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: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Theme: Costume Party/Tacos
Activity: Dress up for a “costume party” & play charades
Supplies: Reuse your Halloween costume! Charades game printed from this website: http://buggyandbuddy.com/halloween-games-kids-charades/.
Directions: Take turns acting out and guessing the charades cards. Noises and sounds are acceptable for this game (adapt for age range)!
Supplies: Taco shells, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, shredded cheese, mild salsa, plates
Directions: Help the child construct and eat a taco.