Free Resources - Make it fun
Make it fun
Bring fun to the Book Fair by making it a celebratory event. Use decorations and activities to keep it fresh and inviting and spark everyone’s imaginations.
The Resource Pack
Our handy online Resource Pack will give you everything you need to build excitement during lesson time or for extra-curricular activities in the lead up to the Fair. Inside the Resource Pack you’ll find:
- £25 competition prize vouchers
- Lessons fully matched to curriculum objectives
- Activities centred around literacy and the importance of reading
- Browsing wishlists and last copy bookmarks
- Last copy bookmarks
- Letters to parents and volunteers
Hold a competition
Build excitement by holding a competition involving the whole school. If you run a competition to promote your Book Fair, you are entitled to £25 worth of books from the bookcases to use as prizes. You can find the prize vouchers in the Resource Pack.
Set up class browsing
Give pupils the opportunity to explore the Book Fair during school time. The more they interact with the books, the more likely they are to find the perfect one for them. You can create a browsing timetable, giving each class 20-25 minutes at the Book Fair during the school day. In the Resource Pack you’ll find photocopiable wishlists – encourage pupils to fill in their favourites as they browse the books. Pupils can then take their complete lists home to their parents.
Did you know..? You can book a Clifford the Big Red Dog or Gruffalo costume specially for your Book Fair! They are free to hire, but subject to availability. You can speak to your Book Fair Coordinator for more details.