THE INCREDIBLES� PARTY GAMES
As an adult, I still love kid flicks. This great movie teaches
moral values and family unity. I designed some party games for kids
to play in conjunction with the movie The Incredibles.
Violet�s Invisible Force Field
One student will start out as "The Invisible Force Field," and when
he or she tags someone, they join hands and work together to catch
others. When there are at least four people tagging, they can split
into two force fields. This repeats until the force field catches
Mr. Incredible finds the Volcano Secret Hideout
This indoor/outdoor game is Hide and Seek in reverse. Mr.
Incredible gets a twenty-second head start to hide, then everyone
goes to look for Mr. Incredible. When a player finds Mr.
Incredible, he tries to join Mr. Incredible in the hiding spot
without being seen by the others. As more and more players find Mr.
Incredible, they pack into the hiding spot like sardines! The last
one to find Mr. Incredible becomes Mr. Incredible for the next
Frozone Freeze Tag
The player selected as Freezone chases players within a certain
area. Tagged players are �frozen� but can be unfrozen if tagged by
a free player. The game ends when all players are frozen. The last
player frozen is Freezone in the next round.
Syndrome�s Learning Machine
Materials: Pool noodle (18 inches long) or paper towel roll
The player selected as �The Learning Machine� holds one end of the
noodle/roll and chases players within the boundaries. The Learning
Machine tags players by hitting them below the knees with the
noodle/roll. The player hit must lock arms with the tagger. The two
players making up The Learning Machine chase other people�hitting
them below the knees and locking arms with them. The game ends when
all the players have joined a Machine. Be sure to remind players to
lightly tap their opponents. For a large group, you may have more
than more one Learning Machine.
Edna�s Self-Defense System
Materials: Small ping-pong or whiffle ball
A large dining room or picnic table is perfect for this game. Place
the ball at the center of the table. Students try to blow the ball
off the table at the end belonging to the opposing team. Teams must
work together to keep the ball from going off their side of the
Jack Jack Bobbity-Balloon-Relay
Divide into teams and give each team a balloon. Assign half of each
team to opposite ends of the room. The first player of each team
must keep the balloon in the air while racing down to the other
end. The player passes the balloon to the first player of her team
at the opposite end who races back, and passes it off to the next,
etc. The winning team must have successfully raced all players with
the balloon in the air.
To play, form two even teams. The first players from each team
squats with their hands on the ground. While making stretching
sounds, they must stretch, squat, and hop to the end of the playing
field and back. Then the next person on each team takes a turn. The
winning team is the group that finishes all team members first.
Dash�s Yard Party
Materials: Scarves, rolled up socks, or beanbags
To play, divide the playing field in half. Divide into two teams�
Team A and Team B. One side of the playing field is Team A's
backyard; the other side is Team B's backyard. Players all get
down on their hands and knees and, on the signal, they have one
minute to throw as many socks as they can into the other team's
yard. The team with the fewest items in their backyard after one
minute is the winner.
Use these activities if you are looking for active party games to
add to your family�s next get together!