Science Activities and Art Projects Inspired by Children’s Books

We love combining science, art and crafts with children’s literature. Here are science activities and art projects inspired by children’s books for the ultimate in hands-on learning fun.

The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
How to Make Your Own Crayon Shapes


The Tiger Who Came to Tea, by Judith Kerr

Valentine’s Day Children’s Picture Books
Watercolor Hearts for Valentine’s Day
“I Love You” Valentine Bookmarks

Our List of Earth Day Picture Books
Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Tote Bag
Earth Day Nature Suncatchers


Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman and illustrated by S.D. Schindler
Pumpkin Volcano


How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss
Salt Dough Shapes (and Ornaments)