This is a fun theme with lot's of sensory activities.
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.
Here's what I created based on each dogs interest.
Zuma's Water Play
Zuma is all about water. One of my personal sensory favorites.
Zuma's station had orange water and air balloons hanging from the ceiling. Something fun for the kids to punch around. The water table had balloon powered boats, submarines powered by baking soda and plastic boats frozen in large ice blocks. The kids LOVE large ice blocks. l had small squirt bottles with warm water at hand for those eager to claim the boat prize frozen in ice.
Rubble's Construction Zone
Rubble is my second favorite. He's the construction dog. Inspired by the children's museum exhibit, I built a bucket pulley system. The kids load buckets of corn feed into pails and shift them from one side of the room to the other using the pulley's. I had a few tonka trucks, shovels and sifting gadgets in that area too. I made these construction panels out of cardboard and duct tape. The borders helped keep the corn in the room. Not pictured are kid pools filled with corn.
Paw Patrol characters inspire teamwork, problem solvingl skills and community servicing. As a team building activity we held 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.
Skye is my favorite activity inspiration. All her games were played using our ceilings. From my Toddler Enrichment Programs, I learned that Ceiling Activities are 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 hung all the party favors from the ceiling. I repurposed these zappers with balls by covering the ball with Velcro and extending the string long enough to reach the hanging prize. The prizes were stuffed into felt covered bones. When the ball is fired it catches the toy. As a side table activity in the pink area, kids experimented with snap circuit systems that launch propellers into the air. Paper planes and other fun things that fly were also available to inspire sky play.
The Paw Patrol Lookout
I made this out of cardboard, PVC Pipes and colored Plastic Tablecloth. The construction was very easy (once we figured out how to do it). The top removes from the bottom. 1/2 PVC pipes slip into 1" pipes which are fastened to the cardboard frame.
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.