Book Week has rolled around again. The 2018 theme is Find Your Treasure. Each year the theme has me scratching my head. After all the time I’ve spent thinking about Find Your Treasure costume ideas, it seemed like a blog post was in order.
I may have over thought this, but I reckon there’s two different approaches for Find Your Treasure costumes. The obvious interpretation is book characters who are hunting for treasure. And the more ‘outside the box’ interpretation is something that your child treasures. Whether it’s books, craft, maths or music, find a book or character to suit your child’s love and go with that angle.
Here’s my top Find Your Treasure costume ideas.
Find Your Treasure costume ideas – treasure hunters
The ultimate treasure hunter has to be a pirate. There’s plenty of books with pirates as characters, Pirates Love Underpants and Captain Crab Claws crew come to mind. As a bonus, the costume is relatively easy to pull together.
Explorers are often on the hunt for some kind of treasure. Whether it’s a lost ark, uncharted land or a golden ticket.
- Geronimo Stilton – Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
- The Adventures of Indiana Jones
- The Adventures of Tintin
- Shackleton’s Journey (the story of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to trek across Antarctica)
- First To The Top (the story of Sir Edmund Hillary’s summit the world’s tallest mountain)
- Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure
- Chip (the sea gull always hunting for his favourite food, chips!); and
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (finding a golden ticket in a Wonka Bar).
I’m working on two ‘explorer’ costumes. The biggest lad will be Geronimo Stilton and the middle lad Mr Penguin, from Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure. A treasure finding mouse and penguin, who would’ve thought!
You know who else is trying to find their treasure? Astronauts! Their treasure is the moon or perhaps life on mars. Books to inspire an astronaut costume are Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 and The Darkest Dark.
Find Your Treasure costume ideas for your child’s treasure
Obviously if you’re going with a costume that matches your child’s treasure, their interests will guide you.
Here are some costume ideas that might suit with your child’s treasure:
- A crayon for the crafty kid (The Day the Crayons Quit)
- Iggy Peck for the creative kid (Iggy Peck Architect, such a simple costume)
- Rosie Revere or Ada Twist for kids who treasure math and science (Rosie Revere Engineer/Ada Twist Scientist)
- Ella Fitzgerald, Ringo Star or Bob Marley for the little music lover (books are Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat, Octopus’s Garden and Every Little Thing)
- Perhaps you’re child simply treasures books! Books like A Child of Books, The Incredible Book Eating Boy (both by Oliver Jefferes) and Book Uncle and Me (Uma Krishnaswami) all have central characters who love books.
Do you follow the theme for book week each year? I’d love to know your Find Your Treasure costume ideas.
Linking up with Kylie from Capturing Life for #IBOT