Bring your favorite books to life with this growing collection of kids book activities. You’ll find book companions, crafts, and hands-on activities for kids ages 3-10.
I am a bookworm, and I love reading books to my kids and my students (when I was in the classroom). When I can find activities to extend the fun, that’s even better.
Kids Book Activities
This growing collection of book activities will help you work on a wide range of academic skills (math, literacy, science, etc) as well as creating fun book-based crafts.
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is an African Cinderella story that fans of the traditional story will love. Compare and contrast the stories with a free book companion.
This A Rainbow of My Own book companion is designed for use with grades K-2. Engage your students with activities that go along with this story by Don Freeman.
As you begin planning out your fairy tales unit, be sure to include a study of Cinderella. These Cinderella printables are a great place to start.
Download and print this free printable Cinderella Around the World unit study to compare and contrast different versions of this popular fairy tale.
Add these Alice the Fairy activities to your upcoming lesson plans. Your students in grades K-2 will love this book companion.
These Jack and the Beanstalk puppets are such a fun way to have kids act out the popular fairy tale over and over again. Add these to your activities for Jack and the Beanstalk!
This pop-up Jack and the Beanstalk craft is absolutely adorable! Kids will love creating this interactive paper craft for kids.
This paper garden craft is the perfect companion to your books about gardening, vegetables, and healthy foods. The free printable template makes this craft a breeze!
Add a fun hands-on constellation craft for kids to your space theme. Kids will love building with marshmallows and toothpicks.
A fun, hands-on activity to pair with Pete the Cat: Out of This World! Kids will love making and playing with this Pete the Cat space slime!
Your students will love this Princess and the Pea printable. It contains a copy of the fairy tale, a sequencing activity, and a printable craft!
If you’re looking for a specific book-based activity, please leave me a comment, and I’ll add it to my growing list.