Are you ready for our next destination in the Around the World Family Dinner Book Club ? This time we are landing in Sweden.
All of the ideas to plan your menu, make table decoration crafts, have great conversations about the book and complete a family service project can be found below. We have thought of everything you could need to make your dinner a success! Grab a copy of the featured book and join in on the fun.
If you are new to Family Dinner Book Club, here is a little background on the club.
Family Dinner Book Club is a monthly book club for families.
- On the first of each month, we provide all the details for your dinner.
- Sarah from Chef Sarah Elizabeth shares a themed menu to compliment the book.
- Laura from Sunny Day Family shares easy table crafts.
- And, I will share conversation starters and a service project for your family.
We love for you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page. Plus, you will want to follow along there for more bonus ideas to use with the books each month.
And, if you would like to be notified when the next Family Dinner Book Club selection is ready, sign up HERE.
Now, on to all of the details!
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You may associate Astrid Lindgren with the Pippi Longstocking books. She also wrote The Children of Noisy Village which will be our chapter book for July. We will follow six children living on farms in Sweden through a year of traditions.
If you are looking for more books to read about Sweden, check out these books.
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka seriesNail Soup
What Do We Do All Day? has a neat list of Swedish holiday books.
Here are six conversation starters to get your dinner book club rolling. Just click on the link below for a one-page file that you can print and then cut apart.
Use the cards on your chosen dinner night. You, of course, don’t have to use all of them or you may even have some other discussion points that developed while you were reading. These are just meant to be a guide. Enjoy your dinner conversation!
Compare the Noisy Village with where you live. How are the places alike and how are they different?
As a birthday present, Anna gets her very own bedroom. What would your dream bedroom look like?
What would you most like to do with the children in Noisy Village?
How would you describe life in Noisy Village?
How did Svipp join the children on their adventures?
What do you wonder about when you think of Noisy Village?
Family Service Project
Chapter 9 is called “Anna and I Make People Happy.” The girls ask several people in the village how they can make each person happy. But, it is not as easy at it sounds. Finally, instead of asking, they instead watch for a need and opportunity to make someone happy.
This month look for something you can do to make a person happy. Don’t ask the person to tell you what would make him or her happy. Instead, think about the person’s likes, needs, and wants. Then, put your ideas in motion.
Table Decorations and Menu
Now, head over to Chef Sarah Elizabeth to get this month’s menu.—>click here for the menu
Then, check out the tie-in table craft at Sunny Day Family.—>click here for the party hats for dinner
More Resources About Sweden
Clicking on the link above will take you to a screen to enter your email address. The planner will be emailed to you immediately. You will also receive the weekly Growing Book by Book newsletter.
We hope you are inspired to hold your own Family Dinner Book Club with your family. Remember that we want to see pictures of your dinner. Please share them our special Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page.
See all the books being featured this year and join us all year long.—>Around the World Family Dinner Book Club Line-Up
And, join us again next month for another Family Dinner Book Club when we will travel to the Haiti and read Hope for Haiti by Jesse Joshua Watson.