Each month, we donate the book that we read to a community organization that supports low-income families and children. Along with the book, we include all of the materials, ingredients, and instructions for a child (or two) to recreate the activities and snack of our book club meeting that month in their home with their parent or caregiver. The organization will choose a family each month to be our “book club pal” and receive our book and activities. We are very excited to be able to share the joy of parent-child reading, playing, and healthy snacking with other parents and toddlers in the area. If you wish to recreate a similar bag for yourself or to donate, here’s what’s in the bag this month:
Book: Stone Soup by Heather Forest
Theme(s): Soup and sharing
Recommended Age: 2+
Activity: Make stone soup
Supplies to gather: Recipe at the back of the Stone Soup book, large stock pot, two quarts of water, friends if desired!
Ingredients provided: Stone that has been washed and boiled, tomato juice, pasta, salt, pepper, and vegetables as listed in the recipe at the back of the book.
Directions: Follow the directions as indicated by the recipe at the back of the book. If your child is old enough, involve him or her in the process of washing and cutting the vegetables (under supervision).
Snack: Stone soup!
Directions: After the soup is cooked and cooled, enjoy!