Two great games to blow off some energy at your next sleepover party for the young ones- up to about pre-teen. Silly games they play in their pajamas and get laughing and hopefully a little tired! All you need are paper lunch or grocery bags, empty rectangular tissue boxes, ping pong balls, some belts and duck or other strong tape. Big ‘Thanks’ to Tammy over at housingaforest.com for coming up with these marvelous, silly games that will work so very well at a birthday or slumber party.
The Bag Game simply involves moving varying heights of paper bags from the floor to a table using only teeth. Being low to the ground is definitely a help here. Since you don’t want to spread germs by having the kids re-use the same paper bags, have lots ready. Make a contest out of who gets which bag to move (taller/easier or shorter/harder) by drawing straws. rolling dice, anything that gets the job done. This also adds another dimension to the game. Play it individually or in teams- time how long it takes to accomplish the task and if playing in teams, add up the times to determine the winner.
The Box Game is a variation on the silly-shake game, and music would be an ideal accompaniement. Remove the plastic from the opening in the tissue boxes and slit them so you can weave a belt through- reinforce with tape. Place the empty boxes around each child’s waist, box facing to the back, and load each one up with 4 or 5 ping pong balls- same number for every child. Divide them into two teams, each on a different side of the room. Start the music and have them shake the ping pong balls out of the boxes. First team to fully unload wins the game. They’ll love it!!
You can certainly use these games during any party, but they’re about perfect for a slumber party.