Best *indoor* games for a group of 9 yo boys?
Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:22 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:33 PM
That many 9 yo's? I'd most likely have them work on something they can do loudly and make a bit of mess at the same time. What about making slime or goo? (You can google recipes, or email me I'm sure I have some) You could do a scavenger hunt around the house where they just have to say "where" they saw something, not bring it back. You could make some play-doh ahead of time and have them play a clay version of Scattegories. They have to sculpt the word in question - keeps their hands and minds busy. Make it a pizza party - use flat breads and let each kid make his own pizza. Follow up with a build your own sundae kind of thing?
Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:20 AM
Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:30 AM
Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:12 AM
Some of the activities we did:
pin the mask on the spiderman
musical chairs (older kids liked this a lot)
hoola hoop contest
Other easy option is to rent a gym and let the boys run crazy. We did that for 10y/o and it was a smelly, sweaty, happy mess! (My kids have a party every 3rd year.)
Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:24 AM
Here is one we did that is hilarious. Bobbing for mini-powdered donuts. Hang donut on string at about chin level, have kid try to get in their mouth without using hands. Of course, they get powdered sugar all over their face, get a little snack and the others get a hoot.
Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:28 AM
I have this image of you trying to be host to a herd of stampeding buffalo.
Yes!! That was it!
Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:56 AM
At the end, I lined them up at attention with the National Anthem playing in the background, gave each of them their "medals," saluted, and had them salute me back . Everyone received one that said "hero" and the winning team also received a "winner" medal. (I was worried that I wouldn't keep a straight face, but I did. )
We served cupcakes with a little army man on top of green sprinkles with an American flag toothpick.
It rained during the party, but they were able to chase each other and climb the tree in the front yard before and afterwards.
This party was definitely a stretch for me, but I think it went well! I'm grateful for the two moms and their 11 year old dds who stayed to help. Thanks again for giving me your ideas!
Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:08 AM