The spinning wheel was very popular, too. You had to complete the action in the section it landed on to earn tickets. My husband had purchased the wheel some time ago on Amazon.
The ring toss was fun, especially for the little ones. All we needed was a recycled glass bottle and a pack of round plastic bracelets from Dollar Tree.
Hoop Shot was fun. Sink a basket to earn a ticket!
Knock Down was a hit, too. Plastic glasses from Dollar Tree were stacked in a triangle shape (3 on bottom, 2 in the middle, 1 on top) and the kids had to try to knock everything off the table using a toy football.
We had eight games in total. In addition to the ones I listed we played:
Gone Fishing (first picture in the post): an old tank and a plastic fishing game from Dollar Tree.
Blast Off: Three plastic cups had to be knocked off a table using a water shooter.
Clothespin Drop: Attempt to drop a clothespin into a glass jar while standing behind a line and keeping your arm straight.
The carnival was a LOT of fun, inexpensive to put together, and easy to set up. For more inexpensive carnival games, check out THIS tutorial.
The kids were excited to earn tickets to redeem at the prize booth (more on that tomorrow!)
Hope to see you back tomorrow!
Thank you for this post! We are having a neighborhood picnic at my house next week. I needed some quick and easy ideas. Thanks for coming through for me:)
Oh I love this, how creative. Looks like the kids all had fun. I would love for you to link this up at our made for or by kids linky http://wemadethat.blogspot.com/2012/08/we-made-that-linky-1.html
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