Favorite Picture Book Activities

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Great hands-on activities that help to further explore your favorite books!
Pairing a hands-on activity with a book after you read it is a great way for preschoolers to comprehend what happened in the story. It provides an opportunity for you to discuss the lessons that the book is sharing with us, and helps children form a stronger memory of the story. From art to color sorting to fine motor, the following are fun activities based on popular picture books for you to experience along with your little ones!


All Are Welcome

by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
A warm, welcoming picture book thats celebrates diversity and gives encoragement and support to all kids.
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Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp

by Syd Hoff
Danny's going to camp - and he's taking the dinosaur! Whether he's racing, rowing or hiking, this gigantic camper is a huge hit!

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Down by the Bay

Edited by Laura Gates Galvin, Illustrated by Sue Cornelison
Have you ever seen a bear, combing his hair? Down by the Bay has been a favorite American melody for decades. Now children can enjoy this fun book as they sing along to both new and well-known lyrics.
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Duck & Goose How are you Feeling?

by Tad Hills
This charming books uses simple text to help children identify different feelings.

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It's Okay to be Different

by Todd Parr
This fun book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, and promote character growth.

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Monsters Go Night-Night

by Aaron Zenz
Getting ready for bed has never been so munch fun!

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Penguin Says Please

by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Orial Vidal
Penguin learns to say please in different situations, making this book an excellent way to start teaching manners.
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Please Write Back!

by Jennifer Morris
Alfie, an adorable alligator, writes a letter to Grandma all by himself. He addresses the letter, stamps it, and mails it. Alfie waits and waits for a response. Will Grandma write back?
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Wisconsin Bookworms is a wonderful place to find additional book activities. They have been developing activity sheets for early childhood books since 2012. With more than 50 books on their list, you are sure to find one of your favorites or find a new favorite. Enjoy all of the resources at Wicsonsin Bookworms.