Finding the right costume is the treasure hunt of Halloween isn’t it? The best kind, of course, are the homemade kind! These Pinterest boards, books and web links will help you find some great ideas for easy, cheap costumes…some of them even for your child’s favorite book character! Come up with a good one? Send us a picture on Facebook or Twitter!
Book 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.
6. Take a Group Picture 5 min (Print one for each guest.)
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!)
Strega Nona, or “Grandma Witch,” is the Italian town of Calabria’s source for cures and secret potions. One of her magical skills is operating a magic pot which produces delicious pasta on her command. One day while she is away, hungry Big Anthony remembers the magic words Strega Nona uses to fill the pot up…but realizes too late he does not know how to turn it off! Listen to the story’s author, Tomie de Paola read, Strega Nona: an Old Tale…a story that gives “all you can eat” a whole new meaning!
The lunchtime crowd is at Peg’s Pizza Place. Peg and Cat are eager to take orders until they are stumped when some of their customers want a whole pizza, an others only want half a pizza. As more customers order pizza, watch Peg and Cat get the hang of fractions and make sure there is enough pizza for everyone! It turns out dividing things up can be easy, it’s all in how you slice it! Watch while the authors, Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson, share their story, Pet + Cat: the Pizza Problem:
Chloe loves to make stuff. Out of anything. Craft supplies. Stuff she finds around the house. Trash. Stuff that doesn’t belong to her – like her Dad’s shirt! She is one creative girl! When she gets invited to a friend’s birthday party she is determined to make something truly special. Her motivation? Jealousy! I know, not what you expected. She wants to give her friend a gift at least as good as what one of the other guests is bringing! She comes up with something perfect…in fact, it is SO perfect it erases the jealousy and makes all three girls smile. The best gifts really are the homemade kind! Author: Kelly DiPucchio