When you have a child who’s a sports fanatic, holding a sports-themed birthday party for them can seem like the obvious choice. Have you ever considered that there are other reasons to bring sports into your little one’s festivities, though? Not only are sports fun, engaging, and a great way to get kids healthy and moving. Kiddos can also learn a variety of life skills from participating in athletics.
Luckily, bringing that educational and beneficial twist to your sports-themed birthday party is a cinch. Your child’s birthday party will be a standout favorite amongst classmates and their family alike; kids will have an unforgettable time getting excited, active, and moving while parents can rest easy knowing that their child is learning a little something in the process.
Adults and children alike have long loved the game that gets participants excited and puts their mind to the test. Trivia is especially ideal because it can be tailored to suit a host of age ranges and specific sports interests. See whether your fifth grader can name their favorite athlete’s social, charitable, or athletic accomplishments; ask the little ones how many strikes you can rack up in baseball before you’re put on the sidelines.
Get Active (and Creative)
The activities and sports that occur at your child’s party will depend heavily on the age group you’re entertaining. You can set up a mini-golf course for little ones with active imaginations by making a sprinkler a water hazard and a sandbox a sand trap. Older kids can have fun with baseball or football throwing competitions with giant targets or a rowdy game of street hockey.
A Little Friendly Competition
You have a great opportunity to teach the kiddos at your party a little about friendly competition and get them thinking in the process. Hold miniature competitions outside of official games to test skills and push party attendees to put their best foot forward. Little activities like throwing or kicking competitions or short, sprint-based races let kids flex their competitive muscles.
Know Your Prizes
Every kid wants a prize when they come out on top. Know what you’re going to hand out beforehand so that you aren’t caught in a sticky situation. Baseball cards can make for fun reading, comparison, and trading opportunity for a baseball-themed party; offering face painting as a reward and cool down after play can give kids time to relax and soak in some creative time before heading home.
Work With a Facility
Locating a facility near you that offers fun, educational, and activity-based children’s birthday parties can be a great way to relieve yourself of a little stress during the party planning process. Kids ‘N Shape offers a variety of birthday party options for children young and old. Unlike most party venues, children will have run of the entire building during parties. This means that they can hop into a game of dodgeball, wiffleball, kickball, and countless other interactive activities.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get your child active and having fun during their sports-themed birthday party, contact Kids ‘N Shape today. Our team can’t wait to help you set up the perfect fitness play birthday party for your child, tot or tween.