Texas Bluebonnet Award Suggested Activities:
Read Dickens Aloud: To get the flavor of Dickens’ prose, read parts of an unabridged Dickens book aloud. Suggestions: A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, The Magic Fishbone, A Child’s Story, or The Pickwick Papers.
Lesson on book’s themes: Do an activity based on some of the themes of the book: bullying, loyalty, friendship, being different, or what makes a hero.
Printable Victorian Activities for kids: http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/access/victorian/print_victorian.htm
Victorian Tea Party: Do a lesson on manners and throw a Victorian tea party with tea or lemonade, scones with clotted cream and jam or tea cookies using real linens, dishes and utensils. An appointed host or hostess at each table could be prepared to pour the tea and have conversation topics ready to lead a conversation.
Cheese related activities:
- Cheese Tasting Party
- Make cheese with the kids. (See Book Trailers & Other Links page for websites with recipes.)