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Did you know that I run an online bookshop selling Usborne children’s books? Because of this, I created this printable treasure hunt that you can use as a World Book Day activity. This free bookshelf scavenger hunt will get students to look for specific books and encourage reading. Besides being a World Book Day activity, you can actually use it any time of the year and with students across many different age groups to promote literacy in general.

Preschool and kindergarten students will World Book Day activity. Use this printable treasure hunt as a fun literacy game in your classroom or as a hands-on activity to encourage reading for your homeschooling kids. Who will win this bookshelf scavenger hunt?

Other Printable Literacy Centers and Worksheets

1) Fairy Alphabet Bingo – This easy prep alphabet activity will make teaching letter recognition so fun and simple.

2) Peanut Butter and Jelly Alphabet Match – learn to match upper to lowercase letters.

3) Alphabet No-Prep Busy Bundle – 600+ pages of alphabet activities including playdough mats, handwriting practice, latter recognition, letter case sorting, do-a-dot, q tip painting, drawing, punch cards, beginning sound clip cards, etc.

4) Monster Truck Rhyming Wheels – Your child will pair up the monster truck wheels that have rhyming pictures. 12 sets included!

Printable Treasure Hunt Setup

For this activity you will need:

Paper
Printer
Lots of books!

Optional: laminator and dry erase markers

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There’s nothing much you need to do to set up this game except to get the printable treasure hunt sheet ready. We’re all so busy and I love providing you with super easy activities to setup!

Fun World Book Day Activity

In this free printable worksheet, your students will need to find 10 different books – one about science, one that rhymes, etc. You’ll provide them with the checklist and then send them off on their bookshelf hunt.

To make it more interesting, you could make it a race or a team game! For older kids, you could get them to read the books aloud once they have found them. As for me, I’ll be using this printable treasure hunt to run a competition in my online bookshop. I hope your little ones enjoy going on their bookshelf scavenger hunt!

Preschool and kindergarten students will World Book Day activity. Use this printable treasure hunt as a fun literacy game in your classroom or as a hands-on activity to encourage reading for your homeschooling kids. Who will win this bookshelf scavenger hunt?

Encourage Reading

If you live in the UK or EU, please visit my online Usborne bookshop. There are thousands of books in the catalogue and plenty of free activities you can download for your students!

Preschool and kindergarten students will World Book Day activity. Use this printable treasure hunt as a fun literacy game in your classroom or as a hands-on activity to encourage reading for your homeschooling kids. Who will win this bookshelf scavenger hunt?

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