National Read A Book Day is a fantastic opportunity to encourage the love of reading!

Reading will benefit students throughout their lives. Making reading an enjoyable and fascinating experience will help them stay the course.
Reading aloud to students transports them to a magical place different from real life, somewhere new and exhilarating. Reading a book and making a craft helps students to retain and relate to the message in the story. In addition, students can use their craft as a prop to act out the scenarios in the story.

Crafts and reading help feed a child’s imagination. These activities foster creativity, focus on motor and artistic abilities, and improve language skills. Kids love working with their hands. The sense of joy that a child experiences participating in arts and crafts are an asset for developing many skills.

You can build plenty of classroom fun with innovative and easy craft ideas; with simple materials, you will create a sense of fun! We invite you to explore our favorite books with props, crafts, and activities kids will surely enjoy.

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Ten Apples Up On Top!

Teach counting with a fun craft and game to accompany a great learning book.

Mister Seahorse

Use crayons or watercolors to make a unique, friendly seahorse.

The Little Lion Who Lost Her Roar

Practice the letter L and find your roar with this fun lion mane craft. All you need is construction paper, scissors, and glue.

If You Give A Moose A Muffin

Every wild moose has uniquely shaped antlers, and your moose will have them too. Use painted handprints to create the moose antlers and add them onto a moose face cutout.

Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend

Create your very own little blue truck to drive through your story adventure.

A House for Hermit Crab

Create a hermit crab using cutout handprints and design your very own shell and seascape.

The Rainbow Fish

Cut out fish and add gems, sequins and glitter to create shiny scales like the beautiful rainbow fish.

Lizzy and the Cloud

Make a fun umbrella craft with beaded raindrops, a great way to exercise fine motor skills and sensory.


Enjoy making cutout bears accompany the corduroy story that kids can creatively customize to make it an original.

𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡

Using yarn and paints let kids explore new art techniques and create new ideas.

On National Read A Book Day, let’s open children’s appetites for a good book, a chance to read something new, learn something new and go on an exciting adventure!

Download the free printable craft bookmarks below. Easy print and cut bookmarks allow kids to decorate, color, and be creative.

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