And, in no particular order ladies and gentlemen…
Treasure hunts are great fun to do when you know what someone likes. Here are your first few ideas to get you on your way, I personally love them in rhyme, it’s not essential.
- Look under the place where you rest your head at night dreaming of flying a beautiful kite…
- Now you’ve found me under here, go ahead and find me behind your favourite soft toy’s ear…
- You are doing well! Next I’ll probably be close by to the shower gel…
This is so fun and easy peazy lemon squeezy! It’s really nice for the children to make their own capes as their favourite superhero or one they make up themselves. You get to be a big kid too and relive your superhero days! I don’t like tying the strings around necks for safeguarding reasons so I usually attached it to the back of a t-shirt, kind of like a ponytail. Try to remember to make one for another important family member; it’s only fair they’re able to get in on the fun on their return.
- Cut down the long sides of each pillowcase.
- Cut along the shorter edge that doesn’t have the folded part that usually covers the pillow to detach a piece of fabric that will be used for tying the cape.
- Cut in between the folded side about an inch so that you can feed the detached piece through.
- Decorate the cape as you wish with other pieces of material if you have or simply grab some Sharpies and make it as simple or as complex as you wish.
A better explanation with pictures can be found here credit to Sarah for this wonderful idea!
Just a side note, make sure you get yourself an inexpensive pack of pillow cases if you aren’t the home owner otherwise you’ll need your cape to fly out of there if Mother comes home and sees you’ve cut up her favourite pillow cases!
Pink gloves are pretty fun for pigs and green for aliens.
I love a paper aeroplane party and so do the kids! Ok, firstly, it’s a party so put some music on whilst you create your planes, you can make them from good old white printer paper you have at home and get creative with personal designs, if you don’t know how to make a paper aeroplane check out this easy tutorial .
But, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a paper aeroplane pro, you should look into buying a ready made pack with designs on, check out these cool star wars ones here.
Now your planes are made you are ready to set the boundaries, you’ll need a few household objects. A bucket or a basket is a great place to try and land your planes around the basket, you can create zones separated by string or wool. If the plane lands within those zones you can give different point scores depending on the zone it lands in. My personal favourite though, space permitting is trying to land the planes on a table, beware, this takes more skill than you may think, great for teaching all involved patience.
Assuming you have a video recording device in your computer or phone you can have so much fun, I love Photobooth on Mac but any software will do. The children and I love to get different toys or soft toys and create funny two minute show for each other to watch after. This is a great way for the children to learn to express themselves and learn a little about drama in a no pressure atmosphere because it’s their toys that are performing and nobody is watching whilst they film, so they can express themselves. This is truly adorable and so funny when you watch your videos back! We once had Oleg the Meerkat fall in love with Bella the Build-a-Bear over their shared love for chocolate muffins, what a story!
Happy summer to you all!
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