Are the kids looking for something to do this summer? This Crazy Arms Feeding Game is very entertaining and it doesn’t require you to spend a lot for supplies. You probably already have what you need to play.
To set it up, you will need to have a chair for someone (The Arms) to sit on. Another person (The Eater) will sit on their lap. You will need to find a very large dress to cover both The Eater and The Arms as in the picture. I used this brightly printed dress/ smock that I found at a thrift store. I cut it straight up the back and attached a string to each side of the neck (in the back) to hold it closed. You also need some food, napkin, drink… Things like pudding are fun (because they are messy)! Consider your location when choosing food and drink. You don’t want to have grape juice over the new carpet. Outside is always a good choice. Also, remember that a plastic or paper cup would be safer than a glass cup. You don’t want to hurt the eater.
Make your own silly suitcase dress up game- Clownin Around. You should look for an old suitcase to hold the clothing for this game. You also need to find stuff to fill the suitcase. : oversized pants, skirts, hats, shoes, necklaces, shirts, dresses, scarves. Gather unwanted clothing from around the house, ask friends for castoffs, and/ or go to the thrift store or hunt yard sales. Seek out funny cloths like Hawaiian shirts, and “clown” shoes (oversized possibly mismatched).
This clown dress up game is really fun to play at a clown or circus themed party (or any party really).
To play the game: Two contestants at a time compete to put on as much cloths from the suitcase as possible. They must stop when the allotted amount of time has passed. We use the sand timers from other games for this purpose. The one we use most often is a three minute timer. One at a time, the now clowned-up contestant pulls off the cloths and accessories one by one while the others count them. Then the next “clown” takes off his or her extra cloths while others count. Someone will need to keep track of the numbers. Then two new contestants give it a try until everyone has had a turn. The winner is the person who was able to put on the most cloths and accessories in the allotted time. The Clown-tastic winner is…
This game isn’t really so much about winning because the fun is in the playing (and the watching). Have a camera ready!!
These pictures were taken at my daughter’s circus themed party. More about the picture frame here: http://www.funinthemaking.net/2010/05/17/use-an-old-fame-to-frame-a-picture-before-it-is-even-taken/
Make up your own rules and agree to them before starting.
For example: A contestant must have his or her legs in one or both pant leg hole. Shirts must be “worn” by covering your torso or otherwise have both arms in one or both armholes. Scarves must be tied on (anywhere). Hats must be able to stay on when the game stops (head, elbow, whatever).