Here in British Columbia, our Summer Reading Club theme this year is Funny Business. For our launch party, I decided to hold an Afternoon of Disguise where kids could create a mask or play dress up using some costume supplies. The tag line of the event was, “There’s something funny going on here!” which is one of the sub-themes of Funny Business. This was a drop-in program – kids could come anytime and create as many disguises as they wanted. I took pictures of the kids once they were unidentifiable and plan to put them up around the branch. I also had a display with an array of non-fiction books – craft books, spy books, and lots of disguise books such as Animal Disguises and Buildings in Disguise. We’re always trying to tie in a literacy component and promote our collection!
Here are the details:
- Print and Cut Disguise Kit
- Crazy Glasses
- Santa Claus Mask
- Mustache Disguise
- Printable Animal Masks (These were a total hit! There is a great selection and they cover almost the entire face)
I printed about 20 each on bond paper. Card stock would also work.
- Popsicle Sticks
- Funny looking clothes
- Glasses/Mustache prop
The best part about this program was how much fun the kids had – so much laughter and giggling. Lots of parents hung around to take pictures too. Here’s what we got up to!