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The Preschooler’s Costume Parade

by T Akery | October 1st, 2012 | Preschool

With the month of October comes the approach of Halloween. Preschools take advantage of this month by putting on a costume parade. It is a fun thing that preschoolers get to participate in and gives parents one of those photographic memories for the scrapbook. Part of the fun is allowing preschoolers to decide on what they want to dress up as. Now, there are just a few things concerning this parade that you might not be aware of.

First of all, the costumes do not have to be bought at a store. If you don’t have the time or budget, you and your preschooler can sift through things around the house. This is an ideal craft project. With a little trial and error, you can come up with something. A homemade princess just needs a pretty dress and a dress up crown. A wand can be made out of a paper towel roll, and some construction paper. Don’t worry if you aren’t a sewing artist, a little glue and some sparkles can add embellishment to any outfit choice.

Second, make sure the costume is appropriate to wear to school. Dresses still need shorts under them. Fancy dress up shoes are off the list for more practical school footwear. No sharp blades for pirates.

Keep props to a minimum. Save things like swords for later on when preschoolers can actually play with them. Sometimes, props can be distracting even if they look good on the outfit.

Pack a change of clothes in case your preschooler wants to change after the parade. Some costumes can be uncomfortable to wear all day in a classroom. If you do intend on using the costume again, it is better if they change afterward so it doesn’t get dirty from the playground.

Remember to bring your camera for the day of the parade. All of the preschoolers are cute in their costume outfits. You will want lots of pictures.

The costume parade is a fun thing for preschoolers. They get to dress up and show off their costumes to parents. In turn, you get a memory for the scrapbook.

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