The 6 – 8 years age range is the most popular for GymBus birthday parties. Our games are specifically designed for this unique indoor play centre that comes to you. The activities can excite and challenge the most competitive, or be modified to suit the most cautious kids. Many of the following games can be adapted for kids parties at home too.
1. NINJA PLAY
With its two levels connected by tunnels, ladders and a fireman’s pole, FREE PLAY is the most adventurous time on the bus, and gives children time to familiarise themselves with the unique interior of the GymBus.
2. THE FLOOR IS LARVA
Half the kids start upstairs, the other half start downstairs.
The kids must try to climb around the entire GymBus without touching the floor.
3. GYMBUS MUSICAL STATUES
An old favourite adapted to the GymBus.
When the host stops the music, the kids must -FREEZE no matter where they are, sliding down the pole, climbing up a ladder, swinging on the rings or crawling thru a tunnel.
4. GYMBUS MUSICAL COLOURS
The walls, floors, ceilings and equipment of the Gymbus are all different colours
Each time the music stops, the entertainer calls out a colour and an activity like hang by one arm on something RED or lie on your tummy under something yellow.
5. NINJA SARDINES
GymBus Sardines is Hide and Seek in reverse, the birthday child and 2 others hide, whilst
everyone else counts. When each of the hiders are found… the finder hides with them, until there is only one finder left.
6. NINJA TRICKS
The entertainer will stop the music and ask the kids to do a trick on the equipment.
‘Find something to swing on’
‘Find something to hang upside down on’
‘Find something to rollover, and so on’
7. NINJA SCARECROW
One person is the tagger.
When you are caught you must stand like a scarecrow with your legs apart.
Anyone not caught, can free the scarecrows by crawling through their legs.
8. GYMBUS NINJA CHASEY
Everyone finds a partner
One of the partners counts, while the other partner runs away, then the chase is on.
Once the runner is caught, they swap roles.
9. GYMBUS COLOUR CHASEY
One Person is it. The GymBus entertainer calls out a colour, and only people wearing that colour can get tagged, the others must be touching something that colour to be safe.
Last person tagged becomes it.
10. WHATS THE TIME MR NINJA
The Entertainer is the Ninja and stands at the front of the bus either upstairs or downstairs, with their back to kids.
All kids stand at the back of GymBus.
The kids call out… What’s the time Mr Ninja? The Ninja replies X o clock and the kids take X steps forward.
When Mr Ninja stays “dinner time” he tries to catch them before they reach the back of the
GymBus First child caught becomes Mr Ninja.
This post was written by Grant Carlyon