Many preschools and childcare centers are now holding Storybook Dress-Up Days, in lieu of scarier options this time of year.

We LOVE featuring Storybook Tales all month long in our Exploratoriumâ„¢, and all of our classes get in on the character fun by dressing up for our Storybook Parade and other themed events.

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Here are some great and easy storybook characters to create costumes for:

  • The Little Mermaid
  • Wizard of Oz (Dorothy, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Tinman)
  • The Jungle Book (Mowgli, a snake, a panther, a wolf, a tiger)
  • Mouse, Pig, Cat, or Puppy from “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and others in the Laura Numeroff series
  • Winnie the Pooh (or one of the other characters from A.A. Milne)
  • Peter Pan/Captain Hook
  • Robin Hood
  • A monkey (like Curious George)
  • Snow White
  • An elephant (Babar)
  • A brown bear (Paddington)
  • Madeline
  • A white mouse (Stuart Little)

The best idea is to springboard off of your child’s favorite book!

Here are some ideas for our ingenious parents from last year’s festivities:

Look like a blast? We love to dream big, encourage reading, and imagine ourselves as our favorite characters. Come celebrate with us!