It’s World Book Day today and as it’s celebrating it’s 20th birthday, I thought I would write a short blog post with some ideas for costumes and activities for your little ones.
Where’s Wally – simple, red and white stripped top, black glasses, red bobble hat, and blue jeans.
Fantastic Mr Fox – fox face paint or mask, blue jeans, shirt and waistcoat fox ears on a headband and a long furry tail.
Harry Potter – white shirt, grey trousers, tie, grey jumper/cardigan, glasses, and a lightning shaped scar.
Alice in Wonderland – a few options here; Alice, Mad Hatter, Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee, Queen of Hearts or White rabbit. All fairly simple to put together using normal clothes. Alice needs a blue dress with a white pinny ad a black hair ribbon. White rabbit needs to be all in white with a red cardigan or jacket with bunny ears. The Tweedle twins require a yellow top, red trouser and hat, with a blur ribbon pinned to centre of top. Black and red dress with gold crown and some face paint for the queen, and the Hatter needs a random mish-mash of colourful clothes topped off with a bright tall top hat.
Elmer – A little more work but pretty straightforward and very effective, just pin lots of squares of coloured fabric to their clothing add elephants ears and trunk.
Peter Pan – Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are great book costumes ideas, green top and leggings underneath a green top cut with zig-zag edging. Add a hat with red feather for Peter and fair wings for Tink.
- Create bookmarks – cut strips of card and draw colourful designs that you can use in your reading or give as a gift.
- Food tasting – taste all the food from the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
- Go for a walk – take your little one on a walk through the woods and look for fairies, or try to find Stick Man or go on a bear hunt.
- I Spy – play an alphabet version of the game, get them to work their way through their phonic sounds or the alphabet (this will also help identify areas for support).
- Paint – paint pictures of their favourite book characters or talk about fairy tale bullies, why are they nasty, how could they have been nicer, and draw them.
- Make Snow paint – 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1 cup water. Great for pre-writing skills, have fun!
That’s all for now guys, hope these have given you some ideas for simple things to create and do this World Book Day.
See you soon
Steph (Bujo Bear)