When Miss M came home from school a few weeks ago with a letter about dressing up for World Book Day, I suggested she just wear her princess dress. But Miss M didn’t want to, so we sat down at her bookshelf looking for a suitable character from one of her books (and one that I felt didn’t require too much effort to put together!!).
After several suggestions, we came across Miss M’s Fifi and the Flowertots book, and looking at the picture of Fifi I thought actually this is kind of simple – a pair of wellies, pink T-shirt, denim shorts and just need to make a headband. So decision made, we set to work – a cereal box for the headress and some rolls of crepe paper to decorate. Miss M loved the cutting and glueing – one of her favourite hobbies!! I cut a template for the flower shape which she drew around. We used these to stick over the Minnie Mouse on her wellies and on the sides of the watering can. And not forgetting a wooden spoon in her pocket just like Fifi always has.
I thought she looked great and she was really excited on her way to school. I was quite pleased when we got there that she hadn’t just worn her princess dress as it seemed that was the choice for most of the girls in her class. And how thrilled was I when I picked her up at the end of the day to find out she had come 2nd for best dressed costume across the Early Years Unit at her school. Well done Miss M!!