Party Activities- Ideas for a Weather Party
For our Rainbow Party turned Weather Party (catch up on this post), there are sooo many activity options!
Wind chimes - weather party craft
Easy to use paint pens kept the mess at bay while we decorated “stained glass” wind chimes. We placed them on paper plates, labeled with each kid’s name, for mess control while painting and safe keeping while they dried. This is a great party activity to do while guests are arriving, which gives the paint plenty of time to dry before the end of the party. Another option is to color these with permanent markers for super speedy drying.
Balloon Snow - party activity idea
Next, we trudged through the deep “snow” and had an all-out balloon snowball fight! We placed a line of masking tape on the floor to mark off two relatively equal spaces (no, this won’t hurt your carpet/rug if the tape is removed when the game is done). The guests were divided into two teams, one on either side of the tape line. The goal for each team was to get all of the balloons on the opposite team’s side of the tape line.
Rainbow party activity ideas—decorate umbrellas
After getting a few of the wiggles and giggles out of our system, we transformed these simple white umbrellas into works of weather art! These umbrellas began as party décor, then became the party activity, and ended as the goody bag. All of the treats and prizes that each kid acquired during the party were tucked into their own umbrella for safe keeping until the party was over. Then, we closed and tied each umbrella with a rainbow ribbon as each guest said goodbye.
Using Sharpie markers to decorate the umbrellas meant instant art without waiting for the paint to dry!
We paused for a few rainbow inspired treats.
Party Game ideas—bubble wrap!
Then, an all-time favorite… musical thunder!? Yep, we created these clouds with simple poster board. The silver lining was drawn with a paint pen.
We used double stick tape to attach bubble wrap to the back of each cloud. As the music played, the kids were “dancing in the rain”.
When the music stopped, each kid ran to a cloud and jumped on it furiously to make “thunder”! Each round, we removed a cloud, until we found the master thunder maker in the group.
Finally, as we were bringing the party to a close, each party guest had their chance to be video recorded giving the forecast. We used a shower curtain map and weather symbols made from laminated scrapbooking paper. The video recordings of each kid’s forecast made a great addition to the party favor bags… or, actually, favor umbrellas!
Busy kids = successful party!
Weather / Rainbow Party Post Links:
The party overview:
Storm cloud party décor tutorial:
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Get even more ideas from our Weather Party Pinterest board!