Here are some ideas for Games, Crafts, Nametags,
and Menu Items that follow this theme. Let's have fun with the characters
from this story shall we?
OK, you can pull out your story books and put
on your thinking caps, but here is what we did for this party:
#1 TIGGER'S BOUNCY WORKOUT -
We are very fortunate
to have a wonderful lady in our area who does PeeWee Aerobics. She dresses
the part and choreographs exercises to the music.
#2 OWL'S STORIES -
This was an area hosted
by our local library. Pooh stories were read, and children were lead through
songs & finger-plays.
#3 RABBIT'S GARDEN -
This was a favorite food
Stop! Anything that was fun to munch & could be found "growing" was
available to eat. Carrots & celery were available for dipping in yogurt
dip. A friendship snack was mixed together that had Cereal, sunflower seeds,
popcorn, chocolate chips, & crackers. Juice was provided to drink.
Grapes & other fruit were also on the menu.
This was our craft
area. The children decorated a "Hunny-Pot" Frame. Bees were printed on
colored paper and cut out. The children then glued them on their frames.
#6 EEYORE'S GAMES:
Pin the Tail on Eeyore -
Using a picture of
Eeyore; A Pin-the-tail game was sewed out of towels. I made the tail separate
and it attaches with Velcroâ. I had a soft piece of flannel I secured
with a clothespin around the child's head as a blindfold.
Piglet's Clean Sweep Game -
Several dustpans were
set out. One child's broom was given to the "player". I used nerf foam
balls. Four colors were used in this game. The idea was to sweep the balls
into the dustpans. A variation would be to have colored paper or stickers
on the dustpans so that the same colored ball would be aimed at the corresponding
Toss - (BeanBag Toss) -
I used several bee beanbag toys and one bug beanbag.
The idea was to throw the bugs into the honey pots. The "hunny-pots" were
made from coffee cans
100-Acre Throw -
I chose a large pooh puzzle made out of stiff-foam material.
The puzzle pieces are squares and then each of pooh's friends' faces are
also a puzzle for each square. I just set the whole puzzle out (all put
together) in a large rectangle. Then I used Pooh & friends Koch balls.
The idea is to match the balls to the corresponding puzzle face. A variation
of this would be to use two cardboard pieces. Cardboard could be placed
in the back, with the faces attached. The front would have the outside
puzzle pieces on it with holes made to aim for the faces on the back piece.
The idea would be to throw the Koch-balls into the appropriate target or
face, through the hole. If you don't have the large floor puzzle (and don't
want to buy one) or the Pooh & friends balls, You can make a large
floor map of the 100-acre-wood for this game. Paper plates could
then be used that have Pooh or one of his other friends on them.
The plates could be flown at the targets or "homes".
Count all the Bees in the hive-
This is a version of dropping the clothespins into the milk jug. This is an
old game. You need to buy the old-fashioned kind of clothespins. They should
be straight with the little ball or head on one end and split on the other.
(Look at your local craft shop.) I soaked them in a bottle of rubbing
alcohol and yellow gel food coloring. You can also use Jell-O and oil,
water or the alcohol. Soak until they become the color you like. Or give
your child (or children) yellow markers and have them color them! The idea
is to make them look like bees. Once the yellow color is set, take the
pins out of the color and let them dry completely on newspapers or paper
towels. Take a black marker and draw two eyes & a mouth and stripes
around & down the pin. I had my six-year old do this, and although
the lines were not straight, they looked nice & he enjoyed being part
of the party...
"The Hive" is a plastic milk jug. I cut the bottom
out so all you had to do was lift it up to get the pins that made it in
the hive. Because we had some young children at our event, I opened the
spout a little bigger. I used paper ribbon (but gray crape paper could
also be used) and wound it around the jug, gluing it down with a glue stick.
The idea is to make it look like a hive. Bee creative!
Tickle Pooh -
My son has this Pooh electronic
toy, that will ask you (in pooh's voice) Can you find my head? Or other
parts of his body. When you find his Tummy or Foot, He says, "you
found it! That Tickles!" We placed this game near a microphone
and A large copy of pooh was placed on the floor. As an adult ran
the game, a child would find pooh's body parts & "Tickle Pooh".
our obstacle course. We set up tunnels, slides, balance beams, hoops, &
trampolines and had the children have a very "hoppy" time.
#8 MUSICAL MASKS -
Since this party was
to celebrate Halloween, we used masks of the pooh characters and attached
them to the back of chairs. Then the chairs were set up in a circle to
play musical chairs. Instead of just walking around the chairs to the music,
the children got to bounce like Tigger, rub your tummy like Pooh, swing
your tail like Eeyore, and hoe the garden like Rabbit, and so forth...
A variation of this is a game that has come out since we had this party.
It is Milton Bradley's Honey Pot Hop. It works better for smaller groups up to 6 guests.