Part of the decorations were these three "necklaces" I made to show the kids what the girls' necklaces might have looked like. The middle one is actually a baby rosary that Sunshine had that looked like little seed pearls. The others were just beads that I purchased at Hobby Lobby strung on some thread. I also used my husband's carved elephant that his grandparents gave him when he was three. I thought it was clever and a couple of the kids actually remembered the quote!it wasn't just the pink cover. Most of them found it boring, even the girls. That's OK though. They read it and hopefully it'll mean more to them in the future.
Citroen automobile just like Mr. Simpson's, Pevensey Castle which doesn't look much like a castle, a Tenniel Alice and a gold half sovereign like Petrova got on her 12th birthday. It gave them a chance to picture what some of the things in the book looked like.
I decided to play some pantomime games with the book club kids. They all did really well and enjoyed it tremendously.
|Some of our personal fossils on display|
Sachertortes since they are the most famous viennese cakes. I made a simplified version in cupcake form with candy ballet shoes on top.
|pink for the girls, white for the boys|
Here are links to my printable pages for anyone who might be interested:
Talking Points (I used these Q & A's for the quiz/discussion at the beginning of the meeting)
Snack/Activity Ideas (These are just ideas. We didn't use all of them.)
Next up: Kitchen Madonna by Rumer Godden.
I LOVE that book. My love for all things Anglo I guess. I wish I could have been there. There is a movie version, just FYI. I loved it. Faith was bored as she was with the book as well. Must be the cultural differences. I didn't understand what's not to like.ReplyDelete
PS I think I remember the ginger drink was fizzy. :-
You know, Barbara, I'm sure I'm probably doing some of these book clubs for my mommy friends in my head. Wouldn't it be fun to have a book club like this for grown-ups?ReplyDelete
Yes, but can we read children's lit? ;-) And play games to win gum? "Good GUM!"ReplyDelete
I've seen ginger beer everywhere. It's non alcoholic, I'm guessing a ginger ale/root beer type beverage?ReplyDelete
Fun, fun, fun!!!ReplyDelete
I am really enjoying these book club posts and completely agree - it would be so fun to have a book club like this for grown-ups!
The Vienna cakes turned out darling and look so delish!
Love love love love love. Interesting that the book itself didn't much grab them. I bet all the magic you created for them above will go a long way toward kindling more interest. I SO wish I could have been there!ReplyDelete