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