So far I have the banner with *************Library party
Business cards with the kids names on them with ***** library May XX 2004 ( haven't decided on 29 or 30th yet) and a pile of books from half price maybe for them to choose like a library
a library cake
and them I am stumped...
Kids book treasure hunt...pick some of your ds's favorite books and hunt for clues based on that theme. Barebooks.com sells blank books very inexpensively that the kids can take home or decorate at the party.
Originally Posted by CerridwenLorelei
you can't have food drink or noise...
Perhaps you could invite all the kids to dress up as their favorite book character?
So what age does your children need to be to get their library card? My DS got his first card when he started kindy, and I don't know it I'll be able to wait until my DD(4) enters Kindy to get her own cuz she already loves to check out a ton of books.
Does your library give tours? Perhaps after a tour and a special birthday storytime you could meet at a park or a fave restaurant for the cake and ice cream.
Book plates as gifts to bring home?
Have a story circle as a game - each kid adds on the next part of the story.
Have the kids make and bind their own books.
~ Amy ~
Homeschooling Mom of
ds 16, ds14, ds9, dd6
Some library activities:
making books (this can be as simple as stapling some pages together and illustrating or as fancy as you want it to be)
making book marks. You could even laminate these with self laminating sheets or have someone run these to a print shop to quickly be laminated before the end of the party.
illustration scavanger hunt ( a stack of childrens books and a list of things to find in the pictures)
book walk (like a cake walk but they win a book instead)
make big drawings of books and place them on the floor for musical books.
charades/pictionay with the titles/characters of books
There are a whole mes of board games based on childrens books.
thank you bags:
*ask your librarian for stickers (even if you have to pay for them they might have some good book themed ones you can'tfind anywhere else)
*registration forms for summer reading programs - our library usually has one and Barnes and Nobles has one where if you read 6 books you get to pick a free one.
*library card sign up form.
*book plates/book marks with thier names on it. either of these would be easy to do with a computer
*small books. maybe scholastic would have something for not a lot of money.
*character stickers. these shouldn't b hard to find.
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Are you familiar with the PBS show, Between the Lions? It is an awesome show that is very entertaining, and it's set in a public library. Maybe you could get a few ideas from that.
|How about you play the librarian..dress up and where glasses!|
I used to work in the college library and I wear glasses
and four out of our five main librarians and reference librarians..yep all wear glasses
Thanks to everyone that has responded I have gotten some great ideas!
Or you could turn a small section of a room into a "library" or book fort. We just did a storybook party for our 2 year old. Each child brought their favorite book and we read it aloud. My mom has a digital camera and printer so we took a picture of each child when they arrived and then printed it out and cut it to size. I had pre-cut rectangles out of cardstock and gave them crayons, stickers, and their picture and they made bookmarks. The moms LOVED the craft/party favor. And teh kids enjoyed it too.
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