At the North Pole, the Scout Elves are leafing through some of their favorite page-turners, pop-up books, mysteries and other captivating tales at the North Pole’s library for World Book Day. Take a page from their book, and crack open your favorite titles with your kids today, and read on for five other page-turning activities to help your family celebrate reading!
- Spread the Word: Rummage through your family’s book collection and gather all the titles you’re ready to part with. Donate them to your local library or a nonprofit literacy program so others can enjoy reading, too!
- Author for a Day: Encourage your kids to write their own stories and read them to you. Don’t stop at the text—let your little ones feed their creativity with a proper book cover, illustrated pages and any other ideas they have.
- Hit the Books: Visit the local library and to help your kids use the computer system to pick out a book on a topic of interest. Check the library’s website before visiting to take advantage of any fun activities going on in the kids’ section while you’re there!
- Personal Placeholder: Upcycle old books or comics by doing a cool book art project—like bookmarks! Simply tear out a page with a fun design or quote you like and cut it into a rectangular bookmark. Mount it on cardstock and punch a hole on one end so you can thread a ribbon, a pipe cleaner or a tassel through. Then you’ll have a personal placeholder for your next read!
- A Playful Production: Gather costumes and props to help your child act out some of their favorite book scenes. Whether they choose to re-enact a tea party or trip to a chocolate factory, the production will be great fun for the whole family.