Our local homeschool group had a “Storybook Character Party” for Preschool ages to 5th grade. We all got together for a time of fun and fellowship and the kids had a blast dressing up as their favorite storybook character. Chickadee went as “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and thanks to some great PJ’s we found at the store (AND on the clearance rack!!) we put together a really cute costume for her! She even won a prize for “most creative!” Here is a picture of my very hungry caterpillar:
We used craft foam for the legs and face mask and I had the laminated food pieces from my public school teaching days. I strung them on a piece of yarn so she could wear them as a necklace and retell the story! She had a blast and making her costume was a lot of fun and we did it together! Some of the other kids dressed up as Franklin (the turtle), King Arthur, Jonathan Parks, Sofia the First, Harry Potter, and a Bride. The party itself was also a lot of fun. The kids got to make their own story books, create some bookmarks to take home, we played a Dr. Seuss themed relay game, and of course we had snacks!
For the relay game, the kids each picked a book paper out of the bag with a Dr. Seuss book written on it and instructions, then they had to run down to the other end, find the “prop” (if needed) and complete the activity. Some examples were “Get the apple and walk back balancing it on your head” (from 10 Apples Up On Top). Another was “find the socks and crawl back like a fox” (from Fox in Socks). Another card said hop down and back (from Hop on Pop), etc. They had a lot of fun acting out different Dr. Seuss titles!
Overall it was a fun day and we look forward to more fun times with our Co-Op friends!
Until life’s next adventure,