Crafts and Activities Inspired by Our Favorite Children’s Books

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The boys love listening to a good book.  I love seeing their excitement for a character like Corduroy or Clifford come alive.  To extend their excitement and understanding, I search for a fun craft or activity based on the book we have read.  This makes it fun for the whole family and provides a genuine love of literature that I want my children to have.  I want to share a few activities that I have found that are based on children's books.  Pick one, a few, or all of these awesome crafts to do with your children and watch the excitement come to life!

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The Lorax handprint craft

Harry Potter pretend magic potions craft 

Chicken Little craft

Rainbow Fish craft

make naturally colored Green Eggs and Ham

The Lorax tangerine snack

preschool book baskets 

Jack and the Beanstalk activity

Corduroy the Bear craft

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish activities

The Gingerbread Man activities

Llama Llama Red Pajama shape quilt craft

The Very Hungry Caterpillar craft (in Spanish, but self explanatory)

Joseph Had A Little Overcoat collage

upcycled comic book can

Follow my Pinterest board for all of these pins in one spot!

What is/was your favorite children's book?  Do you have a craft or activity to share?

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Gena is the mom of three boys, ages 7, 5, and 2. She is the wife of a great man, a Christian, blogger, and former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom. They live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas area.

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