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: Knitting Nell by Julie Jersild Roth
Theme: Fiber Arts
Activity: Finger Knit
Supplies: Yarn with loop at the end.
Directions: Parent, place the loop around the child’s finger and help them follow the directions at this link: http://nurturestore.co.uk/how-to-finger-knit.
Snack: Edible “Yarn”
Supplies provided: Sweet Potato, olive oil, salt, parchment paper
Supplies Needed: Knife, baking sheet
Directions: Adult wash and cut the potato into very long thin strips (or use a spiralizer or julienne tool if available). Toss strips with olive oil and salt and spread out on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 until the strands are soft and slightly crispy.