Activities by Age Group

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

Act It Out! (ages 3-6)

Centipede Socks (ages 3-6)

Dance Like an Elephant! (ages 3-5)

Draw Me a Song (ages 3-6)

Getting There Is Half the Fun! (ages 4-8)

Giving Good Advice (ages 4-6)

Green Eyes and Green Faces (ages 3-7)

Sealed with a Kiss (ages 3-7)

Tell Me, Peas, How You’re Feeling? (ages 3-7)

Traveling Peas (ages 3-7)

What Can Make a ______ Smile? (ages 3-6)

What Would You Build (ages 4-8)

What Would You Do? (ages 3-6)

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

Kiss, Kiss (ages 3-7)image

The Last Bargain Activities (ages 3-8)

Little Vinayak Activities (ages 3-6)

Namaste! Educator’s Guide (ages 4-10)

Playground Activities (ages 3-8)

Pussycat, Pussycat Activities (ages 3-6) 

Sam and the Construction Site Activities (ages 3-8)

Three Little Peas Activities (ages 3-7)

The Wing on a Flea: A book about shapes (ages 4 up)

 

Prekindergarten-1st grade (ages 4-7)

Act It Out! (ages 3-6)

Centipede Socks (ages 3-6)

Construction Site Mural (ages 4-8)

Cozy Home Under the Sea (Pre-K – 2nd grade)

Creature Features (Pre-K – 4th grade)

Draw Me a Song (ages 3-6)                                                Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 12.57.42 PM

Egg Carton Crocodile (Pre-K – 1st grade)

Fishy Facts (Pre-K- 2nd grade)

Green Eyes and Green Faces (ages 3-7)

How Much Food Is 40 Tons? (ages 4-8)

Hug, Hug (ages 4-7)

The Invisible Bargain (ages 4-7)

Landmark Tall Tales (Pre-K – 3rd grade)

Love Poem (ages 4-7)

Make Your Own Prayer Flag (Pre-K – 5th grade)

Packing Light (ages 5-8)

Scoop, Dump, and Roll Jumpstart (ages 3-8)

Sly Like a Fox (ages 4-8)

So Many Fish Jumpstart (Pre-K – 2nd grade)

Spreading the Joy (Pre-K- 5th grade)

Tell Me, Peas, How You’re Feeling? (ages 3-7)

That Sounds Like Fun! (ages 5-8)

Traveling Peas (ages 3-7)

What Can Make a ______ Smile? (ages 3-6)

The Blue Whale Activities (ages 4-8)

The Fox and the Crow Activities (ages 4 and up)

Kiss, Kiss (ages 3-7)

The Last Bargain Activities (ages 3-8)

Namaste! Educator’s Guide (ages 4-10)

Pussycat, Pussycat Activities (ages 3-6) 

The Story of Paul Bunyan Activities (Pre-K – 3rd grade)

There Is a Crocodile Under My Bed! (Pre-K – 1st grade)

Three Little Peas Activities (ages 3-7)

Tom’s Christmas Fish Activities (ages 4-10)

Uh-oh Octopus! (Pre-K – 2nd grade)

 

Kindergarten-2nd grade (ages 5-8)

Amautalik Identification (Kindergarten – 2nd grade)

Amazing Maze (ages 6-8)

Angry Dragon (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Come with Me (ages 7-8)

Construction Site Mural (ages 4-8)

Cozy Home Under the Sea (Pre-K – 2nd grade)                    image

Crayon Resist Paintings (ages 5 and up)

Creature Features (Pre-K – 4th grade)

Design a Figurehead (ages 5-8)

Fantasy Kingdom (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

How Much Food Is 40 Tons? (ages 4-8)

I Don’t Wanna (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Letter Arithmetic (ages 5-8)

Letter Scramble (ages 5 and up)

Letters on the Move (ages 5-8)

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

Monster Masks (Pre-K – 4th grade)

My Name Is a Playground (ages 5-8)

My Pirate Ship (ages 5-8)

Pick-a-Present Jumpstart (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Playground Sculpture (ages 5-8)

Scoop, Dump, and Roll Jumpstart (ages 3-8)

So Many Fish Jumpstart (Pre-K – 2nd grade)

Whale Sized! (ages 7-8)

What Makes a Good Pirate Captain? (ages 5-8)

What Would Build? (ages 4-8)

What’s the Problem (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Where Would You Hide More Animals? (ages 5-8)

Bad Pirate Activities (ages 5-8)

The Big Book of Animals of the World Jumpstart (ages 5-8)

The Blue Whale Activities (ages 4-8)

A Brush Full of Color: The World of Ted Harrison Jumpstarts (1st-4th grades)

The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra Activity (Kindergarten – 2nd grade)

The Last Bargain Activities (ages 3-8)

Monster Book Activities (Pre-K – 4th grade)

Playground Activities (ages 3-8)

Princess Pistachio Activities (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Princess Pistachio and the Pest Activities (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Sam and the Construction Site Activities (ages 3-8)

Take Away the A Activities (ages 5-8)

Uh-oh Octopus! (Pre-K – 2nd grade)

Where’s the Baboon? Activities (ages 5-8)

 

1st-3rd grades (ages 6-9)

Angry Dragon (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Character Exploration (1st-4th grades)

Color Your World (1st-4th grades)

Crayon Resist Paintings (ages 5 and up)

Environmental Dangers and Safe Havens (ages 6 and up)

Fantasy Kingdom (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Holiday Traditions (ages 6 and up)

I Don’t Wanna (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Landmark Tall Tales (Pre-K – 3rd grade)

Make Your Own Prayer Flag (Pre-K – 5th grade)             nimi's father

Neighborhood Map (1st-4th grades)

Pass-around Monster Drawings (1st-4th grades)

Pick-a-Present Jumpstart (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Predator or Prey? (ages 6 and up)

Readers Theater (ages 7-10)

Same and Different (1st-4th grades)

Spreading the Joy (Pre-K- 5th grade)

Tell a Wordless Story (ages 6 and up)

The Usual Suspects (1st-4th grades)

What’s the Problem? (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Detective Gordon: The First Case Activities (1st-4th grades)

The Fox and the Crow Activities (ages 4 and up)

The King and the Sea Jumpstart and Activity (1st-4th grades)

Love: The Fox Activities (ages 6 and up)

Namaste! Educator’s Guide (ages 4-10)

Princess Pistachio Activities (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Princess Pistachio and the Pest Activities (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

The Story of Paul Bunyan Activities (Pre-K – 3rd grade)

When Dad Showed Me the Universe Jumpstart (1st-4th grades)

 

2nd-4th grades (ages 7-10)

ABCs of Geology (3rd-4th grades)

Beautiful Fables (ages 7-12)

Book Discussion Support for The Blitz Next Door (ages 8-12)

Can You Smell/See/Hear/Taste/Feel It? (ages 7-10)

Character Exploration (1st-4th grades)

Color Your World (1st-4th grades)

Compare and Contrast (3rd-8th grades)

Creature Features (Pre-K-4th grade)

Holiday Traditions (ages 6 and up)

A Letter to Geo (3rd grade)

Make Your Own Prayer Flag (Pre-K – 5th grade)

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A Mountain by Any Other Name (2nd-5th grades)

Name That Arctic Bird (2nd-5th grades)

Neighborhood Map (1st-4th grades)

Origin Stories (ages 7 and up)

Pass-around Monster Drawings (1st-4th grades)

Rediscovering Local History (ages 8-12)

Same and Different (1st-4th grades)

The School of Cheery (2nd-4th grades)

Shape Collage (2nd grade and up)

Short Story Writing Prompt (3rd-8th grades)

Spreading the Joy (Pre-K – 5th grade)

Storyboarding the Tale (ages 7 and up)

A Triangle Is… (2nd grade and up)

The Usual Suspects (1st-4th grades)

You Must Be Kidding (2nd and 3rd grades)

What If? (3rd-8th grades)

The Blitz Next Door (ages 8-12)

A Brush Full of Color: The World of Ted Harrison Jumpstarts (1st-4th grades)

A Children’s Guide to Arctic Birds Jumpstarts (1st-5th grades)

Detective Gordon: The First Case Activities (1st-4th grades)

The King and the Sea Jumpstart and Activity (1st-4th grades)

Monster Book Activities (Pre-K – 4th grade)

Namaste! Educator’s Guide (ages 4-10)

Tom’s Christmas Fish Activities (ages 4-10)

Way Back Then Activities (ages 7 and up)

When Dad Showed Me the Universe Jumpstart (1st-4th grades)

The Wing on a Flea: A book about shapes (Pre-K and  up)

 

Older children (ages 10 and up)

Beautiful Fables (ages 7-12)

Book Discussion Support for The Blitz Next Door (ages 8-12)

Compare and Contrast (3rd-8th grades)

Environmental Dangers and Safe Havens (ages 6 and up)  

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Make Your Own Prayer Flag (Pre-K – 5th grade)

A Mountain by Any Other Name (2nd-5th grades)

Name That Arctic Bird (2nd-5th grades)

Origin Stories (ages 7 and up)

Predator or Prey? (ages 6 and up)

Readers Theater (ages 7-10)

Rediscovering Local History (ages 8-12)

Short Story Writing Prompt (3rd-8th grades)

Spreading the Joy (Pre-K – 5th grade)

Storyboarding the Tale (ages 7 and up)

Tell a Wordless Story (ages 6 and up)

What If? (3rd-8th grades)

The Blitz Next Door (ages 8-12)

A Children’s Guide to Arctic Birds Jumpstarts (1st-5th grades)

The Fox and the Crow Activities (ages 4 and up)

The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic (3rd-8th grades)

Love: The Fox Activities (ages 6 and up)

Namaste! Educator’s Guide (ages 4-10)

The Scarlet Letter (Manga Classics) (7th grade and up)

Three Little Peas Activity (ages 8 and up)

Way Back Then Activities (ages 7 and up)

 

English Language Learners (ages 6-12)

Compare and Contrast (3rd-8th grades)

Crayon Resist Paintings (ages 5 and up)

Environmental Dangers and Safe Havens (ages 6 and up)

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.05.09 AMLandmark Tall Tales (Pre-K – 3rd grade)

Letter Scramble (ages 5 and up)

Letters on the Move (ages 5-8)

Monster Masks (Pre-K – 4th grade)

A Mountain by Any Other Name (2nd-5th grades)

Neighborhood Map (1st-4th grades)

Origin Stories (ages 7 and up)

Predator or Prey? (ages 6 and up)

Shape Collage (2nd grade and up)

Sly Like a Fox (ages 4-8)

Storyboarding the Tale (ages 7 and up)

Tell a Wordless Story (ages 6 and up)

A Triangle Is… (2nd grade and up)

What If? (3rd-8th grades)

What’s the Problem? (2nd grade up)

The Big Book of Animals of the World Jumpstart for English Language Learner inclusion (ages 7-10)

Detective Gordon: The First Case Activities (1st-4th grades)

The Fox and the Crow Activities (ages 4 and up)

The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic (3rd-8th grades)

Love: The Fox Activities (ages 6 and up)

Monster Book Activities (Pre-K – 4th grade)

Princess Pistachio and the Pest Activities (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Pussycat, Pussycat Activities  – Note that this book includes a recording of songs

The Story of Paul Bunyan Activities (Pre-K – 3rd grade)

Take Away the A Activities (ages 5-8)

Way Back Then Activities (ages 7 and up)

Where’s the Baboon? Activities (ages 5-8)

The Wing on a Flea: A book about shapes (ages 4 and up)