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The Best World Book Day Kids Activities 2021

Published on 11th February 2021 by Tessa Robinson

Looking for World Book Day Kids Activities this March? We have spoken to some amazing kids activity providers and small businesses to tell us about their Best World Book Day Kids Activities. World Book Day is on the 4th of March this year. 

World Book Day returns this year on 4th March 2021 with its annual celebration of books and shared reading!

The charity which offers every child the opportunity to have a book of their own is on a mission to change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.

As well as 12 exclusive new £1 books this year written by some of the UK’s leading authors and illustrators, the charity has announced a programme of free digital events and activities to mark its annual celebration of books and shared reading.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Pick up your £1 book- World Book Day’s £1 books can be found in major supermarkets as well WH Smiths stores and bookshop chains. Tokens will still be distributed through schools and with the introduction of a digital token and extended redemption period this year, there are still plenty of ways for children to get their hands on their free book. A sneak peak of the books is available here:

Share a Story Live (10:30am, 3-5th March 2021)- This year’s free digital events programme will feature children’s favourites including Humza Arshad, Alex Bellos, Sita Brahmachari, Joseph Coelho, Jonny Duddle, Tom Fletcher, Jess French, Fiona Lumbers, Ben Lyttleton, Zanib Mian, Lydia Monks and Katherine Rundell, with motivational speaker Kenny Baraka, TV presenter Nigel Clarke and actress, comedian and writer Jessie Cave as hosts. Details of the full programme are available here:

The Authors and Illustrators Academy (available now)- a fun and fascinating line-up of tutorial videos from World Book Day’s £1 book authors and illustrators. Go on a wild adventure with Katherine Rundell, hear Joseph Coehlo and Fiona Lumbers share ideas for your World Book Day to-do list, discover interactive storytelling with Tom Fletcher, and learn about writing non-fiction with Jess French. Choose from a list of 11 online videos here:

Tune in to the World Book Day Book Club- the first instalment starts in March with Sharna Jackson’s High-Rise Mystery. The book club will be hosted on World Book Day’s YouTube channel and is aimed at 5+ and 9+ audiences (alternating each month). Find out more details:

Listen to World Book Day’s 10 minute reads (from 1st March 2021)-  tune in to the World Book Day YouTube channel for a series of 10 minute reads featuring this year’s £1 World Book Day authors, illustrators, as well as other inspirational faces.

Join Show Your Shares – join families up and down the country sharing pictures of themselves reading together on 4th March across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #WorldBookDay. Get involved and show how you’re celebrating!  

World Book Day – Mitchy Titch- Around the WorldWorld Book Day – Mitchy Titch- Around the World

Mitchy Titch award winning baby and children’s yoga classes take families on an adventure through yoga poses and flows, stories and games – so what does this have to do with World Book Day I hear you ask?

Well… proud owner of Mitchy Titch, Avril O’Brien has taken her passion for yoga and created an exciting bestselling children’s book- ‘Mitchy Titch- All Around the World’, featuring beautiful illustrations by Helen Robinson MA.

The story takes you on an adventure as Mitchy and his friends head off on a trip ‘All Around the World’ having lots of fun practicing yoga poses to help build confidence and inner strength.

As you take each step on the Mitchy Titchy journey you have catchy rhyming phrases keeping little ones engaged alongside beautifully illustrated yoga poses for the whole family to try.

Avril said:

“I have loved yoga all my life and it has helped me through many a stressful day. I love my job with a passion and the best part of all, I get to spend my days with beautiful babies and children. So, I created Mitchy Titch- All Around the World to share my love of yoga with all my little yogis”.

Yoga can be an excellent form of relaxation for children, guiding them through controlled breathing, clearing your mind and focusing on your body. Combining this with a story can help children stay engaged and have lots of fun too.

Mitchy Titch Around the World is one World Book Day activity you will want to keep coming back to, again and again.

Order you copy of Mitchy Titch Around the World here: Mitchy Titch – All Around the World Book

Watch a reading from Avril here: (1) Mitchys Yoga Story – All Around The World – YouTube

Would you like to learn more about Mitchy Titch Yoga?

Mitchy Titch offer award winning yoga sessions for baby, toddler and school aged children providing them with a toolkit to help build calmness and resilience, strength & self-confidence. Many exercises are enjoyed together, some with the use of props such as scarves, hoops, gym ball, puppets etc. All using rhyme, songs, and music. Learn more at our website. (

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum with Sparkle Club

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum with Sparkle ClubWorld Book Day, a day to celebrate the wonder of books and what better book to celebrate than The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum. And what better character for a young girl to dress up as other than the wonderful Dorothy. Take a blue gingham school dress and add our fabulous red sparkly ‘Dorothy’ shoes along with white socks and gingham hair bows and you have a perfect Dorothy. And we are giving a free Wizard of OZ book with every set just add the promotion code HUB at the checkout.

Sparkle Club is an online retailer specialising in children’s sparkly shoes, bags, accessories and gifts. We have years of experience in supplying high street retailers with children’s shoes and now we sell them to you directly. Great for all special occasions and dressing up designed with quality and fashion in mind. We are very proud of our Trust Pilot reviews so why not take a look to see what our customers think of us.


The Best World Book Day Kids’ Activities 2021 with Reading Eggs

The Best World Book Day Kids’ Activities 2021 with Reading EggsNeed some fresh ideas for World Book Day this year? We’ve got you covered! Why not start out by asking your child to pick one of their favourite stories, and after you’ve finished reading it together try:

1. Re-enacting the story

Children love dramatic play, and when your child acts out or retells the stories you’ve read together, they’re demonstrating and enhancing their comprehension skills – an essential part of learning to read. Ask your child to act out a story in the right order and take on different roles. This will help them gain an understanding of narrative structure, and consider how different characters have different personalities and motivations.

2. Asking your child to draw what they’ve read

After reading a book, ask your child to draw a picture to depict the story and its main characters. Practice doing this with books which include little or no illustrations. This is a fun and creative way for them to think about what they’ve just read and & retell a story in their own way.

For more World Book Day activities you can do at home including hundreds of exciting reading games, over 2500 e-books to choose from for every reading ability and self-paced one-on one lessons that help teach your child how to read, try a 30-Day FREE Trial of Reading Eggs.

About Reading Eggs

Proven to help your child learn to read in just 15 minutes a day, the online award-winning learn-to-read programme is designed by primary school teachers to build your child’s essential reading skills. For ages 2–13, Reading Eggs has been enjoyed by over 10 million children around the world. Kids love the fun characters and catchy songs and you’ll love seeing their confidence grow as they learn essential reading skills – skills that will stick with them for life.

World Book Day Activities with Just Love Reading

World Book Day Activities with Just Love ReadingWorld Book Day celebrations will be looking a little different for us all this year, but you can still celebrate in many ways from home!

Dressing up is lots of fun, but why not make it all about the books and reading with one of these activities that all the family can enjoy!

  1. Share your favourite nursery rhymes with babies and toddlers.  You could even join up with other parents for a virtual “Rhyme Time”!
  2. Young children can play bookshops or make their own library for their toys and teddies to visit.  What books will they recommend for them to read for their bedtime story?
  3. Create a Scavenger Hunt for the house and garden.  Children can read the clues to find different items or types of books.
  4. Baking!  A great activity especially for reluctant readers, as they’re still using their literacy skills and you all get to enjoy some yummy treats!
  5. Do some puzzles!  Whether it’s crosswords, wordsearches or even just following instructions for a game all types of reading count.
  6. Host a family quiz!  Children can find out facts from their favourite books to create the quiz questions.
  7. Read to a friend or relative that lives alone.  We’re all used to meeting up virtually, so why not enjoy a story together, connecting with people is so good for our mental health and wellbeing during lockdown.
  8. Create a reading den or find an unusual place to read.  Grab your favourite book and find somewhere new to enjoy it – bliss!
  9. Read a new book and write a review to share with friends.  You never know, you could introduce them to their next favourite read!
  10. Share a bedtime story – this will always be the very best way to end every day!

About Just Love Reading

After a twenty year career in Banking I wanted to do something where I could make a difference, with the flexibility to still be at home for my family. Running my own Usborne book business has provided me with the opportunity to do exactly that and promoting literacy and a love of reading has now become a huge part of my life!

My son has shown a great interest in books from a young age and now that he is learning to read himself, I’m able to be with him every step of the way. I love being able to make a difference by helping families find the right books for their children, as well as getting free books into my local nursery, preschools and school. By sharing the opportunity with others I’ve been able to support them in starting their own businesses too and I’m proud to see what they’ve already achieved!

If you would like to find out more about how I can help you, then please visit my Instagram page, Facebook page or website:

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