If your child knows who lives in a pineapple under the sea, chances are, you could be hosting a SpongeBob Squarepants birthday party. Make the party enjoyable and memorable by incorporating SpongeBob and his friends from under the sea into the party games. SpongeBob toys and party favors work well as prizes for game winners.
Have the children toss SpongeBob back into the sea with a tossing game. Attach a blue poster board to the bottom of a cardboard box and draw waves on the board to resemble the ocean. Cut a hole in the middle and lean the box against a pole or wall. Mark a line six feet away and have the children try to toss yellow beanbags into the hole. For added decoration, draw SpongeBob's face on each beanbag. You can also decorate yellow sponges to look like SpongeBob and the children can toss those into the ocean.
Put a twist on a classic games like "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" with "Pin the Pants on SpongeBob" or "Pin SpongeBob in the Pineapple." For another classic game with a twist, try hot potato with a SpongeBob toy. Ask the children to sit in a circle and hand one player a SpongeBob toy. Play the SpongeBob Squarepants theme song and tell the children to pass it around the circle. The player holding the toy when the music stops is out of the game. Keep playing until only one player remains, who is the winner.
Since SpongeBob loves bubbles, include a variety of bubble contests for the kids. Give each child a container of bubble solution and a bubble wand. Award a prize for the biggest bubble, smallest bubble and the most bubbles collected on one wand. For a bubble activity, fill a small plastic pool with bubble solution and have the children use kitchen utensils, wire clothes hangers and other random items to try to make funny shapes of bubbles.
Hide several pictures of SpongeBob and his friends around the play area. Tell the children to find as many pictures as they can and award a prize to the child who finds the most. For an added bonus, draw a star on the back of a couple of the pictures. The children who find those pictures also win a prize. You can also hide SpongeBob party favors all over the party area for the children to hunt. Give each child a SpongeBob-themed party favor bag and have him hunt for his favors. Children can take all the favors they find home as mementos of the party.
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