Games you play every day can easily be adjusted to fairy games. Below are fairy games for you to try. You may notice that the rules tend to be general so that you can create your own fun fairy games. Sometimes just the chance to be creative opens up a whole new world.
1. Find the fairy.
One of the hardest things to do is find fairies. They are small, fast and secretive. Find and play a game about searching and finding fairies.
You can also make and hide fairies. From marking a map to show locations to photographing the fairies, you can explore numerous ways of documenting the fairies’ location without moving them.
2. Dancing fairies.
Fairies love music and dancing. Find and play a game that features music and or dancing. If it’s not designed specifically for fairies, adjust the rules so that it can be used at a fairy-themed event.
3. Fairy scavenger hunt.
Ask the fairies to collect items needed to create a fairy house. Each fairy gets a bag to place collected items. These items might include:
- Flower petals
- Toadstools or mushrooms
You could end it when everyone has collected their items.
For a variation, let each fairy choose a colored stone from a bag and fairies with similar colors combine their items and build a fairy house. See the Enrichment Project’s “Fairy House” badge program for additional details on fairy houses. Let the fairies judge each others’ houses. Non-fairies can act as additional judges. Provide special prizes for the winners.
4. Pin the . . .
You can pin a star on a wand, wings on a fairy or flower head on a stem. All would fit your fairy theme. Create a board and items to pin your choice on so you can play.
5. Fairy tag.
One fairy has a “freeze” wand and another fairy a “fly free” wand. You could also have the fairies close their eyes when they are frozen and replace the “fly free” wand with glitter – the free fairy would sprinkle glitter over the frozen fairy’s head and whisper “fly free.”
See what other variations you and your fairies can think up!
6. Fairy treasure.
From simply explaining that the fairies left treasure to elaborate stories about the tooth fairy losing her money, you can come up with many fairy themes for treasure hunting. You can use chocolate coins, Hershey kisses or other items that are sparkly for treasure. You may choose for the treasure to be a complete fairy outfit. The fairies keep what they find. Use one of these or create your own fairy treasure hunt.
7. Flower toss.
Place a single artificial flower in a pot with floral foam. Toss rings at the flower. Those that go over the flower and pot are winners. You can decorate the pot and rings to make it more “fairy” looking.
Alternately, you can place a bowl or basket to throw flower heads or buds into for your flower toss. What other ideas can you come up with that can be labeled “flower toss”? Play one or more to find which work the best.
Instead of BINGO, try FAIRY. Download the supplement listed below or create your own cards to play this game. You can use your standard BINGO supplies to save money.
9. Stepping stones.
Play musical chairs with stepping stones. To minimize injuries, do not remove the stones. Instead, place fairy items such as wands, flowers or other items on the stepping stones that cannot be sat upon. The fairies that do not have a valid stone to sit upon are free from the circle to dance amongst the flowers.
10. Find fairy games.
Surf the Web and find more fairy games others have created. Add a few to your list of fairy games. Share those you find particularly fun.
11. Make fairy games.
Using the other steps as examples, create your own unique fairy game. Ask others to play it and find out what they like / don’t like about it. Incorporate some of your fairies’ adjustments and try it again. When you feel it’s a great game, share it with other fairy enthusiasts.
12. Party or event.
Plan a party or afternoon event featuring fairy games.
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