I am not sure who had more fun. The kids playing the sesame street games or me coming up with the games. Eh, as long as everyone had fun that’s what matters. Right?
We always have a craft set up for the kids. We do the craft first. That gives the first kids there something to do while we are waiting for the other kids. And it also gives them time to warm up to each other. Plus it’s almost impossible to get the kids calmed down to do a craft after they start running around.
Warning, the craft for this party was SUPER MESSY! The kids made a pigeon feeder using a toilet paper tube, peanut butter, bird seed and a pipe cleaner. There’s no pictures of the kiddos because I was up to my elbows in peanut butter helping the kids. Our bathroom sink got a good workout!
Next it was time to FEED COOKIE MONSTER. I borrowed a corn hole (bean bag toss for you non-WI folks) and taped cookie monster on to it. Then I made cookies out of light and dark brown felt. I filled them with dried pinto beans. The kids thought it was pretty funny to feed Cookie monster. And I was pretty impressed with some of their aims. The lil’ guy below is going to be my partner the next time we play corn hole. He made EVERY shot!
After that it was time for Elmo to have a bath. But we all know that Ernie can’t take his bath without his rubber ducky. And Ernie had lost his rubber ducky. The kids had to run around the yard until they found the rubber ducks (hid Easter egg style).
Oh and just a hint if you decide to do this. COUNT THE DUCKS BEFORE YOU HIDE THEM. We are still finding them with the lawn mower. Mr. Steam is not pleased.
Oscar’s Garbage Can Knockdown was a HIT (yes, pun intended!). Kids lined of for this game 2 and 3 times.
For this game I simply saved up cans that were the same size and cleaned off the labels. They were stacked as a pyramid, and the kids had to knock them down. I was going to make bean bags that looked like garbage, but I ran out of time. So we just used the cookie bean bags.
Number 25 here was DETERMINED to knock those cans into the next county. And he almost succeeded!
The last game we did was Pin the Nose on Elmo. We let the littler kids do it without having their eyes covered.
The great part was that almost everything for the games were recycled materials (cans & toilet paper tubes), borrowed (corn hole), or I already had in my stash (paper & felt). The only thing I had to buy were the poster board for Elmo & Cookie. And the signs for the games. The signs I found at the hardware store. They were right by the corrugated plastic garage sale signs, but these were PLAIN!!!
I cut out the text on my Cricut using black shelf liner instead of vinyl (left pict). I used blue painter’s tape to transfer the text to the blank sign. Once the text was firmly pressed down I removed the painter’s tape. And Viola! Straight text.
The what makes me even more excited is that because the signs are made of corrugated plastic I can either remove the lettering of cover it up and reuse them for future birthday parties.
- Cricut – Sesame Street Cartridge
- My 10 Online – Bird Feeder
- Hostess with the Mostes – Signs & Oscar game
- A Few of My Favorite Things – Pin the nose on Elmo
- Smile Like You Mean it – Feed Cookie Monster
- Blowout Party – Ernie Duck Bath
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