Thursday, November 10, 2011

Character Day at school

 This year I  am head of the Theme Days Committee. We plan a dress up day once a month. If you know me at all, then you know I can't just plan something little. For October, the committee and I planned a Character Day. We decided to make it a little more interesting and challenging. The kids and teachers had to dress up as a character from a book. We asked that there be no scary, fighting, comic characters. WOW! The confusion that caused. For some of them it was very difficult just to pick out a book and throw a few articles of clothing together. Where is the creativity or imagination?

We did however have a few that wowed me! Like Moses or the Gingerbread Boy. Here is what we chose.

Laney was the cupcake from the book  If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.

I made her a cupcake headband with sprinkles and a cherry on top.

Ella was a ladybug from the book Ladybug Girl.

I made her a red tutu skirt and an antennae headpiece.

I dressed up as little red riding hood from the book Little Red Riding Hood. This version was a little different than the others. Red Riding Hood rides a bicycle. She is on her way to deliver muffins to her grandmother who lives on a farm and rides a tractor. I will not give you the end of the story but I will tell you the wolf is pleased with the outcome. 

I wore my red jacket, rode my bicycle and carried a basket of grandma's muffins.

Blueberry Wheat Muffins

I rode my bicycle to each classroom, read the book and passed out the muffins for the class to enjoy.

Later that afternoon, we had a character parade. The whole school was invited to show off their book and costume.

We had a fun and exciting day!

Tomorrow, we will dress up in red, white and blue for Veteran's Day. We have army trucks coming to visit.

1 comment:

  1. When Lillie did this in 1st grade it was the most fun day they had! She was Laura Ingalls Wilder and her teacher did an awesome Little Red Riding Hood. But Suzy, she had a real, long, red cape! Y'all look cute!