Tag Archives: Favorite Characters

Read Right Now: Sesame Street

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? We can! Listed below are several free eBooks and online activities for kids that feature their favorite characters from Sesame Street: Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and more! There is even a Sesame Street eBook iPad app you can use with your indyPL Library Card. All of your child’s favorite Sesame Street friends in eBooks – they are never overdue and you can read them as many times as you want! If you don’t have an iPad you can use your computer to read them too!

FREE Online Dr. Seuss eBooks:

Elmo's Tricky Tongue TwistersWe're Amazing 1 2 3Sesame Street CelebrateSesame Street Directions on a Computer


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Sesame Street Printables, Crafts & More:

Sesame Street A is for Acorn Coloring SheetSesame Street Seven Kites Coloring SheetElmo's Garden Connect the dotsSesame Street Finger Puppets

eBooks:

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Big Bird SaysThe Biggest Cookie in the WorldSesame Street the Together BookHappy Sad Grouchy GladThe Monsters on the Bus

Print Books:

Cookie CountdownI Can Do It Treasury of StoriesJust One YouThe Messy Alphabet BookThe Monster at the End of This Book

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Read Right Now! DR. SEUSS

Dr. Seuss published his first book for children, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937. That was 81 years ago! Since that time Dr. Seuss characters and their stories have consistently been story time favorites for kids all over the world. Snuggle up and click on a book jacket below to listen to a Dr. Seuss favorite together in an online video read along. Laughing is not optional…you won’t be able to help yourself!  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 Dr. Seuss eBooks:

The LoraxDr Seuss on the Loose 150How the Grinch Stole ChristmasGreen Eggs and Ham


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Dr. Suess Printables, Crafts & More:

Seuss RhymeSeuss BuzzSeuss Maze

E-books:

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Dr. Seuss's ABCFox in SoxHop on PopHorton Hears a WhoIf I Ran the ZooScrambled Egg Super Read AlongThe Cat in the HatThe Sneetches and Other Stories

E-audiobooks:

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Green Eggs and Ham and Other StoriesHorton and the KwuggerbugOh the Places You'll Go and The LoraxThe 500 Hats of Bartholomew CubbinsThe Bippolo Seed and Other Lost StoriesThe Cat and the Hat and Other StoriesWhat Pet Should I Get?

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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

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

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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.)

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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:

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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

Pin the Green Eggs on the Plate Game 150

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

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  • 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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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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