We recently read the Five In A Row book Katy No-Pocket, about a Kangaroo who has no pocket for her joey. In this study, we talked about kangaroos (of course!), marsupials, pockets, Austrailia, and animal families.
We have a small zoo in our town, and last Christmas I purchased an annual pass for the whole family. It just so happens there are kangaroos in this zoo, so we went to spend some time watching them during our study.
Nicholas (4) and Chloe (9) both enjoyed the trip. In typical homeschooler fashion, Nicholas picked his own outfit: his version of cowoby. Notice the gold medal. : )
The inside of his lapbook:
This is the Animal Homes game. We made a little paper pocket to store the cards in. Pockets! Get it? : )
This was a fun study, and the kids still enjoy looking at the lapbook and playing the game.