I started planning about 3 months ago, brainstorming ideas that would be entertaining for a dozen 2-4 year olds. We had been watching Monsters University over and over and I realized there was a wealth of opportunity with a Monsters U theme.
I went on Spoonful and began browsing ideas. There was a pattern for MU varsity pennants that I printed off and made. They looked great. Once those were made I thought it would be fun to make varsity patches. Using the same pattern and some felt; viola step one was complete.
Then I thought that it would be fun to have fraternity and sorority letters (cheer cards) represented along with the pennants. I went online and found the letters for ROR, EEK, OK and HSS and printed them off as a pattern to go by. From there came the idea to make fraternity and sorority patches for each of the children. About a month later I was finally done crafting :-).
Next it was time to figure out what we were going to do. And then it hit me–the Birthday Games. The Birthday Games are a variation of the Scare Games which Oozma Kappa sort of won, maybe. Well, not so much.
We entitled them the Birthday Games for any parents/kiddos who weren’t familiar with the movie…we didn’t want to “scare” them off.
I came up with four challenges. It was a tough balance; I wanted to fill time, but on the other hand kids will only stay focused for so long. These were fun and easy to execute.