Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas and Winter Themed Picture Books With Recipes or Crafts Included

This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the Christmas picture books, out there, with recipes or crafts included. About the time you think you've found them all, you bump into another one. But, the books below ought to be enough to provide quite a bit of crafting, baking, and story time fun for the Christmas season (for next year, if not this one), and well beyond into winter.

If there is a link present, it should take you to our review and activity post related to that particular title.

A Pioneer Christmas by Barbara Greenwood (multiple crafts and recipes).

The Cookie Store Cat by Cythia Rylant (multiple cookie recipes).

The Very Best Christmas Ever! by Emilie Barnes (multiple crafts, recipes and activity ideas).

Max & Mo Make a Snowman by Patricia Lakin (cut and glue snowman craft).

Zoo Flakes ABC by Will C. Howell (paper dollish type paper snowflakes).

I Am Snow by Jean Marzollo (paper snowflakes).

Snip, Snip...Snow! by Nancy Poydar (paper snowflakes).

A Blue's Clues Holiday by Angela Santomero (a paper chain, paper plate snowflakes, and pecan snowball cookies).

The Candymaker's Gift by David and Helen Haidle (candy cane cookie recipe, and multiple activity ideas, including stirring hot chocolate with a candy cane).

Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett (gingerbread men).

World Book's Christmas Around the World Series (multiple crafts and recipes in each volume).

Look-Alikes Christmas by Joan Steiner (peanut bear ornaments, and lollipop elves).

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff (contains a CD, sheet music, multiple recipes, and craft instructions).

Counting to Christmas by Nancy Tafuri (popcorn and cranberry garland, fruit slice ornaments, and peanut butter, pinecone, bird feeders)

Christmas Delicious by Lyn Loates (Raisin and Rice Christmas treats, basically Rice Krispie treats with chocolate chips melted in with the marshmallows, and raisins added).

Cranberry Christmas by Wende and Harry Devlin (Maggie's Favorite Cranberry Cookies).

Christmastime is Here! (a cut, glue, and glitter, Strawberry Shortcake inspired, Christmas ornament craft)

Christmas Cookies: Bite Sized Holiday Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (sugar cookies).

The Gift of the Christmas Cookie, Sharing the True Meaning of Jesus' Birth by Dandi Daley Mackall (sugar cookies).

Jingle the Christmas Clown by Tomie de Paolo (star cookie).

The Snow Show by Carolyn Fisher (popsicles).

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert (popcorn balls).

Gingerbread from the Heart by Janice K. Mineer (gingerbread house).

Christmas Turtles by Sara Ann Denson (turtle candies).

The Shortest Day : Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer (cupcakes and simple science activities).

Christmas Around the World by Mary D. Lanford (pinecone pine trees, nativity scenes, paper stars, Christmas cards, cornucopias, party crackers, and advent calendars).

Christmas USA by Mary D. Lanford (multiple activities, crafts, and recipes - including a very neat Scripture Cake, that would be fun to try anytime of year).

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Christy said...

Fantastic! We picked up the strawberry shortcake book from the library today.

Raising a Happy Child said...

What an awesome list. I am pinning it for the next year when hopefully daughter will be more interested in Christmas crafting. There is very little overlap with the books we read this year. Thanks for sharing your books!

Ticia said...

I'm pinning this for next year to see if we can find some of these at the library.