From comments I’ve received, I’d like to share some of my readers ideas.
The first guest idea is from Christina Rodriguez. She says,
“When I visit schools, I'll often show kids how I painted a certain part of the book and let them try it on their own. It builds up their hand-eye coordination and interest in the arts.”
You can check out her blog at Christina Rodriguez, Children's Book Illustrator
So, have your child or student look at the pictures in the story and try their hand at drawing one of the characters or the whole page. You try it too and have some fun!