Cut out Turtles from green foam craft sheets.
On each turtle, use a
permanent marker and write the English number
followed by the Spanish translation. Do the same on index cards.
Spread the turtles on the floor or ground. A parent yells out
"Vamonos!" and the kids go stand on or by one of the turtles.
More than one child can stand by a turtle, at first. shuffling
or pulling out an index card from Backpack, a parent reads off the
English/Spanish number. All the children on that number are out of
the game. The play
continues until there is one child left - the winner!
Here are the numbers
1 - uno
6 - seis
7 - siete
3 - tres
8 - ocho
4 - cuatro 9 -
- cinco 10 -
As the crowd thins, then state only one child per turtle. Also, let the
children who are out take turns drawing a card or have them practice
saying the numbers in Spanish out loud.
Designate one child to be Swiper the Fox, let them hide and the
other kids have to find him - cuidado!
Or hide a stuff animal fox for the kids to find, as they go on their
Cut out stars preferably around 6" to 8" in
size from foam. You will need 2 per guest. Make smiley faces
on the stars, but one, make a silly face on it. This is the "Silly Star".
Use a Balloon
Drop or netting, to hang
from the ceiling (or between trees outside) and place stars inside for them to fall upon the guest.
Add balloons too, to make it more festive. So as the
balloons drop, stars will fall too!
At game time, gather the guest under the
drop. Let them know that the balloons will drop and stars will fall. Tell
them to find 2 stars each.
To start the game say "Reach
For The Stars" in Spanish "Alcance para las estrellas" or "Alance
Pull the string to let the stars and
Ask the children to look at their stars
and ask who has the silly face star. The one with the Silly Face star can be
given a special prize like a Dora book.
Guess what's in the Backpack. Hide several objects in a backpack and let each child
have a chance to reach in and feel what's in the backpack. Let them
whisper into your ear what they think they found. If they are right,
have them stand to the right and form a line, if they are wrong, have them
form a line to the left. Give out prizes to the winners and a
consolation prize to the non-winners.
Pin the Boots on "Boots"
This is an easy game to
make. I laminated a poster I found at a local store.
the game just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
those kids waiting they had to help count to three in Spanish while I
rotated the child who was blind folded.
party photo above.
the Watch on Dora