Thursday, April 22, 2010

Banana Olympics

Does anybody need a good party game?
For TJ's Friends Birthday party we played a very fun relay game that I thought I would share with you...Banana Olympics--it was a winner. I laughed so hard watching I nearly cried...really it was hilarious! I LOVE watching children doing what they do best...enjoying life with all their heart!
Such a happy sight!

The party goers

Let the Olympics begin

After they played the couple of games I had planned they all took off to the school yard down the road from our home and played jungle gym tag and a spirited game of soccer. They came back red faced and beaming! I think they enjoyed their own games more than mine:) I love this age!

The night ended with TJ's favorite Poppyseed Cake and ice cream.
Only one more birthday celebration left...dinner date with Mom and Dad to Applebees (his choice) this Saturday night--can't wait!
How I love this birthday boy of mine!

Banana Olympics Required: Bananas
Players: Small to large groups

Divide the group into teams of 5-10 players and give each team a banana. Each team will complete several series of different relays using their banana. Here are some ideas for those relays.

The banana under your armpit and hopping on one leg down a field and back.
Place the banana between the knees and hop down a field and back.
Two teammates tossing the banana back and forth down the field and back.
Place the banana on the ground and each teammate must roll across the banana.
Teammates line up in leapfrog formation and first player hops over players while holding banana and then tosses banana to next player in line to do the same.
Show the players all the relays that they’ll have to complete for the Olympics. You may have to write them on a large white board so that all players will know what relay is next. Once a team has completed all these relays someone on the team must eat the banana and the team that is done first is the winner. Use your own ideas, add to the list or use only a few ideas. You can adjust this game to all types of players including the disabled.
Created by R. Scheel, Fun-Attic,


kaleyq said...

Hope you had a great birthday, TJ! A boy-girl party, huh? :) Looks like he has made some good friends. And that banana game sounds like a hoot! See you soon! :)

Brittany said...

How fun!! I can't wait for Gabe to get a little bigger and then we can have some really fun parties with friends!

Mindy said...

Looks like fun, sis! I'm glad TJ had such a fun birthday. I am craving that poppyseed cake now that you mentioned it.

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