10 Early Years Activities to Celebrate World Book Day

Guest Blog Author: Adele Crozier from Playful Learners.

Are you planning on celebrating World Book Day on 6th March?

This fantastic day is embraced worldwide to encourage children to read and explore a wider range of literature. Every book you read to children in your setting can act as a starting point for many baking, craft and play activities covering all area’s of learning.

If you would like more information on World Book Day, you can download resources and find additional links at the World Book Day website.

Here we share 10 ways in which you can get involved in World Book Day in your setting:

1. Bake a beautiful Peach Crumble or make your own Jazzies inspired by great tales from Roald Dahl.


2. Decorate a paper plate and create a class room filled with the Cat in the Hat.


3. Cup printing the Hungry Caterpillars.


4. Why not dig through the recycling for your plastic bottles and have go at creating these beautiful hanging Rainbow Fish.


5. Help the children to come up with their own stories using a collection of story stones.


6. Create a shadow puppet theatre for re-telling the children’s favourite stories.


7. Make up a batch of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Playdough with this great recipe.


8. Take the children out to collect sticks to make their own stick men after reading the lovely ‘Stick Man’.


9. Reuse toilet roll’s or kitchen towel tube’s to make character’s from the children’s favourite nursery rhymes or story – like this great three little pigs craft.


10. Pick out the children’s favourite stories and create some celebration bunting to decorate your cosy nook or book corner.


Designs For Education have a great selection of book cases and resources to help create an inviting and comfortable cosy nook for the little ones in your setting to enjoy.

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