Book Character Day Coming Up May 3

Two teachers dressed up as coconut trees.

Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. Jones dress up as the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree.

Every year the Downtown School celebrates the importance of books and our children’s favorite books with Book Character Day. It’s a great opportunity for our students to translate their best-loved books into real-life by dressing up as a character from literature.

This year, Book Character Day will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd. Our day will begin with a student planned all school event at 8:30 in the Central Campus Auditorium. This event will include book advertisements, skits, and a costume character parade. In addition, the PTA will sponsor a photo booth again this year.

It’s not too early to start thinking about a costume for your children. Instead of using a favorite Halloween costume, get your kids excited about creating a new and unique character. Here are some ideas:

    • Coordinate with a friend to portray several characters from a book.
    • Share costume ideas and props with friends.
    • Check out Pinterest for Book Character Day inspiration.
    • Choose your favorite old-school book character to dress up.

Teachers will be spending some time talking about books, characters, and costumes in their classes. In addition, some of our 9/10 year-old students will be creating a “tic tac toe” board of fun ideas for the teachers to use during National Children’s Book Week (May 1-5).

Questions?  Please contact Amanda Clark at

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