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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Costume Parade

Provide a variety of costumes. Let the children dress up in different costumes and go on a parade to display them.

Painting with Props

Let the children paint on the easel of paper with either spools, clothespins or socks.

Sewing Machines

Show the children a sewing machine and how it works.

Tailor/Seamstress Shop

Set up a tailor/seamstress shop for children to pretend play fitting, sewing and mending clothing. Use any of the following props: sewing equipment, measuring tape, fabric, clothes, play iron, mirrors, phone.

Clothing Race

Set out different types of clothing. Have the children race to dress up in clothes as fast as they can.

Seasonal Clothing

Bring examples of clothing worn in the different seasons and talk about which season they are worn in and why.

Material Collage

Collect some scraps of material. Let the kids cut and glue the material to paper for collage.

Clothing Field Trip Ideas

Visit a laundromat, tailor/seamstress shop, or clothing store on a field trip to learn more about different types of clothes, how to make them, or how to care for them.


Tailor Shop

Line Them Up

Write numerals on clothespins, let the children pin them up on a clothesline sequencing them in numerical order.


Set up a laundromat for the children to pretend play washing, drying, folding and ironing clothing. Use any of the following props: clothes, laundry baskets, detergent bottles or boxes, washers/dryers (boxes).

Markers on Cloth

Find some old cloth, cut up to paper size. Let the children draw with markers on the cloth. Talk about the difference in texture from drawing on paper.

Pigs In A Blanket

  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 hot dogs
  • shredded cheese
  • ketchup
  • mustard

Directions Preheat oven to 375 F.

Separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Take hot dogs and cut each on in half crosswise. Place each hot-dog half on the wide end of the crescent roll and sprinkle with cheese, then roll it up.

Space the hot-dog rolls evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake approximately 13-15 minutes until the rolls are brown and flaky. Let cool for a few minutes before serving with ketchup and/or mustard (These even go great with ranch!).

Recipe found here:


Clothing Store

Set up a clothing store for the children to pretend play buying and selling clothing. Use any of the following props: racks, clothes, cash register, money, carts.

Sock Match

Provide different types of socks in a basket, kids can match and fold them into pairs. Talk about how a pair means a group of two.

Clothing-Costumes Journal Page

Read a book about clothes then hand out a journal sheet with this question on it: "What kind(s) of clothes do you like to wear?" Record the children's responses and let them draw a picture to go along with their response.
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Hat, Shirt, Pants and Shoes

(Sing to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)

Hat, shirt, pants and shoes;
Pants and shoes;
Pants and shoes;
Hat, shirt, pants and shoes;
Cover all my body.

Washing Clothes

Proved clothes and water in a the sensory table for the kids to wash the clothes. When they are done washing them, they can ring them out & hang the clothes out to dry on a clothesline.

Sink & Float Fabric

Provide many different types of fabric and some water and let the children experiment with them to see which types sinks and which types float.

Who Wears This?

Bring different types of clothes (baby, sports, occupational, ladies, mens ...) and talk about who would wear them.

Sewing Buttons

Help the children to sew buttons on material, talk about the different equipment and tools you need and explore different types of buttons.

Clothing-Costumes Lesson Plan

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