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.