This webpage gathers our quick and easy activities, most of which can be run in under an hour. These have been designed so they engage pupils with books and stories including those who are new or reluctant readers. You could use these:
- in your class to prompt discussion about what books the children have read or would like to read ((this will open in a new window)2.3.2 Staff led meaning conversations about books)
- as an icebreaker with your Reading Leadership Group to allow the children and staff to get to know each other ((this will open in a new window)1.2.1 Reading Leadership Group)
- to run an event or club in your school library at lunchtime ((this will open in a new window)2.3.3 Creating learner social networks)
- as part of a Bookbug or Read Write Count gifting session ((this will open in a new window)2.5.1 Raising the profile of reading with families)
Book Personality Quiz
Use this PowerPoint with the children in your class or school to help them discover what kinds of books they might like to read. This is a great introduction to talking about reading for pleasure and genre.
Book Blurb Quiz
Can you guess the book from reading the blurb? This printable activity for upper primary will have pupils looking for clues on some of our favourite book's covers.
Designed for primary pupils, this treasure hunt gets pupils to use riddles and book covers to figure out a secret clue. Hiding the books around your school, or local library, is a fun and exciting way to introduce your pupils to the space and books they can borrow!
This escape room, designed by Padlox, will have pupils working together in groups to solve a mystery using a combination of different puzzles.