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Learning Geography In the Kitchen (Poppins Book Nook)

Leah Courtney
This month's Poppins Book Nook is all about In the Kitchen. Our post is a little late because of the blog issues I've had. But I didn't want to miss out because I really enjoyed the book we used for this month.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World is the story of a little girl who wants to make an apple pie. The market is closed, so she ends up traveling to various places around the world to gather the things she needs for her pie. At the end, there is a recipe to make the apple pie.

Because we are studying geography this year, I thought this was the perfect book for learning in the kitchen. I read the book out loud to the girls. (Although it's an easy one that they could have read independently.) I had the girls find the places in the book on our small world map.

After we read the book, we set to work to make the pie. As a disclaimer, I must include the fact that I am NOT a good cook. And, although I have made some accomplishments in the kitchen over the years, I had never baked a pie. I must also include the fact that we used gluten free flour, and it cooks a little differently than regular all purpose flour.


The girls were eager to help. Maybe they'll be better cooks than me. 

After we had mixed and rolled and spread, we put the pie in the oven with high hopes.

And, voila! The pie actually turned out really good. The crust didn't hold together. (I think it was the gluten free flour.) The whole thing turned out to be more cobbler than pie. But the taste was very good- especially with a dollop of whip cream or ice cream.

I'm not going to open a bakery any time soon. But it was a fun activity, and the girls are always excited to be in the kitchen.

Each month our host- Enchanted Homeschooling Mom- has a great free lapbook to go along with this month's theme. You can find it here. And don't forget to visit the other cohosts below for more In the Kitchen ideas. And enter this month's giveaway with the Rafflecopter below.

Feed Our Small World:A Cookbook for Kids 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 copy of the book Feed Our Small World: A Cookbook for Kids for the theme of To The Kitchen!

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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Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

Leah Courtney is a homeschooling mom of four. She’s graduated two teens- one who’s a legal adult now! And she’s still homeschooling two middle schoolers. She loves all things book related, and in her- very rare- free time you can find her listening to audiobooks and coloring.


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