Are you ready for this month’s Family Dinner Book Club? This month we are featuring the book, Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We hope that you’ve been enjoying reading this classic book with your family. If you haven’t started to read or are just learning about Family Dinner Book Club, you still have plenty of time to participate!
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Just to review a bit… Family Dinner Book Club is a monthly book club for your family. On the first of each month, we share the title of the book that is being featured. Then, on the 15th of each month we share all the details for your special club dinner. Sarah from Daisy at Home shares a special menu to compliment the book. And, I will share conversation starters and table decoration ideas for your special family dinner. We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page. Now, on to preparing for book club this month!
Family Dinner Book Club: Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Ingalls family is packing up the covered wagon and leaving Wisconsin. Travel along on their journey as they settle into a new home and start a farm. Pioneer life can be tough, but the Ingalls family always faces the challenges together.
I’m pleased to share six conversation starters to get your dinner book club rolling. Just click on this link (Little House on the Prairie Conversation Starters) for a one page PDF 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. Happy talking!
- Would you have liked to have been a pioneer? Why or why not?
- If you had to move across the country in a covered wagon and could only take important items, what would you take?
- What are some of things that Laura did for fun? How do those things compare to the things you do for fun?
- How is Christmas in Little House on the Prairie like your Christmas traditions? How is it different?
- Pa respected the Osage Indians. What were some of the ways he showed respect?
- Pa fiddle music was important to the Ingalls family. What type of music is important to your family?
Here are some craft ideas to make with the kids to decorate your table for Family Dinner Book Club.
Try a log cabin centerpiece made from paper bags from Learners in Bloom.
Turn off the electric lights and have dinner with these tin can candle holders from Little House Living.
Print this Little House coloring sheet and let the kids color while you discuss the book.
For your yummy Little House on the Prairie Menu, head over to Daisy at Home.
And please snap a picture and share with us on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page. We will also be talking about the book and how the club is going on the page too. We’d love for you to join us!
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Check back on December 1st to see which book we will be featuring for the new month! Is there a book you would like to see us feature this year? Please share your ideas below in the comments on our Facebook page.