Whether it’s a birthday party or just an ordinary afternoon, summer days are ideal for celebrating just as they are. Here are three games with little need for planning and equipment.
“Fishing pond” is done by hanging a divider, e.g. a shower curtain, between doorposts. Here, as well for the other games below, an easily adjusted and fixed curtain rod is used. Then, let the children form a queue. Each gets a shot with the fishing rod with a clothes peg on a string, an unseen benefactor attaches – maybe after a playful tug at the fishing line – a bag of goodies. Reel in the catch!
It’s limbo time! A mix of balance, agility and game in one playful package, limbo has something for everyone. Hang a curtain rod – make sure it’s easy to adjust height – play some music to loosen those joints, and let gravity work its magic. How low can you go?
To make it extra festive, add some textile strips on the rod. How low did you go? Let stickers on the door frame keep track of everyone’s low points.
Keeping an entire group of children happy over time may require some creative solutions. Giving away presents is one of the more basic ones. (If all else fails, serve ice cream.)
Attach a row of soft toys or other small gifts with ribbons to a rod. Lead one blindfolded child – careful with the scissors – at a time up to the display, and simply let them snip their prize.