If you saw my post yesterday, you know that Luke and I finished reading our first chapter book together this summer. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White, was an obvious choice for me and while Luke was a little unsure about reading a book with no pictures, he always begged to read more at the end of each chapter. I promised Luke that at the end of each chapter book, we would have a fun little book party. Kinda like a kiddie book club! I kept it simple, using kid friendly snacks and decorations from around the house. He absolutely adored it and we're hoping to start our next book soon. Here's the details for our Charlotte's Web party....
I found these small metal pails and pink pigs in the dollar section at target. My only purchase for this party!
Snack food was popcorn, white chocolate and pretzel spiderwebs and good ol' H20.
He loved the chocolate spider webs, which were super easy to make. Keep reading for some tips!
Gathered up a few farm animals and a tractor for a quick centerpiece and we were ready for our mini book club.
I admit, I personally loved this book, even though I cried like a baby at the end. (Luke got a little teary eyed too.) When we finished, we talked about things like friendship, making judgements, loyalty and ironically, the food chain. Luke loved how Fern was so loyal to Wilbur and I'm 99.9% sure that he will never eat a piece of bacon again. We also have an ENORMOUS spider web on our back deck that he refuses to let me destroy. That spider is really living the high life!
So now that I've started this little "Wee Readers Book Club," do you have any suggestions for our next book? I'm open to ideas so throw some out to me pretty please!
Wanna read Charlotte's Web too? Here's a great Charlotte's Web teaching resource for helping your kids get the most out of the novel. Happy reading!
Tips for spiderwebs:
- line baking sheet with wax paper
- lay out pretzel sticks in a circular pattern
- melt white chocolate (I use Bakers squares) and place in a piping bag with small circular tip
- pipe chocolate in a circular pattern, then in between pretzel sticks and in the center of the circle
- place baking sheets in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and allow chocolate to harden
- when ready, gently peel webs from wax paper and enjoy.