like four dozen cookies, then put them in a huge jar (got for $1.00 at the dollar store!) and tied some blue ribbon around the top with a cut out picture of cookie monster. Everyone filled out a piece of paper with how many cookies they thought were inside, and then whoever was closest, without going over, won them!
I made signs out of primary colored paper and each one as a different character. So, Elmo was pin the nose on elmo. Cookie moster was the cookies, Oscar the trash cans. We had a station for Grover where the kids dressed up like super heros..
and for big bird we had a bounce house, but you could do a nest, which would actually be a lot of fun.. find some hay/straw (you only need a TINY bit!) and pull it apart so it is in a pile. Then put stuffed animals, coins, candy, or whatever inside, all the kids can dig for stuff in Big Birds nest! (Make sure no one is allergic first, though).
at 2:10 PM on Nov. 4, 2010