This month, I’ve teamed up with Sky Movies to celebrate all the fantastic kid’s films they have on offer.
We’ve been sent a huge case of toys, masks and other bits and pieces to help put on a How to Train Your Dragon 2 themed party. It’s a brilliant film – here’s trailer in case you haven’t seen it yet.
We’ve set a date, J and JD have friends coming over and we’ll be getting them all dressing up and having fun. The kids are excited, we’re excited. It’s going to be awesome.
We’ve been planning what we’ll get up to during the party, and these are the main ideas I think we’re going with.
- Pin the Teeth on Toothless – we’ve been sent a big Toothless cardboard cut out. We’re going to cut out teeth from white card, put some sticky tack on the back, and see who can get his teeth in the right place while blindfolded.
- Feed Toothless Fast – we’re also going to cut a small slot where Toothless’s mouth it, and make lots of cardboard fish. We’ll challenge the kids to post as many fish as they can in 30 seconds.
- Pass the Parcel – a traditional game of pass the parcel, but with little dragon toys under each layer of paper, and a big How to Train Your Dragon toy in the middle.
- Take cover! – We’re hoping to build a dragon den to watch the film from, using sheets, chairs and whatever else the kids fancy.
- Viking training – a How to Train Your Dragon themed Simon Says. Mark will lead this one. I know he’s looking forward to wearing a viking hat *evil laugh*
- Dragon workout game – Something to play if their interest wanders from the film. If a character says “Toothless’ do a star jump, if Hiccup falls over, run on the spot for 10 seconds. And so on!
- Dragon bingo – print out sheets with each of the key dragon characters. Cross them off as they appear on screen, then shout bingo!
- Dragon themed pizzas – the kids will be topping their own pizzas, choosing from bowls marked ‘dragon fire’ (red peppers), ‘Dragon’s teeth’ (sweetcorn) and so on.
- Our dragons are missing! – the kids won’t want to stay cooped up in the house all day, so we’re planning on hiding the little dragons we were sent in the garden, with post-it clues to fuel the hunt.
- Sheep Toss – we may make little sheep from white wool spun into pompoms. A bucket will serve as the target, and the game will mimic the sheep toss games featured in the film.
- Dragon Biscuits – we’ve been sent some cutters, so may bake plain vanilla biscuits and let the kids decorate them to take home.
So they’re the games and activity ideas we have so far. I’ve also researched and built a Pinterest board packed with ideas.
What do you think? Have I missed anything? It’s not long til Monday so we’d better get a wriggle on! Come back next week to see how we got on.