Halloween Book Character Costume Ideas for Teachers

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Book Character Day/Parade - for some it brings excitement...others anxiety!  I love dressing up, just give me a reason and I'm there. I wanted to share some ideas I've worn over the years.

book character costume ideas

You can easily adapt these ideas if you are looking for ideas for your child for the parade at school.  Most of these costumes I've made so the cost was minimal.

book character costume ideas
The Rainbow Fish was fun BUT I suggest you watch a You Tube video to add make up scales to your face and definitely carry the book with you - many people called me a mermaid when I wasn't holding the book. 

book character costume ideas

book character costume ideas

Here you see me walking in the Book Character Day/Halloween parade.  I love how the kids want to give everyone high 5's.  It's always so fun to see how creative everyone is each year.

Look how cute my friend is as Ms. Frizzle!! This is my friend and amazing teacher Adriana you can find her on instagram @adeletoon

book character day costume ideas

book character day costume ideas
Oh my goodness my friend couldn't be any cuter if she tried!!!  I love her as Pinkalicious.  You can find more fun ideas from her on instagram @kinderisbetterinpink perfect name right?!?!

This grade level team dressed up as characters from Arnie the Donut...so cute!  Thanks to Raquel on instagram:  @raquel41489

book character day costume ideas

book character costume ideas

It's always fun to dress up with your grade level team in matching book characters/ ( Charlotte and Fern )  Charlotte's Web.

Of course for more ideas just type in book character costume ideas into Pinterest and you'll come up with tons more.  I just wanted to share a few of my favorites that I've worn over the years.
Halloween is just around the corner...I'm already researching a fresh new idea for this year...can't wait to share it with you.  
You can find me on instagram : @teachingmore to see what I come up with this year.
Happy teaching my friends!


Pencil Cookies

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sometimes teachers need a pick me up...admit it!  You'd probably never turn down a parent that shows up on a hot day with iced coffee or fresh banana bread or the never let you down piece of chocolate. Am I wrong?!?!
I came across a darling pencil cookie that was SUPER EASY PEASY to make so I wanted to share it with you.  It doesn't take long either and you don't have to turn the oven on...#winning When you live where it's hot ain't nobody want to turn on the oven for dinner or baking....AMEN!!?!

Aren't these the cutest!?!?!  This is all you need:
* vanilla wafer cookies
* white tube icing
* pink tube icing
*  mini chocolate morsels

I grabbed these at Walmart - you can get them at Target or your favorite grocery store.  
FIRST - Cut the cookies carefully into a point at one end.

NEXT - Place white frosting on that end and add one mini chocolate morsel as the tip.

THEN - Place pink frosting on the opposite end for the eraser top.

Your friends/ child's teacher/ staff will love these...almost too cute to eat!!!  Hope you've had a great start to your year!