Bake cake in an oven proof bowl. Invert cake and frost
with gray frosting. Decorate to make it look like a space ship...use
candies, frosting and other embellishments. Sparkler candles make a
Fill with geodes, glow in the dark stars, alien items,
astronaut ice cream, MIB or Star Trek items and space pops. Have
for each kid an ID badge with their Agent Letter on the front put
their fingerprint on the inside. Provide stats also on the inside
"home planet, sector, special skills" Fill bags with tinsel for
Fill up a room with blown up balloons (like a ball pit). Let the kids
play in this (not for toddlers).
Need: Teams of two. One is the Operator and the other the robot.
Bandana or something to cover the robots eyes. One or more items to
Set the objects in different areas at waist level. Let the robot see
at this point. From a starting point, cover the robots eyes.
Make sure they cannot see, could even cover their whole head with a brown
paper bag-over the bandana.
At "GO" the operator must give the robot commands from a stationary
position. i.e.: forward, left, right, arm out, down,
pick-up etc. These commands should get the robot to the item(s).
The operator must then give commands to have the robot return. Time
each team. The winning team is the one with the lowest time.
FOR YOUNGER PLAYERS: Have the robot sit and use only an arm. Cover
their eyes and place the objects around them. The operator then gives
the commands for the robots arm.
Give them a mission to build a radio tower
Need: Blocks or other materials that can be stacked. Could also
be an assortment of items.
Teams of two or more
On "Go" let the teams begin building for a set period of time. The
team with the highest tower built with out tumbling wins. The towers
must be free-standing.
Alien Planet Exploration:
Hide different objects or space rocks (rocks wrapped in foil) in a set
aside area. Other items that could be hidden are: Plastic
Easter eggs with items inside, unusual plastic animals or alien figures, and
candies. If you set up the balloon pit/room...hide them in that.
Need: Toilet paper tubes, yarn, eyes, pipe cleaners, tissue paper,
glue, tape, etc.
Let the kids use their own creativity to create alien beings.
Use overturned paper plate and and overturned paper bowl glued on the top
(colored plates work great). Let the kids decorate with glue,
construction paper, glitter,
pipe cleaners, crayons and
pens. Give prizes for the most alien and imaginative.
Have some old CD's laying around? Turn these into
You'll need CD's; party balloons with plastic to blow into. Super glue
the end of the balloon into the CD hole. Let the kids decorate their
hovercrafts with lightweight decorations. Shiny foil fringe
works well. After they are dry, race them by blowing up the balloons.
place them on a solid floor and race them.
Let the kids fly their new craft. Give a prize to the one that fly's
Pin the Planet on the Solar System
or Alien Space
Invasion with small spaceship shapes. The object is to land on earth
or closest one wins-all done blindfolded of
Hot "alien" (similar to hot potato)
Milky Way Mash:
The kids all sit in chairs in a
circle and are given one of 3 planet names. One child stands in the center
of the ring and calls out one of the planet names, all the kids with that
planet then have to scramble to another seat and the person in the middle
tries to get one of the vacated chairs. If the kid in the middle wants to
really make things fun....S/he shouts Milky Way and ALL the kids have to
scramble to a new chair.
ALIEN across the top. Can use a dry
erase board to write down the numbers as they are called. Can be a challenge
for the Bingo caller.
Relay race to see which team can dress in MIB
clothes the fastest. Use 2 black suits, old shoes, white
shirts, and ties from thrift stores. Have each child race to the
pile of clothes, put them on (over their own) put on sunglasses and have
their picture taken (for ID badge) then raced to the next person in line.
Play a game of squirt gun tag. Divide
the kids into 2 groups- aliens and agents (agents wore their sunglasses).
If an alien was squirted he was out. After all aliens were "captured,"
Give each agent a clue- written in
alien code. Using a key, have them decoded the clue to find the hiding place
of an alien ( a plastic toy hidden in the backyard).
Musical meteors/meteorites-- make
shapes out of poster
board and nailed into grass (minus one the amount of kids) played music and
when music stops must be on a meteorite shape!
Mission to the space station.
Recruit older kids as "Captain" and "Commander," with the
partygoers as "Ensign." The birthday boy, will be the "Cadet."
His promotion is part of the activity.
Space Suits: Give each a paper bag, slit up the back with head and
arm holes cut out. They decorated their "space suits."
Space training: "Captain May I?,"
Trying to take a bite from doughnuts tied with yarn to a tree, Smashing a
Space mission: Inside if you have
stairs. Line up at the stairs. One at a time, allow to run
up the stairs to "blast off." A helper upstairs meets them with a glow
in the dark stick . Now the astronauts can "space walk" with
their glow stick in a room lit only by a blue light bulb.
Space station: Where you have the
cake, "space sludge" to drink (an ice cream soda), promote the birthday boy
to ensign, and play
"I'm going to space and I'm taking..."
Splash Down: Run down the stairs
and take one bounce on
a mini trampoline.
Awards ceremony: Each receive a handshake
and a souvenir medal.
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