Shopkins Inspired Birthday Party Games
Shopkins colouring in station.
Children love a space where they can zone out and draw. This colouring in and beading station worked a treat. It gave the party guests that wanted a creative quiet activity a chance bead a necklace or bracelet and to draw. Preparations – I made this timber pencil stand – Yes you read right – I made it and I might add 4 years on it hasn’t fallen apart 🙂 In keeping with the theme, I placed a Shopkin on the top of each pencil. The colouring in Shopkins inspired pages were displayed ready for the kids to be colourfully fabulous.
The Parachute games were a hit! One hundred balls, a parachute to fling them in the air…seriously what could go wrong!?!
Beading area Tip
When you are preparing an area for the children to bead, it is wise to secure the first bead to the strings. I had around 30 prepared so that the children can easily begin beading without any adult assistance.
games in more detail
You can either create the Shopkins Bingo cards yourself or there are many templates out there to print and use. Laminating the sheets and using a whiteboard marker was a smart move.
There are so many fun ways to use the parachute. Note – No children were flung in the air during this party! Balls were though, many of them… one hundred in fact! The other games you can play is a version of Ring-a-Ring-a-Rosie with everyone quickly hiding underneath the parachute when they ‘fall down’. Also Parachute detective – Who is missing?
BEADING & COLOURING IN TABLE
I had so many games planned – Freeze Musical games, Musical Chairs, Balloon Tunnel Ball, Pool Donut Obstacle Course, Duck, Duck Goose, Hokey Pokey, Limbo etc…. but I soon learned that all the children wanted to do is dance, play Bingo and draw. The one thing to remember about parties is you need to go with the flow. Let kids be kids and ultimately they will decide on what they would like to do.
Shopkins Inspired Decorations
Nothing quite screams – ‘Hello the party is here!’ like a Pool ring transferred into a Shopkins donut on the door!