Book Character Day/World Book Day Activities and Costume Planning

Grade Levels
1st - 4th, Homeschool
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Book Character Day or World Book Day is a fun way to promote a love of reading to your students.

On the day, involve your students in activities related to book characters and character traits. The included activities give you days worth of activities to use before, on and after the day. Don’t let Book Character Day be only a fancy dress parade.

This pack of resources will help your students think about:

•which character they will choose to dress up as and why

•get to know their chosen character and its traits

•plan how they can make their costume

•their final costume and reflect on what they could have done differently.

CCSS Reading Standards

RL.1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

RL.2.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

RL.3.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

Related Booklists

Children’s Books for Teaching Character Traits

Best Book Character Costumes For Teachers

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This product is made with elementary/primary students.


Differentiation: The literacy graphic organizers are no prep and differentiated for your convenience. You can choose the pages that best suit your student’s ability and understanding.

Print Version: Includes graphic organizers and writing activities. You can print out pages to use in the classroom, literature centers, homework, etc.


The activities have differentiated activities for your students.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the questions and activities are opinion based, there are NO answer keys. Please ask any questions before purchasing.

You can also find other Character Trait packs:

ANY BOOK Back to School Character Traits Graphic Organizers PRINT/DIGITAL

Any Fiction Book Character Traits Graphic Organizers

The Bad Seed: Character Trait Graphic Organizers & Activities

A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon: Character Trait Graphic Organizers

After the Fall: Character Trait Graphic Organizers & Activities

Check out these ANY BOOK graphic organizers packs here!

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This product by Kirsten Gallagher is copyrighted for a single classroom only. This product may NOT be resold and can only be copied for personal use within a classroom or distance learning. If you have questions, please email

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