Crafts are a great way to visualize stories! In the classroom or homeschool, use these 25+ crafts that were inspired by children’s books!
If You Give a Dog a Donut Craft – Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Feed the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick – Playing with Words 365
Practice vocabulary and storytelling with this activity for The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!
Flannel Friday: Froggy Gets Dressed – Miss Mary Liberry
With the spunky book Froggy Gets Dressed, play dress-up with flannel pieces!
Dr. Suess Kids’ Craft: 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Crafting Chicks
Make a Toy Just Like Piggie’s New Toy – Play Dr Mom
Mo Willems is one of my favorite children’s authors. Create a new toy, just like Piggie!
How to Make a Feather Pen like Fancy Nancy – Creekside Learning
Fancy Nancy represents all things girly. Create a new feather pen, just like Fancy Nancy!
Emeraldalicious Sparkle Wand Craft – A Little Pinch of Perfect
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Mouse Puppet Art Project – Kathy’s Angelnik Designs
What happens if you give a mouse a cookie? Have fun with this puppet art project.
M is for Madeline Craft – Sugar Spice and Glitter
The Mixed Up Chameleon Painting Activity – Munchkins and Moms
Chameleons are a fun way to explore color. With a ziplock bag, learn all about colors with The Mixed Up Chameleon.
Paper Plate Taco – Glued to My Crafts
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin shows that the way to a dragon’s heart is through his stomach! Put together these tacos, made from paper plates, to go along with the story.
Super Cute Paper Plate Fish Craft for Kids – Natural Beach Living
Click, Clack, Moo Cow Mask – Simply Today Life
Read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and get inspiration for this cow mask.
Family Tree Inspired by the Giving Tree – Read and Create
The Giving Tree is an excellent story of giving. Use it to learn about your own family tree a little bit.
Corduroy Paper Plate Craft – iHeart Crafty Things
Put Me in the Zoo Paper Plate Children’s Craft – Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
If you’re looking for a Dr. Seuss craft, try this activity inspired by Put Me in the Zoo!
Paper Heart Raccoon Craft for The Kissing Hand – Crafty Morning
Inspired by The Kissing Hand, put together a raccoon, made out of hearts!
The Cat in the Hat Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Planning Playtime
Inspired by The Cat in the Hat, create Thing 1 and Thing 2 out of toilet paper rolls. Or, cut up a paper towel roll.
Dry Erase Activity Inspired by The Pigeon Needs a Bath – The Pinterested Parent
The pigeon needs a bath! This is a simple but memorable vision to the classic Mo Willems story.
Knuffle Bunny Craft – Camp Clem
Recreate the Knuffle Bunny with a paper plate in this cute craft! Have kids color it as you read the story, and you can finish the craft at the end.
Chester the Raccoon Envelope Puppet – A Dab of Glue
Groovy Button Cookies – Paper and Glue
From Pete the Cat, create these groovy-looking button cookies!
Handprint Hermit Crab – The Kindergarten Connection
Where the Wild Things Are Craft and Game – Mom Inspired Life
Where The Wild Things Are is such a classic. Create the monster and practice counting with this game.
DIY Cat in the Hat Photo Prop – Design Dazzle
Whether it is for a party or a classroom, create this paper plate photo prop inspired by The Cat!
Watercolor Art Activity for How to Catch a Star – Buggy and Buddy
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Threading – Here Come The Girls
The caterpillar loves to eat! Use the book to try this threading activity.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Slime – Mom Inspired Life
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