11 Fun Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

11 Fun Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

April 23 is a special day for book lovers around the world—it's World Book and Copyright Day!

This day celebrates the magic of books and the rights of authors and publishers. It’s a perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to cultivate a love of reading in  kids. Here are some fun, creative ideas to celebrate World Book Day and cultivate a passion for reading!


1. Host a Book Character Parade

Encourage the kids to dress up as their favorite book characters. You can organize a parade at school or even a small one around your home. It’s a fantastic way for children to express their favorite stories visually and share them with friends. Plus, who doesn’t love a chance to dress up as Harry Potter or Matilda?


2. Visit Your Local Library or Bookstore

Many libraries and bookstores host special events on World Book and Copyright Day. These might include storytelling sessions, author visits, or arts and crafts related to books. It’s also a great way to show kids the value of community resources and maybe even find a new favorite book!


💡 All these lovely bookstores carry our My Friends and I memory book. Pay them a visit!


3. Create a Book Swap

Organize a book swap among the children. This can be done in a classroom or with a group of neighborhood friends. Kids can bring books they’ve finished reading and swap them for others. This not only recycles books but also encourages a community of sharing and discussing literature.


4. Start or Join a Book Club

What better day to kick off a book club? This can be a fun way for children to talk about books they love and discover new ones recommended by friends. It’s a wonderful way to deepen their enjoyment and comprehension of stories.


5. Engage in a Reading Challenge

Encourage a reading challenge. Set a fun goal, like reading three books in a month, and perhaps reward the kids with a special treat or extra recess time for achieving their reading milestones.


6. Make Bookmarks

Get creative with crafts by making personalized bookmarks. Provide materials like cardstock, markers, stickers, and ribbons. This activity helps children to make something useful that they can take pride in creating and using.


7. Storytime with a Twist

Have a read-aloud session where teachers or parents can read from children’s favorite books. Add a twist by using funny voices for different characters or incorporating interactive elements like songs or simple role-playing.


8. Donate Books

Encourage children to donate books they no longer read to local libraries, schools, or charities. It’s a meaningful way to share the joy of reading and help books find new homes.


9. Write and Illustrate

Inspire the kids to become authors themselves! Have them write a short story or create a picture book. This could be done individually or as a group project. It’s a great way for children to understand the effort that goes into book creation and copyright.


💡 Kids, round up your family, friends, classmates, teachers, and anyone special in your life and create a fun book where each person adds their personal touch!

Dive into a world of fun and memories as 'My Friends and I', a unique interactive memory book for kids aged 5-12, takes a journey from friend to friend and back to you.

Discover your friends' favorite foods, hobbies, dreams, and so much more, all while creating your first book together with your friends, a book that is filled with so many different characters, photos and shared moments.

My Friends and I friendship book

10. Discuss the Importance of Copyright

Use simple terms to explain what copyright is and why it matters. Explain through simple scenarios how copyright ensures creators can continue making the content we love.


11. End the Day with a Book-themed Snack

Create simple snacks that relate to popular children's books. Think of Winnie the Pooh’s honey pots or the green eggs and ham from Dr. Seuss. It’s a delightful way to end the celebration with a nod to some beloved literary works.


Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day isn’t just about reading; it’s about engaging with stories, sharing them, and understanding their value. So, let’s turn the page and make this April 23 a memorable one for the young readers in your life! Happy reading, everyone!




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