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Kick the Can Backyard Version
Foam Geometric Shapes for Kids Obstacle Course by One Step Ahead. $19.95. Create your own backyard obstacle course with these soft foam shapes! Endless possibilities: you can also use as targets for balls and flying discs. Kids will have a blast inventing original games, inspiring activity and creativity. It's an agility course outside, a life-size building set inside! Obstacle course set includes four geometric shapes, connectors, and stands. Soft, safe foam. 15-min...
Secret Agent Spy-Themed 11th Birthday party
Maybe Challenge players to build a splash pad with no plans but a box full of these materials, including a brand new tarp, tent stakes, hose, sprinkler, heavy duty plant stakes & some pool noodles. :-) …
DIY Treasure chest for Birthday Scavenger Hunt
Sugar Cookie Medals You'll need three food colors to decorate these cookies. We used turquoise, yellow, and orange pastes; other colors can be used instead. We turned these edible treats into medallions that were hung with ribbon, but they are equally delightful displayed on a large platter.
Red Wagon Slalom Stand colorful foam pool noodles in gallon buckets weighted with sand (or soil or stones) and set up in a zigzag pattern. Fill a wagon with small water balloons. Kids must pull the wagon around the outside of each bucket without spilling any balloons.
Balance Beam Kids set a good pace and, using all the swagger they can muster, get across the two-by-four balance beam in no time. Simply lay an 8-foot-long two-by-four on the grass. Or raise it on 6-by-6-by-12-inch blocks: Drill a hole through each block using a paddle or forstner bit and attach to the underside of the beam with long lag screws. Sand corners, and cushion with pillows.
Birthday Treasure Hunt: Success!! Lots of cash!!
Birthday Treasure Hunt: Found The Treasure He is not done yet! There is another transparency and a lock on the box.
Birthday Treasure Hunt: Clue #3, another transparency which reveals the lock combination when overlaid the other two clues. This is genius!!
Birthday Treasure Hunt: "Buried Where The Rain Does Not Fall" He seemed confused by the "buried where the rain does not fall" clue. He wandered around for a while until I said "imagine it started to rain really hard right now. Where would you stand?" Under the lean of the tree of course!