Adding a little pizzazz to your homeschool language arts curriculum can be as simple as finding a few book club ideas for your kids. Let me introduce you to the world of enchanting literature and inspiring children to read a good book!
Starting a book club is one of the best things I have ever done as a homeschool mom. We’ve traveled to far off lands, cooked illegal soup, dissected owl pellets, searched for fingerprints, and more. My girls have met new friends and broadened their literature choices. Some books we have loved, and some have not been hits in our house. The kids know that it’s okay not to like a book or a character. The most important thing is that the children are exposed to different forms of literature and began to develop their own opinions of the different genres.
Book Club has become a highlight of our month. There are so many reasons why you need to start a book club for your homeschooler, but here are my top three:
- it will broaden your child’s literature choices,
- your kids will form friendships, and
- it's fun!
Starting a book club is pretty simple. In fact, I outlined how we started our book clubs in my article on the How To Start a Book Club for Kids in Your Homeschool Community. The one thing to remember is to have fun.
The kids’ favorite part of book club (and secretly, mine, too) is the “Party School” atmosphere. We choose great books and then spend hours creating the perfect atmosphere of snacks, activities, and decorations to make the book club over the top and the kids craving more!
Our Best Book Clubs Ideas for Kids
Here are some of the best book club ideas for kids you will find on the internet!
Click on any of the images below to be directed to that book club.
Online Book Club Ideas for Kids
Our book clubs have been so successful that over and over I've been asked: "How did you start the book clubs?", "What if we don't have the ability/time/community to have a book club with other children?", "Where do you come up with all these book club ideas for your kids?"
Then a friend suggested I take my book clubs one step further and host them online. She said that moms are too busy to come up with all the activities, research, and schedule for a month on a particular book. She gave me the push to look outside my book clubs and see how I could make them something that would be accessible to people all over the world.
And so, Literary Adventures for Kids was born. These Online Book Clubs are made up of Rabbit Trails of Discovery, Magic Dust Projects, Party School and even a little spelling and grammar (but don't tell the kids). But, don't take my word for it. Check it out yourself with one of our free book clubs below!
For a quick list of some of our favorite Book Club Resources, check out our Amazon List HERE.