February Book Club Pals

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: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Suess

Theme(s): Fishing, colors

Activity: Go fishing!

Supplies: Cardstock fish with paper clips attached, fishing pole made with dowel rod, string, and a magnet

Directions: Lay the fish out on the floor. Give the child the fishing pole and allow them to “catch” the fish by attracting the magnet to the paperclip on each fish. Depending on the developmental stage of your child, you might ask if they can match the fish of the same colors. ** Please Note: Magnets are a significant choking hazard and extremely dangerous if swallowed, so only do this with children who are old enough and who will be under constant supervision. Paperclips also pose a choking risk. **

Snack: Goldfish Colors

Supplies: Goldfish Colors crackers, blue plate.

Directions:  Serve the crackers on a plate—and enjoy! You might ask toddlers to match the fish of the same color.

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