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Fun Party Activities with Charlie & Lola Book Series: This is Actually My Party!

Lauren Child's much loved characters, Charlie and Lola,

are back in this fun birthday story!


Charlie and Lola: This is Actually My Party
Charlie and Lola: This is Actually My Party

Lauren Child's much loved characters, Charlie and his little sister Lola, are back in this fun birthday story! It was Charlie's birthday and Lola was excited to help out, wanting to make his party the best party anyone could have.


Charlie and Lola: This is Actually My Party

However, Lola's idea of the perfect birthday party was not exactly what Charlie prefers! Lola tried to help with decorating the house with flowers instead of monster balloons, she opened one of Charlie's presents, and even blowed out Charlie's birthday cake candles!



Charlie and Lola: This is Actually My Party

Charlie was not happy, so he talked to Lola about how he felt towards the way she acted. How do you think Lola took it? Did she get mad and ruined Charlie's party? Or did she try to make things right?



Meet the author!

Lauren Child: Charlie & Lola
Source: theguardian.com

Lauren Child is a bestselling children books' author, the creator of characters Charlie and Lola, and many more! For over 15 years, her unique style of illustrations containing many different mediums including magazine cuttings, collage, material and photography has captivated both young and old. As well as being author of several highly successful books, she is the illustrator of the Definitely Daisy series by Jenny Oldfield.


“We need to look on children’s books as a gateway to learning, and to happiness as well.”

 


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Fun activities with Charlie and Lola at the party!

Here are some fun activities inspired by the book:



Paper Bag Monster Craft


From this activity, kids will:

enhance fine motor skills and explore body parts and different emotions.

Charlie and Lola craft

You will need:

A paper bag, colour papers, scissors and a glue stick.


How to:

First, cut out two white ovals and black circles as eyes for the paper bag monster. Take any coloured paper to cut out shapes for other parts of the monster's body, such as the mouth and feet. Lastly, stick all the cut pieces of paper o the paper bag, and you have your very own monster!




 




Monster Mask Craft


From this activity, kids will:

demonstrate creative expressions and original ideas.

Charlie and Lola craft

You will need:

- paper plates

- paints

- paint brush

- wooden chopsticks

- glue

- decorative items (googly eyes, sequins, pipe cleaners, glitter, etc.)


How to:

Charlie and Lola craft


 



Party To-Do List



From this activity, kids will:

improve their critical thinking skills and enhance their writing fine-motor skills.

Charlie and Lola craft

You will need:

- a printable to-do list template or a piece of paper

- a pen or pencil to help you write


How to:

Have a think about a party you would like to have.

Talk about what you might need to do to make this party happen!

Write your thoughts down on a piece of paper to build a party to-do list!


 


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