We have had lots of fun today for World Book Day!
We had a competition in school to decorate our classroom doors like different book covers. We made our door look like the story ‘Aliens love Underpants’ and added a washing line of underpants!
The children came to school dressed up as their favourite characters, like The Gruffalo, The Cat in the Hat and Cinderella. Some children brought their favourite books to school as well. In assembly there were prizes for the best costumes.
We decorated fairy cakes to look like apples from the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We piped swirls of red icing on top of the fairy cakes, then we added a piece of pretzel for the stalk and a jelly caterpillar.
We moved a little bookshelf into the jungle and the children read stories to the animals.
We listened to stories through headphones, made our own stories with story stones and told stories with finger puppets.
We added polystyrene balls, pegs, lollypop sticks and glue to the water tray and used all our scraps we had been practising cutting this week to make puppets.
In the reading area we read and told stories to each other, using the puppets to help us.
We made a stage in the construction area and used it to sing songs and tell stories to our friends. The children loved using the props and costumes to dress up and perform for their friends!
We used fabric, tables, chairs and pegs to create reading dens then added baskets of books and torches.
We have had lots of fun for World Book Day and there are lots of things you can do to get your children excited about stories at home:
Let children dress up in their favourite character clothes and tell or perform stories
Use bed sheets or towels over tables or chairs to make a reading den, a cosy place to read stories together
Encourage children to read their stories to their cuddly toys
Draw, cut and stick puppets from children’s favourite stories
Use toys to make up stories
Have a look on Purple Mash for some more story activities to try at home