GAMES AND ACTIVITIES:
1. Play doh Cookies: The first thing we did when all the guests arrived was to make playdoh cookies. The day before I made playdoh sugar cookie dough. I doubled the batch, divided it into 4 parts and used Wilton frosting dye - red, blue, yellow, and green-to dye the dough. It was very bright and looked exactly like play doh. We let the kids make there own cookie creations. We baked them while they started the next activity. Here's the recipe I used:
2. Play doh Free Play: I purchased several packs of playdoh, which is relatively expensive. Next we let the kids choose some playdoh and just play with it - creating whatever they wanted to. I had lots of cookie cutters and other play doh tools for them to use. I also made each child there very own rolling pin.
3. Competition Play Doh: We wrote different things on scraps of paper, like ice cream cone, Christmas tree, telephone, etc. and put them in a bowl. We had the kids draw out a piece of paper and then gave them 10 minutes to complete what was on that paper. We then judged them and gave out prizes. Everyone got a prize and we had little medals (6 for $1 from the dollar store) for the top 5 winners. The kids were so creative.
4. Balloon Freeze Dance: We had blown up several different size, different colored balloons and spread them all over the the living room floor. We played music. The kids got to dance in the balloons until the music stopped, then they were suppose to grab one balloon and freeze. I called out a color and whoever was holding that balloon color won a prize. We did this until everyone had a prize.
CAKE AND PRESENTS: We didn't do a cake. Instead we made funfetti cookies, frosted them, and put 2 together to make an oreo-like cookie. We served it with punch. Then the kids opened presents. Each kid went home with their play-doh can of goodies, rolling pin, and their Play-doh Cookies.