When we did our Onward day, the dragons loved the scavenger hunt, and they’ve been begging for another one. Who am I to not give the people what they want?
For our Beauty and the Beast day, I thought a scavenger hunt that lead them to their dessert (the gray stuff) would make it taste that much sweeter- and I wasn’t wrong!
When I make scavenger hunts, I try to make them as vague as possible so others can use them easily. This sometimes makes them harder for the littles, and I have to admit I enjoy that. After all, what fun is the hunt if you get to the end of it right away?!
We did this after making our paper roses, as I staged those in a vase by our entryway for one of the clues. Make sure to make your own so it doesn’t get confusing!
Have you ever tried to yell: ANDY’S COMING! at Disneyland or Disney World? I seem to always forget, but I’ve always wanted to try. If you have, please let me know if the characters actually fell to the ground. I’d love to see that.
For Toy Story Day, we decided to do something similar. Tag is always a big hit with my kids. They love to RUN, and- bonus: it tires them out. So we decided to play a form of freeze tag/dance.
The person that is “it” or Andy, has to hide and count to ten while the “toys” are running around. However, when Andy decides he’s had enough- he yells “Andy’s coming!” and pops out. The Toys must freeze (preferably falling to the ground) so Andy doesn’t catch them. If Andy says he saw you move, you switch places. And so it continues.
You could also change this to “Bonnie’s Coming” or just “Kids are coming!” depending on when you play it/the Toy Story you’re watching.
Sweet and simple, this game made my dragons very happy. Eventually we had to instill counting to make sure the youngest actually stayed turned around for a little while, and to make sure my older dragons enjoyed playing over making it a competition to see who could not be Andy the quickest.
As any Star Wars fan knows, stormtroopers don’t tend to have the best aim. What better way to have target practice at a Star Wars party than with Stormtroopers?
Stormtrooper printable sheets (below)
Scissors or a Cricut
Cups or TP tubes
Print and cut out you storm troopers. If you have sticker paper, it would work really well for this!
Stick/Tape/Glue your Stormtroopers to what you’re using as their backing. The dragons liked using the red solo cups because they’re easiest to stack and make a satisfying sound when hit with a nerf pellet/ball.
Our pup wasn’t too sure about this (she kept chasing cups if they got shot off our pool table). All in all, it was a very fun and entertaining game. The boys kept insisting they needed to do some target practice off and on all day- not just during party hours!