a Book Themed Party for Younger Kids
Serve Up Some Excitement
Fortunately, a trip to
Europe isn't required. Just trying something new exposes kids to fresh
experiences. Checking out a local dog show, attending a bluegrass concert or
picking your own peaches at a nearby orchard (and making your own pie, with
your child reading the recipe) can, on a follow-up library trip, whet a kid's
appetite for books on golden retrievers, banjo picki, farming or baking.
One of my favorite
childhood memories is of the family trip we took to Hershey, Pennsylvania
to tour the world-famous
chocolate factory. I can still picture the huge vats of chocolate with
the swirling wooden paddles. The street lights made to resemble foil-covered
Hershey kisses. The conveyer belts running everywhere. (And, of course, the
free samples.) That simple one-hour tour sparked my life-long fascination
with 'how-things-work' books. Now, 30-some years later, I'm sharing those
books with my son.
Host a Book Themed Party for Younger Kids
Encourage guests to
dress as their favorite book characters. Play games and eat foods featured in
the book. Alice
In Wonderland is always a favorite, and it offers lots of easy-to-make
costume ideas. Be sure to serve tarts and 'pretend' tea.
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