It is time for us to share all the details for the February Family Dinner Book Club! This month we are featuring the book, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. We hope that you’ve been enjoying reading the 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. Jill from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom shares art and craft ideas for decorating your dinner table. Sarah from Daisy at Home shares a special menu to compliment the book. And, I will share conversation starters 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
I’m pleased to share six conversation starters to get your book club rolling. Just click on this link (The Day the Crayons Quit Conversation Starter Printable) 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!
- Which crayon do you think gets used the most from a crayon box? Why?
- Each crayon has a very strong opinion in the story. What is an opinion? Why is it important to have an opinion on things?
- What is your favorite color? Why?
- According to pink crayon, Duncan hasn’t used it in over a year. Why is that? Do you think that some colors are considered “girl” colors and others are “boy” colors? Why?
- If your toys could talk to you, which ones would say they are used the most or not enough?
- The crayons have very strong feelings in the story. Why is it important to listen to someone else’s feelings?
Adapting for Different Ages
Though Family Dinner Book Club works very well for children ages 4-8, you can adapt the club for younger and older children. Younger children may enjoy a board book featuring colors such as My First Colors which has always been a favorite of my little ones. I think older children will really enjoy the humor in The Day the Crayons Quit. They may also be interested in a non-fiction book about crayons such as How is a Crayon Made? by Oz Charles.
For lots of table decoration ideas, head over to Enchanted Homeschooling Mom for her The Day the Crayons Quit Inspired Storybook Decorations for Your Family Dinner Table. Jill shares ideas for table decorations for you special dinner.
For your yummy Colorful Handmade Pasta: The Day the Crayons Quit 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!
Check back on March 1st to see which book we will be featuring for the new month and for details on how to enter a giveaway for that book!
Is there a book you would like to see us feature this year? Please share your ideas below in the comments or on our Facebook page.
Stephanie Kay says
I love this book club idea! Very fun!!! Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.
Marci Robinson says
My grandson is 3yrs old and is reading. What are some goods books for this age group? Also give me some good educational reading books for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Thanks
Jodie Rodriguez says
Hi Marci! You might find some of the books on this list very helpful: https://growingbookbybook.com/2013/12/20/books-kids-favorite-easy-readers-2013/ .
Natalie AfterschoolForSmartyPants says
I love the book and your talking points for it. I should get better here with dinner topic conversations!
What a fun idea to get kids excited about reading. I loved The Day the Crayons Quit!!
Jodie Rodriguez says
Thank you! The Day the Crayons Quit is such a great book for stirring up conversation!