We have been taking part in My Little Bookcase’s The Little Book Adventure and really enjoyed challenge #2, leaving letters in library books for the next reader. This month’s challenge is to dine with a book character–so much fun! We could not wait to get started!
We actually chose which character we were going to dine with one night while we were eating. We have been doing Muffin Tin Mondays and the kids decided that a muffin tin meal would be perfect for Moose from If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff.
We looked back at and reread the story many times while we were planning our meal. My daughter cut out the invitation to resemble the muffin in the story and even added jam to the top to entice Moose. Planning to dine with a character was a great way to review story details and analyze the main character of the story.
They choose the food for the muffin tins very carefully. There was the food from the story–muffins, of course, jam, and blackberries. Then they decided to add lettuce leaves because they thought moose like to eat leaves and white cheese cut out to look like the ghost he dressed up as in the story.
Then it was time to eat! They had a blast talking about all of their food choices and remembering the different parts of the story. They each shared their favorite scene and decided that Moose’s favorite part was probably when he put on the puppet show because he looked like he was having so much fun.
We had a fantastic time dining with a book character! And just like the library letters they have already decided that this is definitely going to be an activity we do many more times!
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