Round-up: Kids Activities from Children's Authors

Looking for something new to try?

I asked some Indie children's authors to share activities that they created for their books, and here is the list! From word searches to coloring pages, from scavenger hunts to pirate maps--there's enough here to keep your kids busy for hours!

So what are you waiting for? It's time to get started! 

Note: some of these resources are freebies that authors offer for their newsletter subscribers. I’ve marked those with an asterisk, just so you know whether the resource requires a sign-up or not. If you do sign-up for an activity, though, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

All activities and images are shared with the author’s permission.

Activity pages for children's picture books
  • Get a mermaid coloring page and listen to fun read-aloud stories, from Bethany Stahl.
  • *Fun insect-themed activity pages designed to keep kids engaged and learning. Activity pages are based on the children’s book "Bad Caterpillar" by Suvi Chisholm.
  • *Create your own treasure map in true pirate style. This fun activity includes nifty tricks to make it look like a real treasure map, from Old Mate Media.

Learning activities for children

  • Find fun activities that answer the question—What Is A Family? from Annette Griffin

Word searches and puzzles for kids

  • Color your own adventure and a-mazing activities for kids based on the Adventures of Nino and Tenna children's book series.