Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Games for Matt's Birthday Party

Matt's birthday is coming up and after last years hit of having an outside party with a slip n' slide and other outside things, we decided to do it again, but with some new games. The slip n' slide will be there as well as the tug of war (it was funny watching the little kids kick the asses of the big kids last year). We will set up a volley ball/badminton net, have lots of water guns and water balloons for the water balloon toss.

I did a search online for some new ideas for water/wet games to play with the kids. Here are a couple that we will be doing:

Sponge Relay Race

  1. Divide the kid into two teams and give each team a sponge.
  2. Mark both ends of the course with the rope. Place a bucket filled with water at the start line and an empty bucket at the other end for each team.
  3. On the word, “Go!,” the first player on each team must dunk their sponge into the bucket of water, run to the empty bucket at the other end, wring it out, run back to the start and pass the sponge of to the next kid in line.
  4. The game continues like this until each kid has completed the course.
  5. The team with the most water in their bucket wins.
 For a really hot day have the kids carry the sponge on the head as they race for the bucket at the other end of the course. This can be done with hands or without hands! For the without hands option any kid who drops the sponge has to start over again and re-dunk the sponge.

Water Bucket Brigade

  1. Mark both ends of the course with the rope (about 25 feet apart).
  2. Divide the kid into two teams and give each kid a bucket.
  3. Have each team line up in a straight line from the start line to the finish line.
  4. On the word, “Go!,” the player on each team who’s closest to the water source scoops up a bucketful of water, turns to the kid next in line and pours the water into his bucket. Then this player turns and does the same, and so on down the line.
  5. Until the last kid pours whatever water is left into the team’s bucket at the finish line.
  6. The game continues like this until one team fills their bucket.
  7. The first team to fill their bucket wins.

These ideas came from Awesome-Kids-Birthday-Parties.com .

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