Below is a compiled list of school and culturally appropriate costume ideas for English teachers.
Well known characters from picture and chapter books. E.g. Olivia, Where’s Waldo, the Paper Bag Princess, Katniss, Alice in Wonderland. The list is endless of great literary characters to derive inspiration from.
Alphabet Soup. Create a costume that resembles Campbell’s soup can colours. Then put random letters on the costume.
Spelling Bee. Dress up like a bee, but add words all around the costume. For extra flair wear a pageant banner and hold a trophy.
Grammar Police. Dress up in a police uniform or in all black or blue clothing. Visit your local dollar store for plastic toy handcuffs and a sheriff’s badge. Add a sign to your shirt that says “Grammar Police”.
School Supplies. Pick your favourite school supply pen, pencil, paper, glue, stapler, red pen, highlight. The list is endless. Work your magic with some paint and cardboard.
Social Media. For a group of English teachers, each person can come dress in the colours of their selected social media channel (Pinterest, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Then tape the printed icon onto their clothes.
Play on Words. English teachers love their words, don’t they? Why not be the Spice Girls (Thyme, Oregano, Cinnamon, etc) or a Formal Apology (dressed up with many “sorries” written all over your clothes).
Be an Emoji. These cute pictures have replaced many words and are definitely not something any English teacher wants to see when grading papers.
Word Wall. These popular teaching tools are seen in classrooms everywhere. Have some fun today and becoming a moving word wall.
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