Week two of our Finding Nemo/Dory theme and I have two amazing games for you to try. I know kids of all ages will love these and they are great for a rainy day in.
Find the Fish
You'll need the free template, just click on the picture opposite to print that out. Cut the fish out and then on clean colourful sponges draw around the templates and then cut out the shape in the sponge. Fill a container of water, this could be the bath tub, a small paddling pool or a large bucket. I have included a link to some colourful sponges to save you some time below. Drop sponges into a tub of water. Have kids take turns using aquarium nets to fish out their favorite sponges. Aquarium nets come in a variety of sizes; have the kids try catching all of the sponges in a big net, or have them try to grab one sponge in a small net. After the party, guests can take sponges home as favours. You can also use these like my ultimate water balloons explained in the video below.
Dory's Deep Sea Dash
I love this idea, it's quite a set up but I think the amount of fun the game is will be worth it. Here's what you'll need -
- Pink balloons (around 25)
- Sticky tape
- Pink crepe paper
How To Play
Cut the crepe paper to different lengths to create streamers.
Attach your crepe paper streamers to the end of the balloons so they look like pink jellyfish.
Tie string from one side of the room to the other and hang the balloons from it. Position them close together but at varying heights.
There are a few ways to play this, you could challenge your kids to 'swim' between the jellyfish as quickly as they can without touching any of the streamers. If they brush into one and it moves, they’re out!
You can play this as a race (fastest wins) or encourage each child to try to beat their own time.
I like this idea for kids maybe 6+, Blindfold one of them and put a teddy at the opposite end of the room. It would be great if you had a Nemo or Dory teddy. The other children or a parent then has to describe and tell the blindfold person how to get through the jellyfish without touching the tentacles. Every person gets a try at both directions and being blindfolded. This game will then go on for ages.
Let me know how you get on with this one, I love the idea of it and can't wait to try it myself. Come back next week for more great ideas but in the meantime please do take a look at some of our older posts below and use the search bar to see what you can find in our hundreds of ideas.