Mo Willems Activities, Crafts and Author Spotlight

If you have kids, you’re going to want to check out these Mo Willems activities and crafts!

Some authors create such a wonderful mass of work they deserve their own special post. This week, I’m spotlighting Mo Willems, who has infused humor kids love with an artistic simplicity that seems deceptively easy in his books.

Mo Willems just gets what makes kids giggle, laugh and get engaged. He doesn’t rely on extravagant artwork but rather uses his characters in such a targeted way that they carry the story without any additional fanfare.

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Mo Willems Activities, Crafts and Author Spotlight

Mo Willems Spotlight: Crafts, Activities & Books Round-Up!

We first discovered Mo Willems not through his wildly popular pigeon series (Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus) but rather through his daughter’s beloved Knuffle Bunny, where Trixie loses her stuffed animal at the laundromat but can’t talk yet so she can’t tell her dad.

We happened to get the book along with the Audio CD, which is top notch.

As my son turned five, we latched on to Elephant and Piggie, who are part of an ongoing series for Mo Willems and now he is reading the series on his own!

See all of Mo Willems’ books! Visit his Amazon Author Page.


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    Mo Willems Crafts and Activities

    About Mo Willems

    A three-time Caldecott Honor winner for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, Mo Willems has also won two Geisel Medals for There is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?

    And his books are perennial New York Times bestsellers. Before he turned to children’s books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmy Awards. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.


    1. We love Mo Willems here as well. The Elephant & Piggie books worked well for us as a parent-child joint read aloud. I had no idea that there were so many activities to go along with his books – great roundup!

    2. I adore Mo Willems and so does my son. We are a pigeon-obsessed family for sure. In fact, whenever one of us leaves the house and the kids stay behind, like when their father goes to work or when I go to the gym, our tradition is to have everybody stand on the front porch and yell our own “pigeon jokes.” Things like “don’t let pigeon be late for work!” or “don’t let pigeon be crazy at Zumba class!”

    3. Great list – we just recently discovered Elephant and Piggie, so I know my son will love these activities! Stopping by via the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    4. Mo Willems is our favorite! Even after reading him 1000s of times (maybe more, lol!) my daughter and I both still get a kick out of that pigeon!

    5. We love Mo Willems books. My son is outgrowing them and my toddler growing into them right now. This is a great list of activities! Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party this week. 🙂

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