As teachers, we really want to encourage our kids to have fun and feel comfortable with reading books. That’s why Book Week is so enjoyable because as teachers we get to spin group costume ideas together, helping to ignite interest in a particular author or book.
If you are searching for easy group costumes for teachers, here are 5 of the most iconic teacher costume ideas for book week on the planet!
1. Harry Potter: There are plenty of great characters from Harry Potter to inspire Book Week ideas for teachers, from Harry Potter himself to the Ravenclaw students, Lord Voldemort and Dumbledore. All you need for Harry Potter or the Ravenclaw students is a long black cloak and hood over black trousers and a t-shirt (not forgetting a magical wand). For Lord Voldemort, you want the same black outfit as for the Ravenclaw students, but you also need a Voldemort face mask to pull it off. Professor Dumbledore needs a long regal cloak closed at the front or a kaftan, long pointy hat or tassle hat, wand and a long flowing beard, moustache and white wig.
2. Where’s Wally: Kids love the ‘Where’s Wally’ books and if you are looking for easy group costumes for teachers, then this ticks all the boxes. For group costumes, all you need is a pair of dark blue or turquoise trousers, red and white striped long-sleeved t-shirt and a red and white bobble hat. Everyone can pull this one off for Book Week!
3. Mr Men: If you are looking for easy group costumes for teachers, you can’t get any simpler than Mr Men. Everyone can dress up as one of these lovable characters, for example, Mr Tickle, Mr Greedy, Mr Happy, Mr Sneeze, Mr Bump, Mr Snow and Mr Messy. All you really need is to cut out a big round shape, paint it with a face and the colour of your chosen Mr Men character, add in some shoulder straps and you are good to go!
4. Three Little Pigs: These must be some of the best group costumes and most loved characters for young children, particularly when their teachers dress up as three little pigs! Just find some pink leggings, tutu skirts and t-shirts, matched with piggy ears and a nose, even some hooves and you can run from the wolf all day long!
5. Snow White: Who wouldn’t want to dress up as a princess? Of course, the other teachers also need to dress up as the seven dwarfs, but that’s their problem! Snow White is one of the most popular book week ideas for teachers because you get to be a princess for a day! For your Snow White costume, you will need a long yellow skirt, blue and red top with puffy sleeves, and a red bow in your hair. Oh and don’t forget the poisonous apple! The seven dwarfs can wear the same group costumes with each a different colour, so you each want shorts, long-sleeved t-shirts, long pointy floppy hats and a big buckled belt.