Book-based Activities

Book-based Activities

Check here for suggestions to extend our books and engage your young readers in related activities. We’ve arranged these supports on their own Book pages, indicating the recommended ages for each activity. The guidance we offer includes:

  • Jumpstarts – short book extension suggestions that need little preparation work
  • Activities – ready-to-use structured  projects, games, or connections to curricular areas, with necessary supplies and suggestions for applications with groups

The directory on this page displays book titles in bold italic. Each age group list gives the names of activities in regular font.  Each entry in this directory is linked to the appropriate book page.  This, we hope, encourages you to browse multiple suggestions for many of these books.

Under 5 Years Old

Dance Like an Elephant (ages 3 to 5)

Giving Good Advice (ages 4 to 6)

Sealed with a Kiss (ages 3 to 7)

The Big Book of Animals of the World  Jumpstart (ages 2 to 4)

Kiss, Kiss  (ages 3 to 7)

The Last Bargain  (ages 3 to 8)

Little Vinayak  (ages 3 to 6)

Namaste!  Educator’s Guide (ages 4 to 10)


Prekindergarten-1st grade (ages 4-7)

Holiday Traditions (ages 6 and up)

Hug, Hug (ages (ages 4 to 7)

The Invisible Bargain (ages 4 to 7)

Love Poem (ages 4 to 7)

Make Your Own Prayer Flag (pre-K to 5th grade)

Map Your Way to Your Own Home (ages 5 to 7)

Sly Like a Fox (ages 4 to 8)

Spreading the Joy (pre-K to 5th grade)

The Fox and the Crow (ages 4 to 14)

Tom’s Christmas Fish (ages 4 to 10)