Wednesday, July 04, 2007

July 4th kid party ideas

I know the day is here but here are some great fun activities if you are having a cookout with kids on the July 4th!

Buy a red, white, and blue piñata. Fill it with candies and small toys. Set it up in the backyard patio. When you are finished with your dinner, give the kids a chance to whack the piñata and enjoy all of the riches that fall to the ground.

Do you have a pool in your yard? If so, you’ll want your guests, including the kids, to bring bathing suits to the party. To this end, here is another party activity: Fill up red, white, and blue balloons with water and initiate a “toss the balloon” game. Each child can toss a balloon to the other. Whichever kid catches the most balloons without them breaking wins.

Musical chairs is another fun game for kids to play. Use patriotic music as the kids walk around the chairs. You’ll all have a great time with this familiar game.

Have you seen the crazy hot dog eating contests? Well, take this idea and give it a new twist for the kids. Buy miniplates at your local paper goods store. Fill the plates with whipped cream. Have each kid sit at a table with a plate in front of them. Make sure their hands are behind their backs. Explain they have 2 minutes to devour the entire plate. Whoever finishes first wins a trophy. You can purchase minitrophies at any card store. Think of the fun these kids will have. Remember to have the camera ready as well.

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