Theater Arts Lesson Costume Design with Holiday Parade Characters

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Grade Levels
4th - 5th
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Who doesn't enjoy a parade? This costume design lesson, (24 pages 2 days) focuses on holiday parade characters and gives the students an opportunity to learn about costume design and ultimately to be costume designers and learn about the Macy's Day Parade. This lesson was created specifically for grades 4-5 and reflects that.

Included in this lesson:

  • Letter to Teacher
  • The History of Costume Design (for the teacher)
  • The Rationale for Teaching Costume Design
  • Costumes Notes for Students
  • Teacher's Script--what I say and how I say it!
  • Procedure
  • Materials List
  • A Warm-Up—Engaging and Creative
  • Parade Characters List
  • Two Costume Design Examples
  • Two Costume Design Templates (one boy and one girl)
  • A Creative Writing Assignment--great beginning character study
  • Trivia about the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade!
  • Source & Video Link List

Comprehensive? You bet. Created by an award winning veteran drama teacher of thirty-eight years.

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Total Pages
24 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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