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DIY Birthday Party: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford Party HatEmily ElizabethBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Clifford the Big Red Dog is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Clifford 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 Clifford 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:

Clifford Ears, Party Hat & Balloon Tags to cut out and color.

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Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring Activity Pass out paper and crayons so that kids can color or learn to draw cliffordwhile they wait for other guests to arrive.15-20 min

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2. Game Pin the Dog Tag on Clifford; Printable: Large Clifford and Tags 10 min

Clifford Pin

3. Read Aloud Read Clifford’s Birthday Party or the birthday boy/girl’s favorite Clifford book. List of Clifford Library Books 10 min

Cliffords Birthday Party

Clifford Books to Read Online:

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

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5. Game Clifford Hot Dog Game (Like Hot Potato) 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.)

Clifford Frame

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

8. Games Clifford Paws Scavenger Hunt 15-20 min

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

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

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Thank You Notes:


Books:

Clifford the Big Red DogClifford at the CircusClifford Gets a JobClifford Takes a TripClifford’s Good DeedsClifford’s Good DeedsThe Clifford CollectionClifford the Small Red PuppyClifford’s Puppy DaysClifford, We Love You

DVDs:

Clifford the Big Red Dog Big, big CollectionDog Days of Summer

eBooks:

eAudio:

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.

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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.


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:

DIY Birthday Party: Curious George

Curious George CakeCurious George BooksBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Curious George is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Curious George 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 Curious George 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 a handy checklist and invitation of your choice – print in color or color yourself.

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Decorations:

Curious George Mask or Party Hats to print and color.

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Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring/Craft Activity 15-20 min Provide printable coloring pages & crayons/markers or paper for origami or learning to draw George step-by-step. Providing newspaper for the paper boats is even better – just like George! Print the picture frame on card stock for the kids to color. Make sure each child writes his/her name on it!

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2. Game 10 min Printable: Hundley’s Tummy Bingo

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3. Read Aloud 10 min Read Curious George’s Birthday Surprise or the birthday boy/girl’s favorite Curious George book. List of Curious George Library Books

Curious George and the Birthday Surprise

4. Music Craft – Make a Curious George Tambourine and Sing Along! 15 min

Curious George TambourineCurious George Sing Alongs and LullabiesFollow That Monkey

5. Game 15 min Act Like an Animal

Act Like an Animal

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.)

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

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8. Games 15-2o min Printable: Butterfly Hide-and-Seek

Butterfly Hide and Seek

9. Videos During Pickup Time

Curious George Rides a Bike

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

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

Curious George Bookmarks 2Curious George Finger PuppetsCurous George Flip BookCurious George Matching Game

Thank You Notes:

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Books:

List of Curious George Library Books to check out.


DIY Birthday Party: Arthur

Athurs BirthdayBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Arthur is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Arthur 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 Arthur Party we looked at these sources of Arthur 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.

Websites:


Invitations:

To get your party organized from the start, click and print the printable guest list tracker and invitation of your choice, full color or color your own!

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Decorations:

Arthur & DW party hats and a birthday banner to print and color.

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Party Activities:

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

Arthur Frame

  • Play the Arthur Theme Song
  • Printable Crayola Picture Frame (Best to print on card stock if you have it.) Make sure each child puts their name on their own picture frame! Later, a party picture will go in the frame.
  • Hand out paper and pens/pencils/crayons and have the guests learn to draw Arthur from this great video – the teacher is Marc Brown himself!

2. Game 10 min

3. Read Aloud 10 min

Arthurs Birthday

4. Music Craft 15 min

Arthur Shake the Shaker

5. Game 15 min

6. Take a Group Picture 5 min (Print one for each guest.)

Arthur Frame
  • Crayola Printable Picture Frame (Print copies of the picture 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 frame and photo to their take home bags!)
  • 7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

    8. Games 15-2o min

    9. Videos During Pickup Time

    Arthur Hoopla

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

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

    Arthur Mini Book 150Arthur Paper Doll 150Binky Maze 150Go Fetch Game 150

    Thank You Notes:

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    Alternate Activity for a longer party or for older guests – Put on Play:


    Library Books:

    IndyPL Downloadable Audiobooks:

    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 1 
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 2
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 3
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 4
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 5
    • Arthur Anniversary Collection