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The activities with an asterix (*) alongside them are ones that can be lengthened/shortened as necessary depending on the requirements and timings of the party. E.g. if you have been asked to start the party with 15 minutes of glitter tattoos then you may only have 30 minutes for the second set instead of 45 minutes (as written in this plan).
Set One (45 mins)
“Hi everyone. Firstly let’s all say thank you to Child’s Name for inviting us to his/her birthday party by giving him/her a great big round of applause! My name is Your Name Sparkles and you can remember my name because I have a sparkly magic bag and at the end everyone who joins in will get some magic sparkles and a Haribo treat. Does anyone know what I’m wearing? That’s because today I’m going to teach you all about pirates and princesses. But before we begin, I’m going to give you a little test to see how much you already know!”
2. ACTION GAME: ‘Pirates and Princesses’
Use this game as a chance to introduce the children to the theme and warm them up.
Princesses = pull a muscle pose as you say “I’m strong and brave!” Pirates = pirate gesture and say “Arghh!”
Fairy godmother = wave magic wand and sing “bibbidi bobbidi boo” Dragon = say “roarrrrr” with scary hands
Captain’s coming = all salute and say, “Aye, aye Captain!”
a) “Every time I say ‘princesses’ you have to remember to say, ‘I’m strong and brave’.” Demonstrate the action listed above as you say the words. Then, you say ‘princesses’ and the children pull a muscle pose as they say ‘I’m strong and brave’. Practice several times.
b) One by one add in the rest of the characters listed above. Make sure to mix up the order in which you are saying the character names as you teach the game.
c) At first, do all the actions and sounds with the children.
d) When they have got the hang of it, you tell them you are now watching to see if they can
be really clever and remember all of the sounds and actions without your help.
e) Lots of energy!
3. WARM UP DANCE: ‘Shake Your Sillies Out’ performed by The Wiggles
Click on song name to open the video in YouTube.
“Well done everyone! I can tell you know lots about being princesses and pirates and so we’re ready to begin the party. The first thing we need to do is make sure our bodies are warmed up for lots of princess and pirate dancing and games so we’re going to shake our sillies out!” Play the track and perform the dance as in the video. Make sure to use lots of energy!
4. GET THE CHILDREN INTO A CIRCLE: ‘Let’s Make a Circle’ written by Anne Porter Without speaking, get the children into a circle by singing the following song acapella:
Let’s make a circle,
A circle a circle.
Let’s make a circle,
At Child’s Name’s birthday party.
Repeat until everyone is in a circle. Please use this song every time you need the children in a circle throughout the duration of the party.
5. WISHING SONG: ‘Starlight Starbright’ by Traditional
“Let’s see what we’re going to do next.” Reveal sword if birthday child is dressed as a pirate or wand if birthday child is dressed as a princess. If it’s a joint party for a ‘princess’ and a ‘pirate’ just choose according to whether there are more princesses or pirates in attendance. “Does anyone know what this is? (pause for children to answer) This is my magic wishing sword/wand and today we’re going to use it to wish for things we need to become real pirates and princesses. You can wish for a pirate hat, a pirate sword, a tiara, a castle, or anything else you need to be a real pirate or princess. But first you need to learn the magic wishing song and it goes like this.” As you sing the song, point your sword to different
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