Balloons are magical, colorful and easy on the pocket book which means they are a perfect addition to any birthday party. In this activity, the balloons are the bees and the paddles you will create are the flowers that they have to buzz around to pollinate.
What you will need:
- Paper or plastic plates
- Tongue depressors
- Tape or glue
- A good amount of space for lots of balloon paddling!
Have every guest draw a flower on his/her plate. The paddles are then made by taking a tongue depressor and either taping or gluing it onto the back of a paper/plastic plate. Have the guests partake in the construction of the paddles or do this before guests arrive to save a bit of time. When all the paddles have flowers on them and the bees are ready, it’s time to begin the game! Shout, “buzz, buzz, pollinate!” and instruct guests to keep the bee happy and pollinating by hitting it with the flower paddles.
This is a great way to get kids to work together, laugh and be active. If you have a specific themed party, get creative and think of other ways to use this same idea with a different scenario. Making your party your own and special to your guests is what makes a birthday party so memorable and fun. Having a party with such inexpensive activities and good, active energy is a big part of what we want all of our readers to experience. Parties shouldn’t be stressful, they should float along like a bunch of happy balloons in the sky!