Reading your favorite fall-themed picture book can become an interactive storytelling adventure with these finger puppet reading buddies!
Upcycle egg cartons and odds and ends from your art supplies to create your own masks. Perfect for readers’ theater, independent play, or decorating a book display – make your masks colorful, creepy, or anything in between!
Whether you’re planning a book club menu for tweens, introducing kindergarteners to the library, or hosting a book-themed birthday party, these mini book snacks are edible works of literary brilliance!
Make a toy school bus from a 64 count crayon box! It’s the perfect activity to pair with back to school books or a vehicle/transportation storytime.
The illustrations of A Different Pond show the beauty and magic of a starlit sky reflected in a body of water. No matter how simple the activities taking place – gathering sticks, laughing at jokes, catching fish – they all seem more special and significant against the gorgeous backdrop. With a few simple art supplies, your little readers can create their own Sky/Pond reflection paintings.
The picture book Things To Do inspires us to do something crafty. This Poetry Mobile craft plays with the fluidity, motion and magic of poems in a concreted way and makes a beautiful decoration. It’s a perfect way to bring language and art together with children of any age.
Make a special Discovery Jar craft perfect for sensory play or a wintry display, using elements from the picture book Samson in the Snow.
Enjoy our Story Stones craft, where you and your child use play, paint, nature, and fun to endow a love and knowledge of storytelling
In Maybe Something Beautiful, one child sets out to spread joy and light in her community by using the transformative powers of art. Contributor Katie Penry shows us how we can do the same in our own neighborhoods with a fun, inspired craft.
Step-by-step instructions for making your own paper lantern to guide you on whatever journeys await!
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