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:


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

fairy tales


Printable Stories for Grade School Children (older kids):

frank baum

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:

Arthur Crafts

Bookworm Craft

chicka chicka boom boom book break

brown bear, brown bear what do you see book break


If you give a mouse a cookie book break

Rainbow Fish book break


Activities for Grade School Children's Books:

Alice in Woderland Activities

Alice in Wonderland
Classic children's novel

erec rex

Erec Rex
Fantasy novel series suitable for ages 10+

last loon

mr.  Men

Mr. Men and Little Miss stories
Short stories for grade school.

skeleton creek

Skeleton Creek stories
Spooky mystery novel series suitable for ages 12+