StoryBox Kits

Here at NWKLS we have assembled ready made StoryBox Kits for use in your libraries. Each kit contains an award winning children’s picture book, as well as an interactive reading readiness activity and all the supplies to complete those activities with your children’s group.

Click on each activity for a printable version.

Kit#1: The Easter Egg

 By: Jan Brett


  Activity: Dyed Egg


Materials Needed: Poster Board Egg Cut Out, Paint Brushes, Glue, Tissue Paper, Aluminum Foil, Paint Cups, Magnetic Strips, Children’s Scissors, and Plastic Tablecloth


Kit #2: The Curious Garden

 By: Peter Brown


  Activity: Grass Hair People


Materials Needed: Knee-Highs, Potting Soil, Grass Seed, Plastic Spoons, Plastic Plant Pots, Small Watering Pail, Google Eyes, and Plastic Table Cloth

Kit #3 City Dog, Country Frog

  By: Mo Willems


 Activity: Friendship Bracelet


Materials Needed: Cording, Colorful Beads

Provide the children with appropriate lengths of stretchy, clear cording and a variety of beads.  Tie a bead on one end of the cording to keep the beads from falling off as the children string them.  Encourage the children to lay out a pattern before stringing the beads, but most of all it should be beautiful to them!  Allow the children to make two of each bracelet – one for a friend and one to keep like the friendship we saw in Country Dog and City Frog.


Kit #4 Help Me Mr. Mutt 

By: Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel


Activity: Paper Plate Dog or Cat


Materials Needed: Paper Plates, Pompoms, Yarn, Glitter Glue, Construction Paper, and Chenille Stems, Google Eyes, and Plastic Table Cloth

Kit #5 Dirt on My Shirt

 By: Jeff Foxworthy


  Activity: Cornstarch Suspension Activity and Observation

Materials Needed: 1 Cup Cornstarch, bowl, About 1/2 cup water, spoon, Pie Plate, food coloring

Kit #6 Tales from Old Ireland

 By: Malachy Doyle


  Activity: Green on Green Activity

Materials Needed: Green Construction Paper, White Paint, Paint Brushes, Green Crayons, Paint Cups, and Plastic Tablecloth


Kit #7 Gingerbread Friends

By: Jan Brett

Activity: Gingerbread Man Activity

Materials Needed: Sandpaper, Patterns, M&Ms, Glue, Hard Candy, Ribbon, Hole Punch, White Crayons, and Cinnamon Sticks

Gingerbread Man-Gingerman Tracing Pattern

Print and cut out gingerbread man pattern. Trace onto the back of the sandpaper and cut out. Use white crayon to trace around the outline of the gingerbread man. Rub a cinnamon stick all over the gingerbread man and finish decorating gingerbread man with M&Ms and crayons. Make a hole to the top and attach a ribbon.


Kit #8 Little Polar Bear

 By: Hans DeBeer


 Activity: KWL Chart

Materials Needed: Poster Board, Vis-a -vis Markers, Stuffed Polar Bear Toys

Marco the Polar Bear-Finger Play

Polar Bear Facts

Cinderella Penguin


Kit #9 Cinderella Penguin 

By: Janet Perlman

Activity: Sequencing Activity


Materials Needed: Laminated Cards, Small version of scanned images for children to place in the correct order themselves.

YouTube Movie can also be added to plan:



Kit #10 Look to the Stars

By: Buzz Aldrin

Activity: Paper Planetarium

Materials Needed: Construction paper, black and colored, Glitter glue, Scissors, Large Paintbrush,Wax paper