My older girls and I pondered what to do for a theme for my 5 year old son’s birthday this year, then we suddenly had a brainstorm. Something we had never done before. A robot party! The activities for the event were so much fun for my older girls as well as myself to plan and put together, I just had to share! It started out with the great old standby, musical chairs, followed by “Pin the Battery on the Robot, which was great fun to put together, then the “Robot Wrap”. I’ll explain all of these activities more in detail.
Pin The Battery on the Robot
Getting this activity prepared was was a blast for my 15 year old as well as my 11 year old girls. First, they cut out the robot head, body, arms and legs from some cardboard from around the house. Then, they taped all the robot’s parts together with duct tape so it would stay secure. After that, they wrapped the entire robot in aluminum foil. Once that was finished they put all the finishing touches on. Out of construction paper they made his eyes, mouth, and on his body they included lots of different colored circles in rows for the robot’s control panel. Each button on the control panel was labeled for a specific task like, backward and forward. It also included labels for specific body parts such a left arm, right arm, and left and right legs as well. To finish it off, they used a black marker to draw a rectangle onto the robot’s body as the spot for pinning the battery on the robot. Once that was completed, they made a battery from cardboard, then glued on black construction paper cut to fit the cardboard. Next they glued velcro to it’s backside, as well as to the rectangular spot that the battery was to be pinned to already drawn on the robot’s body. Voila, There you have it. Just tape it up on the wall and let the kids have a blast!
This is a really fun activity and it was this activity that swayed my son from wanting a Chuck E Cheese party to doing this party instead. Its the same concept as the mummy wrap done at Halloween parties only you use aluminum foil to wrap the kids in rather than toilet paper. What a blast everyone had doing this! We coupled everyone up. Beforehand we had made large sheets of aluminum foil from an industrial sized roll. Each couple got one sheet for the body, each arm, each leg, the body and head. Make sure to make the pieces of foil larger than what you actually need for good tight crimping so it stays on well, over doing it won’t hurt! Then the pairs of kids took turns wrapping each other with the foil. A couple pairs were very creative with their head pieces which made things interesting. One of my oldest daughters was the judge and she found it really hard to pick the winner, all of them were so cute! Everyone will have a lot of fun with this activity, trust me!
The Robot Dance Contest
To wrap up the games we ended with a robot dance contest. We played music that sounded similar to what a robot would sound like, I let my older girls decide what those songs should be. All the kids tried so hard to impress the judge with their moves it was really hard for me as the judge to pick the winner.
The cake was homemade, and was made into a robot as well. My husband made this tried to tie it in to looking similar to the robot that was made for “Pin the Battery on the Robot”. He was shaped like a robot with white frosting. Then we made his control panel and face from candy Jujubees, Crows, and small cinnamon candy. This cake really turned out great and my son couldn’t stop talking about it!
This party theme was a winner for us, I know it will be for anyone else who wants to try it too! Have fun!
For children, birthday parties are an occasion of celebration where they can frolic around with no worries and the one where their parents do not restrain them from doing anything that the please but leave them out to enjoy this moment that comes but once a year, speaking of which, it has become all the more difficult to envisage birthday party ideas for each year because kids’ demands keep on increasing as they grow up and they want their birthdays to be grander and grander every year so you can imagine the plight of parents in thinking up innovative stuff for the sake of their child’s happiness.