The Paw Patrol team consists of water play, sky catching, construction mining, recycled spy gear, fire dashing and policing. These areas of interest offer great sensory and motor activities for a kids birthday party. It's virtually management free with structured entertainment.
I'm setting up fun sensory activities throughout the house based on each dogs interest.
Skye is my favorite activity inspiration. All her games will be played using our ceilings. From my Toddler Enrichment Programs, I learned that Ceiling Activities were always a hit with the kids. How often do you use your ceiling? It's such a fun concept. And Festive. I highly recommend using your ceiling more often. For Brendan's birthday, I'd like to hang all the party favors from the ceiling. The kids will be handed ball zappers when entering. Their ball will be covered with felt. It will be attached to a string long enough to reach the hanging prize. The prizes will be covered with velcro strips so that when the ball is fired it catches the toy. Skye's area will also have velcro bones hanging from the ceiling. The kids will use velcro wands to pull the bones down. As a side table activity in the pink area, kids will experiment with snap circuit systems that launch propellers into the air. Paper planes and other fun things that fly will be available to inspire sky play.
Rubble is my second favorite. He's the construction dog. Inspired by the children's museum exhibit, I'm building a pail pulley system. The kids will load buckets of corn feed into pails and shift them from one side of the room to the other. I'll have a few tonka trucks, shovels and sifting gadgets in that area. Rubble's color is yellow so all decor will be yellow. Since I have 700 costumes, i'll lay out our construction helmets too (see Community service for more info on my non-profit community costume closet).
Paw Patrol characters inspire teamwork, problem solvingl skills and community servicing. As a team building activity in Rubbel's construction area, I'm having a carabiner rope race. The teams of two will start in the middle equipped with equal sets of carabiner's and ropes with loops. First team to reach opposite ends of the room, wins a prize.
Zuma is all about water. One of my personal sensory favorites.
~My desire to build an amazing water feature will have to be postponed. I have a few more youtube videos to watch. I want the system to have kid powered pumping systems and slow drip tubing features. PVC piping is amazing. ~
For Bum Bum's birthday, Zuma's station will have orange water and air balloons hanging from the ceiling. Something fun for the kids to punch around. The water table will have boats with balloon power, submarines with baking soda power and plastic boats frozen in large ice blocks. The kids LOVE large ice blocks. I'll have small squirt bottles with warm water at hand for those eager to claim the boat prize.
~I have several invention ideas for kids water play~ One step at a time ;) Lawyer Clad Patents cost an easy $15K~
The kids are going to have a fun time. So am I
Covering the cardboard was as easy as wrapping a large gift. When I construct my next lookout tower, I'll use fabric. I'll create slip covers for the top and bottom and reuse this structure with multiple themes. Some themes that come to mind are; construction, carnival, lemonade, dog park and ice castle. I'll avoid Trademark images.
If you're a stay at home mom who is crafty and can sew, this could become a small local business opportunity where you provide specialized Party supplies.
I plan to try this myself. I'll share design and theme ideas along the way. I'll also keep you updated with my marketing strategy and product pricing points.