Dressing up

Celebration activities like dressing up are a special part of World Book Day. World Book Day can be celebrated in or out of costume, the important thing is that the day is fun and that children are feel included and are encouraged to read for pleasure.

Dressing up

Dressing up

Alternatives to Dressing up

If dressing up doesn’t work for you, try one of these alternatives:

  • Wear your comfiest reading clothes or pyjamas – showcase the habit
  •  Draw a role on the wall – invite the children to draw round each other and modify the silhouette to create what a costume could be.
  • Create costumes at school using the workshop in our low cost dressing up pack or by doing a 10 minute cardboard challenge
  • Decorate classroom windows or doors
  • Make book spoons or potatoes and create a display

Have you got some great alternatives you use? Add them to our activity bank.

Find suggestions here

For parents

If you or your child’s school is choosing to dress up, the most important thing is that it reflects your child’s choice of reading.

Dressing Up – Ideas for Parents

Dressing up resources