Every year since 1945, Australians have enjoyed celebrating Australian authors and their books. A nation wide book week is typically part of a preschool or primary school calendar and special events are organised to help inspire children to read and love books.
One common approach schools take to celebrate national book week is to have children dress us as their favourite author or book character. As a teacher in schools I have witness it to be a parents greatest pleasure but also a stressful nightmare trying to gather together a suitable book related costume.
Well I’m here to help provide you with a few simple book week costume ideas that your kids will enjoy to parade around in.
Feel free to provide me with a few more costume suggestions in the comments below.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Lessons Learnt Journal
Where the Wild Things Are – Red Ted Art
Mr. Men (Mr. Bounce) – Dereham Nursery
No -sew fairy costume – Red Ted Art
DIY Rapunzel Hair – Danya Banya
Angelina Ballerina – Skirt As Top
Queen of Hearts – Stitch Scrap Sew
Owl and the Pussy Cat Masks – The Craft Train
Ladybug costume – 30 minute crafts
Green Eggs & Ham – It’s Always Autumn
I Spy Book Costume – A little Learning for Two
Madeline – Savvy Homemade
Gumnut Baby – The Organised Housewife
Book week aims to inspire children to read and enjoy books. I hope these costume ideas, which you could put together quite easily at home yourself, are helpful and have your little one ready and proud to display themselves in.