We are so excited that Growing Book by Book invited us to take part in the BOOKING ACROSS THE USA TRIP #3 with activities and crafts related to each of the 50 states! 

Over 40 participating bloggers are sharing activities and crafts related to each of the 50 states (we have the pleasure of posting about the great State of Louisiana)! We chose the state of Louisiana because we have a great affection for that state. It is where Sarah grew up and it is a beautiful state with a rich history.

Booking Across the USA

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The book that we created a craft project for is Don’t Turn the Page! by Rachelle Burk and illustrated by Julie Downing. Rachelle Burk grew up in New Orleans and attended Louisiana State University. She also wrote Tree House in a Storm about the time when Hurricane Betsy blew into New Orleans in 1965.

Don't Turn the Page Booking Across the USADon’t Turn the Page is a beautiful bedtime book with a theme that will be familiar to many parents. The child is stalling going to bed and she thinks that if they “don’t turn the page” she will get to stay up longer. But the story they are reading is so exciting that she just can’t resist hearing a bit more and a bit more… Your children won’t be able to resist turning the page either. We decided to make a bedtime bed box with the kids so they could play and recreate the story. It helped that we already had the hedgehog to go with the book and the bed. 


We didn’t stop there. We wanted to explore Louisiana while we were Booking Across the USA so we did some research, read more books and created another craft project. We learned that the pelican is the Louisiana state bird and we decided to make our own Paper Plate Pelican.

Pelican Paper Plate Craft Project

 For instructions on how to make your own Paper Plate Pelican click here.

Here are more Louisiana Themed Children’s Books for you to enjoy.

We hope that you enjoyed “Booking Across the USA” and through Louisiana! For more state related books, activities and crafts related to each of the 50 states check out the other bloggers participating in this event.

BOOKING ACROSS THE USA: Activities and Crafts Related to Each of the 50 States

Make sure to check out all of the other fun books activities and crafts related to each of the 50 states during Booking Across the USA!

Participating Bloggers & States with activities and crafts related to each of the 50 states :
Alabama: Ed Snapshots
Alaska: Incredibly Confident Kids
Arizona: Child-Led Life
Arkansas: Crayon Box Learning
California: Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Colorado: The Educator’s Spin on It
Connecticut: Art Curator For Kids
Florida: My Little Me (Me)
Georgia: Kathy’s Cluttered Mind
Hawaii: Storytime Secrets
Idaho: True Aim Education
Illinois: The Jenny Evolution
Indiana: Primary Inspired
Kansas: KC Edventures
Kentucky: Chicken Babies
Louisiana: Mosswood Connections
Maine: Country Fun Childcare
Maryland: Kerry Aradhya
Massachusetts: Mama Smiles
Michigan: Buggy and Buddy
Minnesota: The Wise Owl Factory
Mississippi: Bambini Travel
Missouri: Inspiration Laboratories
Montana: Kids Yoga Stories
New Hampshire: Elementary Matters
New Jersey: Just Another Mom
New Mexico: 
New York: Teaching with Grace
North Carolina: All Done Monkey
North Dakota: 
Ohio: Something 2 Offer
Oklahoma: Allternative Learning
Oregon: Cutting Tiny Bites
Pennsylvania: Still Playing School
Rhode Island: 
South Carolina: JDaniel4’s Mom
South Dakota: Living Montessori Now
Tennessee: Pragmatic Mom
Texas: Kid World Citizen
Utah: Teach Beside Me
Vermont: Kitchen Floor Crafts
Virginia: Mama Miss
Washington: A Book Long Enough
West Virginia: 
Wisconsin: Brain Power Boy
Wyoming: Teaching From a Tackle Box

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