Bring a tropical paradise to your child with a Hawaiian-themed birthday party. When planning the party, create some fun in the sun with entertaining games the kids can play. Games will get the kids involved in the party and give them a chance to earn Hawaiian prizes such as leis and grass skirts.
For an easy game, play a twisted game of hot potato using a beach ball. Have the children sit in a circle and hand one player a beach ball. Play Hawaiian-themed music and have the children pass the beach ball around the circle. When the music stops, the player holding the beach ball is out of the game. The last player standing wins the game. For a variation, have the children pass a coconut or a large seashell.
Hula Hoop Games
Give each child a hula hoop and show her how to use it. Give them five minutes to practice. After five minutes, start a contest to see who can hula hoop the longest amount of time. The player who can hula hoop for the longest amount of time wins a prize. For another hula hoop game, hang hula hoops from trees or a clothesline outside. Mark a starting line 5 feet from the hoops and ask the children to try to toss beach balls through the hoops. The player who tosses the beach ball through the most hoops wins the game.
Fill two beach bags with coconut bras, a grass shirt, lei, sunglasses and a large straw hat. Divide the players into two teams and have them line up at a starting line. Mark a run-to line 20 feet from the starting line. Have both teams line up at the starting line. When you say "Go," the first player in each team line must dress up in the Hawaiian outfit and race to the finish line and back. The player must hand the outfit off to the next player in line. Each player must do the same thing. The first team to finish wins the game. For an easy relay race, have the player hit a beach ball in the air to the run-to line and back to the finish line.
Place 10 plastic soda bottles on the ground in a pyramid shape like bowling pins. Children can use a coconut to roll at the pins to try to knock them down. Award a prize to the player who knocks down the most pins. For a variation, use pineapples instead of bottles and have the children try to knock down the pineapples.
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