Our site has loads of free printables for use at a Frog themed Birthday Party, including greeting cards, treat bags, doorknob hangers, coloring pages and crafts. Many of these are needed for every party and many of the others make great treat bag additions or even gifts for the birthday boy or girl. Check out our Frog Section for all of these and more.
Princess themed ideas would be good to go along (especially for girls invited) -- expand to the Princess Kissing the Frog idea.
But we all know there's more to a party
than things you print out! Here are some ideas to fill in the gaps:
- Make a BINGO game using pictures, signs or words from the series.
- A game you could play with the children is a spin off of leap frog (but minus the other kids). Place different colored rings on the floor (pool supply stores should have some, or make your own). Have each child choose a card from a hat - have on each card the color name (written in that color of course). The child then needs to jump to the other side of the ring course using only their color rings.
- "leap frog relay race." You could draw flies on balloons or water balloons (or just use small black balloons) and try to toss them into a bucket with a frog on it. It's not easy to throw a balloon
- lily pad x's and o's using construction paper to make the lily pads and putting x's (frogs) and o's (bugs) on them
- create lily pads/ islands out of old carpet squares, mats or large sheets of fun foam. You play music and they 'swim' around the pads but mustn't touch them until you stop the music and everyone has to dash for a pad like musical chairs.
One viewer suggests:
- You can set up an obstacle style course in the life cycle of a tad
- Have the children start out popping out of an egg type shell (can be a pillow case) and then do a 'potato sack' thing for when they are tad poles,
- Then when they jump out that is when the tad pole gets it's legs....
- and then you can use your imagination and hanging 'bug fruit or gummi fruit' from a tree and the children have to try to eat one w/out using hands
- The paper mache frog with frozen juice lid bugs are a great game.
- Annie suggests: play a bean bag toss game. Make lily pads from fun foam for the kids to toss frog bean bags onto - the lily pads could be different sizes, with the smaller pads having higher 'points'
- a plastic visor (from a craft store or a dollar store) to make frog visors. Big google eyes glued on foamy pieces pre-cut for the rounded eyes
One viewer suggests:
- Green streamers and balloons would work well with the frog theme.
The purchase of one appropriately shaped cookie cutter can go a long way!
- I made frog shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly (make sure the guests aren't allergic!), egg salad, & bologna/cheese sandwiches, frog shaped cookies with green frosting, frog shaped green Jell-O jigglers (make a big cookie sheet of jello jiggler and cut out once set).
- The children can decorate their cookies with icing and sprinkles as a food activity.
- Glue small images (from coloring pages or clipart) onto toothpicks. Let dry. Stick in the top of cupcakes for an instant theme party treat!
- We buy chocolate frogs and then tip cooled green jello over them. Very easy - great if you do them in plastic clear cups or the like.