Children’s Book Week runs from 17th to the 23rd of August, 2019, and the theme this year is ‘Reading Is My Secret Power’.
I am not sure how your school does it? Our primary school doesn’t stick to the theme at all. The kids are just encouraged to dress as their favourite book character.
So we’ve compiled some last minute Book Week costumes to get you out of a pickle.
A cape, a scar, a wand, and you’re done. You could be Harry, Hermoine, or Ron. Take your pick. Maybe grab a broom and you are set!
Buy two pieces of cardboard, a bit of tape over the shoulders, to make an instant sandwich board.
You can turn it into a bookcover, or how about a character from the Mr Men series?
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Do you even need a costume?
Think about all your favourite regular kid characters – Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Andy Griffiths Tree House series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Spy series, Dork Diaries, Judy Moody.
If you already have a costume
Why not raid the dress up box for a favourite costume and then head to the library to find a book that fits the theme. Possibilities are endless.
Draw a mask
A simple mask can get you out of trouble in a flash. Fantastic Mr Fox, BFG, Blinky Bill, Hungry Caterpillar or what about the Gruffalo? Or just simply draw a hat for Cat in the Hat!
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Grab an old tea towel or pillow case and attach for a cape and away you go. Or use it as a head scarf and draw an eye patch for a Pirate.
Don’t even worry about getting the kids dressed – send them to school in their PJ’s as one of the many Pyjama day/party books.
Chuck on some underpants over their school trousers and you have Captain Underpants.
Ideas are endless. If you have a scarf, beanie, coat, gloves and a hat they could even dress as a scarecrow!
If the worst comes to the worst grab some everyday items from around the home and google a book that you think they may match. Voila!
It doesn’t have to be hard.
Do you go all out for book week or keep it very simple?
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