Fun With Books
Fun With Books
Books are interesting, and so much fun. They can take you on journeys to magical places and teach you amazing new things! But can you have even more fun with books? Of course!
You could act out a scene from an exciting book, or draw a character you read about in a book, or even write your own ending for a book! Below you'll see a whole selection of categories, each one with some fun ideas or even games to play, all based around your favourite books!
Act It Out
You could act out scenes from some of your favourite books using different voices for each of the characters, to really bring them to life. Perhaps ask your friends and family to play some of the roles and you could even dress up to look like the characters. You could put on a show in your house and pretend you are performing on stage at the theatre.
You could make up a song or rap about your favourite book. Or just use a song you already know and have fun fitting the words to it. Making music is so enjoyable and you might be surprised how easily you can remember the words from a book when you sing or rap them instead of just saying them. Perhaps your friends and family could be your backing singers, play along on an instrument or be your dancers.
Be an Illustrator
The wonderful illustrations that you see in books really help to bring the characters and the story to life. So let your imagination run free and try drawing some fabulous illustrations of your own. You could pick one of your favourite books and draw some brand new pictures to share with your friends and family.
If you would like to do some colouring in to get you started we would love you to use our colouring sheets. You can download a colouring sheet with the buttons below.
Please ensure you have read our Reprint Policy and then have lots of fun colouring in.
Make Paper Chain Characters
You may have made paper dolls before at school or with your family, but have you ever thought about making other paper chain characters. You could make paper Gruffalos, paper Angelina Ballerinas or paper Harry Potters. Ask an adult to help you make the paper chain and then have lots of fun colouring it in.
You probably know how all of your favourite books end, but what if they ended differently? What if this wasn’t where their journey ended? What if another character suddenly appeared? You could invent your own endings and write them down or tell them to your friends and family. You never know, they might prefer your ending to the one in the book!
Saying tongue twisters over and over again as fast as you can, will often lead to lots of laughter. You could make up tongue twisters based on your favourite characters and see if your friends and family are able to master them. For example, Shaun the Sheep Slept Soundly under Six Silky Sheets or Postman Pat Passed Pigeons whilst Posting People’s Packages.
Most people love eating tasty treats, so why not make some biscuits or cakes based on characters from your favourite books? You could ask an adult to help you with the baking and then you could have lots of fun decorating them. Once they’re ready to eat you could share them with your friends and family and tell them all about the story and characters they are based on. Perhaps you will inspire them to read the book too!
Developing your memory is incredibly important and there are lots of fun ways to do it. You could ask your friends and family to test your memory after you have read one of your favourite books. They could ask you questions like, “What colour socks was the rabbit wearing?” “How many ducks were swimming on the pond?” “Which room was the clock in?” The more you do it, the better you’ll get and you will hopefully find remembering other things easier too.
You could also have some fun playing our Pairs Memory Game. Just click the button below.
Please ensure you have read our Reprint Policy and then enjoy playing our memory game.