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Teaching Activities, Easy DIY Costumes, Masks and Games.

Book Week 2022 will be held from August 20th to 26th and we have created some wonderful teaching activities your students will love. If you have not already done so, sign up for a free subscription or support us with a paid subscription to help keep our site ad free for you!

Since 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has brought together children and books to celebrate Book Week and shine a light on Australian authors and illustrators. 

Book Week 2022 is a time for schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children to celebrate Australian children's literature.  Our CBCA Book Week activities make it easy to provide fun literacy activities before and after your Book Week Parade and focus exclusively on this years theme.

The Book Week 2022 theme "Dreaming With Eyes Open" acknowledges Australia's First Nations People and their rich story based culture.  Darug woman Jasmine Seymour won the CBCA New Illustrator Award in 2020 for her beautiful picture book 'Baby Business' and Jasmine produced all of the poster artwork in Dreaming With Eyes Open too!  In the video, Jasmine introduces her new artwork and shares the story of why she created these images.

The FREE and premium Book Week book activities and resources for Book Week 2022 here are authored by Rachel McCann - a fully qualified teacher with 20+ years experience and produced by the Learn From Play Team. Each activity is designed to allow you to focus on making book week FUN and engaging for students while easily meeting your syllabus outcomes.  There are book activities for each of the 2022 Book Week books and each one has been specifically for Primary and Pre-school aged children.  Please login to access the thousands of downloadable activities here on LearnFromPlay.com.  

Book Week Notable and Short Listed Activity Sets From 2022

Book of Curious Birds Book Activity

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The River Book Activities

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Walk of The Whales Book Activities

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What Do You Call Your Grandma Book Activities

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Winston and The Indoor Cat Book Activities

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A Pair of Pears and an Orange Book Activity

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Easy DIY book week Costumes & Masks

Book Week Zombie Costume

Book Week Zombie Costume

Book Week Toad Costume

Book Week Toad Costume

Book Week Tin Man Costume

Book Week Tin Man Costume

Book Week Notable and Short Listed Activity Sets From 2021

Aster’s Good, Right Things Book Activities

Winner of the CBCA 2021 Book of the Year for Younger Readers this is the story of eleven-year-old Aster and the good, right things she must do every day. We have created 5 activities for students from Years 5 to 8 including how to draw a bunny rabbit, a fun flower find-a-word and a book summary using the good, right deeds at the start of each chapter.

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Anemone Is Not The Enemy Book Activities

Shortlisted to be the 2021 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year this is a fun take on the symbiosis between anemones and clownfish. We have made 6 Pre-School or Kindergarten activities for this book – a memory game, a tracing activity, a colour by number, how to draw a clown fish, making a pom pom anemone and a cut and paste activity of the food chain in the sea.

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Good Question – A Tale Told Backwards Book Activities

A CBCA notable Picture Book for 2021 this story uses intertextuality to follow Fox’s journey through a series of Fairytales. Perfect for children in Years 1 or 2 who are studying fairy tales and fractured rhymes. We have made 6 activities – craft activities related to Jack and the Beanstalk, Three Little Pigs, Henny Penny and Cinderella, a Goldilocks colour by number and a board game for children to design their own game.

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Dry to Dry Book Activities

Dry To Dry is shortlisted for a 2021 CBCA Eve Pownall Award and details the seasons of Kakadu. We have made 6 activities for students in Years 2 to 6 both informational and creative – mapping the Indigenous seasons, information on the Leichhardt’s Grasshopper, the life cycle of frogs, the rainfall of Kakadu, fresh versus saltwater crocodiles and a craft activity to make a water lily.

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How To Make A Bird Book Activities

Shortlisted to be the CBCA 2021 Picture Book of the Year this is prose poetry about a girl who constructs a bird. Our activities are aimed at Year 5 and 6 students and include a perspective activity, drawing a bird and a feather, a poetry activity, a bird flip book and chronological ordering activity.

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Not Cute Book Activities

Shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award 2021 Not Cute is a fun look at believing in yourself while being aware of how you should treat others. We have made 6 activities including matching animals to their shape and name, instructions to draw a quokka, using adjectives to describe animals, fable messages and a find-a-word.

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Book Week Interactive Games For Kids

The games below are advertisement free and will open in a new window. They can be played by children online as many times as they like. The Match Up Memory Card Game will allow children to improve their memory while the Maze Game lets them develop strategy and problem solving skills while having fun. These games will also build children's attention, concentration and focus, visual recognition and short-term memory. Enjoy.


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