Book reports are a great way for kids to recall what they’ve read, help with reading comprehension, and improve writing too. But not all kids enjoy filling out book report forms. Here are 26 creative, fun, and unique book report ideas.
Book Report Ideas
Book Reports are a great tool for helping kids learn how to summarize what they’ve read in a complete and concise manner. It helps them look for details like setting, characters, plot, and more. Plus they learn to list supporting reasons for what they like or didn’t like about the book. But let’s be honest, book report forms can get tedious and downright boring for students.
So if you are looking to make book reports more fun, you will love these clever ideas for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you are a parent working on improving your child’s reading skills, a classroom teacher getting ready for back to school, or a homeschooler – we’ve got something for everyone!
Book Report Project Ideas
- Make a diorama – these still my children’s favorite
- Create a book jacket – different than the original
- Kids will love making these book report t-shirts
- Present an oral book report – dress up as your favorite character
- Try creative cereal box book reports
- Make a poster – pretend your book is going to be made into a movie
- Write the author a letter – state why or why not you liked the book
- Illustrate and design a comic book
- Why not make a tasty book report (love the cake book report)
Creative Book Report Ideas
- Make a mobile – create your favorite scene
- Create a timeline – include the important topics
- Create a magazine ad for the book
- Make a board game
- Put together a Power Point Presentation
- Write a letter to a friend informing them why they should read the book
- Make a bookmark of your favorite chapter
- Make a crossword puzzle – let someone who’s read the book work the puzzle
- Make a memory game – use index card with vocabulary words
- Outline your favorite chapter
Book Report Projects
- Kids will love making these 4D Trioramas
- Interview someone who lived in the time of the setting or has experienced the plot
- Book report flaps would be a fun way for kids to recall the book events in order
- Make a True or False quiz – have someone take the quiz who has read the book
- Make a lapbook – use these templates
- Create a Poem
- Reading Comprehension Bookmarks (any book: fiction or non fiction)
- Pizza Book Report Idea
- Sandwich Book Report Idea
Book Report Idea
Looking for other ways to help kids work on reading comprehension and summarizing a book they read? Try these free resources:
- Handy Reading Comprehension Bookmarks (any book: fiction or non fiction)
- Book Report Template
- Book Report for Kids
- 26 more clever Book Report Ideas
- Library Scavenger Hunt – help kids learn to navigate a library, the Dewey decimal system, book genres, and so much more with this pack of free printable scavenger hunts for kids!
- Bookshelf Reading Log – to help encourage kids to read!
Book Recommendations for Kids
If you are looking for some book recommendations to help kids pick really great books they will love to read, don’t miss these book lists!