If you haven’t seen my most recent posts, I’ve been sharing ideas from my daughter’s Spy Birthday Party. Once we got the guests to the party, we had to train our potential secret agents. We put them through several spy training activities.
Top Secret Spy Training Course
The first activity was Interrogation Practice (an easy activity to do while waiting for guest to arrive). I taped a picture to each agent’s back. (Olaf, Mickey Mouse, Inspector Gadget, Snow White, etc.) The agents had to ask each other yes/no questions to find out who was in the picture. (If that’s too hard, let the kids ask any questions they want to.)
While the agents were practicing interrogating, I took the kids one at a time to select their secret spy name. In one bowl, I placed slips of paper with a color written on each. In the other bowl, I listed nouns like ninja, dragon, tiger, etc. The agents picked one slip from each bowl. The results were things like “Black Ninja,” “White Tiger,” and “Pink Dragon.”
Once the agents picked their spy names, we added the name to their Spy Badges.
Next, the agents were divided into two groups for some outdoor training. Half did an agility obstacle course, and the other half did target practice. (The Nerf Rebelle my daughter got for her birthday last year was perfect.)
For the obstacle course, we used the rings from Twister Hopscotch instead of tires, lined up some cones for zigzag patterns, hung balloons under a table for crawling under, and finished with a jump rope tightrope. It was a lot of fun!
Once the kids were good and hot, we tested the agents’ agility and reflexes with a game of wet sponge dodge ball. You can use a bucket of water and regular sponges or these fancy sponges we made for our family reunion.
Finally, the teams headed inside for our last two training events: Spy Disguises (get the printable photo booth props here) and a string/laser maze. The kids loved the maze so much that they wanted to do it over and over! All you need is red yarn and painters tape. So easy!
Once we finished with Spy Training, we had lunch and got ready for the Secret Spy Mission! But, that’s a post for another day! (Still coming is the secret spy training mission — complete with clues — and our time bomb piñata.)
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