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Travels With Charlie: Way Out West {Wyoming Watercolor Resist Map} #bookingUSA


Welcome to Booking Across the U.S.A Trip 2!


Booking Across the USA Trip 2 created by growingbookbybook.com


This year 50 bloggers are sharing a craft or activity inspired by a Travels with Charlie book, published by Blue Apple Books.



Our activity was inspired by the book Travels With Charlie: Way Out West. Geared for ages 6-9, Travels With Charlie is. . .
Part travelogue, part I SPY, part Where’s. . . Charlie!

Wyoming is featured with rhyming clues to help find interesting, historical, and even "off-beat attractions" or locations. . . and Charlie, of course.
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I took one look at the map of Wyoming and knew I wanted to do a watercolor resist map to help teach my little ones about famous  and important landmarks and places in Wyoming, including Yellowstone Park, Devils Tower, Jackson Hole, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, the capital of Wyoming and more! {All places I personally have been!}

I used a white oil based crayon to draw a map of Wyoming, as inspired by the book, on watercolor paper.






Would you believe that we live 3 hours from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park and we've never driven the kids through the park? We always drive around because it is so much quicker, but it is on our list to do.

We are also only a few hours from Devils Tower - but to be honest, it is in the middle of NOWHERE! We drive within 40  miles of it every few years on our way to Rapid City, SD, but that 80 mile round trip seems so daunting just to see. . .  a rock - albeit a famous one. Perhaps, as we dig into the History of Wyoming more, I will be inspired.

For now, we are having fun learning about Wyoming and all of the other states in the West with Travels With Charlie: Way Out West.

I found Elli and Mali (my 7 and 9 year olds) playing I-Spy one day and was happy to see them enjoying it so much.





Check out the linky below for more states by bloggers participating in Booking Across the U.S.A! And then enter to win a Travels with Charlie book set!

Booking Across the U.S.A. Participants:

Growing Book by Book, Everyday Snapshots, Teaching in the Fast Lane, The Educators' Spin On It, Crayonbox Learning, Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, 3rd Grade Thoughts, Mama Miss, Teaching Stars, Fabulously First, Lemon Lime Adventures, True Aim Education, Guided Math, Primary Inspired, Surviving a Teacher's Salary, Second Grade Smartypants, The Brown Bag Teacher, The Preschool Toolbox, Country Fun, Picture Books & Pirouettes, One Lesson at a Time, The Resource(ful) Room, Creative Family Fun, Peace, Love, and First Grade, Edventures with Kids, Africa to America, Teach Beside Me, Elementary Matters, Inspiring 2 NH Kids, Pink Stripey Socks, Kid World Citizen, iGameMom, Second Grade Math Maniac, Rockin' Teacher Materials, Great Peace Academy, Kathy Griffin's Teaching Strategies, Journey of a Substitute Teacher, My (Not So) Elementary Life, Stir the Wonder, Kidding Around Greenville, The Good Long Road, Kathy's Cluttered Mind, Curls and a Smile, Dilly Dabbles, Mama Smiles, Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts, Sprout's Bookshelf, All Done Monkey, Growing Firsties, ALLternative Learning, Delightful Learning, Kids Yoga Stories, and Where Imagination Grows.


A big thanks to Jodie at Growing Book by Book for organizing this trip and for inviting me to participate!




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