Dive Into the World of Books on World Book Day!

World Book Day is a global celebration of the written word, aiming to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. Taking place this year on April 23rd, it’s a day that encourages people of all ages to immerse themselves in the magical world of literature. Whether you're kids are already avid readers or are just starting their literary journeys, there lots of fun things you can do to celebrate World Book Day and get kids excited about books. Here are a few of our favourites:

Bake some bookish treats: Storytime snacks are sure to get kids excited! From pumpkin pasties to gruffalo biscuits there are lots of ways to get creative with both sweet and healthy snacks and relate them to favourite stories or characters! Take a look at our ideas board on Pinterest for inspiration: edible book treats

A book swap: Organize a book exchange with a group of their friends. Each child can bring a book they've already read and loved, tell their peers about it and then swap it for a new one. They can either borrow each other's books or do a real swap.

Dress up as a favourite book character: This tends to be the most popular activity for World Book day! But you don't have to spend a fortune and even if you don't believe that costume making is your biggest talent, there are lots of fun simple ideas for costumes. Take a look at our previous blog article for ideas here!

Design a bookmark: For the kids who love to craft and draw, why not challenge them to design a brilliant bookmark for their favourite book?

World Book Day potato heads: This is a great idea for artistic kids or those who prefer not to dress up - they can dress a potato as their favourite book character instead! We've seen snaps of some fabulous potato heads, from Harry Potter to the BFG!

Book-themed movie night: Share a family movie night together featuring a film adaptation of a beloved book, such as How To Train Your Dragon, Harry Potter, Matilda, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Charlotte's Web, Lost And Found, or The Lorax. There are so many to choose from! Afterwards, you can talk about how the film compares to the original book. 

Literary scavenger hunt: If you're feeling really creative you can design a book-themed scavenger hunt that takes kids on a journey through the world of books. Hide clues and riddles related to their favourite books, authors, or characters around your home. Kids can work individually or in teams to solve the clues and uncover a hidden treasure. 

We would love to hear what you all get up to - let us know or share your pictures with us on Instagram, Threads or Facebook!

Dive Into the World of Books on World Book Day!
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