Going Away Party Game Ideas

Going Away Party Game Ideas

Tomorrow night, we say goodbye to our sixth graders with a Going Away Costume Party.  It will be in similar fashion to our Back to School Party from last year, with various game stations kids to head to at their leisure.   Here's the plan for our event, in case you're looking for some inspiration for your own! Group Picture We'll begin the celebration with a group picture.  We certainly should remember all the great costumes and it will serve as a happy memory for the kids who are on their … [Read more...]

5 Quick Low-Prep Games for Kids

5 Quick Low-Prep Games for Kids

Oh no!  You've run out of lesson and it's communion Sunday.  The Pastor must have had an overdose of coffee because he's still going strong and you're starting to get concerned about the mounting chaos in your classroom.  Don't panic!  Play one of these quick low-prep few props needed games instead. 5 Quick Low-Prep Games for Kids #1 Sneaky Patty Gather everyone into a circle with a chair in the middle. Under the chair, put a teddy. On the chair, put the birthday child, wearing a blindfold. … [Read more...]

Oodles of Noodles (13 Games to Play with Pool Noodles)

Oodles of Noodles (13 Games to Play with Pool Noodles)

My husband was just up at the grocery store yesterday and informed me that Halloween candy is on the shelves already.  Now that's just too much.  Back to school I can understand.  Halloween?   Let us just enjoy summer! If the Fall stuff is coming out, now is a great time to grab up the summer clearance, including Pool Noodles!  There are plenty of fun things to do with pool noodles (including helping your boots stay upright), but for this post, we'll focus on some fun games! 13 Games to Play … [Read more...]

Back to School Party!

Back to School Party!

It's hard to believe it's nearing the end of July already.  Some of you may still be trying to catch your breath from Vacation Bible School or Summer programs and yet Back to School celebrations are just around the corner! Here are some of the games and activities from our party last year.  Maybe the ideas will help give you a head start! Back to School Party! Check out some game ideas below and a fun way to help kids pace themselves throughout the fun! Pin the Crayon in the Box For this … [Read more...]

Eight Great Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids

Eight Great Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids

Sidewalk chalk is a staple of summer and a great way to build a game in a snap. Last week, we played a fun bulls eye game with some chalk and sponges and I thought I'd dig around for a few more to play this summer. #1 SNAIL HOPSCOTCH Draw a large circle (about 12 inches) on the ground and then draw a very large spiral board on the concrete starting at the circle and spiraling out to look like a snails shell.  Divide the spirals into spaces about 12 - 14" apart and number them.   The first … [Read more...]

10 Outside Games to Play with Kids

10 Outside Games to Play with Kids

It's summer time and we're using any excuse to get outside and have some fun!  During the summer months, we disband our formal small group and head outside instead for some serious fun!  Of course, we try to use water whenever possible, but many of these games are adaptable for indoor playing (in a gym) on a rainy day as well. Sponge & Sidewalk Chalk Bulls Eye Game Picture and further instructions at Mamas Like Me # 2: Hole in the Bucket Complete Instructions at The Parent … [Read more...]