Plan a Giraffe and Bird Party Part 1: Games
Posted on July 20th, 2012 by pajamapress
Giraffe and Bird are unlikely companions, but their antics in Rebecca Bender’s Giraffe and Bird and Don’t Laugh at Giraffe have charmed children, teachers and parents across the country.
For those who just can’t get enough, we’re building a virtual Giraffe and Bird party, complete with games, food, crafts, and favours—each one of them healthy, wholesome, and kid-tested. Over the course of the summer we’ll be bringing you step-by-step instructions so that you can have your own party! And don’t forget to share any fun ideas of your own in the comments. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Today we begin with…GAMES:
One glass of water per child
One drinking straw per child
The straw goes in the glass of water.
The glass of water goes on the ground.
Be the first to drink a whole glass of water.
No bending your arms or legs!
Thin slices (“leaves”) of green apple
A paring knife
Make a hole in each apple slice with the paring knife and feed a length of string through.
Appoint half of the children as “trees” for the first round and half as “giraffes”. They can switch afterward.
Give each “tree” a leaf to dangle.
Just like Giraffe when he’s browsing for leaves, eat your apple slice without using your hands!
If you’re preparing your apple slices ahead of time, let them sit in lemon juice to keep them from browning.
Bird HATES it when Giraffe steps on an earthworm. It means the worm will be stretched all out of shape by the time Bird pulls it free. How long will the worm stretch? Find out!
One empty drinking glass (Giraffe’s “hoof”) per pair of children
One gummy worm per child
Partner A presses down with the drinking glass on one end of the gummy worm
Partner B stretches the gummy worm as far as it will go
To have the most stretched-out gummy worm in the group! Check your results with a ruler.
A pole that can be held horizontally at various heights
This is just like regular limbo, except instead of bending backward, you’re bending forward! Don’t forget to keep those front hooves hands off the ground!
Stay Tuned for food, craft, and favour ideas for your Giraffe and Bird party!