01 of 07
Make signs that list different names of airports. Hang them around the party space. Play music and have the kids put their arms out and fly around the room. When the music stops, they must pick one of the airports at which to land, by flying over to the sign and standing still. Once all the planes have landed, pull one of the airport names out of a hat and call it out loud. All players who landed at that airport remain in the game for the next round. The rest of the planes are grounded. Play for as many rounds as it takes until only one player is left.
02 of 07
To set up for this game, you will need one suitcase per player. You will also need two luggage tags per suitcase. You can easily make suitcases out of duct tape or plain cardboard boxes, wrapped in brown paper with a cardboard handle. On each pair of luggage tags, write a name and address (you can make these up or use the names of your party guests). Place one of the tags on the suitcase and the other, matching luggage tag in a basket. Scatter (or hide) the labeled suitcases around the party area.
To play the game, have each kid pull a luggage tag out of the basket. They must then go out and find the matching suitcase and bring it back to the starting point. Hand out small prizes as kids return the lost luggage pieces.
03 of 07
Pack the Suitcase
This relay will have kids racing to pack and unpack a suitcase. Give each team a suitcase and an equal amount of clothes. Have the first players in line fill their suitcases with the clothes, close it up and carry them to the other side of the room, and then back again to their teams.
When a player gets back to his team, he must empty the suitcase and hand it to the next player in line. That player must then repack the suitcase and carry it along the same route as the player before him. This continues with each player packing, carrying, and unpacking the suitcase until one team completes the task. This team wins the game.
04 of 07
On a large piece of poster board or roller paper, draw a runway with several different sections. Lay it on the floor. Have kids stand a couple of feet in front of the landing strip and toss toy or paper planes, trying to get them to land in the section of the runway with the highest point value. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Flying Through Hoops
To play this game, each kid will need a toy airplane or paper airplanes. Hang several different sized hoops or rings (you can use hula hoops or cut large circles out of poster board) from the ceiling, at varying heights. Challenge the kids to throw their planes through the hoops. You can even add a point value to each hoop and keep score accordingly.
06 of 07
Musical Baggage Carousel
This is a cute variation on musical chairs.
Arrange a bunch of luggage pieces to form a circle (you will need to use one less piece than you have players). Play some music and have the kids walk around the outside of the circle. When the music stops, kids must grab a piece of luggage from the “baggage carousel.” The player left standing, empty-handed is out of the game. Take one piece of luggage away and start a new round. Continue playing and removing one suitcase after each round until only one player is left.
07 of 07
Flight Attendant Relay
To play this game, divide kids into two teams. Give each team a tray. At the other end of the room, place two sets of items a flight attendant might carry, such as bottles of water, snacks, magazines, or pillows. Use a tray and several objects. Players must race, one at a time, to place an item on the tray and carry it back to their teams. If someone drops the item off of a tray, she must go back and start over. The first team to collect all of their objects wins.