A birthday party with a jungle theme appeals to girls as well as boys, and it offers countless options for fun and exciting games and activities. It is not necessary to buy expensive birthday party games in stores. When planning a celebration with a jungle theme, homemade games are cheap and very easy to arrange. Instead of buying costly birthday party games with a jungle theme, consider these fun and creative ideas. The kids will enjoy these low-cost games as much or more than activities purchased from stores that sell birthday party games and supplies.
Jungle Beanbag Toss Games
Store-bought beanbag toss games are not cheap, and they are not easy to find with a jungle theme. Save money and make fun and easy bean bag toss games for a birthday party with a jungle theme using a sturdy cardboard box, coloring supplies, and simple beanbags made from socks and dried beans. Kids can help make this creative birthday party game with a jungle theme, and coloring the box can become one of the birthday party activities.
Begin by cutting three or four fist-sized holes in the bottom of a heavy cardboard box, and cut the top flaps away. This will require sharp pointed scissors or a box cutter, and this should be completed by an adult.
Next, partially fill three or four clean socks with dried beans. Close the openings by sewing them shut, or secure the open ends with sturdy rubber bands. Color the box with jungle designs that fit the theme of the birthday party.
To play games of jungle beanbag toss, have the kids line up and take turns trying to toss the three or four beanbags into the openings. Whoever tosses the beanbags into all of the holes is declared the winner. Games of jungle beanbag toss can be played again and again.
Play Games of Pin the Tail on the Lion
When thinking of jungle animals, donkeys usually do not come to mind. When planning a birthday party with a jungle theme, consider playing games of pin the tail on the lion instead of games of pin the tail on the donkey.
Print a picture of a lion online, or locate a lion poster. Cut out lion tails using construction paper, and number the tails to differentiate each child`s game piece. Attach small pieces of rolled tape to the backs. One by one, blindfold the kids, and have them take their best shot at pinning the tail on the lion. Whoever gets closest to the tail on the picture is the winner.
Birthday party games have to be fun and exciting to hold the attention of kids, and a birthday party with a jungle theme is no exception. How about planning games of coconut bowling?
Save two-liter pop bottles until you have ten pins, and buy a real coconut from the produce department of a local grocery store. Set up the two-liter bottles like bowling pins, and have the kids take turns trying to knock over the pins by rolling the coconut. Score the games as you would score real games of bowling, or come up with your own rules. This birthday party activity is sure to be a big hit at a celebration with a jungle theme.