Interesting Games For The Kids Party

Children love to play a game where they can actively participate. However, the game can be either indoor or outdoor. For a birthday party game mostly indoor games are played. Here are some tips on indoor game which the children can play while sitting around the table.

Seat the guests around the table and give each one a sheet of white construction paper upon which you have previously drawn or traced the outline of some animal an elephant, a cat, or a dog. Pass a box of colored crayons, one for each child, to be used to color his animal. If the child can’t keep his coloring inside the lines, ignore it he’ll enjoy the coloring just as much as if he did.

When the children have finished the coloring to their satisfaction, give them round-tipped scissors with which to cut out the pictures they have colored. The youngsters will be very proud of their animals and will love lining them up on the mantel for exhibition. You’ll find the children returning again and again to the mantel to admire their handiwork. Of course, each child will take home his own colored animal.

After this concentrated effort the youngsters will enjoy a story. Pick a simple story like William and His Kitten, by Marjorie Flack (Houghton). Assign to each child one of the characters of the story. For instance, let Tommy be the kitten, and every time the kitten is mentioned in the story, Tommy mews. One child may be the postman, another grocer, etc. When the postman is mentioned, the boy having that part whistles, the grocer says, “humph.” With a bit of ingenuity you can find something for each child to do. When you read the story slow up a bit as you come to the characters, thus giving each child time to realize his turn has come. This makes the story much more exciting to the young participants and holds the attention of even the most active.

After the story these little ones will want to move about a bit. “Drop the Handkerchief” is a good game, and the children will especially enjoy it if accompanied by a song. All the players except the one who is “IT” stand in a circle. Encourage the children to sing the old favorite “A Tisket, A Tasket” with you, as “IT” runs around the outside of the circle carrying a hanky. At the words “I dropped it,” “IT” drops the hanky behind a player. As soon as this player discovers the hanky behind him he A tisktt, a tasktt, a green and yellow basket, I sent a letter to my love, and on the way I dropped it. A Tisket, A quickly picks it up and runs around the circle trying to catch “IT” before he reaches the vacant place in the circle. For small children it is better to let each one take a turn at being “IT” rather than insisting that “IT” be caught each time.

Joyful Celebration Games During Christmas Parties In Office

Is it difficult to think of just a few of the exciting gift exchange games for the office during any seasons at all? Popular games that are often played by office people include the secret Santa and white elephant gift exchanges. The reason behind its popularity is due to the fun and excitement attached to the games and therefore, the essence of playing these gift exchange games would be to set forth the clear rules of games.

As far as office games are concerned, the Secret Santa games have been so popular that many varieties and variations have been added to them. For a fun twist, one of the most interesting variations of it involves all participants making a wish list for the Santa known as the Santa list. The way of going about it would be to specify a dollar limit on the present to be exchanged and the items that are written down in the respective participants Santa lists must contain of items that are available at that dollar limit or less.

All the Santa lists will be stored in a hat or box so that each participant will have to draw out a list and get ready to do shopping for that person. While the recipients of the gifts will not know who will be shopping for their lists, the participant (shopper) will know the person (recipient) whom they will be shopping for. The Secret Santa must make sure that they remain secretive when delivering the gift to the recipients in the office on that very day. The decision maker of the games can either decide to allow the participant to sign or initial on the gift or not to leave any traces at all. While the former will create a sense of anonymity among one another, the person choosing the latter may sign off the gift if they like to get and send thank-you messages to one another for their gifts.

White elephant gift exchange has been one of the most popular office games ever when it comes to gift exchanges for all festive celebrations. Every game varies depends on the size of the office and the numbers of participants involved. The general rule provides that each participant to purchase a gift of certain value which may be decided beforehand by the departmental head. The theme of the gift should be fun and of entertaining value. Therefore, an item which is particularly predictable and too practical is not an ideal.

In this gift exchange game, every participant will receive a number which is equivalent to the number of one of the gifts brought by all participants for that game. This number will be drawn out among all others from a box, hat or something else used to contain these numbers. The game, therefore, starts with person who draws out the lucky number 1 who initiates by picking a present for him or herself. After opening the present, he or she can retain it but every opened gift in the rules of this game will be subject to stealing by other participants. When it comes to the person who draws number 2, there are two options lying in front for this second person. He or she can either steal away the first present from the first person or choose to open a different gift. Bear in mind that all opened gifts even though can be potentially stolen by anyone; these gifts can only be stolen up to maximum of three times. The participants should therefore be advised to think twice before opening the gift unless they are very sure that they do not wish to steal other gifts and make the decision to retain their choices of gift. As every participant proceeds to their turns in the game, each of them will receive a gift after all their turns.

The first person to open the gift will be the last person who has the chance to steal a gift they wish for at the end of the game as he or she is not accorded with such a chance earlier in the gift exchange.

In this game there’s always one gift that everyone wants and will steal over and over again. What makes it fun is trying to figure out who is going to get the most coveted gift. In some cases, people can end up with the gift they brought.

The purpose for the white elephant game is to give opportunity for people to regift something which they receive from other people but which they do not want or like to keep. Therefore, there can be options opening for the participants whether to bring something that they wish to regift or to purchase a new gift with a predetermined value.

The Right Christmas Office Gift Exchanges Games Of All Times

There are dozens of fun office gift exchange games people can play during the Christmas season. Officemates might have a “secret Santa” gift exchange or a popular “white elephant” gift exchange. All are popular and always fun, provided the rules are clear and everyone understands them.

The White Elephant gift exchange has always been one of the best and most interesting office games for all festive seasons. All games are guided and bounded by rules of their own and the White Elephant gift exchange game is no exception. However, there are no precise rules that must be followed exactly to maximize the fun value of the game. Variations can be incorporated into the games to suit certain conditions of the office such as number of participants, budget and so forth. Each and every one of the participants must purchase a gift not exceeding certain value such as a set dollar amount or within a range of values from ten dollars to thirty dollars; which depend very much on the policy or requirements of the team. The suggested gift selection should be an interesting object that can possibly amuse the team and something every one will enjoy, therefore, anything that is very practical will make a bad pick.

Everyone who’s participating in the exchange gets a number (the number should be the same as the number of presents). The numbers should be they drawn out of a hat or something else (perhaps a Santa hat, in recognition of the season?). So, the person who draws number “1” goes first and picks a present. They open it and keep it. The second person can either pick a different present or they can “steal” the first present. They can’t open a present until they are sure they are keeping their choice and not picking the first gift. This continues until everyone has a present. Any present that’s been opened can be subject to stealing, but a gift can only be stolen three times.

At the end of the game, the person who was the first to open a present can steal a gift if they choose, since they didn’t have an opportunity earlier.

In this gift exchange game, there is never a surprise if the gift ends up in the hands of its initial owner, who bought that gift for the game. To allow the game to live up to its interesting and fun factors, there must be that one gift which is so appealing to every participant who is looking forward to steal it times and again. Therefore, the excitement will arouse with the game when everyone is figuring who will be the final owner of that most popular gift.

As a means of regifting, the white elephant gift exchange is introduced with the idea of giving away a gift or something else that you received or bought but do not want it in the end. In the game, the decision maker in this gift exchange game can decide whether the participants are allowed to bring such a gift from home or they are required to purchase a totally new gift for the purpose of the game (within the range of the dollar amount set for the game).

There are plenty of variations of Secret Santa game created or altered by offices and have been made very popular. One variation of the games which you can adopt would be to limit the dollar value on the gift and get every participant to make a Santa list. With that list for Santa, you can determine a aforementioned gift value such as five or ten dollars and what this means would be that every participant must not list items more than that five or ten dollars on their little Santa list.

Everyone who is participating draws a list out of a hat, or some other object, and sets about shopping for that person. They know who they are shopping for, but the recipient doesn’t. On exchange day, the Secret Santas must deliver the gifts to their officemates’ desks without being seen. Those participating can decide if they want people to sign the cards attached to the gifts, or if the secret should stay a secret. If they choose the latter, gift giving can be interesting, since it’s anonymous, but many people choose to have cards signed so in the end, people who to thank for their gifts.

The Elephant Festival In Jaipur

The Rajasthan Tourism Board has revived the Holi Tradition by adding Elephants to the colorful celebrations.

Lisbon 5th March 2007 – The Elephant Festival, in Jaipur, precedes the Holi Festival and is celebrated during the month with processions, games, competitions and different events.

The animals are all painted according to the Holi Season Tradition and Parade every year, offering the tourists an unforgettable experience in India.

All the Elephants glamorously walk in the Procession, well bejeweled within the Indian tradition.

About the Elephant Festival

This annual festival of Jaipur is unique in its concept. A number of beautifully bejewelled and bedecked elephants march gloriously in a grand procession that savours of royal tastes and participate in several competitions and events at the time of Holi.

The giant pets run races and play polo at Chaugan in Jaipur, the venue of the Elephant Festival, with their long trunks during the Festival. There are dancers, musicians and a large number of onlookers who come there to witness this majestic event. The painted Elephants covered with richly embroidered velvets look grand and cute at the same time.

The Procession is accompanied by booming sound of trumpets and besides the elephants there are lancers on horses, chariots, camels, cannons and palanquins lending their own grandeur to it. There are beauty pageants for the elephants in which mostly female elephants participate and are groomed industriously by their ‘mahouts’ (elephant keepers) for that very purpose.

Their trunks, foreheads and feet are painted with floral motifs and trinkets are attached to them from tusk to tail. At the end of the day, a winner is declared. The highlight of the festival is the game of polo forms where elephants compete with each other wearing saffron and red turbans to score goals with long sticks and a plastic football.

Tourists particularly love to mount these elephants and play Holi and watch them dance as dexterously as they can. Previously, the royalty and their guests used the elephants as a mount. Rajasthan Tourism revived the tradition by introducing the Elephant Festival to promote cultural tourism in the state. It is said that inspiration for introducing the game of Polo in the Festival was taken from a cartoon in Punch Magazine that showed the Indian Polo team atop an Elephant after its success in all the international tournaments.

Fun And Free Games To Improve Your Memory

Do you have a good memory? If I asked you what your bank account number was or your credit card number would you be able to recall them without looking ??? I have a memory like an elephant (so my husband says, but that’s a different story) but the secret really is practise. Take for instance the 16 digit card number across your cash card, the way to remember it with ease is to break it down into 4 lots of 4 digits. Learn the first 4 digits on day 1, then day 2 add the next 4, repeating the first 4 from the day before. Within 4 days you can remember the whole number.

So why is this so important? Well, in examinations you will rely on your memory skills very heavily, so it’s paramount you improve and practise as much as possible. Remember learning your times tables?? repetition, almost parrot fashion was the key to cementing the information into your brain cells. This is how our children are taught at school and we can help them as well as ourselves improve our memories by playing games that practise the recall of information.

One way of remembering information is to make up a story that connects the items or facts, its also important to involve your emotions. Why do you think we can all remember what we were doing when Kennedy was assasinated or Princess Diana was killed?? Because we felt an emotion when we heard the news and THAT is what the brain can remember. Anyway, back to the story making.

Game 1: Take 10 household objects and place on a table or tray, the first person picks an item eg an orange and says “In the orchard, ripe, juicy oranges were falling from a tree…. the second person picks up the tale and another object eg a key and carries on the story ” but the gate to the orchard was locked and John had brought the wrong key”…. person three picks up the tale with the next item a mobile phone ” so he called Sally on his mobile phone to see if she could help” and so on until all the objects have been involved in the story. At the end, all the group must recite the whole story without the items in the room.

Game 2: Bling Jigsaw another fun and inexpensive way to give the memory a boost is to get a jigsaw puzzle and complete it first. (Not a 1000 piece one of course)Then take a good look at the picture and break it up. Without using the box you have to complete the jigsaw again this time from memory. Start with easy jigsaws and work your way up.

Game 3 “Pairs” you will just need a pack of normal cards for this one. Spread all the cards out face down on the floor or a table and take turns in turning over only 2 cards at once. If you get 2 of the same numbers you can pair them up and keep them. If not place back down where they were found. Take turns each until all the cards are paired up. The person with most “pairs” wins.