Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Old Fashioned Summer Carnival-Great for 4th of July (or 24th of July)

Here are some great activities to make/do at your Fourth of July celebrations this weekend. 

We always grew up having an amazing Old Fashioned 24th of July celebration with our family (this is a Utah/Mormon holiday).  It was truly amazing.  So, last year we put together our own carnival, for our children.
I think you can figure out how to make each of these activities, but incase you can’t you can find tutorials for all of them, here!  This is a post about our carnival last year.
The above picture is a Water Bottle Bowling Game.  It has a super cute placemat that you have to go check out!

Fun action shot of my Nephew throwing the dart at the balloons!  This is a simple game to put together that I love the look of! 
Bean Bag Toss Game.  With homemade beanbags that each have a patriotic word embroidered onto them!  The game itself is made from a box!  Are you getting that we wanted the games to be part of the decoration?
imageHomemade Rubber Band Shooters!  Remember those from your childhood?  They are super easy to make!   Katrina made enough of these for each cousin to have one!  They are so much fun!  We just shot empty cans and bottles with them.image
How about some Cork Guns!  These are made out of wood, pvc pipe, string, and a cork!
Tin Can Stompers are another super easy yet effective activity!
Tin Can Knock Down!  We used a ball that you get wet, just to keep water flying around the whole yard!

Hope this gives you some inspiration for old fashioned carnival games you can make yourself, from mostly things that you already have around the house!



Uska Hope said...

Muito divertidas e criativas as idéias!!! Parabéns pelo post!!!

Uska Hope

Joyce said...

I love, love, love these games. How fun but still so simple. I found your site through Blogfrog, and I will definitely look around a while.

Melissa said...

these are so fun!! Thanks for sharing!! I love it.

CitricSugar said...

I love how your family makes every holiday a HOLIDAY!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

CitricSugar-We always love comments from you! You are so sweet! You are right though, that our WHOLE family has just done so many fun activities, crafts, and traditions. This is absolutely why we are the way we are. I feel as though I did have a magical childhood and I'm determined to pass this on to my children as well! Life is too short not to celebrate everything!

LollyChops said...

Look at all these awesome activities girls! I just love this!

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

This looks like so much fun! What great old fashioned games... and everything is better with a theme.

Kim said...

Thank you for all the great ideas - I'd just been thinking about games for this weekend!

concretenprimroses said...

What wonderful fun for your family and friends. I remember rubber band guns well, never had a cork gun tho.

Anonymous said...

Next year I am coming to your house for the 4th of July!

Wish you and I hadn't been born in different generations and lived in the desert at different times! I love all the family fun you come up with, and this post is a perfect example! Love it!

GianneCurry said...

Another set of AMAZINGLY simple, sweet, and brilliant ideas! In the short time I have been following your blog, you have inspired me numerous times. I wanted to tell you how thankful I am for your creativity and for sharing your ideas with me, so that my little ones can experience the fun and love that inspired your activities. I am giving out 15 blogger awards and you are on my list. Visit my site to see it and to give out awards yourself.