Those of you with older children might see him or her tiptoe in the room to quietly listen as you read to your younger ones. And some of you may be blessed to witness, out of the corner of your eye, an older child taking another peek at a long forgotten picture book on the shelf.

This blog hop is in honor of our love for picture books, no matter how old our children are. A Book and a Big Idea shares a treasured picture book and one or more activities to enrich the story. The Big Idea may be a craft, a recipe, a printable, anything goes! All of the books in this hop pertain to Christmas or winter.


Winter & Christmas Edition

Jan Brett’s Christmas : Eva Varga

Gingerbread Man : Starts at Eight

The Mitten  :  Great Peace Academy

Silver Packages : Our Journey Westward

A Simple Christmas : Our Goodwin Journey

Legend of the Candy Cane : Teach Beside Me

Katy and the Big Snow : Homegrown Learners

All About Christmas Trees  :  Home Schoolroom

Bear Stays Up For Christmas : Education Possible

Spirit of Christmas : Lara’s Place and a Cup of Grace

Bringing Mr. Popper’s Penguins to Life : Psycho with 6

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens : Teach Beside Me

The Snow Queen Free Copywork : Harrington Harmonies

An Island Christmas : Forever, For Always, No Matter What

Animal’s Christmas Carol Craft   :   Adventures in Mommydom

Study Penguins with Mr. Popper’s Penguins : Harrington Harmonies

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey   :   Our Journey Westward

Hans Brinker {or The Silver Skates} Unit Study on Netherlands : Serving from Home



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