Happy Birthday Arthur! Arthur will always be 8 years old, but on May 25th, 2011, he celebrates his 35nd anniversary! Yes, it was over 30 years ago when author Marc Brown first created Arthur as a bedtime story for his son.
Join us as we prepare to celebrate this monumental occasion! Presenters engage students in interdisciplinary activities designed to foster learning while having fun celebrating Arthur's birthday. We will vote for our favorite snacks, sing Arthur's theme song, create a personalized napkin, read Arthur's Birthday by Marc Brown, and use our language arts skills to write clues to guess Arthur's gift.
Your students may send Arthur homemade birthday cards c/o IPTV. We will read some of the cards aloud during the ICN session.
Iowa Public Television
6450 Corporate Drive
PO Box 6450
Johnston, Iowa 50131
*Attention: Abby Brown
Registrants agree to provide the following materials for each student:
- blank sheet of paper
- 'Arthur's Napkin Art' sheet
- 'My Partner's Napkin Says' sheet (OPTIONAL)
- 'Our Favorite Birthday Snacks' sheet (OPTIONAL)
- crayons (OPTIONAL)
DO NOT complete the sheets. We complete the sheets as a group during the ICN session.
Download the worksheets Classroom Resources prepared and compiled by IPTV K-12 Connections staff. The sheets are posted on the 'Arthur's Birthday' section.
Following this ICN session, confirmed registrants receive the complimentary books Making Books and Mega-Fun Map Skills or alternate titles.