Category Archives: Favorite Characters

DIY Birthday Party: Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the HatThing 1 Thing 2 150Book characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. The Cat in the Hat is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Cat in the Hat Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Cat in the Hat Party we looked at these sources of fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid. Have fun!

Websites:


Invitations:

To get your party started, click and print this handy checklist and then the invitation of your choice, full color or fill in your own details!

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Decorations:

Horton Ears or Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Party Hats to print and color.

Horton EarsPaper Plate HatsCat in the Hat Mask

Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring Activity 15-20 min

Green Eggs and Ham Picture Frame

2. Game 10 min

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3. Read Aloud 10 min

Happy Birthday to You

4. Music Craft – Make Crazy Seussical Instruments and Sing Along! 15 min

5. Game 15 min

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6. Take a Group Photo or Individual Photo of Each Guest (Print copies while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add the frame and photo to their take home bags!) 5 min (Print for each guest.)

Cat in the Hat Photo Op

7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

Pretzel Green Eggs

8. Games 15-2o min

9. Videos During Pickup Time

Cat Video

  • Seussville Videos
  • PBS Kids The Cat in the Hat Knows Alot About That Videos

10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

You can make a printed Cat in the Hat Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

Birthday Cake MazeHorton Connect the DotsFinger PuppetsSpot the Difference

Thank You Notes:


Books:

List of Dr. Seuss Library Books to check out.


Read Right Now!: CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG

FREE Online eBooks about Clifford:

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More FREE Online Reading:


eBooks:

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Clifford the Big Red DogClifford the ChampionClifford the Firehouse DogClifford Visits the HospitalClifford Visits the ZooCliffords Birthday PartyCliffords First Snow Day

eAudiobooks:

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Clifford at the CircusClifford Takes a TripCliffords Good DeedsCliffords Pals

Printables, Crafts & More about Clifford:


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DIY Book Character Birthday Parties & Printables

Book characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. On these pages you will find everything you need to plan a fun book character Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

4 indyPL Ready to Read Book Character Birthday Parties:

Everything you need from invitations to thank you notes!

DIY Arthur Birthday Party DIY Cat in the Hat Birthday Party
DIY Curious George Birthday Party DIY Clifford Birthday Party

More Book Character Printables for Making Your Own DIY Book Character Birthday Party:

Amelia Bedelia

Arnie the Doughnut

Arthur

Audrey Wood (The Napping House; King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub)

Axel the Truck

Babymouse 

Bad Kitty

The Berenstain Bears

Biscuit

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

Charlie the Ranch Dog

Clark the Shark

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Corduroy

Curious George

Danny and the Dinosaur

The Day the Crayons Quit

Digger the Dinosaur

Doreen Cronin (Click Clack Moo)

Dr. Suess

Eric Carle

Fancy Nancy

Ferdinand

Flat Stanley

Frog and Toad

Froggy

Go Dog Go

Guess How Much I Love You

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harriet the Spy

Interrupting Chicken

Jack Prelutsky (A Pizze the Size of the Sun, New Kid on the Block, My Dog May Be a Genius)

Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat)

Junie B. Jones

Kevin Henkes (Chrysanthemum, Owen, Lilly)

Ladybug Girl

Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Cat a Cupcake, Pig a Party)

Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick)

Library Lion

Little Bear

Little Golden Books

Little Critter

Little Pookie

Llama Llama

Lunch Lady

Madeline

Maisy

Make Way for Ducklings

Max & Ruby

Mercy Watson

Mia

Mo Willems (Pigeon, Elephant & Pig, Knuffle Bunny)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Nate the Great

Ninja!

Olivia the Pig

Pat the Bunny

Peg & Cat

Peppa Pig

Pete the Cat

Pinkalicious

Richard Scarry

Rocket the dog

Sesame Street

Shel Silverstein

The Snowy Day

Splat the Cat

Spot

Superman

Tacky the Penguin

Thomas the Tank Engine

The Very  Hungry Caterpillar

Where the Wild Things Are

Where’s Waldo?

You’re a Bear

Zita the Space Girl


Publisher Index Pages for Activity Guides:

Read Right Now! GARFIELD

FREE Online eBooks about Garfield:

 

Garfield in the ParkGarfield on the FarmGarfield and the TigerIm Not AfraidGarfield at the GymGarfields WeekWhats It LikeWheres Everybody GoingJon's Bad Day

Web Comics:

Garfield Storybook ReaderFat Cat Books Level 1 250Toon Book Reader

More FREE Online Reading:


eBooks:

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Garfield a Game of Cat and MouseGarfield Big Fat Hairy AdventureGarfield Fish to FryGarfield His Nine Lives

Books:

Garfield Hams It UpGarfield Bigger and BetterGarfield the Big CheeseGarfield Tons of FunGarfield Cleans His Plate

Printables, Crafts & More about Garfield:

Garfield MazeDraw Garfield 2bookmark.aiGarfield Word Search

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Read Right Now! PETE THE CAT

Pete is one cool cat! He plays baseball, scuba dives and loves rocking on his guitar. He also dresses well! Who wouldn’t want to borrow Pete’s tennis shoes or magic sunglasses? Click on a book jacket below to listen to listen to one of Pete’s groovy stories in an online video read along. We have also listed some fun printable activities and links to more e-books and e-audiobooks you can check out with your IndyPL library card!

FREE Online Pete the Cat E-books:

Pete the Cat and His Magic SunglassesPete the Cat and the New Guy

More FREE Online Reading:


E-books & E-audiobooks:

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A Pet for PetePete at the BeachPlay BallPete the Cat and the Bedtime BluesPete the Cat Construction DestructionPete the Cat Rock on Mom and DadPete the Cat Scub CatPete the Cat Supercool Reading Collection

Or, use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN (What’s My PIN?) to set up a Hoopla account to check out FREE e-books. Click on a book jacket to begin.
Pete the Cat and the Bad BananaCool for School

Pete the Cat Printables, Crafts & More:

P TracerPete the Cat MazeColoring With Pete the Cat

Print Books:

Firefighter PeteCool Cat BoogiePete the Cat and the Surprise TeacherPete the Cat and the Tip Top Tree HousePete the Cat and the Treasure MapPete the Cat and the Groovy Bake SaleSir Pete the Brave

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