The decision of whether or not to include children at a special event is a personal choice, and deciding either way is perfectly acceptable. If you do choose to include children in your special event, both you and the children are likely to be much happier if you include special entertainments just for them. These activities keep the kids from getting bored with adult oriented entertainment and gives adults the peace of mind that the children will be occupied and not disruptive.
Personalized Coloring Pages
Children of all ages enjoy coloring, and the trend of adult coloring pages means that some adults might join in on the fun as well! Take a digital image of the guest of honor and use a photo editing software like this to edit a photo into plain line cartoon that's easy to color and fits your theme.
Wedding Word Find
Elementary aged children can keep on using those cute crayons to do this wedding word search. They can practice their reading skills with a little bit of a challenge that keeps in line with a wedding. There are also word searches to fit other themes: Quinceanera, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, or any other types of word searches you might want to include.
Do you want to keep the kids from scrambling around the venue? Give them a word scramble instead! You can find different types of word scrambles here. This site allows you to choose scrambles based on theme and the age of the children who will be attending.
Include this classic word game as a fun scavenger hunt at your event. This activity gives the kids a chance to get up and look around for all the items on their list. They can get some energy out and keep the wiggles away without wandering aimlessly or erratically. If you can get them to band together and work as a team, all the better!
This activity entertains both the young and the young at heart and brings all ages together for your celebration! Include a variety of props and kid oriented masks so that everyone can join in on the fun! This activity helps your guests have fun together and helps everyone remember your event for years to come.
Sometimes kids simply won't be still. Having a designated "kid friendly" area gives them a place to move around without the worry of bumping into food, presents, or fragile old folks. Just give them some space and let them move!
When you're assembling activity packets, you might consider individualizing the packets or providing a range of difficulty in different activities. Younger children enjoy more coloring pages and struggle with activities that involve words they might not know yet. Older kids will get bored if all they have to entertain them are coloring pages. Don't forget to give them something to write with! Place small crayon packs and a pen or two at each child's place setting as a useful kid friendly party favor.
Taking children into consideration and keeping them entertained will help you and all of your guests have a fun, enjoyable, and relaxing special event!
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