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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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Top Secret Spies - Mission Impossible

Mission Impossible Spy Games for Kids

This is the week I have most been looking forward to in this months theme, it's all about Spy Games! Lets Go!

Pass the TNT Wonder Kids

Pass the TNT

Pass the dynamite in a circle, whoever is holding it when the bomb explodes is eliminated

I love this game, use three kitchen towel cardboard tubes and wrap them in red tissue paper.  Secure the three tubes together with some black electrical tape.  To finish add a cheap kitchen timer from a pound shop to the front.  Set the timer for a few seconds or a minute or two, play some music maybe some James Bond music? and let the kids pass it around. Note the timer display is covered so the kids don't know when the timer is about to go off.

Laser maze from Wonder Kids

Lazer Maze

Use the search bar at the top of the page to find more great ideas like this.

Blasters from Wonder Kids

Blasters

Another idea to search for, Marshmallow Blasters, Loads of fun, see what else you can find.

Detective Skills Wonder Kids

Detect

Show the kids a bunch of items, they turn away and one item is removed

To make this harder for them, make sure you change the position of all the items once they have turned away. Whoever gets it right first wins a prize.

Find the Bomb Spy Game Wonder Kids

Find the Bomb

Fill one balloon with loads of confetti

This works even better if you use loads of balloons, I mean like a hundred balloons, play mission impossible music and the kids have nothing but their hands, feet and bums to pop the balloons.  Whoever finds the bomb wins a prize. Thats it for this week, these games should keep the kids very busy through. Come back next week for even more Spy themed fun.

Finding Nemo/Dory - Action games

Wonder Kids Explores Finding Nemo

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 Dash Game from Wonder Kids

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)

  • String

  • 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.