It’s almost that time of year again, next week marks World Book Day and parents all over have probably discovered those letters tucked into school book bags with those instructions of what the children are to wear.
If you are lucky then your child’s school with run with the ‘dress up as a book character from your favourite book’, this of course is easier to interpret for parents and children alike, after all TV shows are now made into books so if you already have a Paw Patrol outfit then this would also work.
OK, it’s probably not what the teachers are hoping for but not all children like dressing up, not everyone has the time or the skills to make a costume and lets face it we don’t all want to head out to the shops in search of something which will please the teachers for a day but never be worn again do we?
I personally dislike World Book Day as it stresses me out thankfully our school take it in turns to dress up yearly so I don’t have the constant worry of what the costume should be.
Last year Joshua went dressed as Fantastic Mr Fox and although I am biased he did look awesome.
As you can see we went for the shop version as the idea of making an outfit sends shivers down my spine and had I tried then there would have been many tears from both of us!
Are your children dressing up this year? What have they chosen to wear?
As much as I dislike school dress-up days, I do enjoy seeing all the children excitedly showing off their costumes to each other, and the younger they are the more excited they seem to be. I once saw an article about a preschool in Richmond which featured the children all dressed up and they were rather adorable.
I also remember seeing tales on Facebook of schools which have set a ‘theme’ for their World Book Day where all the children have to dress up from a book by a certain author or even characters from a certain book, even more bizarrely there was a school who got the children to dress up a potato as a book character – WHY? Who even thought up that idea?
If you are still stuck for ideas here is an infographic which could help out with those last-minute costume ideas:
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