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World Book Day Ideas – Lesson Plans, Activities And Worksheets For KS1 and KS2

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Celebrate World Book Day with this exciting 51-page activities pack!

Based on exploring characters, story worlds and the idea of travelling by book, the pack includes lesson plans for Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6, with downloadable worksheets and additional resources.

There’s also everything you need to set up a role play ‘travel by book’ agency for your class, year group or school, enabling children to develop interpersonal, literacy and maths skills as they discover and share even more stories.

Plus, you can organise a whole-school ‘Story Event’ activity for World Book Day itself – again, with everything you need to plan and deliver it provided… just add books!

Find more free resources for World Book Day at

When is World Book Day 2021?

World Book Day this year is on Thursday 4 March.

  • Y1/2 lesson plan and resources
  • Y3/4 lesson plan and resources
  • Y5/6 lesson plan and resources
  • Story worlds booklists
  • Bookchat prompts
  • Character quiz activity sheet
  • Lucky dip name cards
  • Extract from Mary Poppins
  • Travel-by-book agency role play resources
  • Story Express event resources
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