90+ Book Week Costume Ideas

August 19, 2016

Books / Craft

Book Week Costume Ideas

Book Week Parade.

Do those three words inspire fear in you?
Or do they have you rubbing your hands gleefully together at the thought of all the hot-glue-gun-action that’s about to take place?

Unfortunately at my school, only the Infants kids get to parade. So during the Book Week Parade, I’ll be valiantly trying to get my class to concentrate whilst the fabulous costumes are paraded in the quadrangle right outside our classroom. (Wish me luck.)
So I’m going to have to live vicariously through all of your dressing-up efforts. (By “your” I totally mean “your kids.”)

Here’s a collection of bookishly delightful costumes ideas for the kids to parade in this Book Week.

Book Week Costume Ideas

Over on Instagram, Carissa from bookskidslove_, has been posting her costume suggestions in the approach to Book Week. She has also been sharing books that she thinks would lend themselves to great costumes. Head to her feed for some inspiration!
Carissa has also written this excellent ideas-filled post for the CBCA’s Reading Time.

Megan is a ridiculously passionate Teacher-Librarian. She has some fabulous costume ideas here and here.

I totally want to dress up as Thelma the Unicorn. The Organised Housewife has so many awesome costume ideas.

Claire won me over with all her Aaron Blabey-inspired costume ideas. Sunday Chutney is one of my very favourite characters. Have you heard how much I love the books of Aaron Blabey?

Book Week Costume Ideas

If you’re looking for some excellent activities to tie in with the books which have made the CBCA Shortlist, Nicole from Planning with Kids has created an excellent resource list.
Romi at Just Write For Kids has reviews and activities relating to the shortlisted books.
I know so many kids who would LOVE to go on this Book Week Scavenger Hunt developed by Jackie at My Little Bookcase.

Does your school hold a Book Week Parade? What characters are your kids parading as this year?

All images via @bookskidslove_

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  • Thanks for including my post Shannon! We had our book week parade this morning and it was so much fun! My biggest lad went as Mr McGee which was a huge hit!

  • Thank so much for including my post Shannon!

  • We are not up to book week costumes yet but I love checking out all this creativity!