Thursday is World Book Day, and aside from Ameli’s preschool getting the kids to come it in pyjamas and with teddy bears, I thought that would make a great theme for this week, following on nicely from last week’s Dr.Seuss theme, and incorporating some of it for the week ahead. We’ve chosen our favourite stories to focus on this week, and for us, they are Peter Pan, Dr. Seuss, Charlie and Lola, Winnie the Pooh and Scruffy Teddy.

Here are some of the ideas from around the web that we will be incorporating into our crafting and activity ‘PlayLearning’ time this week.

World Book Day

Peter Pan

  • Read Peter Pan. There are a lot of versions of the story available, and of course, any are fine, but we have this beautiful pop up Peter Pan, complete with sound. It’s really fabulous, and the complete story.
  • Dress Up as Peter Pan or Tinkerbell, and play act bits from the book.
  • Make a teepee for Tigerlilly and friends
  • Go on a treasure hunt with your own treasure map
  • Make edible fairy dust
  • And finally, a Peter Pan mobile could make a lovely gift for a friend with a new baby!

Dr Seuss

Well, we did a whole long list of Dr Seuss activities last week, so I’m not going to repeat it all here, but will tell you that we are having a Dr Seuss party on Tuesday, and we can’t wait. I’m going to use our room decor from this week to decorate the hall into a Truffula Tree forest. We also lovedthese One Fish Two Fish savoury crackers.

Charlie and Lola

I currently have this scheduled for Wednesday, and we don’t have a lot of time for crafting activities on a Wednesday, but I found this post, and it’s full of Charlie and Lola themed activities – seriously, this is one cool mama!

Winnie the Pooh

  • We had a Winnie the Pooh themed birthday party for Ameli when she turned 2, and there’s been a long-standing love for the Bear of very Little Brain since long before, so it was
  • I have notoriously bad luck with this kind of thing, but I love the look of these boiled honey sweets, especially as I sit here with a sore throat.
  • Also, I love this idea for a bit of word bingo and teaching the children to pay attention to the details in a story.
  • Finally, this wall art is fabulous if you have a book that’s not in great condition, or can print some pages, but I think it’s probably more mama-art than toddlers!

See our other book themed activities here

Here’s our Pinterest board for World Book Week, feel free to follow along!
Follow Luschka van Onselen’s board {PlayLearning} World Book Day on Pinterest.

A - Z Book Day Costumes
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Fabulous Ideas For World Book Day {PlayLearning}

  1. I hadn’t even thought about World Book Day but I really should as Oscar adores books (so much so that at 2 he is already trying to “read” them, recognising some comkon words on the page and memorizing his favourites!

    He loves Dr Seuss and anything that rhymes. He also loves books with numbers! Favourites include: One Ted falls out of bed, flyaway Katie, Here comes the crocodile, Charlie and Lola, Captain Yellowbelly, ten little pirates, one moose but where’s the cat, ten chirpy chicks, gruffalos child, and tinga tinga tales. He also loves the two Thomas the Tank engine books we have that are aimed at early reading and early maths (Percy’s birthday and Duck counts sheep). We read throughout the day and always several before bed and then he retells them to himself as he lays in bed!!

    I think the funniest thing of all is he recognises the word zebra because of “And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street” 🙂

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