Children love showing off their outfits! Whether it's a Halloween costume, a fabulous dress-up box ensemble, or a handmade purse, a fashion show is the best way for children to get excited about showing off their attire.
AgePreschool, School-age, Tweens, Teens
Number of Players10 to 20
Prep Time5 minutes or less
Time Length15 - 30 minutes
DifficultyEasy peasy (fun and simple)
Space NeededMedium (a clearable open space the size of a 2-car garage)
Mess FactorClean and tidy
1. Create a clear space for the "runway." This can be a roped-off area, a long carpet or rug, or a section of the house that is slightly raised.
2. Allow the runway participants a few moments to practice their strut and presentation. You can even give a little "fashion runway lesson." Teach them how to strike a pose at the end of the runway.
3. Finally, create an order for the runway participants so they know when it's their turn.
4. Select an extra child (that does not want to participate in the runway portion) to be the emcee, or it can be an adult.
How to Play
1. Let the music begin and have the models line up "backstage."
2. Ask the audience to be seated along both sides of the runway.
3. One by one, direct the models to walk down the runway showing of their latest fashions while their name and attire is announced by the emcee.
1. You can have a few judges at the end of the runway that take notes on each outfit or score the models on a scale of 1-10. This is similar to a homemade version of the reality TV show "Project Runway."
1. Extra children can also be "backstage helpers," audience members, or judges. These are great roles for children that might not feel comfortable walking down the runway.
2. If you choose to involve judging, remind both the judges and the participants that comments should be made with only the best intentions. We don't want anyone's feelings hurt.