DLTK's Educational Activities
World Book Day Activities for Kids
World Book Day or International Day of the Book is celebrated around the world on April 23rd (although in the UK it is celebrated on the first Thursday in March). It is organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
April 23rd is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, author of many plays and poems and of Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.
World Book Day is a great day to start or end a reading challenge, read a new book or even try your hand at writing some poetry or a short story.
Here are a few of my favorite things to do with the kids on World Book Day:
free printable books you can print off, put together and then read!
Printable Stories for Preschoolers and Kindergarten Kids
Artie Knapp Stories
You can print the stories out free from the website or read them on-line
Printable Stories for Grade School Children (older kids):
Frank Baum Stories
You can print the stories out free from the website or read them on-line.
Activities for Preschool/Kindergarten appropriate books:
These sections include crafts, coloring pages, worksheets, etc to go with popular children's books: