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Party Planner

Planning a festive party can be fun! Help your child create a plan for a party for stuffed animals or friends.

Materials

  • Paper
  • Crayons or markers

Directions

  1. Make a party plan! On a piece of paper, write down or draw pictures of what you will do to plan your party. You might include making an invitation list, coming up with a theme, and creating decorations.
  2. Begin to follow your plan! Create your invitation list. Take out a piece of paper and encourage your child to write down or draw pictures of the stuffed animals or friends she would like to invite to her party.
  3. Come up with a theme for the party. She might decide on a jungle-themed party, a superhero party, or a tea party!
  4. Help your child decide what decorations she’ll need. You can create some of them together! For a jungle-themed party, you might create animal posters with crayons and construction paper and hang them around your home. For a tea party, you might use construction paper to make placemats, and draw teacups, crackers, and other tea-related things on them.
  5. Help her brainstorm two or three games that can be played at the party. If it’s a jungle-themed party, she might decide to play animal charades!
  6. Review your party plan to make sure you’ve covered everything, and then have your party!

Talk About It

After you finish doing everything on your party plan, talk together about other things that take planning, such as cooking dinner, getting dressed, and taking a trip. Ask her to help you make a plan for dinner. What steps should you include in your plan?

Take It Further

Now that your child is a party planning pro, it’s time to apply her planning skills to a real-world scenario. Encourage your child to plan her outfit for the next day. Find out what the weather is supposed to be tomorrow and help her plan her clothing choices. In the morning, look at the weather again. If it has changed, she may have to change what she plans to wear. Remind your child that a plan can always be changed, and that sometimes, the new plan is even better!

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