Teaching Activities, Easy DIY Costumes, Masks and Games.
Book Week 2023 will be held from August 22nd to 27th 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 2023 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 2023 theme "Read Inspire Grow" was created by talented author, artist and musician Matt Ottley. We have made activities to help you celebrate this theme and bring it to life for your children. Explore these activities and some of the books we are celebrating in 2023 below.
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 2023
Naturopolis Book Activities
A balance between fiction and non-fiction this book invites children to take a much closer look at the world around them. The activities for this book are for children of all ages as they go from a tracing activity to metaphors and similes to a comprehension about ants.
Kind Book Activities
A beautiful book to teach young children to be kind to all sorts of animals from slithering snakes and crawling bugs to wildebeest and monkeys. The 4 activities for this book are matching words to their shape, matching animals to their action in the book, matching animals to their silhouette and a colour by number poster to be kind to all animals.
Open Your Heart to Country Book Activities
Jasmine Seymour’s latest book helping young children learn the Dharug language of the Sydney Basin. A beautiful look at what Country means and how it will always be waiting to welcome home its people. The 5 activities for this book which are suitable for children from Pre-School to Year 4. These are a matching English and Dharug phrases, a comprehension on what Country is, an activity to draw animals found on your Country and both a dot to dot and a Cartesian plane mapping activity of the emu in the milky way.
Book Week Themed Activities
Twelve activities to help you decorate your library or classroom and bring the theme of Read, Inspire, Grow to life for your children.
Free Book Activities
Premium Book Activities
Book Week Costume Ideas
The team at Learn From Play have created dozens of easy DIY costumes to make Book Week a breeze. Each costume has:
- A coloured and black and white colour-your-own printable mask.
- Step by step instructions to make it super easy for children and adults alike to construct.
- Easy DIY costume ideas that use items already around the house or readily available at a craft or party store.