Celebrating Big Bird's Birthday with Your Child

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This Sunday is Big Bird’s birthday! Here at Kolcraft we love Big Bird and how he teaches children valuable lessons.

A few fun facts about Big Bird:

Likes: Singing, finding solutions to problems, roller skating, making people feel better
Dislikes: Making mistakes
Favorite Food: Birdseed milkshakes
Favorite Thing: His friends
Favorite Toy: Radar, his teddy bear

In honor of Big Bird’s birthday, we have some easy-to-do activities for you and your child to celebrate this lovable bird.

Make a Milkshake:

Big Bird loves birdseed milkshakes. How about making  a healthy fruit shake with your child?

What you need:

  1. A cup of yougurt
  2. Handful of ice
  3. Any combo of fruit such as:
    1. strawberry and banana
    2. mango and kiwi
    3. plum and raspberry
    4. blackberry and banana
    5. peach and pineapple
    6. apple and pear
    7. banana and mango
    8. peach and raspberry
    9. pear and pomegranate
    10. strawberry and blueberry

4. Blender or food processor

5. Knife (adult use only)

What to do:

  1. Wash fruit very well and cut into small pieces
  2. Put fruit, ice, and yogurt into blender & blend until smooth
  3. Sing Happy Birthday to Big Bird and Enjoy!

Activities for Big Bird’s Birthday:

  1. Go birdwatching – get a book of birds from the library, go to a local park and see how many different birds you can spot.
  2. Have fun – play one of Big Bird’s favorite games which you can find on the Sesame website.
  3. Spread love – Visit an elderly friend or grandparent in honor of one of Big Bird’s favorite activities – making people feel better.

Happy Birthday Big Bird!

11 Responses to “Celebrating Big Bird's Birthday with Your Child”

  1. mframe March 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    What a supper cute idea! I didn’t know it was his birthday. My son loves Big Bird.

  2. Jen March 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    we love big bird and will be sure to wish him a happy bird birthday!

  3. Jessica March 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    These sound delicious! Thanks for the ideas!

  4. clynsg March 25, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    My grandson loves Big Bird, and we will wish him a Happy Birthday.

    • MichelleH March 28, 2011 at 9:14 am #

      Awww that is sweet Clynsg. Big Bird will appreciate it. 🙂

  5. kathy pease March 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    big bird is so loved by many 🙂
    happy birthday big bird and thanks for the wonderful ideas 🙂

    • MichelleH March 28, 2011 at 9:11 am #

      We agree kathy. How can you not love Big Bird? 🙂

  6. Tabathia B March 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    I love the easy and healthy milkshake recipe

    • MichelleH March 30, 2011 at 8:31 am #

      We do too! We have made several 🙂

  7. Jeanine March 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    I’d love to have a party like this for my granddaughter’s third birthday

    • MichelleH March 31, 2011 at 11:27 am #

      That would be fun. If you end up doing it, we would love to see photos!

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