Activity Guides

Further the picture book fun!

Choose from a wide range of downloadable activity guides that have been specially designed to work with my books. These guides are jam-packed with math, reading, art, and science —loads of learning fun!

Garden Activity
Do you wish you could encourage more helpful local insects into your garden? Local insects love native flowers! Let’s make Seed Spheres, or balls full of soil and native flower seeds, to scatter and grow in the garden when the time is right. Use in conjunction with Rooftop Garden Singalong picture book.

One Blue Gnu
You can count on tons of fun with this “gnu” activity guide! Identify objects (then find the images hiding in the book), make a “pizza” then count the toppings, color One Blue Gnu, trace the names of Gnu’s friends, talk about the book with discussion questions for before, during, and after reading, plus more!

Swallow the Leader
Nothing fishy here! This activity guide is filled deep as the ocean with fun things to do. Draw and count your favorite color fish (compare and contrast), sing songs, make a paper flag and play Follow the Leader (the leader gets to hold the flag), and count goldfish crackers then pretend you are a shark and eat them all up!

Mother Goose’s Pajama Party

Kids, grab a copy of the book and throw a pajama party for all your friends with this activity guide! Here, you’ll find printable party invitations, goosey name tags, fun games, easy snacks to make, and even a Georgie Porgy doorknob hanger to mark your reading spot!

The Hawk of the Castle

Kids will have fun testing their falconry knowledge after reading The Hawk of the Castle with this comprehension Q & A. And littler readers will enjoy this castle maze.

Balloon Trees
This amazing 40-page activity guide is chock full of learning fun. From math cards, color pages, vocabulary games, compare and contrast, comprehension and writing prompts, to making your own rubber! Plus, don’t miss the four pages of Creative Mind Activities here and at the back of the book.

Arctic White
Finish your journey through the tundra with an activity guide for all ages. Draw a picture of the northern lights, practice writing and storytelling with a colorful exercise, make cool snow for sensory play, test story comprehension with Q & A, and play a game that’s as bright as the Aurora Borealis.

Make your own Little Golden Book
Kids will have fun making their own Little Golden Books complete with the trademark golden spine and special, “This book belongs to” page. Just download and print in color!

Two at the Zoo/Dos En El Zoologico Literary Kit from Raising Readers
Here, you’ll find reading tips, a playground map with themed related activities, parent and child ideas, and fun crafts like making safari hats, train tracks, penguin footprints, and animal masks. Plus, number fun, themed snacks, and singalongs.