World Book Day – Our bookish activities

It’s a week on from World Book Day but I wanted to share some of the bookish things we did to celebrate. We were on holiday last week, staying in Sherwood Forest, but we didn’t let that stop us and we found plenty of activities to do over the week to show our love of all things books.

Of course there was the obligatory dressing up as book characters…


My Gruffalo and Very Hungry Caterpillar enjoying a few favourites that we took on holiday with us. We also bought (and read, many times) Supertato – Hap-pea Ever After by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, one of the World Book Day £1 books. You can read more about how much we liked that book here.

After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, I let baby boy explore the different fruits from the story. He is a few months in to weaning now so enjoyed picking up, squishing, dropping and munching on them.


We decided not to explore all the foods that the caterpillar ate on the Saturday, maybe a bit much for an 8 month old!

As we were in Sherwood Forest, my bigger boy took his Robin Hood hat with him. We made a den just like Robin Hood in Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet & Allan Ahlberg


Then we went out to explore Sherwood Forest itself…


We kept our eyes peeled for Robin Hood and although we didn’t spot him we did come across some other book characters.

We discovered a hiding place for snake from The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler


High up in this tree we spotted a house for the bat from Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, who was definitely not the monkey’s mummy…


We found an insect hotel, a perfect place for that hungry caterpillar to hibernate after turning into a butterfly..


We thought this was probably a rabbit hole, maybe for Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter? Or perhaps Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily Mackenzie is hiding his books down there…


This must be the house of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle from the Beatrix Potter story…


And finally, we even found those Three Little Pigs hiding in some dirt…


I hope you all enjoyed World Book Day as much we did. You can read more about World Book Day on their website and start planning your costumes for next year.


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