Ninja Night!

Summer Reading Program 2015

For our family night this summer we decided on ninja night! It was SO FUN!

BOOKS TO SHARE

Ninja! by Arree Chung
Ninja Boy Goes to School by N.D. Wilson
My Grandma’s a Ninja by Todd Tarpley
https://i0.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oy-hxXuYL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgNinja Bunny by Jennifer Olson

DRESS LIKE A NINJA!

  • Headbands: Using scraps of superhero fabric I cut long strips to make headbands for the kids to wear.
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  • Sword: We cut pool noodles into thirds and taped black glitter duct tape on the bottom to make a handle. I also got string to tie around their waist to keep the sword in place.
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  • Ninja Name: I stumbled across ninja decoder name worksheets on the internet so I thought it would be fun for the group to decode their names! Below is the link to the worksheet I used.Source: Lemon Drops DIY
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NINJA MOVES

Once everyone was dressed the part, we were ready to learn ninja moves! We had a volunteer from the taekwondo studio come and show the kids a few skills. They loved it!

NINJA CRAFT

This craft is so cute and easy! I had volunteers paint the toilets paper rolls red and black. Then the kids used pipe cleaners and straws to make swords and a sharpie to create the faces.

 

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NINJA GAMES

  • Balloon Punch: We hung balloons with Ninjago faces on them and had the kids punch their way through the maze! They had a blast doing this! Although by the end of the night a few balloons had been popped 🙂

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  • Ninja Wrap: Each family designated one “ninja” to be wrapped (using crepe paper). They had 3 minutes to cover as much of the ninja as they could leaving only the eyes!

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  • Ninja Star Toss: We made these origami ninja stars and set up 3 different buckets (easy, medium and hard) for the kids to toss them into.

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SNACKS

I looked everywhere for a cool ninja themed snack and came across one birthday party that served candy sushi! I thought it was the cutest idea and the kids LOVED it. It’s very easy easy too 🙂

How To Video: Candy Sushi Instructions

Source: Seshalyn’s Party Ideas

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Happy Summer!

–Mollie

 

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