Mr. Popper’s Penguins Book Club Activities Your Kids will Love

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These Mr. Popper’s Penguins book club activities will help create magical memories any time of year, but it’s particularly appropriate for the winter. Using these ideas, you can plan a book club meeting full of fun activities, games, and treats.

From penguin games to handprint penguin crafts, your book club for kids will have a blast with themed Mr. Popper’s Penguins activities.

Enjoy a mr. Popper's penguins book club with these fantastic ideas.

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins 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.

TIP: If a book club for kids is your goal, consider grabbing a free copy of our book club planning guide.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins 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 book club for Mr. Popper’s Penguins celebrates everything that goes along with the characters and setting in this book, including penguin food, colors, and environment.

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

An example of our penguin handprint craft for your Mr. Popper's Penguins book club.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Food

Enjoy plenty of black and white-themed food to capture the spirit of penguin love at your celebration. Use this simple color scheme as you purchase your paper products and make your food choices.

It’s easy to find foods that fit in this category, even something as simple as a donut with vanilla icing and dark cookie crumbles. Be sure to surround your dishes and bowls with stuffed penguins from all over the house.

Our Mr. Popper’s Penguin guide includes plenty of specific ideas, including lunch treats, but a simple theme of black and white food will get you started.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Decorations

Think winter. Think penguin. And then have a blast decorating.

Once again, a black and white or penguin theme works well as you select decorations for our meeting area.

Of course, in our Celebrate a Book Guides, we often include simple and inexpensive, yet memorable ideas for your book club.

One great idea for this book club is a sign on the door welcoming your guests to 432 Proudfoot Avenue or Stillwater. A simple decoration like this one is a great way to get your kids involved in the decorating task!

>>> Grab Your Celebrate a Book Mr. Popper’s Penguins Guide <<<

Mr. Popper’s Book Club Activities

You can’t beat fun activities at a book club when you are ready to engage kids. Of course, this particular book always lends itself well to watching the movie as a post-book club discussion activity:

>>> Nine Discussion Questions that Compare the Book to the Movie <<<

Mr. Popper’s Craft Idea

There are so many wintery and penguin crafts you can enjoy with your kids. I’ve included some of our own favorites in the Mr. Popper’s Penguins guide.

You can search for penguin art and handprint penguins for a variety of fun ideas online!

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Games

Kids will love these penguin-themed games and they’ll certainly work to “break the ice” at book club:

Of course, we love games in our guides that won’t break the bank, so you’ll always find at least two for every book.

In this hysterical tale, Mr. Popper’s favorite Antarctic explorer sends him a penguin. An Antarctic explorer is not to be confused with an Arctic explorer. These are two very different places on the map. Of course, many kids (and adults!) mix up the Arctic and Antarctica, but there are plenty of big differences between the two.

One fun game you can create is “Arctic or Antarctic.” This one is fun and it involves sneaky learning!

Research facts about both the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the globe and select approximately 10 fun facts. At your book club meeting, read them out loud to your kids or book club members. Everyone should vote whether they believe it is a fact about the Arctic region or Antarctic region. Then you can share the correct answer with the group.

It’s a great way to learn while celebrating Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

Of course, you can save yourself some time because we have included fun facts for this game in our Celebrate a Book: Mr. Popper’s Penguins guide. Our guide also includes a few suggestions to make the game even more interactive and fun.

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

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Discussion Questions

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.

We have you covered with a Discussion Guide full of questions for ANY BOOK, which includes Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

>>> Grab Discussion Questions for Any Book <<<

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.

Instead of asking for specific places that Mr. Popper dreamed about visiting, the first question in our guide is:

We learn in the first chapter that Mr. Popper is always dreaming of far away places. What sort of places do you dream about visiting? What would you most like to see or do there?

This question allows kids to connect to Mr. Popper and the events in the story.

For thought-provoking questions specific to Mr. Popper’s Penguins, grab your Celebrate a Book Guide. You’ll also find everything you need for fun ideas for decorations, games, crafts, and food:

Grab your Mr. Popper's Penguins Activities Guide

Don’t forget to join the fun in our Celebrate a Book Discussion Group so we can share inspiration and ideas!

Book Club Resources:

Creating a Book Club for Kids
Book to Movie Discussion Questions
Discussion Questions for Any Book
Book Club Planning Guide

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