Curious George Party Ideas
birthday party ideas for kids that will easily help plan your next party.
Ideas for fun party games, activities,
favors, food and goody bags that are taken from some of the most
loved Curious George books.
Banana invitation - Send party
information written in permanent marker on a plastic banana.
Puzzle invitation - (Curious
George Goes to the Hospital) Buy blank pre-cut puzzles (at craft
stores) and write party information on them. Make sure to
leave one of the pieces blank. Send all of the pieces
*except the blank one* out to guests for the invitation.
Save the blank piece and use it as a thank you note. Wrap
it up like the nurse did at the end of the story.
Yellow with blue and red accents - yellow
table cloth with red helium balloons or
Jungle theme with raffia skirts on the
tables and jungle vines.
Place large yellow hats (straw sun hats
will work) upside down on the party table and place containers of snack
If using helium balloons tie them to
bunches of bananas on the party table.
Hang kites around the room (from the book
Curious George Flies a Kite).
Make a Happy Birthday Banner using
pictures of the letters from the book Curious George Learns the
Alphabet. Print or draw the letters for the banner and color them.
Glue or tape to heavy weight cardstock or paper plates in bright colors
(alternate yellow, blue and red). Punch holes in the sides of each
paper or plate close to the edge. Tie the letters together in
order with curling ribbon and hang in party area.
Curious George Party Activities
Bounce House - Rent a jungle theme bounce
Choose a banana, monkey or jungle
ideas for having a pinata at a birthday party.
Make paper boats out of newspapers (from
Curious George Rides a Bike)
then decorate them and if you have a wading pool let the children float
them in the water.
(from Curious George Learns
the Alphabet) Print out copies of the first letter of the guests
names using a very large font. Give the guests crayons and markers
and ask them to make an animal out of the first letter of their name.
Create a puzzle station where children can
put together puzzles. (From Curious George Goes to the Hospital).
Turn this into a relay race game by dividing children into
two teams and one by one they have to try and put 1 piece of the puzzle
together. Then they run back to their team and the next person
Put on a puppet show - (from Curious
George Goes to the Hospital) Let the children make puppets from
socks or paper bags. Pre-cut eyes, noses, ears and mouths out of
paper (for paper bag puppets) or felt (for sock puppets). Then let
the children sit behind a covered table and put on a
puppet show for the adults.
If the weather permits and you
have a large open space take party guests and let them fly a kite!
(From Curious George Flies a Kite)
Curious George Party Games
Bubble relay - (from Curious George Earns
This is a fun relay race to play outside in the summer - caution ...
kids can get wet!
You need two large tubs filled with water (add some dishwashing soap
to make bubbles) and 2 smaller containers which are equal in size.
The idea is to get water from the larger containers, run across an area
(more then 20 feet) and dump it inside the smaller containers.
team which fills their own container first wins. There are several
ways to do this - you can transfer the water using spoons, sponges or,
our personal favorite, plastic cups that have holes punched in the
bottom. Divide guests into two teams and have them line up behind
one another. One at a time they take their "water carrier" and get
water from the big bucket - run across the play area and then put the
water into the smaller container.
Then they run back to hand off
so the next player on their team. This continues until one team's
container is filled up - or to a pre-determined mark.
Monkey Wrap - (from Curious George Takes a
Curious George breaks his leg and has to get a cast in the book Takes a
Job. For this game party guests will be wrapping up each others
legs using rolls of toilet paper for casts.
guests into teams of 2. Give each team a roll of toilet paper
(make sure they are small rolls - not the double ones!) and tell them
that they need to fix their partners "broken leg". They will roll
the toilet paper around their partners leg to resemble a cast.
First team done with using all the toilet paper on their roll first
wins. Play again switching places so everyone gets a turn.
Monkey in the Middle
This is a fun game that gets little monkeys moving and having
fun! Ask children to form a circle around the
birthday child - they become the monkey in the middle. To
someone in the big circle give a small ball, sock monkey or
The kids in the circle throw the
ball over the head of the inside monkey to a child on the
opposite side of the circle. The
"monkey" tries to catch the ball as it is thrown over their
head. If the monkey in the middle catches the ball then
they go to the outside circle and the child who threw the ball
that was caught by the monkey becomes the new monkey in the
Newspaper Throw (from Curious George Rides
Roll up several newspapers tightly and secure with rubber bands.
Set out different containers or targets for the children to try and hit
with the newspapers. New garbage cans, hula hoops, laundry baskets
or tubs work great. Put points on each target and give the guests
several chances to throw the newspapers and gain points.
Party games for ages 7, 8 and
9 years old
Party Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Birthday games for ages 10, 11, 12
Curious George Party Food Ideas
Large pretzels which look like monkey tails
Fruit salad with bananas
Spaghetti (from Curious George Takes a Job)
Banana Cream Pie
Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers
Banana Splits - set out an ice cream bar with different toppings
so party guests make their own banana splits
Curious George Party Favor Ideas
Barrel of Monkeys
Curious George book
Bubbles (from Earns a Medal)
Bugle (from Rides a Bike)
Alphabet Book (from Learns the Alphabet)
Stuffed Dinosaur (from Gets a Medal)
Parachute Men (from Gets a Medal)
Stomp Rockets (from Gets a Medal)
Medals (from Gets a Medal)
Curious George Goody Bag Ideas
Yellow straw hats
Green caps (from Rides a Bike)
Solid yellow bags with a red helium balloon attached