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25 Crafts and Activities Based on the Best Children’s Books

There is nothing more exciting than finding a children’s book that you and your child love! Your family will read that beloved book over and over. We have all done it. Another way to add to the excitement is to enjoy more crafts and activities based on children’s books you adore.


Enjoy activities and crafts based on your favorite children's books. Keep learning long after the book is finished!

Here are 25 crafts and activities based on some of children’s most loved books.

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy
Bedtime Shadow Puppets – Raising Whaisians

Good Day, Good Night
Good Day, Good Night Paper Plate Craft – Raising Whaisians

The Grouchy Ladybug
Eric Carle Inspired Lady Bug Craft – I Heart Crafty Things

The Grumble Bee
Tissue Paper Bee Kids Craft – I Heart Crafty Things

The Rainbow Fish
Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Crft – A Little Pinch of Perfect

Horton Hears a Who
Horton Hears a Who Craft – Artsy Crafty Mom

Dr Seuss Paper Quilled Hot Air Balloon Craft – Artsy Crafty Mom

Drum Dream Girl
Mini Drums – Sunny Day Family

Dr. Seuss’s ABC
Footprint Fiffer Feffer Feff – The Pinterested Parent

Popsicle Stick Bus – Glued to My Crafts

Doughnuts for a Dragon
Colorful Doughnut Kid Craft – Glued to My Crafts

If You Give A Moose A Muffin
Paper Plate Muffin – Glued to My Crafts

Monster at the End of This Book
Paper Plate Grover – The OT Toolbox

Button Star Christmas Ornament – Buggy and Buddy

Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles
Homemade Sea
Turtle Stamps
– Rainy Day Mum

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Dragons Love Tacos
T is
for Taco Craft
– The Mama Workshop

Stick Man
Recycled Stick Man Craft – Lalymom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Fridge Fridge Activity – Lalymom

Mad about Minibeasts
Mad about
Minibeasts Playdough Activity
– Rainy Day Mum

Llama Llama Red Pajama
Llama Llama Red Pajama Playdough Sensory Play – The Educators
Spin on It

Little Blue and Little Yellow
Kool-Aid Puffy Paint – The OT Toolbox

Steam Train, Dream Train
Steam Train Dream Train Busy Bag – The OT Toolbox

Toto’s Apple
Bookworm Puppet – Chickadee Lit

Mickey and the Beanstalk
Build a Castle in the Clouds Activity – Fun Learning For Kids

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Caterpillar Play Dough Invitation – Fun Learning For Kids

Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs Sensory Play – Still Playing School

My Color Is Rainbow
Rainbow Scrape Painting – Arty Crafty Kids

Smelly Socks
Smelly Socks Craft – Inspiration Made Simple

Are You My Mother?
Are You My Mother Animal Memory Game – Kitchen Counter


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