Rewarding Reading: Children’s Book Activity Ideas

As we know, it can be hard to come up with fresh ideas for activities in the classroom.  How about some children’s book activity ideas?  The lesson base is already there, all you have to do is plan some activities around it. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Children’s Book Activity Ideas.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See

* Read the book and let the kids bring you an item in the classroom that corresponds with the color on each page. (Ex: White dog =white item, purple cat=purple item).

*Let the kids make their own brown bears with chocolate pudding on wax paper.

*Make a brown bear hat. Check out this link;

Llama Llama Red Pajama

*Have a pajama party

*Let the kids design their own red pajamas. Print a template  on red construction paper and let the kids decorate them.

*Play catch the llama. Choose a child to wear a red shirt and be the ‘llama’. The other kids chase after him or her outside for a game of tag.

Reading Rewards: Children's Book Activity Ideas.

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Other Book Ideas.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

*Create a paper palm tree on the wall. Make cutouts of the alphabet and have your kids play pin the letter on the tree.

* Have your parents bring in a plain white tee shirt for their child and decorate them with the letter of the alphabet that corresponds with their name.

*Make Jello jigglers and cut out letters for a special snack.


If You Give  A Mouse A Cookie.

*Bring in baked sugar cookies and let your class decorate them.

*Do a craft where you make a mouse.

*Make a hat with mouse ears attached and draw whiskers on your kids with face paint.

*Let them play in the kitchen center with “play’ cookies.

*Plan ahead and have your kids bring in the packaging from different kinds of cookies.  Draw a glass of milk with a straw. Print off a enough mouse templates for your class and have each child color and decorate it. Put their name on the front. Add all of this to  your bulletin board with the caption, “If You Give A Class A Cookie…”

These are just a few children’s book activity ideas.  There are tons and tons of books to choose from. For a more creative twist, have your class vote on which books they would like you to incorporate with activities. With some imagination and a little research, your list of children’s book activity ideas should go on and on and on.






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