Crafts for 10 Favorite Children’s Books

Reading can take us on imaginative adventures great and small with a few simple words, and, in some cases, with a few pictures or illustrations too. Want to bring the fun even more “to life” with your kids and help encourage their love of reading?

Here are 10 favorite kid’s books, and crafts perfect for pairing with them.

1. Bear Snores On


by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

2. The Rainbow Fish


by Marcus Pfister and J Alison James

3. Elmer


by David McKee

4. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons


by Eric Litwin

5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

6. Put Me in the Zoo


by Robert Lopshire

7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar


by Eric Carle

8. Corduroy


by Don Freeman

9. Giraffes Can’t Dance


by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

10. Where the Wild Things Are


by Maurice Sendak


Pick your favorites from the list above. Grab your craft supplies and books (or visit the local library to borrow them!). Then start crafting! Using crafts is not only a great way to help kids explore books – it’s a helpful tool for encouraging cognitive development as well.

Looking for more ways to encourage your child to read? Check out 6 Ways to Help Your Child Lead a Literary Life.

Photo Credits: Sarah Coggins

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Sarah Coggins

Sarah lives in North Carolina and is a mom to 2 kids. She is craft and DIY obsessed - the latter of which comes in handy as she & her husband work to transform their foreclosure purchase into their dream home one project at a time. When she isn’t working on a project, she enjoys spending time with her son & daughter outdoors, exploring parks and geocaching. Find out more on her blog, 2paws Designs.

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