Cookie Monster's Birthday
Celebrate Cookie Monster's Birthday!
Did you know that Cookie Monster, the Sesame Street muppet character, has an official birthday?
Every year on November 2nd, take a little time to celebrate with an American icon, Cookie Monster.
You may be asking what would be a fitting way to honor Cookie Monster on his special day.
Who Is Cookie Monster?
Where Cookie Monster got his start
Cookie Monster was first introduced on the famous muppet show, Sesame Street, in 1969. He did not have his infamous name during his first appearance though; that came later. His first sketch was with Kermit the Frog. Cookie Monster came out while Kermit was taking about the letter 'W' and took a bite out of it. He keeps munching on the 'W' until is dwindles down to an 'I' and then, to Kermit's frustration, he tries to take a bit out of Kermit. It was not long before he introduced his iconic saying "Me eat cookie". America was hooked.
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Although Cookie Monster ate almost anything, edible and unedible alike, his favorite food was cookies. His favorite is chocolate chip followed by oatmeal cookies.
Learn more facts about Cookie Monster by reading this article on Wikipedia.
Make something yummy to eat
Celebrate With Cookie Monster Cupcakes!
How to Decorate Cookie Monster Cupcakes
Watch the video to see how to decorate Cookie Monster cupcakes. Or if you prefer, here are some written and illustrated instructions.
"Me Eat Cookie!"
Cookie Monster Cookie Jars on eBay - A great place to store all your favorite cookies!
Celebrate Cookie Monster's birthday by letting him hold all of your favorite cookies until you are ready to devour them. He will share - I promise.
Quick Cookie Poll - I want to know...
What is your favorite cookie?
Cookie Monster Cake Pictures / Ideas - Click to enlarge
Cookie Monster Gets Healthy
In 2005 with the number of cases of childhood obesity steadily growing, Sesame Street decided to make Cookie Monster more health conscious. He changed his motto from "Me eat Cookie" to state that cookies are a part-time snack. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it to me but I commend him on getting more kids aware of their health. To honor this change, below are a few snack ideas that Coookie Monster would be proud to recommend...and eat.
Apples and Peanut Butter
Keep these foods on hand and when you feel the need for a pit stop at the pantry, you can rest assured that you won't be packing on the pounds in the process.
Sing along with Cookie Monster
"C" Is For Cookie - Hear Cookie Monster sing the song that made him famous
Spend some time with Cookie Monster
Cookie Monster Toys - Bring Cookie Monster Home
Share a little piece of your childhood by bringing Cookie Monster into your home. These items are a great way to introduce a beloved friend to your children and make new, fun memories.
Kids love puppets! They can make Cookie Monster talk and maybe share a cookie with him.
Move over Elmo; Cookie Monster is coming to town.
Dress up as Cookie Monster
Cookie Monster Costumes for Toddlers
What fun! Cute little dress up costume for littlies 12 months old and up.
Make some Cookie Monster crafts or color some Cookie Monster pictures
Host a Cookie Monster Party
Cookie Monster Party Supplies
Celebrate Cookie Monster's birthday or your own child's birthday with these great Cookie Monster party supplies. There are Cookie Monster invitations, decorations, balloons, plates, cake toppers and more. I am also including some games and activities to make your party lots of fun, like the Cookie Monster Pull String Pinata on the right.
Cookie Monster Party Invitations
Make your own Cookie Monster invitations
On this page select Party Invitations then hit the Next Step button at the bottom of the page. On the next page select Sesame Street then hit the Next Step button Choose whether you want black and white or color. On the next page choose Cookie Monster. Keep following the instructions, including entering the party information, until you get to the printable invitation.
Or you could buy pre-printed invitations
Cookie Monster Balloons
Sesame Street 1st Birthday Party Supplies Tableware for 18 GuestsCHECK PRICE
Cookie Monster Games and Activities
Decorate party hats or drinking cups
Each child could decorate their own party hat and / or drinking cup. Start with a plain blue party hat or cup and write the child's name on the bottom. Print out a Cookie Monster mouth from the above template for each child. The child (or adult) then cuts out the mouth and glues it and some wiggly eyes on the side of the cup or hat to make a Cookie Monster face.
Blue Cone Hats (8 count)CHECK PRICE
Paper Royal Blue CupsCHECK PRICE
Peel 'N Stick Wiggly Eyes Black (Set of 500)CHECK PRICE
Cookie Monster Games from Amazon
More Cookie Monster Activities for Kids
So much fun for your Cookie Monster party!
- Color some Cookie Monster coloring pages.
- Enlarge and print this Cookie Monster face stencil. Glue onto the outside of a box. When the glue is dry, cut out the mouth section to make an open mouth. Children play a game where they try to toss small items ("food") into the mouth.
- Choose one of the Cooking Monster pictures to color to enlarge and print it out to make a Pin the cookie on Cookie Monster to see who can get closest to his mouth.
- Play the game of duck, duck, goose with the words "Cookie" and "Monster"
- Fill a glass jar with cookies and get the children to guess how many cookies are in it. The child with the closest guess wins the jar of cookies.
- Play I spy but all the words have to begin with the letter C.
- Play Memorize the tray game with all objects beginning with the letter C. You could use a comb, cookie, crayon, toy car, candy bar, carrot, clip, card, coin etc.
- Ice cookies with blue icing and decorate with candies or chocolate chips
Links checked Oct 2012
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