Sep 172009
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I’ve shared several times about our homeschool book club. It is my older children’s favorite homeschool activity. My son and daughter kept asking me when we are starting book club. Finally this week we got together at the park, and while the kids played, the mothers planned out our monthly book club projects. Here is our list.

Occupation – Students read either a non-fiction book about a specific occupation, or he may choose a biography about a famous person who worked in that field.

Little House theme – Each family is assigned a single Little House book. The presentation will consist of food, crafts, a skit, etc.

Fairy tales or Folk Tales
– The students each pick a story and can retell it as the traditional story, rewrite it as a “mixed-up” fairy tale, make a story book, etc.

Animal books – Students present a book report about a fiction book with an animal as the main character. An additional option is to also present facts, drawings, photos, etc. about the animal.

Poetry – The students will each choose one poem to memorize and recite. Each student will also write and illustrate a poem.

Missionary Biography – Each student reads a biography of a missionary. The student can dress up and present as their character (or not).  Another additional presentation option is to present information about the area where the missionary served.

Paper bag – Mystery book – Each student will read a mystery book. The presentation will consist of a decorated paper bag which is filled with objects that are important to the story.

How-to books
– Students read a book on how-to do something and present what he has learned.

I am very excited about this year! I think that our group came up with some super ideas for presentations.

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  8 Responses to “Homeschool Student Book Club Plans”

  1. This is an amazing idea!! We are going to do the Pizza Hut Book it but we need to spice it up. Especially for the kids that need some direction and more than just reading the book!

    Adena @

  2. What a great idea. I love that you wrote such a comprehensive list and description of each topic.

  3. Very Cool Idea!!! Our group might try this one in the future.



  4. Great idea! Thanks for submitting it for the Homeschool Showcase. I'm filing this one away for future reference.

  5. I love this idea! My kids are really missing the book clubs they were apart of last school year. I told them we will start up new one's in our new home. I'm bookmarking your info. for when that time comes!

  6. This sounds like a lot of fun! I just may have to consider starting a book club! Thanks for the info!

  7. This sounds like a lot of fun! What ages are the kids in the club? We are doing a book club for the first time this year – though differently from yours. I’ll need to file this idea away for the future. Thanks for sharing it!

    Thanks too for the dry ice tip. I don’t ever remember seeing it at the grocery store, but perhaps I just wasn’t looking (and I’m not that observant!).


    • The participating kids in our book club range from about 5 to 14 years old.

      I think you have to ask for dry ice at the grocery store. Plus not ALL of them carry it.

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