Wonder Kids Blog

Wayne Wonder Based in Gloucestershire in the U.K is one of the country's leading children's entertainers and winner of multiple awards across his field.

As a magician and children's entertainer I am constantly on the look out for new ideas, different takes on old ideas and practically anything I can add into my repertoire.  As a by product of this I come across or invent lots of ideas that for one reason or another I can't fit into my shows.  That doesn't mean that they are no good in fact many of them work great for ideas to try at home.  I only realised this after having my daughter and seeing how much she enjoyed them.  That's why I have created this resource, for families to visit take away what they want and try these things at home.  You have everything at your fingertips for great, easy and inexpensive ideas for your little ones at home.  Going out to new experiences and spending time together as a family is important if not crucial to a child's development but that doesn't mean you have to go out and spend lots of money every time, you can create amazing memories just by investing a little bit of time at home with these great ideas.

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Sleepover's - Boys will be Boys

Hello and welcome to Part 2 for my three part bumper posts to make up for my lack of posts this month. I have now counted that in the past two weeks I have performed 28 shows.  A big thank you if you are reading this and are one of the people that booked me, I don't know how but I would love to improve upon it next year.  This week I have included a bunch of great ideas to keep the boys amused with a sleepover.  Now the first thing these days that jumps to mind when a bunch of boys get together is playing video games, I think there should be time for that too, I loved playing marathon computer battles with my friends as a kid.  Im going to focus on ideas to get the kids off of the video games.  

Fort Building

Now fort building should be a staple of any little boys junior years, and this PVC pipe fort was just too awesome to pass up. I think it's actually quite easy to put together but the instructions are quite long and you have to make sure you get everything in the right order to make sure something like this stands up so I have linked to the instructions using the button below.

I found all these forts online whilst doing research on how to build my own gunge tank for my shows because that would be all sorts of awesome, I'm still working on that but I have included a gallery of other PVC ideas I found at the same time.  Hey if you are going to take the time to build a PVC fort than maybe have a crack at some other bits too.

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Gross Out Game

 

Set out several different edible items from the Kitchen and number them from 2 through to 12.  The idea is that someone rolls two dice, they add up the two numbers shown.  This gives them their first ingredient, now they have to roll again, add up the number.  This new number will be their next ingredient, combine the ingredients and eat.


2.  Cottage Cheese
3. Ketchup
4. Mustard
5. Mayo
6. Pickle juice
7. Salsa
8. Ice cream
9. Soda
10. Sugar
11. Soy Sauce
12. Icing

Here is an example of some of the ingredients you can use, make sure you have some nice foods too, not all bad.


If on the first roll a boy gets a 4 and the second roll he gets a 10 he has to mix a small spoonful of sugar and mustard together and eat it. You can add in extra rules like if someone rolls a double they get to skip their turn and pick who goes next. 

Junk in the Trunk

This game is all sorts of Awesome and you will be seeing it in the near future at Wayne Wonder Birthday Parties. To prepare for this game, empty a tissue box, and use an Xacto knife to make two slits into the bottom of the box. Thread an adjustable belt or wide ribbon through the two slits to create a tissue-box-on-a-belt. Removing the thin plastic barrier from the tissue box opening will make game play easier (for younger children) or keep it intact for more challenging play.

To play the game, strap the tissue box onto the player’s back, and fill it with 6-8 ping pong balls (we used 6, but 8 would be appropriate for older children and adults). Shake, shimmy, jump, and dance around until all of the balls have fallen out of the tissue box. No using your hands and no laying down! This game is hysterical to watch in action!

That's it for this week's update but I have one more update to come and it's got some great ideas for sleepover's in it! You can find more sleepover posts as well as a bunch of other blog posts below, just scroll down.

 

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Wayne Wonder is one of the UK's leading family entertainers, a multi award winning magician and balloon artist, he's also a published poet and father of one.  As well as a few TV credits to his name Wayne has performed in three different countries.  Wayne Wonder's Kids Club was only launched in 2014 and since then has changed dramatically.  If you have found this blog helpful/interesting then please do let us know in the comments below.  Please do share these posts on your favourite social media too.