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Best THRASS Book Week Costume Ideas

Peacock Girl Child CostumeSometimes your child will be asked to dress as something from the THRASS literacy learning chart. If you're not familiar with it, we're here to help you! According to the official THRASS website, "The THRASS Institute (Australasia & Canada) is an Australian based company that has developed a Specific Pedagogical Practise (SPP) for the teaching of literacy, marketed as THRASS – an acronym for 'Teaching Handwriting, Reading, And Spelling Skills'." Click here to view the full chart on the site.

If your child is familiar with the THRASS chart, is using it at school, or has been requested by a teacher to dress as something from it for Book Week, you can simply use the search tool at the top of our website to search for THRASS related costumes! If you're stuck for options, keep reading for our top 20 THRASS Book Week costume ideas for children.

Bird
There are so many birds to choose from! Your child can be a famous bird like Big Bird or Tweety, or a real life bird such as a peacock, chicken, or duck.

Rabbit
Rabbits are just so cute! Your child can dress up as one and become the Easter Bunny, Bugs Bunny, or even Peter Rabbit.

Cat
Cats are another popular animal from story books! You can choose a black cat, calico cat, leopard, or the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

Duck
Ducks are not only cute but they are waterproof, too! Your child will love dressing up in a bright yellow duck costume.

Queen
All girls dream of being a queen at some point in their lives! Let your child imagine their own queen to dress up as, or become a famous literary queen such as the Queen of Hearts.

Dog
Dogs are no strangers to literature, either! Your child can be a brown dog or a dalmatian, or what about Jake from Adventure Time or Scooby-Doo?

Fish
"Fish are friends, not food!" Dress your child as a colourful sea creature and watch them "swim" around all day, having fun!

Egg
For something a little more avant garde, why not dress your child as an egg? Maybe it's their favourite food? They will love our egg face mask!

Mouse
Mice are some other adorable creatures that have their place in the literary world. Your child could be the mouse from the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock!

Lamb
If your child loves baby sheep then this is the one to go for! They can be a cute little lamb, or even Lambie from Doc McStuffins.

King Arthur Child CostumeKing
You'd have a hard time finding a boy who hasn't wanted to be a king at some point! Get him his very own crown, cape, and scepter, and he's good to go.

Panda
Pandas are one of the most popular animals in the animal kingdom because of their cuddly appearance and distinctive colourful fur patterns. Your child will love dressing up as one!

Sun
Bring light to your child's classroom by dressing them up as the sun itself! This fun costume is easy to wear, and your child can even wear their own clothes underneath.

Ice
There are lots of things you could do for the topic of ice! Dress your child as a character from Frozen, a Space Ice Angry Bird, an ice cream truck, and more!

Treasure
This is a great opportunity to dress your little one as a pirate! They can be a well known pirate like Jack Sparrow or Elizabeth Swann, or you can work with them to create their own original pirate.

Shark
Sharks are very popular among adults and children alike! We have a wide variety of styles in our shark costume category, so you can choose the best one for your child.

Chef
Lots of children dream of becoming chefs when they grow up! Simply put a chef hat on their head and grab them an apron, or maybe dress them as something a chef would cook, like a cheeseburger!

Ant
What better costume to go with an ant theme than that of Ant-Man himself? This popular superhero can shrink to the size of, you guessed it, an ant!

Banana
Bananas are a great source of potassium and a staple of many children's lunch boxes. Your child will love dressing up in this funny costume!

Doctor
Another profession that many kids wish to grow up into. Your little doctor will need a set of scrubs before they head into surgery!