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Be a Cheetah Champion

What better way to show your passion for Saving the Cheetah in the Wild, than throwing a cheetah-themed party?

If you have a special day – birthday or other important day – coming up, we’ve got some ideas and resources for you!

Some of our supporters like to make their own arrangements or you can tap into one of our partners, ECHOage.

On my 9th birthday, I had a big party. All my friends came. Part of my party included going to a place called ‘Jumping Clay’ and we all made cheetahs out of clay! (...) To invite people to my party, I sent an ECHOage invitation by e-mail, and I asked for a little bit of money instead of presents. On ECHOage, half of the money your friends give you is for you to keep, and half of the money is to give to a charity. Since I love cheetahs, I gave the money to the Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada. A little later, I received a letter from the charity thanking me for the donations. I really love the fact they are trying to save the cheetahs! One day I hope that there will be more cheetahs in the world again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharing is Caring

Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada is a proud partner with ECHOage, an online service that facilitates socially, and environmentally responsible gift giving.  This free, easy-to-use service is gaining popularity with children who want to share their special day with a cause they care about.  Since 2014, we have had close to 70 birthday parties all dedicated to saving the cheetah.

What is ECHOage?

  • The ECHOage platform provides children the opportunity to select their preferred cause and gift. Selecting Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada means your gift will go straight to helping the cheetah!
  • Guests contribute towards the gift and to the charity of the child’s choice.
  • Relax and focus on making special memories while ECHOage streamlines the logistics.

Let’s Get this Party Started

We’ve come up with fun cheetah activities to do with your friends. From fun facts, to party games and crafts, have a good time, learn something new, and find out why it’s important to save the beloved cheetah from extinction!

Cheetah Masks

Here’s a printable, colourable mask that guests can use to express their inner artist! Don’t forget to take a group photo with everyone wearing his or her finished mask.  We encourage you to share your works of art on Facebook and Instagram, so our online cheetah champions can see how much fun you’re having!
Bonus: your new mask makes a great keepsake!

Click here to download a cheetah mask

Rainbow and Aurora

Meet our star cheetahs, Rainbow and Aurora! These two cheetahs are in the care of Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia.  For years, generous donations from Canadians have helped provide specialized care for these magnificent cats. Consider sharing their interesting stories and pictures with your friends!

 

Cheetah Pop Quiz

Play a short guessing game with your friends, showing how much you know, or have learned about cheetahs and the animals that share their habitat. The cheetah in Namibia lives mainly on the savanna.  So many other interesting animals live there too!

Getting Started
Encourage everyone to write the name of an animal on a piece of paper, then tape your animal name on someone’s back.  Try and guess which animal’s name you’re wearing, by asking the other guests questions about your animal. Hint: this works best with yes or no responses. For example: “Am I fast?” or “Do I eat meat”.

Depending on the average age of your guests, you may want to provide them with an animal name on a piece of paper. Here’s a handy list to start – feel free to get creative if you may know others as well:

  • Zebra
  • Warthog
  • Ostrich
  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Lions
  • Gazelle
  • Leopard
  • Baboon
  • Pangolin

 

The Race is On!

The cheetah is the fastest land animal – up to 120 kmh.  She how fast your friends can run. Keep in mind that you can customize your race to suit the age and ability of your guests. Try creating a small obstacle course outside, or race backwards, on all fours, etc.

The cheetah stride can be up to 8 meters long when chasing its prey. Challenge guests to see who can jump the furthest.  Put some tape at a 7-8 meter distance mark, and see who comes the closest to a cheetah in a single jump.

Fun facts

You may want to develop a quiz based on the cheetah facts on our website and see how many friends know the answers.

Decorating

Balloons

Get yellow and orange balloons, and allow kids to draw black dots on them with marker to make them look like the coat of a cheetah.

 

Fun with Food

Cheetah Cake

Use yellow icing and put brown smarties or M&Ms on the cake to look like the cheetah “spots”.

Cheetah Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are very popular at cheetah birthday parties.  Try a guessing game to see who’s closest to the number of cookies in a jar, or the number of chips in a cookie.
Bonus: Banana-chocolate chip cookies are delicious and look even more like a cheetah’s coat.

Have a fun idea of your own, or photos you’d like to share? Email us