The Transformers brand has been around more than a quarter of a century and became popular again as a result of the 2007 movie. For 5-year-olds who enjoy the toys or the movie, a birthday party is a practical and entertaining way to whet their robot appetite. Adapt traditional party games to have a Transformers theme and eliminate the need to buy expensive party supplies.
Autobots vs. Decepticons Freeze Tag
Split the kids into two separate teams and devise a way for them to be able to tell each other apart. By cutting out Autobot and Decepticon logos from themed party plates and napkins, you can tape them to the arms of participants. Another option is to use solid-colored pieces of paper with red for Autobots and black for Decepticons. In this game, when the member of one team tags a member of the other team, the player who is tagged becomes frozen. He can only be unfrozen if a teammate tags him. The object of the game is to freeze all members of the opposite team. Instruct the kids on how to make a proper tag without being too rough to avoid any accidents.
All Spark Scavenger Hunt
In the Transformers universe, the "all spark" is the charm that gives unlimited power to the possessor. In the first Transformers movie, the Decepticons tried to recover it. Put party guests right in the thick of the movie plot by hiding the all spark somewhere in the house (or party location) and giving the group clues to try to find it. Make the clues sequential, leading from one point to another, and eventually getting to the all spark. Use riddles and keep the clues challenging but not impossible for the age group.
Energon Cube Race
The energy source for Transformers is called the energon cube, and it resembles a giant sugar cubes. Create a relay race with energon cubes (regular sugar cubes with blue food coloring) by splitting guests into two teams. Each team member must carry a cube from one end of the room to the other on a spoon without dropping it. If a player drops it, he must stop walking, pick it up and place it on the spoon again before starting. The player brings the cube back and passes it to the next team member. The team that has all its members finish the race first is declared the winner.
Pin the Tail on the Grimlock
Grimlock is a Transformer that resembles a dinosaur, known as a dinobot. Use a picture of Grimlock from a coloring book, from party supplies or from a Transformers poster. Cut the tail off of the picture. From here, simply play the game like pin the tail on the donkey but with Grimlock instead of a donkey. Place a blindfold on the participant, spin him around a few times and send him in the direction of the Grimlock. Place a piece of tape on the end of the tail so it will stick when the participant places it on or near the Grimlock.
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