Wolf is 10. He loves to read, and he loves to talk about what he's reading. I relate to these sentiments, and have really enjoyed the few times I have been part of a book club. So I thought that Wolf might enjoy a book club, only, being 10, I was pretty sure that he wouldn't want to just sit around and talk about the book.
And then it came to me:
Theme parties based on the books!!
Think of it as a young person's version of a book club, ok? The basic policy is that you should have read the book (or at least one book from the series) in order to attend. We're not really strict about it though.
For those who have not read it, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series puts Greek mythology in a modern setting. They are filled with references to the classic myths, and I thought they were very clever (and intelligent) as well as fun.
As we discussed possible activities for the party, ultimately what Wolf wanted to do was dress up and watch the movie.
So we got the movie from netflix.
We all ate our good Greek food, and then made bedsheet togas.
We cut leaves out of construction paper, and then stapled them to yarn to make laurel leaf crowns for our heads.
Then we watched the movie.
|oh yeah, I made my hair cool too|