Organize a recurring playdate for your child and his or her friends in which, prior to the get-together, they've all read the same book or several chapters of the same book, and facilitate a discussion. Prepare a few basic starter questions, and you’ll be surprised how the kids will quickly run the show, discussing their favorite parts, what they would do if they were in the character’s situation. Add a little pizzazz with snacks or activities central to the story. Read Lisa Greenwald’s My Life in Pink and Green and discuss the story while the girls do a mud mask, or check out The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger and create Star Wars-inspired origami (don’t worry, instructions can be found at the end of the book and on the author's website). Find more ideas in The Kids’ Book Club Book: Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities and Smart Tips For Organizing Terrific Kids' Book Clubs by Judy Gelman.
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