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: Soup Day by Melissa Iwai
Activity: Make soup
Supplies: Diced onion, diced carrots, diced celery, salt, vegetable stock, potatoes, zucchini, sliced mushrooms, pepper, thyme, dried pasta, parsley, bowls, spoons
Supplies to provide from home: olive oil, large pot, spoon, ladle, potato peeler, measuring spoons.
Directions: Follow the directions on the last page of the book to make the soup.
Snack: The soup you just made!