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Costume Plans for “The Elephant’s Child”

Date: March 14, 2016 Author: Naomi Haugen Categories: 3 - 4, 5 - 6 2

Dear Parents,

As you know, all enrichment students in Grades 3 – 6 will be on stage for our spring musical, “The Elephant’s Child.” Please keep reading for details about costumes.


  1. Tie-dye shirts. All students (animals and storytellers) will make and wear tie-dye shirts. If your child has not brought a white t-shirt and plastic container to class, please do so this week! The project, which will be completed in art class, will begin when all have brought their supplies.
  1. Animal ears / headpieces. Please bring cap or headband! Each child who portrays an animal must bring a headband or cap to enrichment classes. During art class, they will transform the caps or headbands by affixing ears and other features characteristic of their chosen animal. If you already have animal headbands or caps which you are willing to share, please send them with your child.
  1. Face Painting! Volunteers needed! On the evening of the show, adults will paint animal faces on the students. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Naomi Haugen or Joan Jacobowski. Students will arrive at HACIL at 5:30 p.m. for face-painting.
  1. Pants Students may wear pants of their choice to complete their costume. NO tattered or soiled clothes please! Students will be very active during the show, so dress for comfort and ease of movement.
  1. Shoes. Students will wear sneakers or other shoes that will stay securely on their feet. Safety and ease of movement is important. NO sandals, flip-flops, or fancy dress-up shoes.

Please contact Naomi Haugen or Joan Jacobowski with questions.

Thank you for your support of our young musicians and artists!



2 Comments: "Costume Plans for “The Elephant’s Child”"

  1. Published by: Katie Date: March 15, 2016

    Hi Ms.Naomi! I asked Sidney & Lilly if they were supposed to bring a hat or headband, and neither of them knew anything about it. Do you prefer one over the other? Lilly is a cheetah, so I think a headband will be fine, but Sidney is a bird, so I’m not sure which would work. Thanks! Katie

  2. Published by: Naomi Haugen Date: March 16, 2016

    There may have been a few Tuesday students who were perplexed about the request for a headband or cap. (Sorry! Details sometimes slip past me when I’m in the excitement of rehearsals!) Yes – Tuesday students do need caps or headbands. The plan is to work on these after the spring break, in both Tuesday and Thursday classes. What fun!

    P.S. Your kids sound great on their “Elephant Child” Songs! Encourage them to review the songs at home! (They all have a copy of the music.)