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Repeating the same game again and again can make the kids to feel bore and tired. Variety of activities is needed to have a successful birthday party. Let us now find out what are these activities of the party.
It is well first to show the children the game. Then repeat it and let them do it with you. It is played this way. Start with each hand doubled into a fist. When the first squirrel speaks, the little fingers raise; when the second squirrel speaks, the fourth fingers rise; the third squirrel, the third fingers and so on until the thumbs rise when the fifth squirrel speaks. At the word "Bang" claps your hands and on the last line quickly put them behind your back. If you're not already familiar with the words, memorize the verse and actions so that the children can follow you without hesitation. The youngsters will love this game and want to repeat it again and again.
Just before time to eat bring on paper crowns made of gay-colored construction paper, one for each child. The birthday child's can differ from the others in that it can be cut across the front to represent three candles. While the children are trying on and admiring their crowns, cover the low table with a paper tablecloth and matching napkins. For the table centerpiece use gay balloons on sticks thrust in a vase.
The youngsters will adore the bright table with only their own friends eating with them. Children greatly prefer foods that are familiar to them so it is foolish to spend hours preparing an elaborate meal. Meat loaf baked potato and creamed carrots or peas are foods that will satisfy most children. And, of course, the inevitable ice cream and cake will finish the meal.
After supper each guest is given one of the balloons to take home with him along with his crown and his colored animal. When you see all the happy little guests so proud of their possessions and hear your own child prattle about his party, you'll know that the party has been a success and well worth every bit of effort you have put into it.
Birthday must be celebrated
The secret of entertaining small children successfully is to have a variety of activities, none of which lasts too long. Children adore making things; kindergartners as well as older children. At a recent five-year-old's birthday party the children made small paper baskets, which pleased them much more than any ready-made baskets. Here is how they are made.
Bright-colored construction paper is the most attractive to use. For the basket proper the paper is cut in squares six by six inches. Then crease the paper into sixteen small squares by folding it in half four times. On two opposite sides slit the corner squares to the first crease. These corner squares are folded over and pasted on to the two end center squares, forming the ends of the basket. The handles are also cut out of the same colored paper. They can be five or six inches long and about one-half inch in width. A cut-out paper animal or fowl can be used for decoration.
The baskets are pasted first, then the handles pasted on and the little decorations pasted on last. Little scissors are provided and the guests fringe the edges of the baskets. Spread out upon a table the cut and folded paper for the baskets, handles, and decorations.
Let each child make his own choice of color for his basket, handle, and ornament, and then paste them together. This may sound difficult but it is not. The children love to make the baskets and you'll have a big surprise at the good-looking baskets.
When the baskets are finished place them on the mantel where they can be admired and later filled with candy to be taken home. Older children may be permitted to make the initial cuts and folds for the baskets.
Children like to do coloring, decorating as well as creating things by themselves. Making paper baskets not only gives fun and enjoyment, also develop their creative ability.
Copyright © 1995 - Photius Coutsoukis (All Rights Reserved).
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