Good morning everyone and welcome to World Book Day. We are very excited to be able to spend the day exploring books.

We’ve decided to focus on one book but the tasks we’ve planned could be modifed to suit lots of different ones and may get you thinking about books in a different way! Are you ready?

Make sure you login to your Teams account so that you don’t miss our class book share at our Teams meeting, then click here to see Mrs Toom’s World Book Day assembly:

The book we’re going to focus on is called Felix after the Rain. It’s a story about hope and staying connected and it’s a story about recognising your feelings.

We’ve outlined the activities in order 1- 4, but really once you have done Activity 1 you can do the others in any order you like.

We’ve also included a short list of additional activities that you may like to do today or on another rainy day.

We hope you have a fabulous day!

Felix after the Rain

Activity 1

Meet Felix and discover why he looks so sad? What is in his suitcase? Is he going on a journey?

Watch the video:

Make a think book: Activity 1 Make a Think book out of an A4 sheet

Make a suitcase: Activity 1 suitcase net

Activity 2

Practise your summarising skills by retelling the story of Felix in less than 20 words and then explore the different moods created in the story by listening and matching them to music.

Watch the power-point as a slide show after you down load it: Activity 2 Thursday

Match the music to the key scenes: Matching Activity 2 Thursday

Activity 3

Take a closer look at the illustrations in the book and explore how nature can influence our feelings and mood.

Watch the video:

Tree Art: Activity 3 Task

Activity 4

Memories of his Grandma really helped Felix and gave him hope in this story. Explore how nature and colour can trigger special memories of people who are important to you.

Watch the power-point as a slide show after you down load it: Activity 4 Thursday poem

We hope you enjoyed reading about Felix and going on his journey with him. Books can take you to different places and on different adventures you can learn and be entertained at the same time.

Anna Quindlen an American author and journalist said, “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

If you want to do even more, here are some optional World Book Day activities you might like to do now or on a rainy day sometime:

We hope you’ve enjoyed World Book Day. We look forward to receiving photos of you reading and completing some of the tasks and activities. See you soon.