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 (or adapt) 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: Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy and Polly Dunbar
Activity: Blow bubbles
Directions: Enjoy blowing bubbles together. For some extra exercise in a safe place, try to run after and catch the bubbles!
Snack: Bubble juice (apple juice and seltzer water) and rice cakes
Supplies: Juice, seltzer water, clear cups, rice cakes
Directions: Pour a small amount of juice and a small amount of seltzer water into a cup. Point out the bubbles in the drink to the child. Eat the rice cakes and point out the bubbles in the rice cakes and that the rice cake looks a little like a bubble.