World Book Day Ideas from

February 26, 2018

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Hi again!

Two blog posts in one day, what is going on?! World Book Day is this Thursday so I was doing a bit of research and found some great ideas on the  

I have just chosen a few of the more doable ideas from their website for our busy classrooms which I will share in this post.

WHOLE SCHOOL READING try one of these for fixed times or when the bell rings throughout the whole day and everyone must grab their nearest book to read. Maybe the principal could announce it over the loud speaker, and all children in the whole school would be reading at the same time.

DEAR: Drop Everything and Read.

DEAR: Drop Everything and Reflect.


BOOK BLITZ children share a favourite book with a friend. They read it to them and tell them why they love it in 1 minute, then swap. (definitely doing this one!)

PAIRED READING older children read with younger children. This is a lovely idea, like reading buddies. Say for fifteen minutes in the morning the various classes pair up and read together in pairs. It would benefit both older and younger children.


RUN A QUIZ try The Bumper Book Quiz or create your own.

SWAPSIES teachers swap classes and read their favourite book or poem.


STORYCRAFTING children write a short story to make a class anthology. Take a look at our author writing tips in Storycraft


WEIRD WRITE-ALL children write one paragraph or page of a story and pass it on to create a (rather strange!) combined story.


RESEARCH children research their favourite author or illustrator and write about their life and books .


COSTUME PARADE children model their literary outfits, hats or masks, and recite a line, make an action, or explain why they like the character to the rest of the class.

DESIGN A BOOK COVER, poster, bookmark or book bunting to decorate the school or library – pupils can design the using their favourite book jackets

CHARACTER STUDY- children present their chosen character to classmates, talking about the values they represent, e.g. Mary Poppins is caring, Charlie Bucket loves his family.

Decorate a door with a book theme – each with a different book title.

MAKE PROPS to wear together, create masks, glasses, beards or whole costumes using Book Aid International’s downloadable activity sheets. Children can be a whole range of characters and raise money for charity at the same time.

CREATE BOOK CHARACTERS from potatoes, wooden spoons or hardboiled eggs.

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