Use these easy book-themed activities to celebrate World Book Day with your children.
50 easy World Book Day activities
You can have lots of fun theming a whole day, or a whole week of activities around books.
You can use these ideas for easy World Book Day activities to share the love of reading right across the curriculum.
Download your World Book Day Kit
Save time and teach better with our World Book Day Unit. Download your kit here and you’ll have a set of lessons and activities for World Book Day all ready to go.
The lessons are already planned for you. All you need to do is download the kit, use the bonus printables and you are ready to go!
You and your children will be able to:
:: build a book nook
:: enjoy a variety of reading events
:: talk about books using the printable Book Club Questions that work with any book
:: tell stories with a Story Telling Tin
:: make your own non-fiction book – with bonus printable
:: create a story world for hands-on play and storytelling
:: play book-themed games including book-themed math activities
:: make and share bookmarks – bonus printable included
Click here to get your World Book Day Unit now and you’ll be ready to lead a super celebration of World Book Day!
the easy solution for a fun World Book Day Celebration!
Give reading a special place in your kids’ livesOf course you can read anywhere, but creating a special place to read shows just how wonderful books are. It’s very simple to set up a book nook – all you really need is a place to sit and some books – but adding in some extra special touches can make a little reading den that children love to visit. You can make a book nook…
Re-tell well known stories through playUse props and loose parts as an invitation for children to re-tell the stories they know.
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Bring some of your favourite books to life with art and craftswith printable bookmarks
Encourage children to write books of their ownWith a non-fiction book printable
Download your ready-made World Book Day Kit
The first Thursday in March is World Book Day, a day to celebrate books, stories and reading. Download your copy of the Play Academy’s ready-made World Book Day Unit and you’ll be all set to lead an engaging World Book Day celebration with your children.
These lesson plans for World Book Day include cross-curricular activities for all your children:
:: build a book nook
:: tell stories with a storytelling tin or story spinners
:: make your own non-fiction book
:: create a story world
:: play book-themed Guess Who? and math games
:: make book marks
Bonus World Book Day thematic unit printables
The Play Academy’s thematic units come with practical printables that make the lessons more engaging for your children and easier for you to teach.
No need to go searching for printables to accompany your lessons, they’re all included when you download your chosen unit.
In this World Book Day Unit you’ll receive these bonus printables:
:: a set of Book Club Questions for Any Book
:: a cut-out-and-play Goldilocks storytelling kit
:: colour-in Bookmarks printables
How to download this World Book Day thematic unit
You can download this unit along with over 50 more from NurtureStore’s Play Academy.
If you are already of the Play Academy, you can download this unit straight away from our Library here.
If you are not yet a member, find out more and choose your first unit here. Your teaching is about to get a whole lot easier!
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