Games and Activities
While most pages on this website are intended for library staff and educators who work with children and use international literature, this page is for kids! Engaging activities are included to allow children of different ages to explore the stories from around the world on their own.
We would like to thank Roxanne Russell for her contributions and ideas for this activity page!
There is a story about a tortoise tricking a leopard to give up its eggs. Mancala involves beads that look like eggs and it is a strategy game that involves taking your opponents beads. You can watch this instructional video before playing!
This book is a collection of fairy tales of important elements of Chinese culture history, and mythology. The game mahjong is a traditional Chinese matching game with tiles engraved with important Chinese elements such as bamboos, flowers, and characters. This online game version shows how to play this traditional game!
Leilong the brontosaurus just wanted to listen to storytime in the library, but he was so big. A librarian found a way to use Leilong’s size to create a library bus for the community. Since libraries are an important part of a community, this activity involves finding words associated with the library.
In this Korean tale, a couple finds a stream that brings youth to the person who drinks from the stream. However, a grumpy neighbor overhears about the stream, drinks from the stream, and becomes a baby. This activity shows children how to make their own fountain with simple objects.