Welcome to a new Family Dinner Book Club. This month we are featuring Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers.
We hope your family will join us for this month’s club. Just get a copy of the book and begin reading it with your family.
Then, use the great ideas below to plan your menu, create table decoration crafts, talk about the book and complete a family service project. We have all the details you need!
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Just to review a bit… Family Dinner Book Club is a monthly book club for your family. On the 15th of each month, we share the title of the book that is being featured. Then, on the 1st of each month we provide all the details for your special club dinner. Sarah from Chef Sarah Elizabeth shares a special menu to compliment the book. And, I will share conversation starters and a service project for your family. Sarah and I will take turns showcasing table decoration crafts to make with the kids.
See how other families are doing their book clubs on our Facebook page. 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 book club this month!
Family Dinner Book Club: Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Mary Poppins arrives at the Bank’s house to be the new nanny. The family is in for new discoveries and surprises. Days with Mary Poppins are full of make-believe and magic!
Here are six conversation starters to get your dinner book club rolling. Just click on this link (Mary Poppins) for a one page file that you can print and then cut apart. Use the prompts 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!
- What were some of Mary Poppins unique qualities?
- Describe the behavior of the children at the beginning of the story. Why did they behave this way?
- Would you like to have Mary Poppins as a nanny? Why?
- Why was Mary Poppins no longer needed at the Bank’s home?
- What are the important qualities of a happy family?
- What is one thing we could work on in our family to make it even better?
Family Service Project
Identify a family that you know who could use a little extra help. Maybe it’s a family who has a family member deployed or has a sick child. Plan a meal that you can prepare and deliver to the family. Let the kids decorate some fun paper placemats to include in the care package. As a family, drop the goodies off for the family.
Don’t forget to talk about why you are helping this family with your kids. Ask, “How does it feel to help someone who is in need of a little extra help?”
Table Decorations and Menu
Head over to Chef Sarah Elizabeth to get your Mary Poppins Menu and Table Decorations.
We hope you are inspired to create a fun and meaningful Family Dinner Book Club with your own family. Remember that we want to see pictures of your dinner. Please share them our special Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page.