Max helped me set up a rainbow treasure hunt for Ruby’s 5th birthday party.
We like to keep our birthday parties fairly simple, with a couple of games, some mostly healthy food and time to simply play.
For our rainbow treasure hunt we used:
- red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple children’s wool
- beautiful wooden beads in the same colours
- a wooden tree stump that has nails in it for making twisties
- string for making necklaces
We placed the wooden tree stump to the side of the lawn. Then we tied a ball of yarn to each nail and ran it out into the garden.
One went up the cubby house slide, one went into the sandpit, one went to the mud kitchen and so on until they were all used up.
At the end of each ball of yarn was a bowl of beads, the same colour as the yarn. The yellow yarn leading to the yellow beads and so on.
The rainbow treasure hunt was a nice way to ‘break the ice’ at the party since some of the children didn’t know each other.
It was lovely to watch them happily ran along the yarn lengths to find the treasure at the end!
Once they had found all the treasure I gave them string to make a rainbow necklace.
The string was a little tricky to thread, so the parents mostly ended up making the necklaces.
If I was to do it again, I would sticky tape an end so the children could more easily thread the beads on.
The children took their pretty rainbow necklaces home instead of a party bag *smile*
The other game we played at Ruby’s party was pass the parcel, with pretty gems inside. And otherwise the children played.
For more birthday party inspiration you can see Max’ 6th birthday party here and Ruby’s last party here.
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That is so sweet. Simple and colourful and good idea about the gems in the pass the parcel :-). I love your blog – beautiful photos and so colourful and uplifting. Keep up the good work!
thanks so much Anna. The gems are always loved and treasured!
Oh Kelly, you do things so well and so beautifully. I love that they were the gifts that children got to take home. I’m going to remember this one.
I love all things rainbow and this idea is just beautiful. I could imagine the kids excitedly following the string and I love that the ending is an alternative to a traditional party bag.
What a lovely idea for a party! I can definitely see myself using this in the future when my little one is older.
It was a fun and simple activity, great for ‘breaking the ice’ at the party 🙂
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