I first read Sherlock Holmes in 7th grade. I believe it was one of the later Sherlock Holmes books, and I remember there being an extended flashback from the point of view of the murderer, or I think that’s what it was. I really should try and track down what Sherlock Holmes book that was. Either way, Superman is a huge fan of mystery books so a Sherlock Holmes book club was a given for a book and a movie night.
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Sherlock Holmes books
Sherlock Holmes is the master detective, and I chose to let the kids each pick their own Sherlock Holmes book to read.
That being said, I don’t have a good summary for the books because they each chose a random different Sherlock Holmes mystery, and I didn’t think to have them write down the summary of the book they read.
That would have made sense…
Sherlock Holmes book club snacks
For our Sherlock Holmes book club snacks, I made it a combination of generic things from the books, and some of the titles of the books.
- Adventure of the Devil’s Foot- nutter butters, I wanted to dip them to make it into more footprint looking shapes, but they’re also good just as they are
- Hound of the Baskervilles- shortbread dog cookies with red frosting to make the glowing red eyes
- The Sign of the Four- red jelly beans, or some other similar red candy
- Adventures of the Six Napoleons- I wanted to have the chessmen cookies, but they had themed spring cookies, which wasn’t the right shapes, but that was kind of the cookies I needed
- Five Orange Pips- smarties, I love smarties
- Case of the Red-Haired League- red licorice
We also had some generic Sherlock Holmes type snacks we had for our Sherlock Holmes book club, I only wish I’d thought of a great snack for a violin
- Pipes- marshmallow with a pretzel stick
- Magnifying glass- oreo with a pretzel stick, I considered dipping it in candy melt or putting frosting on it. OR this chocolate covered nutter butters would be super awesome
- Deerstalker hat- nutter butter with a marshmallow on it, and to my mind it looks like the deerstalker hat Sherlock Holmes is famous for, so of course, I had to have this for the Sherlock Holmes book club
- Bandages- fettucini alfredo, it is rather amusing to me
- Chemistry lab- lots of random sodas
Dig in with your Sherlock Holmes book club
We studied Sherlock Holmes before I started the kids seriously talking through and using discussion guides, but here’s a few I looked up in case you want something like that:
- Sherlock Holmes unit study– looks to be good overall, but it is a lapbook, which my kids are always mixed on
- A whole slew of ideas on Teachers Pay Teachers– There’s a lot of different ideas on here, so I’m just linking to my search results
You have the best book movie nights! I should try this with my kids.
I bet your kids would love it! You’d just have to figure out gluten-free options.