Get students excited about reading this World Book Day! We have listed our top activities to help celebrate the day which will be popular with both students and teachers alike.

Start a Reading Group

Popular amongst all ages, reading groups are a great way to socialise whilst engaging in discussion about thought-provoking stories. Pupils will love the opportunity to join a new lunch or after school club, share ideas, opinions and find common areas of interest with their classmates.

Swap Books

A perfect way to read more and spend less! Kids will love bringing in their old books and being able to leave with a new and exciting read. It also teaches kids a great lesson about sharing, being kind and growing a community spirit.

Dress Up

Whether you decide to dress up for charity, or just for fun, this is a great way of getting students excited about World Book Day! Get to know each other's favorite characters, igniting a conversation about books and reading helping to inspire a new generation of book lovers.

Create your own Storybook Character

Get creative and engage your class with making their own storybook characters using their imagination! This will encourage reading and give students the opportunity to partake in creative writing about their character. Visit our Reading Class for instructions on how you can use our Sizzix Big Shot Machine and Framelits dies to create your very own storybook characters!

As well as World Book Day, Read Across America is also a great excuse to have some educational fun, calling for more celebrations in aid of reading! For even more content around how you can get students excited about books, visit our Reading Class page to discover a range of dies, lesson plans, inspirational videos and free printable worksheets that will engage students while they read.