Hannah wanted to focus on Little House in the Big Woods, though her project ideas were so elaborate that I pushed off plans for too long. When she and her little brother became captivated by reading The Wizard of Oz and I began seriously nesting in preparation for our third child, we worked out a plan for a simple gathering centered around the book. After years of anticipation, it was finally time to begin our Mother-Daughter Book Club.
Four daughter, four mothers, and one fairy god mother gathered under our cherry tree recently to talk about The Wizard of Oz. Each girl brought a book-centered question, a tasty treat, and an activity. After connecting with one another through unstructured play time, we shared a meal, each answered the girls' questions about favorite characters and moments and lessons, and finally dove right into the colorful activities. Simple and sweet.
Our gathering was such fun we have decided to choose and discuss another book. Together we brainstormed a list of books with female protagonists and can't wait to get started on planning our next Mother-Daughter Book Club!
|My four-year-old son's ruby slipper|
|Ruby slipper portraits using corn, pen, pipe cleaners, glitter glue, etc.|
|Corn, quinoa, and tissue paper|
|Magic with pipe cleaners and tissue paper|
|My son created this ruby slipper after the party.|
|Somewhere over the rainbow, we fall more in love with reading together.|