The Best Activities for a Poppy Book Club for Kids

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These Poppy book club activities will help you create fantastic memories with your kids and/or their friends. Using these ideas, you can plan a book club meeting full of fun activities, games, and treats.

I can not say enough wondering things about this delightful tale. The descriptions are vivid and the characters are endearing and memorable. My entire family enjoyed this book, although my two boys and their daddy are the ones who finished every book in the series together.

Our time together at book club was such fun and we had a great time together.

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Poppy Book Club

Plan a book club with friends or just a book celebration day with your own family by enjoying themed decorations, snacks, games, and crafts. Then dive deeper into the book with a great discussion as you make fun memories together.

This is always our goal at Celebrate a Book and we provide you with all of the tools and resources you need to celebrate books with your kids.

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Poppy Book Club Activities

Book clubs for kids have been a staple in our home for years. They are one of our favorite ways to celebrate a book that we have read together. Usually, friends join us for the fun, but we have been known to have a celebration with just our family.

A Poppy book club celebrates Dimwood Forest and the creatures that live there with themed food, activities, and the environment.

Of course, we have done all of the work for you and included all of the ideas you need in our Celebrate a Book: Poppy by Avi Guide. This guide includes suggestions for themed decorations, food, games, and crafts in addition to 10 thought-provoking discussion questions.

The Poppy Book Club Guide is full of activities, art, food, craft, and discussion questions.

Poppy Book Club Decorations

Upon arrival, a sign on the front door welcomed us to Dimwood Forest. The hostess had truly thought of everything!  The A/C had been turned up to give the forest a chilly feel and Mr. Ocax, the owl, was watching over our forest feast from a nearby perch.  We could hear other forest birds chirping in the trees thanks to the nature sounds playing in the background.

The forest atmosphere was captured perfectly.

Then we caught a glimpse of our Poppy inspired feast.  The delightful picnic in the forest setting was inspired by the storyline and characters in the book.

Poppy book club for kids.

The picnic-style table cloth was decorated with a variety of natural objects found in the yard.  A few scattered leaves and twigs from the yard brought the outdoor forest into the house. The girls were eager to enjoy their treats while discussing this sweet tale.

Poppy Book Club Food

Everyone’s favorite character, or at least a top contender, was the hilarious Ereth. And he was waiting for them on their plates, created out of a pear, grapes, and blueberries.


We enjoyed Poppy inspired muffins (Poppyseed) and Poppy Punch:



Of course, we also had a special section of food items that were dedicated to Ragweed and several other fun food items. This book club was memorable and a ton of fun.

Poppy by Avi book club.

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Poppy Book Club Activities

After an insightful discussion, the girls moved on to an earring craft based on the earring worn by Ragweed and Poppy. The supplies were ready for each girl to select a stone and make a clip-on earring to be worn on the top of their ear.  Afterward, there were additional supplies for special necklaces and bracelets.


Themed crafts and activities are always such a fun and important part of book club. Making an earring was not only fun, but it was a great memory of our time reading and discussing this story together.

And our guides always include at least TWO games and TWO crafts for every book!

Poppy Book Club Discussion

We had a great discussion which included a detailed exploration of the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell. Poppy’s adventure is a great example of the various stages of the Hero’s Journey. It was a great way to kick off our discussion.

We’ve all searched online for book club discussion questions to be stuck with only factual and recall questions. But we know that a good book discussion requires questions that don’t have a right or wrong answer. Instead, you need to find questions that offer the opportunity for different opinions.

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If you want questions that are specific to Poppy, you can save yourself time because our Celebrate a Book Guide for Poppy contains ten of them, including questions and information about the Hero’s Journey.

Each of our Celebrate a Book guides includes 10 questions that encourage kids to think about the characters, settings, themes, and more in the book. Our guides also include questions that help kids make connections between themselves and the characters and ideas in the book.

There aren’t right or wrong answers to these types of questions, but instead, these questions provide opportunities for discussion and encourage kids to support their opinions with facts and examples from the book.

For thought-provoking questions that are specific to Poppy by Avi, grab your Celebrate a Book Guide. You’ll also find everything you need for fun ideas for decorations, games, crafts, and food:

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  1. This looks so fun! Your posts and periscopes inspired my girls and I to start a book club with some friends.We had our first one today and it was a success. We did Anne of Green Gables and next month we are reading Mary Poppins. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

    1. Julie. I am SO glad to hear it. Inspiring others is one reason I share these ideas! So glad to hear it. Mary Poppins is a great idea!

  2. I LOVE the idea of discussing “A Hero’s Journey” as part of our discussion of Poppy! But I’m struggling a bit, worrying about how to present it to young children. Do you have any resources or advice to share about explaining the basic concept and leading the discussion? Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    1. We used videos on YouTube – type in “hero’s journey”. There were great resources and explanations! I haven’t found a particular curriculum or book about it though.

  3. HI there, I am trying to organize a similar party book club, and having trouble with the craft part. Is that a pierced earring, or a clip on? I can’t figure out how to do it. Thanks!

  4. Hi, Mary,
    I’m sorry to keep bugging you with book club questions! (And yet, here I go…) I feel like I remember seeing a periscope in which you showed a book-reveal party with all the year’s books in bags for the girls to discover. I wanted to re-watch it, but can’t find it. Am I imagining things? Thanks!!
    🙂 Lise

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