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Last Updated: April 3, 2024

Celebrate the festival of knowledge for all ages with our collection of 16 World Book Day coloring pages. These are more than just coloring pages; they are a fun way to celebrate reading.

World Book Day is celebrated on April 23 every year. This is also the day chosen to commemorate the passing of famous authors William Shakespeare, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Miguel de Cervantes. World Book Day aims to encourage everyone, especially children, to discover the joy of reading. It is celebrated in many different ways worldwide, including educational activities in schools, book markets, or literary competitions. And what could be better for children than organizing World Book Day-themed coloring activities not just on the day but throughout the year?

Our coloring pages are perfect for a fun activity that promotes children’s creativity and love of reading. They are also a great way to engage students in extracurricular activities or for anyone who loves books to relax.

You will find many images of little girls and boys reading books or posters related to this day. Some pages have clear borders, simple details, and are easy to color, so they are very suitable for young children. Other coloring pages have more intricate details for older children and adults.

Regardless of your preferences or coloring skills, you will surely choose a suitable coloring page to spark your imagination and passion for reading during the upcoming celebration.


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6 Interesting Activities To Do With World Book Day Coloring Pages

These ideas make coloring pages more fun and promote literacy, creativity, and an appreciation for reading in your child.

Make A Poster

To start your idea, you decide on the theme of the poster. Then, choose a coloring page that matches the theme and print it out large. The next step is to use watercolor or markers to color the details in the poster.

You can hang it in your home, school, or a community event to encourage people to participate in World Book Day activities. Remember to have fun and get creative with your unique poster design.

World Book Day Coloring Pages craft 2

Design A Bookmark

This idea is extremely practical with the theme of World Book Day. How to do it is extremely simple. You need materials like coloring pages, glue, cardboard, and scissors. You will choose one or more World Book Day-themed coloring pages.

Once finished coloring, cut the selected coloring pages to fit the size of the bookmark. Typically, letter-shaped bookmarks are about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide.

You can apply a transparent adhesive sheet to the surface of the bookmark to create shine and prevent fading. Your unique bookmark is now ready to use. Put it on to mark your favorite books and commemorate World Book Day.

World Book Day Coloring Pages craft 1

Decorate A Greeting Card

Besides expressing the joy of reading, you can share it with others by making a greeting card. You need to print our World Book Day-themed image half the size of an A4 sheet of paper.

Use markers to color details on the page. You can experiment with techniques to add blur and depth to images like the one below. Consider painting the background to make the card stand out more.

You will also need to trim the excess paper around it. Write a message or message to the recipient on the back of the card. Finally, put the card in an empty envelope and send it to your loved ones.

World Book Day Coloring Pages craft 3

Turn Into A Gift Tag

What’s better than giving a book to your lover with a unique gift card on World Book Day? You can make this gift tag yourself most simply with our coloring pages. Choose a World Book Day coloring page and print it to the size that fits the gift tag.

You’ll cut the colored images along the edges to create the gift tag shape. You can choose from many different shapes, such as square, rectangle or heart, or star, depending on your preference.

Use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of the card. This is where the ribbon or twine is attached. On the back of the card, write the message with a brief note about the recipient’s name.

Hold A Coloring Test

A coloring contest will be extremely fun for all children on World Book Day. This activity is suitable for organizing in the classroom.

Teachers will print out multiple copies of the coloring pages and ensure there are enough for everyone participating. Encourage students to color using their creativity.

You can set criteria to evaluate the paintings after completion, such as time and creativity. Please share the tests on social networks to spread the passion for reading to everyone.

Make A Book Cover

This craft project is perfect for a World Book Day theme. You can use your imagination and creativity to design your unique cover for a notebook or book. You must prepare the necessary materials, such as glue, tape, a blank book, and a transparent adhesive sheet.

After choosing your favorite coloring page, you will print it out in the correct size of an A4 sheet. Color the details on the page and cut them out. The next step is to arrange the coloring pages on the book cover.

You can stack them on top of each other or place them in a beautiful layout. Once you’re happy with the arrangement, use double-sided tape to attach the cutouts to the cover.

Through craft activities with World Book Day coloring pages, people of all ages can express their love for books. Whether used in the home, classroom, or library, they capture the day’s spirit by promoting a love of and inspiring awareness of the importance of books.

Our coloring page collections aim to educate children and many other ages beyond simple coloring elements. Therefore, every time you need coloring pages to use for different purposes, don’t forget to visit the website We have tons of exciting and unique themes for you to choose from.

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