Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Robot Party: Game Ideas and Free Printable Scavenger Hunt

Free Printable Robot Scavenger Hunt Game by B.Nute productions
It's a known fact that robots love to play games! Below are a bunch of ideas perfect for keeping your robots moving and happy at your Robot Party.

Robot Scavenger Hunt Game
Print out these scavenger hunt cards and have kids hunting for robot parts! Hide a screw, a dial, a gear, an antenna, a spring, a nut around the party space. Make sure to have a computer somewhere that can be found as well as possibly as some appliance or items with a meter or gage. Once everything is hidden well, hand out these cards and let the kids hunt. Place them in teams if it's easier. For the first team to finish have a prize... Or just have a prize for all that finish!
Free Printable Robot Party Scavenger Hunt Game
Instructions for Making Robot Party Scavenger Hunt Game
1. Select each link above, and print out the page on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper (in landscape mode). I suggest a card stock to give the cards some weight.
2. Cut out scavenger hunt cards.
3. Hide items on card, and have kids hunt!

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.

More Robot Party Game Ideas
Robot Dance Contest
Put on those electronic tunes and have the kids do their best robot dance moves! Give prizes for most creative, best move, most robot-like, etc. Here are some great robot-inspired tunes to play:

  • Mr. Roboto by Styx
  • Robot Parade by They Might Be Giants
  • Become a Robot by They Might Be Giants
  • Weird Science by Oingo Boingo
  • She Blinded Me with Science by Thomas Dolby
  • The Jetson's Theme Song
Robot Relays
Get 2 robot costumes out (i.e., decorated card board boxes, antenna, and pieces of heating duct -to be used as robot arms or legs). Split the party into teams. Each person needs to put on the costume (when it is his/her turn) and run or robot walk your relay course. After he/she is finished, he takes off the costume and passes it to his next team member to put on. First team to finish wins!

Pin the Part on the Robot
Cut out large rectangular shapes from construction paper. One for a body, 2 arms, 2 legs, a head, antenna, hands, feet, etc. You can be as creative as you'd like with your robot design with the construction paper. Place the body on the wall. Now blindfold each child and hand them one body part. Have them place it on the wall with a small piece of double stick tape on the back. Kids will love the look of the mixed up robot once complete!

Retro Robot Windup Race
Purchase several windup toy robots, draw a chalk "course" on your driveway, and have kids race the robots. Which robot is fastest? Which is slowest? Which walks in the most straight line? Have fun by giving the robots names and having them cheer on their favorite one!


Creative Party Themes said...

These are amazing activities! Thanks for sharing. :)