Spy Birthday Party: Spy Training

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.

Spy Party Birthday Idea:  Top Secret Training Course! {OneCreativeMommy.com} This looks so fun!

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.)

Picking spy names at our Spy Training Birthday Party {OneCreativeMommy.com}

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.

Spy Birthday Party {Obstacle Course Spy Training} OneCreativeMommy.com

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!

A Nerf gun is perfect for target practice at Spy Training Camp! {OneCreativeMommy.com}

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.

Spies test their agility and quick reflexes with a fun water bomb fight {OneCreativeMommy.com} Cool spy party ideas!

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!

Spy Birthday Party -- Laser/String Maze {This was the hit of the party!}

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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  1. Wow, would you host a spy party for me too? This looks like a blast!

  2. Oh my goodness! My kids would love to attend or have a spy party! You have some really terrific ideas. I love choosing their code names (would never have thought of that!) and the lazer maze. This would be fun for older kids too who are into the Alex Rider or Gallagher Girls series of books. So much fun!

    • That’s why I love Pinterest. Some of these ideas are my own, and some were inspired by bloggers from all over the country. I love how the web lets us share ideas.

  3. Wow, you have such incredible talent and creativity, thanks for sharing!! I am a mental health provider and we create mental wellness kids camps… we will be using these ideas to help kids learn positive self talk and how to problem solve through challenges. Thanks for making my job easier by having these great ideas and pictures ready for me to use and adapt!

    • Thank you so much, Charity! I’m so glad these ideas will help at your camps. I hope the kids have a blast! Thanks for your kind message.

  4. We need some indoor obstacle course and wondering if you’d make a spy themed indoor obstacle course for you family so we can have some ideas for ours. Just an idea and thought. 😊

    • I totally missed this, Katelyn! The laser maze actually works best inside, and I bet you can make some sort of course by arranging the furniture. You could also try using masking tape to create some sort of a line to follow or circles for pretend tires. Set up some stuffed toys on the edge of a table and try nerf gun target practice. Hope you have fun!

  5. This sounds soooooooo fun for the kids! I love this website because it has the BEST ideas for days that you need plans or for days that you dont have any plans and decide to do something cute and fun. Thank you so much!

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