Book Activities

Looking for activities to pair with your favorite books? Take a peek at some of my favorites!
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snow day book activities for kids to help them learn how to read and practice their writing skills
Snow Day Activities
Are your kids hoping for a snow day? While they wait, try reading Snow Day! by Lester Laminack. Here are some discussion questions, graphic organizers, and a graphing activity you can pair with this story.
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Rude Cakes Writing Craft
After reading Rude Cakes, students can create this writing craft. The rude cake can stand alone or be paired with a piece of writing about being polite or using good manners.
the class trip from the black lagoon printable book and digital storybook for kids
The Class Trip from the Black Lagoon Book Activities
The Class Trip from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler is a funny chapter book to share with students before a field trip. This book companion contains comprehension questions or activities for each chapter of the book along with several graphic organizers to help guide your students through the text.
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Library Lion - Printable and Digital Activities
Library Lion is a great book to share at the beginning of the year. Not only will this book help start a conversation about library rules and caring for books, but kids will absolutely love and root for this friendly lion! Here are some printable and digital Library Lion activities you can use in the classroom or at home.
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Activities for Books by Jory John
Jory John and Pete Oswald teamed up to create The Food Group series. These books are not only entertaining for kids, but they also are a great tool for SEL and character education. I want to share activities and writing crafts you can pair with The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Cool Bean, and The Couch Potato.
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! is a short and sweet story about a spider who finds a family. Here are a few activities you can pair with the book. Summer School Art Projects, Spider Lessons, Spider Unit, Spider Activities, Spider Book, Elementary Learning, Story Activities, Classroom Freebies
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! Activities
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! is a short and sweet story about a spider who finds a family. Here are a few activities you can pair with the book.
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Trick or Treat Crankenstein Activities
Crankenstein is back in a new story that's perfect to read before Halloween. Here are some activities you can use with Trick or Treat Crankenstein.
what i saw in the teacher's lounge book
What I Saw in the Teachers' Lounge Writing Activity
What I Saw in the Teachers' Lounge is an entertaining book that captures the innocence and vivid imagination of a curious child who dares to peek behind the door. Here is a free writing activity you can pair with this book.
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Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark Activities
Are you reading Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark from the Who Would Win series? These graphic organizers, vocabulary cards, and comprehension activities will help guide your students through the text. There are printable and digital options included.
two bad ants book activities for students to practice reading and writing with their own hands
Two Bad Ants Activities
Are you reading Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg? These printable and digital activities focus on comprehension and vocabulary. Your students will love diving deeper into the story with this ant writing craft.
the legend of rock paper scissors book activities
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Activities
When kids must decide who goes first, they often turn to a quick game of Rock Paper Scissors. But have you ever wondered how that game got started? Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex teamed up to offer a humorous take on the game. Here are a few activities to pair with The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
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My Mouth is a Volcano Activities
Is interrupting a problem in your classroom? It's time to share My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook. These comprehension and vocabulary activities will help guide your students through the book. Students can create a volcano mouth kid craft to share their learning, too!
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My Fantabulous Brain Activities
My Fantabulous Brain by Julia Cook introduces students to the tools and strategies needed to help make their brains stronger. Here are several free activities you can pair with this book.
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Graphic Organizers and Reading Responses
Ready to work on reading skills, but not sure where to start? These graphic organizers will help guide your students to record key information as they read. You can use these reading response pages with the whole class, in a small group setting, or for independent practice. Choose between the printable or digital options. This resource also includes printable bookmarks, reading calendars, book review pages, and more!