Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Activities and Crafts

We love these Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Activities and Crafts just as much as we love the book. This Mo Willems book is about a determined pigeon telling his bus driver all of the good reasons that he should let him drive the bus. At the end, the pigeon finds a way to drive the bus.


First, you could draw pictures with this step-by step-directed drawing of how to draw a pigeon printable from The Best Children’s Books. Cut them out, attach a craft stick and turn them into Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Puppets.



This pigeon game from Patootie is a great idea! You can even make the buses different colors or put different letters or sight words on them to practice reading them while guessing where the pigeon is. 



This Rhyming Game from Growing Book by Book will sure to be a hit with your children. She includes all of the directions and printables you need to use this fun story to practice rhyming. Make pigeon headbands from construction paper to wear while you play using a strip of paper and a few different sized ovals.



Try this paper plate pigeon craft like they did at A Little Pinch of Perfect. You could turn this into a puppet as well by attaching a craft stick to the bottom. 



Prekinders shares this awesome Pigeon Counting Game which gives your child the opportunity to practice one to one correspondence, combinations of 5 or 10, and more/less. 



This and That has a free printable template to turn a toilet paper tube into the pigeon! 



I love this Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus alphabet activity from The Educators’ Spin on It. She offers links to the printables you need to set up this activity and gives different ideas on ways you can use it to make learning fun. 



Make your own Pigeon Book with the blank template from Thrive after Three and fill in the conversation bubble with your own ideas. This simple book is the perfect literacy activity to dive into after you read.



Follow up your book with a pigeon themed snack like they did at Juggling with Kids. I don’t know anyone that would turn down that snack. 



Pigeon play dough activity from Coffee Cups and Crayons is a fun activity to go along with this picture book.


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus STEAM Challenges

STEAM and STEM Challenges are a great way to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills. These fun activities are perfect to go along with this book.

  • Design a bus for the pigeon to drive.
  • Create a bus that can travel the farthest down a ramp using a toilet paper tube.
  • Create a model of the pigeon from loose parts and craft materials.


So which one of these Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus great activities and craft ideas are you going to try first? Let us know how it goes. 

There are so many Mo Willems Pigeon books and we think all of them are such a fun read! What are your favorite Mo Willems books?


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