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Listen & Play: the Guiro

Guiro Pic The güiro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwiɾo]) is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound. More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

Find these activities and more on the Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Güiro

Guiro Audio

 

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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. Video During Pickup Time Clifford the Big Red Dog Tummy Trouble

Tummy Trouble

10. 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.

Horton EarsPaper Plate HatsCat in the Hat Mask

Party Activities:

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

2. Game 10 min

3. Read Aloud 10 min

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

5. Game 15 min

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.)

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

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 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:

Clark the Shark Dares to Share

Clark the Shark Dares to Share

 

In Clark the Shark Dares to Share, Clark learns that sharing is caring–but sometimes the lesson is a little confusing. Clark shares his funky shark dance with the class, but Mrs. Inkydink tells him he has to wait his turn. Clark shares his reef-hockey skills, but his teammates would rather Clark share the puck. With help from his friends and with his trademark lively rhythms and rhymes, Clark learns how to share in this follow-up to Clark the Shark.