We had my daughter’s Wild Kratts themed birthday party yesterday. (I apologize for creepy blurred faces - I don’t post photos of kids who aren’t mine.) Her dad made Creature Power vests out of felt for each kid and printed and laminated Creature Power Badges that we put a backing of velcro on. The kids earned badges after doing activities for different animals.
Bat - the “bat” stood blindfolded in the center of a circle and called out “Myotis” and one kid answered “lucifugus” (the scientific name of the the little brown bat) until the bat found the “insect.” Once all insects had been found, the bat got a spider ring and a badge. The kids drew numbers to determine the order of play. This was fun, but it took a loooong time. I wouldn’t recommend a group of larger than 5 or 6.
Cheetah tag - (no picture) the kids tucked a cheetah print ribbon into their waistband and everyone chased each other, trying to pull out the “tail.”
Butterfly - Pairs of kids wrapped each other in toilet paper cocoons and then emerged to be a butterfly. They had a ton of fun with a really, really easy activity.
Bear - We ran out of time to actually do this, but I wanted a calm option if needed. I put pawprint stickers on white paper, then made stamps out of natural objects and ink pads out of sponges and finger paint. The idea was to forage for food the bear would need for hibernation.
We had amazingly good weather and the kids had a blast. This may be the most work I’ve ever put into a birthday party, but it was a good return on the investment!
Original inspiration: http://www.furrowedstitches.com/2011/07/party-wild-kratts-style.html
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