The pictures in good children's storybooks are often as important as their words. Illustrations provide clues and context for us to better understand the story. It helps children, especially younger children, connect with the story on a deeper and richer level.

This creative printable worksheet set is a fun activity to explore the importance of good illustrations in a children's book.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and drawing pencils. 

In this activity, your child will find out more about what a book illustrator does. They will also have an opportunity to draw the graphic illustrations for a short children's story.

It will help your child or student:

  • Exercise his/her creative mind and help them interpret the text of the story and convert them into relatable illustrations.
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different ideas to their graphic interpretations of the story.

Note: 6-7 year olds may need assistance reading the text.

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How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out about what a book illustrator does. Check out the video links on the previous related post.
Be a Book Illustrator: Creative Printable Worksheets for Kids
Let’s explore the art and imagination of being a visual storyteller.
  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 8 printable design challenge worksheets. The first 7 worksheet contain the text that make the entire story, "The Lion & the Mouse". There are 7 illustrations needed for the story. The final worksheet is a front cover of the book which needs a cover design.


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