Creative Book Activities {Read & Craft}

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You’re going to absolutely love these creative book activities that really enhance reading with fun crafts for kids. Recently I was talking to a couple preschool teacher friends of mine and asked them what they wish they could have at their fingertips for their classroom students. They said that they wished they had ready made activities to go with the stories that they share in class. And so I developed these 13 special crafts, each inspired by a classic children’s story.

They are perfect for preschool and kindergarten students, but they can also be enjoyed by older kids too. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a return to some of their favorite things, like the stories that they heard every night at bedtime.

Or maybe you have been looking for a way to encourage a love for reading in your kids. This might be just the approach that you need, something hands on that doesn’t feel like “studying” or “school” but something that they can really have control of and create.

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Instead of making you search these crafts, we have gathered them together in one kids’ crafts ebook for you to enjoy with your family. (Did I mention that my nephew was the model for the cover? Adorable.)

You learn more about the “Read & Craft” ebook here

I’m sure that you know most of the children’s books that we used for inspiration. You may have even had them read to you when you were little. And then there may be books on the list that are new to you. All of them share a common theme…they make the world better in a fun way. Sometimes that just means that they entertain and help us escape. And other times that means that they teach lessons that make us better people. Either way, they have their place and are books that stand the test of time for a reason.

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Here’s the list of children’s books that we used for crafty inspiration (and links for you to purchase if they are not already in your collection):


I’m sure you know the many, many benefits of reading to your children. It’s a proven fact that it can improve cognition, among other things. Check out this article from “Raise Smart Kid” to find out even more benefits.

And, just like there are numerous advantages to reading to your kids, there are so many things that little ones gain when you make a craft with them. For example, did you know that it can actually help language skills when you engage in a creative activity together? And that is just one of the many, many assets. Check out this article where we go over some of the hidden benefits of crafting with kids. These creative book activities are a fun way to really enhance learning.

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