Here are some of the fun games we played!:
Smiley Face: Students had to suck up pom poms with a straw to make a smiley face on a paper plate. I used M&Ms last year, but not food this year. This was a fun one :)
This one is called Candelier. I played it a bit differently than they do on the show because I was trying to avoid tears. This way is much easier for my kiddos, they simply need to stack 5 cans on top of each other with a paper plate in the middle.
This one is card ninja. I think the game is a bit boring, but the name overcomes that. They have to stand and try to get at least one card in the bucket. I marked the floor with a piece of tape they were suppose to stand behind. I would say about 75% of my class accomplished this task.
This one was a new one I added this year and was a little concerned before we did it. It is called Penny Hose. I put a penny in both legs of these panty hose and they had to use just their hands to get it out (they couldn't touch their other hand). Most of them did a great job with this! I had to add some new activities because of the no food policy.
This one is fun! It is called chapstack. They need to use chopsticks to turn 4 chapsticks over so they are standing. This one is great practice for those advanced fine motor skills... like using chopsticks!
This one is called A Little Dicey. Students had to balance 3 dice at the end of a popsicle stick in their mouth for one minute. Some of them had a bit of trouble not laughing! This can be changed with more dice or less dice!
Our Slimy Nose station was a fun one! I put vaseline on their nose and they had to get 10 cottonballs from one plate to the other just using their nose. Sometimes there was too much vaseline and they really had to wiggle to get it off!
This one is easy to set up, but surprisingly hard. It is called Breakfast Scramble. I simply took some cereal boxes and cut them into a puzzle. Not many of them were able to complete this task in one minute so maybe next year I will make the puzzle pieces a bit bigger.
Another easy, but classically fun game is our Defying Gravity. I started with each student having to keep two balloons up in air, but that was challenging. Their goal was to keep one balloon from touching the ground. They love balloons.
One last tip I have is I had a sheet with all of the games that each child had. Once the game was over, they marked if they did it or not. That way they could keep track. At the end, they all went back and tried one that was challenging to them again :)
All in all, this party was great and super easy to plan. When it was done, I packaged all of the supplies in a box with the task cards to pull out (and add to and change) next year. I have these task cards available if you have Pixie 3, I am happy to email them to you. Just leave your email address in a comment :)