8 fun ways to get involved with Pyjamarama

Will Caston Cook, 23rd April 2019

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, is inviting schools, workplaces, nurseries and individuals to get involved with their new nationwide mass participation fundraising campaign, Pyjamarama. The campaign aims to get people across the country to ditch they normal clothes and rock their pyjamas for the day to raise funds for the reading charity and to get more children reading.

On Friday 7th June, everyone is encouraged to put on their PJs and donate £1 to BookTrust so that no child misses out on the magic of the bedtime story.

8 fun ways to get involved with PJ Day

Do PE in your PJs: Get the class skipping, playing football or tennis, or completing an obstacle course - all in their PJs.

Book swap: Organise a classroom book swap and ask everyone to bring in a favourite book to swap with one of their friends.

Hold a midnight feast: Get the children to bring in a drink and snack and read them all a story in the dark.

Get drawing: Get the whole class to draw a picture of their favourite book character or celebrity in a set of jazzy PJs.

Who’s your favourite book character: Encourage everyone to talk about their favourite characters from their books and get the class to vote for their favourite character.

Build a den: Either inside or outdoors, drape a blanket over chairs and tell stories.

Make your own shadow puppets: Get the whole class to make and decorate their own shadow puppets.


All monies raised will go towards funding BookTrust’s work in supporting more families.

For just £25, BookTrust could provide 15 pre-school children living in women’s refuge centres with their own book pack. Children who don’t have access to books and stories in the early years start school a year behind their peers, a gap that widens as they get older.

Sign up here: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/pyjamarama

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