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Mary Poppins Club

Over a four-week period, I did reading club featuring the classic story of P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins. It was hugely successful with a high retention rate of early elementary school students. Each week we met at the same time for one hour. I read aloud a short story (30 minutes), we watched a movie slip together (5-10 minutes), and then we played a game (the rest of the time).

MP Kids

Here are the games we played each week. You can open each pdf file and scroll to the bottom of the answer sheet to find the movie clips that correspond to each chapter. I used the classic Mary Poppins DVD starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

MP BingoMP Answers with Movie Clips

Chapter 1: Mary Poppins East Wind

Chapter 2: Mary Poppins Day Out

Chapter 3: Mary Poppins Laughing Gas

Chapter 7: Mary Poppins Bird Woman

3 comments on “Mary Poppins Club

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  2. Susan McCowin
    January 29, 2018


    I love this idea! And I would like to try one or more of the ones you’ve developed over the summer.

    One question I have, though, relates to how to use the power point. Once I start the slide show and choose the first item on the second slide, I can’t figure out how to get back to the grid to choose the next one. Clicking the arrows will take me to the next clue, and I can keep on going in order until I reach the end of the slideshow, but I’m not able to return to the grid on the second slide to choose random clues. I’m an older librarian, so I suspect it has something to do with me not knowing how to use Power Point correctly.

    Can you help me out?

    Sue McCowin

    Children’s Librarian

    Cook Memorial Public Library District |

    Cook Park Library • Aspen Drive Library • Bookmobile

    413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 • 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    847-362-2330, ext. 1003


    • mrsshaia
      January 29, 2018

      No worries! I hit the Esc button to get back. Not sure if there’s a better way, but it works.


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