Ready to spend more time with your family enjoying a great book and dinner?
This month we are featuring a chapter book for Family Dinner Book Club . We are reading The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes.
You will find some awesome ideas to plan your menu, make table decoration crafts, talk about the book and complete a family service project. We have thought of everything you need! So, grab a copy of the book and join in on the fun.
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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 Daisy at Home 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.
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 all of the details!
The Hundred Dresses
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes is the story of a young girl who tells her classmates that she has 100 dresses in her closet. Yet, she wears the same dress every day. The kids begin to tease her at school. From there, lots of lessons are learned.
Here are six conversation starters to get your dinner book club rolling. Just click on this link (The Hundred Dresses 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!
- Why did Wanda tell her classmates she had one hundred dresses in her closet?
- What is discrimination?
- How do you think it feels to be teased?
- How should we treat others?
- What should we do if we see someone being teased or bullied?
- What do you think Wanda’s life will be like in a new town?
Family Service Project
The more we know about someone the less likely we are to treat them unkindly. This month invite a new family from your community or church over for dinner. Spend time talking and getting to know each other.
Table Decorations and Menu
Now, head over to Daisy at Home to get your The Hundred Dresses table decorations and menu.
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.
Get ready because we will be announcing the entire line-up of books for the 2016 season of Family Dinner Book Club. Sign up for our free newsletter so you don’t miss the announcement.
And, join us again in December for another Family Dinner Book Club when we will feature a picture book!