Creative Kids Drawing

Activity Guides

Girl Writing in Sunlight
Boys Lying in Front of Green Shelves
Father and Daughter Reading Together

Activities for 20 Books

Included are simple exercises to improve literacy skills, and templates that volunteers can use to create props, manipulatives, games and other activities related to the book title or theme. United Ways are encouraged to create literacy kits that include at least one set of manipulatives, along with tips, instructions and other materials tailored for the intended user of the kits. Create your own activity guides using this template.

All titles can be paired with a Born Learning Academy workshop. Most all titles are available in Spanish. In addition, instructions for the reader (tips and activity instructions) are also available in Spanish.

  1. Baby Feels by Ken Karp – English
  2. Brown Bear by Eric Carle – English | Spanish
  3. Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner – English | Spanish
  4. Cookie's Week by Cindy Ward – English | Spanish
  5. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert – English | Spanish
  6. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown – English | Spanish
  7. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert – English | Spanish
  8. How Do I Love You by Marion Dane Bauer – English | Spanish
  9. I Spy Animals by Jean Marzollo – English | Spanish
  10. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff – English | Spanish
  11. Is Your Mama a Llama by Deborah Guarion – English | Spanish
  12. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn – English | Spanish
  13. Let's Go! / ¡Vamos a Salir! – English | Spanish
  14. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper – English | Spanish
  15. The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood – English | Spanish
  16. The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss – English | Spanish
  17. There Was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams – English | Spanish
  18. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – English | Spanish
  19. Whoever You Are by Mem Fox – English | Spanish
  20. Y is for Yum, Yum, Yum! by Anna W. Bardaus – English | Spanish
Children Lying on the Ground in Front of Green Shelves