DS is 9 (year 4) and his school has decided to hold a World Cup themed day tomorrow. The kids are wearing trainers and doing some football inspired games and activities, and the kids have been asked to wear football kit or costumes related to the World Cup or one of the countries playing.
I’m completely stumped. He is too old to have much “dressing up” stuff and he’s completely uninterested in football so doesn’t have an England strip or anything. I don’t want to put him in anything too home made because I know lots of the other boys will have the full England kit (or other country) and will laugh at him if he’s got some stuck on badge or something.
What does he want to wear? I would opt for plain white or red t-shirt and shorts or joggers. Many of the kids will be wearing similar I expect. You might be able to pick up some world cup tat in a local shop (a badge, a flag he can discard as the day goes on, a wristband or similar).
This theme would be a headache to organise in my family too, we're fairly good at dressing up ideas but as you say, when they're a bit older and some kids have proper kits it's hard to cobble something convincing.
Depending on budget/practicality, the likes of Sainsbury's have cheap World Cup tops, or else just a red (or whatever for alternative nation) regular t-shirt and trainers. Scour the house for anything Nike, Adidas and so on that he could throw on?
Thanks for the great suggestions! Didn’t have time to get to the shops (and grumpily uninclined to spend money anyway 😆) but I found some fabric pens so have drawn a Red Cross on an old white tshirt which he seems happy with. Hope the ideas inspire other people too!