Lego Party Games

Having a Lego Party ?  We have collected some great Lego Party Games to keep the guests busy. All the games are really easy to get ready – just make sure you have lots of Lego !

  1. An oldie but a goodie, is a variation of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Draw one of the Lego characters and get the competitors to try and put his head on – you could also draw a Lego building and they could put the last Lego brick in.
  2. Pick-up Lego with a Straw. Scatter 10-20 small Lego pieces onto a plastic plate and then place an empty cup in the middle of the plate. Set a time limit (considering the age of the participants – less time of older kids, but around 1-2 minutes should be good).  Give each child a straw.  They must such each Lego piece on to the end of the straw and drop it into the cup – no hands allowed!!  The winner is the one with the most pieces in their cup.
  3. Fill a medium jar with Lego pieces and Guess How Many are in it (remember to count them as you put them in).  As the kids join the party, asks them to guess how many pieces are in the jar and record their answer with their name. After the cake is cut determine a winner.  The winner is the child with the guess that is the closest to the actual number of pieces in the jar.
  4. Scavenger Hunt. Set up the scavenger hunt well before the party starts by hiding the Lego pieces and instructions. When you are ready to play the game, put the children into teams of 2-3.  The teams then go off to find their Lego pieces and instructions and then build the object (best if all have the same set, just different colours to make it fair). When the construction has finished you can present each builder with their own Master Builder’s Certificate.
  5. A great game if you have a lot of Lego pieces and a lot of creative kids is a Construction Competition. Allow the kids free reign on the Lego so that the final product can be judged, or take photos of the guests with their works of art and give these as part of the party favour.  A more challenging version of this game is to add a timed blindfold session in the middle of the construction!!

Lego is a fantastic way to keep all the little minds busy and a great party theme.

Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter Egg Hunt has been a traditional activity for children for many years during the Easter holidays. Decorating eggs and making beautiful baskets to collect them in, is all part of the fun. You can also create some wonderful decorations to make the experience even more festive.

Set the scene:

Create a beautiful Easter wreath to symbolise joy and love, using a foam ring as the base and then be creative. Use coloured cardboard egg shapes and decorate them, then attach them to the wreath and add some feathers. Or decorate plastic or foam eggs and attach them for a 3D effect. (See our Easter Ideas board on Pinterest for some extra inspiration http://www.pinterest.com/kidspartyspace/easter-ideas/)

You can also decorate the backyard using cardboard egg shapes in different sizes, which have been decorated with stickers, gems, glitter or just coloured in. Then punch a hole in the top and tie a ribbon into a bow and hang them wherever you can – they look great hanging from a tree too. Or make some bunting to decorate the fence.

Decorate the eggs:

Decorating eggs can be as much fun as hunting for them. Use boiled eggs which have been dipped in food colouring and then decorated with sparkles and glitter. Or use chocolate eggs and decorate with cardboard shapes, cotton wool and other odds and ends. They can be turned into little chickens, butterflies, or cute bunnies and bilbies – just use your imagination or visit our Pinterest board again. Chocolate speckled eggs or candy eggs can be placed into organza bags, which have been decorated with Easter tags using bunny, bilby, chicken or egg shaped cardboard cut-outs.

Create the baskets:

For the adventurous, make and decorate your own Easter basket using cardboard and lots of colourful extras. Or use small cane baskets and decorate with silk flowers, ribbons, feathers and any other creative craft options. Another simple alternative is to use small paper gift bags that have been beautifully decorated.

And now for the HUNT:

Carefully place the eggs around the yard making sure they can be easily reached and depending on the age of the “hunters”, easily seen. And if you have lots of “little hunters” keep some eggs aside and discreetly put the eggs in their path, so that they are not left out. Some Easter Bunny paw prints will also add to the excitement, so use a template and some white powder to make the tracks. Then stand back and record all the joy and wonder of the day.