Tuesday 28 February 2017

Activities and ideas for World Book Day

This Thursday is one of our favourite days – it’s World Book Day! A wonderful celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) a celebration of reading!

What is World Book Day?
The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. World Book Day send schools packs of Book Tokens and packs full of ideas and activities to MILLIONS of children and young people all over the UK and Ireland – there’s one for nearly every child aged under eighteen in the country! Children can then take their voucher to a local bookseller and can use it to pick one of ten (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club.

Get involved!
These brilliant activity sheets below have been created especially for World Book Day by Twinkl as a brand new resource for Early Years  and they’re great!  Each one focuses around a different picture book and is packed with ideas to help you theme your day around the story, from unique costumes to activities, games, decorations and even recipes. Here are our five favourites:

Shh! We Have a Plan

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Five Minutes’ Peace

I Want My Hat Back

Owl Babies

You can also visit the World Book Day website which is full of exciting and fun resources based on favourite books, brands, characters and authors.