Jun 28, 2013

First Chapter Book Club: Fly Guy

Fly Guy is .... supa-fly.

A book club for young readers, each month we feature a different book or series of books, read a selection from one or two books, do some related activities and enjoy a snack.

This month we read:
Fly Guy books by Tedd Arnold.

cover art Hi! Fly Guy / Arnold, Tedd  

(read about our activities after the jump)

We made:
Fly Guys (ingredients--brown paper, small styrofoam balls cut in half, markers, glittery paper, scissors, tape and tacky glue)

We also made flyswatters (craft stick, cardstock, markers, scissors, double stick tape) and did a relay where kids had to carry a plastic fly on their homemade flyswatter across the room and transfer it to the next person's flyswatter.

We ate:
Fly Guy Eyes!  (powdered sugar donut hole + mini chocolate chips)

We had a great time and every Fly Guy book in the library was checked out by the end of our party.

Next month:  the Bink & Gollie books by Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee

Apologies to all of you who come to this blog looking for "maker" programs--this one is a bit more traditional kid-book-club fare, BUT I haven't been able to find other blogs writing about a book club like this one, so I thought I'd add it here.  I'd love to hear your feedback, dear readers--are you interested in hearing about more "First Chapter Book Club" events or not?


  1. Keep the book club posts coming! Every attempt I've made at a book club has crashed and burned, so I'd love to see more on how others make it work.

  2. This is great! I have a first and second grade book club meeting on Wednesday. We read Fly Guy and I think we're going to do all of these things!

  3. wow ....great....i came across this while doing a small write-up on fly and Fly Guy.....my son will love doing this......do read my post on the fly here.....http://istoppedtosmellarose.blogspot.com/
    Feel free to leave your comment....thanks


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