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Once Upon a Book Club

Activities & Games collection

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About our Bookish Activities & Games Collection

Crafting Connections: Creative Book Club Activities & Games

Crafting Connections: Creative Book Club Activities & Games serves as a vibrant hub for book lovers seeking to enrich their reading experience with imaginative activities and engaging games. In this space, we explore unique ways to dive deeper into the stories we love, using creativity to forge stronger bonds between members. Whether it's through thematic crafts, discussion prompts, or interactive challenges, our goal is to transform every book club meeting into an unforgettable adventure.

Glowing Tales and Tactile Trails: Enriching Book Club Activities with Bayou Curse - Sensory Slime

The Bayou Curse - Sensory Slime set is a trio of glow-in-the-dark slimes inspired by the book The Monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard. Aimed at encouraging science experiments and enhancing the reading experience, this set is perfect for interactive book club activities and discussions, allowing readers to engage with the story's themes in a tactile and fun way. 

Canvas of Colors: Sparking Creativity with Leaves of Magic - Acrylic Paint Set

The Leaves of Magic - Acrylic Paint Set includes 12 colors, 3 brushes, a paint tray, and a 4x6 flat canvas, inspired by Forty Words for Love by Aisha Saeed. This set encourages book club members to explore their artistic sides, possibly through painting sessions that reflect themes or scenes from the book. It offers a unique way to engage with literature beyond reading, promoting creativity and discussion among club members. 

Knitting Narratives: Unraveling Creativity with the 'Steer Your Own Dreams' Tote & Knitting Set 

The Steer Your Own Dreams - Corduroy Tote & Knitting Set from Once Upon a Book Club includes a dark green corduroy tote bag with an embroidered patch saying "Happiness is an Inside Job". The set also contains a Learn How to Knit booklet, a skein of yarn, and knitting needles, all designed to inspire creativity and relaxation. This unique combination not only serves as a practical tote but also offers a cozy, engaging activity, embodying the spirit of crafting your own dreams. The set was part of the October 2023 Adult box featuring the book Love of My Lives by Yamile Saied Méndez, adding a literary dimension to the crafting experience.

Targeting Tales: Darting Through Bonds & Betrayals in Book Club Activities

The Bonds & Betrayals - Dartboard adds an adventurous twist to book club activities by allowing members to engage in a dart-throwing game that reflects the novel's themes of precision and strategy, embodied by the assassin silhouette from the novel Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra. This interactive element can serve as an icebreaker or a competitive game during meetings, fostering discussions about the character's skills and decisions within the story, and enhancing the overall reading experience with a tangible connection to the book's world.

Bingo Journeys: Exploring the School of Vikings Set for Dynamic Book Club Activities

The School of Vikings - Bingo Set is designed for entertainment during car rides or while waiting at restaurants. It includes a stack of 50 Restaurant Bingo cards, 50 Car Ride Bingo cards, and two daubers in yellow and blue. This set promises fun and engaging activities, ideal for book club gatherings to initiate discussions or serve as icebreakers, fostering camaraderie and shared experiences among members.

Exploring Elements: Bayou Curse - Science Journal Sparks Discovery in Book Club Activities

The Bayou Curse - Science Journal is a custom-designed notebook for children, equipped with sections to guide them through the scientific process: Question, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Observation, and Conclusion. Featured in the March 2023 Middle Grade box alongside The Monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard, this journal encourages young readers to explore and document their own experiments. For book club activities, members could use the journal to conduct experiments related to the book's themes, fostering a hands-on understanding and discussion of the story's scientific elements.

Stitching Romance: Bridgerton Volume 2 Embroidery Kit Enhances Book Club Gatherings

The Embroidery Kit included in Bridgerton Volume 2 offers a creative needlework experience, complementing the romantic themes of It's In His Kiss from the Bridgerton series. This kit, ideal for crafting enthusiasts, includes materials for a charming embroidery project. Book club activities could incorporate a group embroidery session, where members create while discussing the novel's plot, deepening their connection to the story through a shared crafting experience. 

Crafting Connections Through Creativity

In the heart of every book club lies the potential for immersive experiences that extend beyond the pages. Through interactive and creative activities like the ones inspired by unique book club kits—from science journals and embroidery sets to slime making and bingo games—members find deeper engagement with the narratives they explore. These activities foster not only a hands-on understanding of the themes within the stories but also enrich the communal spirit, making every book club meeting an opportunity to weave tighter bonds among readers.