Just in case you feel you’re running out of original ideas to celebrate the day though, and don’t want to resort to the run-of-the–mill dressing up, we’ve two excellent sources of inspiration to tell you about.
World Book Day Infographic
First of all, we’ve trawled the internet for school and classroom activities for World Book Day. We have popped all our ideas into the handy infographic at the base of this blog!
What You Can Get from This
No matter what the primary focus of your day is, there’s bound to be something new for you to adopt as is or put your own spin on. We’ve activities which focus on all of the following:
- Increasing the amount your students read
- Expanding the range your students read
- Boosting parental involvement in your students’ reading
- Developing characterisation skills
- Developing story writing skills
- General fun
- Quizzes and games
In total, we’ve some 24 ideas, which include:
- Book Swap: Everyone brings in a book they’ve enjoyed to put into a ‘swap bag’. Once all the book are together, each child dips into the bag to take away a book they may not have chosen themselves.
- Invent a Class Character: Create a wild, wonderful, larger-than-life character as a class for each student to write a story about.
- Book Quiz: Draw up a quiz pulling on your students’ favourite reads. Award a prize for the first correct quiz returned.
Like the sound of our ideas? Take a look at the World Book Day infographic for more inspiration below!
World Book Day Resource Pack
In addition to this, we’ve also created a World Book Day Topical Teaching Resource Pack, which includes some great Fact Sheets, Lesson Plans, Resource Sheets and Activity Sheets to support your plans.
With content about Hans Christian Andersen, Roald Dahl, The Brothers Grimm, as well as links to ThinkIts, Topic Tools and Activities on EducationCity, we sure there’s something to suit everyone!
Intrigued by what we have to offer? You can download the pack here.
We hope you have a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day! Please do tweet us @EducationCity and share any photos from the day – we’d love to see what you got up to!