hwest Alphabet Books and Activities
The only thing I love more than a trip to the library to stock up on gifts is creating fun activities to go along with the books. On a recent trip, I gathered up a bunch of books all about the Pacific Northwest and put together these activities to enjoy.
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Alphabet Book List for a Pacific Northwest Unit Study
West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet by Deborah Hodge
This book is thoughtfully written with beautiful, calming scenes from the Pacific Northwest. From blackberries to rivers and forests, so much of this is familiar to my kids. They have all grown up right here in this corner of the US and I loved seeing our home so beautifully depicted.
B is for
This book is perfect for any kids growing up in western Washington. They are sure to be familiar with all the sites such as the Space Needle and COFFEE. Seattle ABC gives a view into the urban side of the Pacific Northwest.
This book isn’t an alphabet book but is a great resource if you live in the Pacific Northwest. We have owned our copy for years and as you can tell it is well-loved and dog-eared.
“Filled with fun facts and 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations, this nature guide will inspire kids to go outdoors and discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.”
B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet
“In B is for Beaver, the Smiths’ rhyming verse and sidebar expository text illuminate the wonders of Hell’s Canyon, the lush lands of the Willamette Valley, and the surging seas of the neighboring Pacific Ocean. An effective educational tool inside the classroom and out, readers of all ages in the state of Oregon and beyond can embark on this journey any time they wish.”
Easy Salmon Patty Recipe for Kids
Looking for a fun and easy recipe for your kids? These salmon patties are easy to make and can be ready in about 15-minutes. This is a great starter recipe for kids just learning to cook in the kitchen.
This salmon patty recipes uses just a few simple ingredients. Salmon, buttery crackers, eggs, salt and pepper and lemon pepper.
Open one can of salmon, drain the water, and put in medium bowl.
Use your hands to break the chunks of salmon into smaller, evenly sized pieces.
In sepearate bowl, beat two eggs and pour over salmon.
Crush 3/4 cup of buttery crackers and pour over salmon and eggs.
Pour in two teaspoons of lemon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Use your hands to mix all ingredients.
Form the salmon mixture into a patty with your hands. Put on a skillet that has been heated to medium higha and greased with a drizzle of olive oil.
Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through. Serve with tartar sauce and blackberry muffins.
Activities for a Pacific Northwest Study
Here are some fun and easy activities to do with your kids. Learning should be fun so whatever you do, don’t stress out about this stuff. Grab some books and see where your curiosity takes you.
Make Salmon Patties (recipe below)
Find the capitals of each state.
Resources to Learn about the Pacific Northwest
A great resource from National Geograpic for Kids.