I’m helping out with Eva’s little Kindergarten party this year for the out-of-home program she attends for part of the day. My task was to come up with some sort of game that 5 and 6 year olds could play without making a huge mess or getting into a giant kid brawl so I created this easy pin-the-tail game using an engineer print and a pack of heart-shaped Post-It notes. We tried it out at home and I think it’s going to be a hit!
This was a pretty cheap game, coming in at about ten dollars total. I paid $7 something to print this image at Staples as a 36×48″ black and white engineering print and then the pack of heart-shaped Post-It notes was $3 something. Word of warning: it took four different office supply stores before I could find heart-shaped notes so if you have time you might want to just order them on Amazon!!
We used a dishcloth as a blindfold, spun each kid once, and then let them try to get their Post-It note heart on the right spot. I think for the actual class party I’m going to use a sleep mask for a blindfold to save time tying knots and I might write their names on the hearts and have them reuse them because it got hard to keep track of whose heart was where.
Note: if you haven’t used engineering prints before, the paper is a little thin so I was worried that excited hands might tear it but we didn’t have any problems like that.
Here is the image for the engineering print. To get it printed, just check your local office supply store to make sure they do engineering prints in the 36×48″ size and then email them or take the file in on a flash drive. Staples lets you upload the file from home and then they call/email you when it’s done so we usually use them. Warning – this is a huge file because it needs to print up nice and large!
Let me know if you try it out! If you Instagram photos, tag me at @everclevermom so I can see the fun.