Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 | Resources

Dragon Books

Suggested Age: Toddler, Preschool

Submitted by Alice Fujiwara, State Librarian, Aina Haina Public Library

Dragon books to share:

  1. Lovabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse
  2. The Trouble with Dragons by Debi Gliori
  3. There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent
  4. The Pet Dragon by Christopher Niemann
  5. Chopsticks by Jon Berkeley

I like dragons because stories about them can be found in so many different cultures. Dragons can be depicted as either being cute, lovable, playful, wise or scary. This is a simple, easy craft in which a child can select his favorite colors to color and decorate his dragon. I used a drawing of an Asian dragon, but any dragon face can be used.


Activity: Dragon Fan


  • Poster board or similar weight paper
  • Lightweight colored paper
  • Crepe or tissue paper
  • Craft stick
  • Pen or pencil
  • Crayons
  • Elmer’s glue or glue stick



  1. Cut a circle from the poster board or similar weight paper.
  2. With a pen or pencil, draw a dragon’s face on the poster board or similar weight paper.
  3. Color the dragon’s face.
  4. On a colored paper, cut a circle about an inch wider than the circle (with a tail) to frame the dragon’s face. (See illustration below. ) You may use scissors with fancy edges, such as scalloped, if you wish.)
  5. Cut strips of crepe or tissue paper.
  6. Glue the colored paper to the craft stick.
  7. Glue the strips of crepe or tissue paper to the back of the dragon’s face.
  8. Glue the dragon’s face with attached strips to the colored paper.
  9. A dragon fan!