Saturday, July 30, 2011

Children's Book Club - The Giving Tree

With school out for the summer, it meant that our big kids could join in the fun of Children's Book Club. My oldest wanted to be sure to have a turn to host and choose the book before he had to go back to school, so at our July meeting, he got his turn.

He chose a classic book: The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein. It is the story of a tree who loves a boy and through his life, finds ways to give of herself to make him happy. Beautiful.

For our craft we made giving trees. We started with a sheet of blue construction paper, and glued on a brown trunk with a glue stick, then we used liquid glue and a Q-tip to paint on squares of green tissue paper to be the leaves.

We added the red apples by dipping our fingers into paint and dabbing them on the leaves.

The boy in the book ate apples from the tree, so apples was a pretty clear snack idea. But to make it a little more appealing to the crew, we dipped our apples in caramel dip. Oh so good! One of my favourite treats!

It was lots of fun to get together with the other kids and gave them a chance to get together, where in the summer, those can be hard to find.

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