Two Pirate Birthday Party Games
by Doug Smith
Parrot Repeat: Have everyone take turns being the parrot, starting with the birthday child first. The parrot has to mimic the words and actions of its pirate owner.
Call one kids name at random to be the pirate owner. They come with a phrase and/or a body movement for the parrot to do. As an example: The pirate might say, "Polly jump up and down and say you look like cheese three times." Then the parrot does as instructed.
Continue this, with the pirate owner becoming the parrot next and choosing another pirate owner until all of the children have had a chance to be the pirate and the parrot.
Polly Parrot Says: Another take on a parrot game is to start off with a sentence and have the kids find new words that rhyme with it. An adult should start off the game. Have all the kids gathered around either in a circle or a line.
As an example you might say, "Polly Parrot thinks pirates are cool. Polly parrot thinks ________." Point to a child at random and have them fill in the blank using a phrase that ends with a word that rhymes with cool.
Continue doing this coming up with new phrases and pointing at different kids in turn to finish the phrases with rhymes. Have another adult or teen on hand to keep track of points. If anyone says a word that doesn't rhyme they lose a point. Every time they say one that rhymes correctly they gain a point. At the end of the game the child with the most points wins a prize.
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