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: Green, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Activity: Go for a walk in a park or wooded area
Directions: Walk outside with toddler and point out things that are green and the
many shades of green. Let them explore their green surroundings!
Snack: Peas and a taste of lime.
Supplies: Frozen peas, lime, bowl
Supplies to provide from home: Microwaveable bowl and lid, knife, microwave
Directions: Prepare peas according to package directions, cool, and give to your toddler. Wash and cut the lime and allow the toddler to taste the sour green lime.