Teachers have a tough job. They have to be organized, know everything about every subject, and keep order during the day. Nope. The responsibility should be on the kids! Teachers deserve a break too. Now, instead of being exhausted from everyday activities, they can spend their time as the witch in Hansel and Gretel or the sassy Cinderella.
With costumes like these, teachers will be able to dance down the aisles of classrooms and not have to worry about stepping on glue or cracking a knee. With super creative teacher costumes such as these, teachers who were never brave enough to dress up for Halloween before can do so without fear of ridicule from their students.
Top 35 Book Character Costumes For Teachers
1. The Day The Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is a hilarious story of crayons who have had enough with the children they serve. In their first letter to Mr. Duncan, they explain that they can no longer do the job because their colors are getting mixed up and they are being left behind. Mr. Duncan doesn’t understand at first so he speaks with various crayons to get feedback on what’s going on in his classroom.
2. Purplicious And Pinkalicious
In the book Purplicious by Victoria Kann, a little girl named Ella loves the color purple. She wears it every day and eats purple food. When she has a contest with her friends about who likes purple more, she learns to love other colors as well.
The Pinkalicious fairy tales are written by Victoria Kann, and they are all about girls who like pink.
3. The Grouchy Ladybug
This book is about a grouchy ladybug named Premilla. In order to get the other bugs to play with her, she tells them how she does-and does not-spend her day.
4. The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus by Joanna Cole is a children’s book that explains that magic can be found everywhere and has many different kinds of magic. The Magic School Bus takes the children on an exciting field trip through magic, while they learn things they don’t know about at home.
5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault is about the alphabet where the letters climb up a coconut tree. Each letter in the alphabet tells the others to hurry up using various words that begin with their letter sound. Eventually, all of the letters have climbed to the top except for “X”, who is too scared to climb and faces being left behind forever until “Z” convinces him that they need him at the top of the tree.
6. The Kissing Hand
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is a story about a little girl who loves to write her name with the letters “A-L-P.” She puts her name on everything, but one day she writes her name in the snow and the wind blows it away. Luckily, she finds it and keeps it safe in her pocket. That night she writes her name into her window, which is where she wakes up to see it each morning–right on her pillow!
7. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
In the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff, a little boy gives a mouse a cookie and then throughout the story he keeps asking for things because he wants to know what happens next–a glass of milk, maybe some cheese, etc. The mouse always obliges throughout the book and it’s always based on something that happened in the story from before.
8. Thelma The Unicorn
Thelma the Unicorn by Cynthia DeFelice is about a little girl named Thelma who believes in unicorns. The townspeople don’t believe in them, so they tell her she isn’t allowed to read books about them or say the word “unicorn”, but whenever she sees anything that looks like a unicorn shape, she believes that it is one of those mythical creatures.
Olivia by Patricia Reilly Giff, illustrated by Peter Reynolds is about a little girl named Olivia. She loves to sing, so she practices singing all of the time. That is until she meets her new neighbor named Coco who doesn’t believe in performing music even though she knows that it’s Olivia’s passion. Her mother doesn’t want her to perform, but it’s difficult to stop someone from doing something that they love–even if they can’t understand anything they say while they’re doing it.
10. Where’s Waldo
Where’s Waldo by Martin Handford is about a man named Waldo who walks around in various scenes, and he’s usually difficult to find. Each scene has a different background color and sometimes the pictures are hidden by a page fold so you have to be quick on your feet to find him–but it isn’t impossible!
11. Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers is about a woman who comes to take care of two children and becomes practically a part of their family. At the end of the book, she has convinced them that anything is possible if you just believe in it because it will come to be, even the wind!
12. A Bad Case Of Stripes
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is about a girl who gets into trouble at school and has to serve detention. When she gets home, she’s covered in zebra stripes from all the times she hit her head on her desk, except that now it’s dark outside and everyone is asleep. Her parents don’t want her to go to school tomorrow, but she doesn’t want them to feel bad for making her miss the first day of school so early in the year either.
13. Amelia Bedelia Goes To the Hospital
Amelia Bedelia Goes to the Hospital by Peggy Parish is about a little girl named Amelia Bedelia who gets sick. Her dad has her stay in bed, but when she wakes up she’s at a hospital. She can’t believe that there are so many people, and she thinks that they should all just go home–until her mother takes her hand.
14. Rainbow Fish
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is about a boy named Ondine who once again wants to be a hero. His friend, Bernard, has been fishing all afternoon, and he has caught a fish that is the most beautiful rainbow fish they’ve ever seen. But when Ondine tries to save it from its fate in boiling water, he gets turned into the rainbow fish instead. He can’t swim and can’t fly–how will this adventure end?
15. White Rabbit From Alice In Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is about a little girl named Alice who goes to a weird, magical world that looks exactly like her own. She gets lost and is taken to the house of an odd, white rabbit, who gives her a piece of cake and tells her (in rhyme) that he doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Alice believes him, so they continue on down the rabbit hole until suddenly they’re all in his pocket!
16. Pipi Longstocking
Pipi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren is about a little girl who is very brave, strong, and funny. She’s different from most girls in that she doesn’t want to wear dresses or do anything that other girls like to do. In the story she has some mishaps with two boys–one of them runs into a tree and the other one breaks his nose when he falls out of a tree house.
17. The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka is about a wolf who just wants a friend to play with. The first two little pigs that he comes across won’t let him play with them, but the third one will be friendly and even invites him inside to play–but she’s not like the others!
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett is about a little boy whose father invents machines. However, the machines need food, and the little boy is making them food–until he accidentally makes them small animals rather than food! So now he’s got even more work to do: to make them large enough to eat.
19. Strega Nona
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola is about Strega Nona, a witch. She lives in Italy and has many adventures where she helps out people. In the story, she goes to see Nunzia (which sounds like the name of an onion) who is sick and needs a special herb that she can’t find anywhere. Strega Nona gives her peppers instead so that Nunzia won’t die.
20. Curious George
Curious George by H.A. Rey is about a man in the jungle who has a pet monkey named Curious George. George explores the jungle and meets many different people, but sometimes they are frightened of his curiosity. In the end he ends up in a place he’s not supposed to be and learns that it’s best not to touch something if you don’t know what it is in the first place.
21. The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch is about a princess named Alexandra who gets her hand stuck in a paper bag at a castle party. She’s trapped and starts to feel very sad inside, but an old man named King Arthur comes and asks the princess what is wrong. He helps her get out of the bag, but not before he tells her that she can trust him to be there for her whenever she needs him.
22. The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore is about a boy named Jack who is away at school. He asks everyone around if they’ve seen his Christmas presents and his mother gives him the answers to each question so that he’ll know where everything is.
23. Dr. Seus Inspired
Dr. Seus Inspired by Dr. Suess is a collection of Dr. Seuss stories illustrated by the famous artist himself. Kids will love hearing the stories and seeing their favorite characters like Horton Hears a Who and The Cat in the Hat on the page!
22. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is about a little boy named Charlie who gets into a chocolate factory in which Willy Wonka gives children special treats for doing specific things. The only thing is, Charlie is the only one who doesn’t have a ticket. Willy Wonka gives him a tour and shows him how everything works until this little boy pulls one of his favorite candies out of his pocket–the golden ticket! But trouble is going to come for Charlie because of this…
24. Happiness Bucket Fillers
Happiness Bucket Fillers by Dr. Seuss is a collection of short stories that are perfect for passing the time at night, or anytime in the day if you’re feeling a little down! The stories are written with rhyme and alliteration. Kids will love hearing these silly little rhymes! Pick up your copy today!
25. The Elf On The Shelf
The Elf on the Shelf by Carol Aebersold is about a little elf named Navidson who roams around a house to see if there are any naughty or naughty elves. She’s always watching, but no one notices that she’s there. Children love telling the story to their parents at bedtime, especially when they spot the elf in the closet, eavesdropping!
26. The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is about a tree who has loved a boy for many, many years. The boy plays with the tree and takes all of his food. In the end, the boy takes everything that the tree has left to give because it’s no longer any good to him. The tree waits in its stump, and when he returns, he gives her one last gift–a diamond ring!
27. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is about a little caterpillar who goes through many changes, from no hair to a lot of hair to seven feet tall! As he grows, he eats all his food. The book ends with the caterpillar hungry and sad because he doesn’t want to eat anymore. The last thing that he eats is a leaf that he doesn’t need so that he can be happy.
28. Miss Frizzle From The Magic School Bus Books
Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole is one of the most popular characters in children’s literature! Kids love seeing how she turns a school bus into a time machine and takes them on different adventures. In each book, she tries something different that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do at school.
29. Fly Guy
Fly Guy by Ezra Jack Keats is about a little boy who lives behind a tree. His mom tells him that if he plays his piano outside, it will be so sweet that cats and birds will come and listen to him play. Of course he plays, but no one comes except his cat! When the cat leaves, Fly Guy thinks it’s because they were too close together, but when he plays again everyone else is still there!
30. Dr. Seus – Sam I Am
Dr. Seus: Sam I Am by Dr. Seuss is a collection of Dr. Seuss stories that are all told from the boy’s perspective that everyone has come to know and love. Children will enjoy seeing this character in a new light!
31. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seus is about the Grinch from Grinchy Hollow who decides to steal Christmas from everyone. He wants to put a sign on everybody’s door that tells everyone what not to do! Of course, a few people don’t fall for it and don’t take the sign seriously. When Santa Claus shows up, he does what it takes to make sure his job goes on. Everyone gets their presents!
32. Ten Apples Up On Top
Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss is a story about words that rhyme with each other! The story begins with a boy trying to get ten apples up on top of his head. Then he decides to go for twenty, and then the number goes up until there are no more apples, and then he begins counting them with his tongue! Sounds silly, but it’s fun for all ages.
33. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Dr. Seuss is a silly little rhyme about a cat who likes to talk and dance. She runs through the house and eats under the couch, in closets and behind doors! Of course, she doesn’t have anything to eat there! The cat slides around and acts crazy until she ends up stuck under the sofa, where she gets rescued by Mrs. Piggle Wiggle who dresses her up in a new outfit!
34. Pete The Cat
Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin is a silly little cat who eats everything in sight. In one story, he eats so much chocolate that he turns into a piece of chocolate and takes off! But when it turns out, things aren’t always what they seem. Pete learns that there’s no such thing as good or bad food and it’s all good to eat! These stories are perfect for ages 3-5.
35. The Z Was Zapped
The Z Was Zapped by Dr. Seuss is a silly little story of a cat who only says z, which rhymes with the word meow. The cat goes through many adventures and talks to many different kinds of animals, including a ram who loves ropes and makes spider webs from scratch. He’s tempted by them but he doesn’t fall for it! There are also many other different creatures that he interacts with along the way and learns about them as the story progresses.