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: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Theme: Purple Crayons
Activity: Draw with purple crayons on a mural
Supplies: Mural paper, purple crayons
Directions: Use the purple crayons to draw on the paper and create a mural!
Snack: “Edible Purple Crayons”
Supplies: Pretzel rods (halved), blueberry yogurt, crayon paper, wax paper, paper plate, tape
Directions: Dip each end of a pretzel rod into the yogurt, place on plate covered in wax paper, freeze for several hours or overnight, remove from freezer and tape crayon paper around the middle of the pretzel (the part without yogurt). Serve (have child remove paper before eating).