WILD WEST THEME

 

From Carol Lee on WAGGGS-L

 

        Activities

 

          a.. Horseshoes - of course!

          b.. Wanted -Scavenger hunt.

          c.. Cow Lasso - Use several clean large white milk 'chug' containers.  With a black permanent marker, draw spots on the white chug

containers to resemble cow spots.  Fill the 'cows' with water or sand to help weigh them down, then replace the tops.  Cut about 20" of heavy rope

for each lasso that is needed.  Form a circle by securing the ends together with duct tape.  Take turns tossing the rope over the 'cows'.

          d.. Pony race - use 2 pogo ponies or 2 brooms for a relay race

          e.. Find the missing Cowboys and Indians - hide plastic figures around the area.  Whoever finds the most wins a prize.

          f.. Rattlesnake! - Fill a tube sock with newspaper and a small rattle.  Use a rubber band to tie the end of the sock off.  Play this game

like Hot Potato, by having the children sit in a circle and passing the rattlesnake around while music is playing.  When the music stops, the person

holding the snake is out.

          g.. Tin can shoot  - Have children take turns trying to shoot an empty soda  can or soda bottle off a chair use sling shots which they can

make.

          h.. Shoot Out - Using water pistols, shoot out flames on candles.

          i.. Cowboy hats, sheriff badges, harmonicas, licorice,bandanas

          j.. Pin the Tail on the Horse

          k.. Lasso games (capture large stuffed animal)

          l.. Paint old west town made out of cardboard boxes (saloon, blacksmith, bank)

          m.. Star cookies, decorate to look like Sheriff badges.

          n.. Round-up: Form teams. Each team gets a balloon and broom. They need to drive the "cow" balloon through obstacle course.

          o.. Lasso: Need: 4 Embroidery hoops, Cardboard, cut out cactus shape large enough to hold hoops. If you use boxes you can incorporate the

stand into the cactus. Players try to toss hoop over cactus limb.

          p.. Gold Rush: Need pennies. Bury pennies in sand and let kids find them.

          q.. Dream Catcher - for older children - From Making Friends

          r.. Gold Nugget Rush:  Purchase candies in gold foil (any kind will do)  either scatter about and have a mad rush to see who collects the

most gold.

          s.. Wild and Weary Trail:  Set up obstacle course, need stop watch, on the course children start out by having to put on a holster (cap

gun included - no caps required) have to run through the course, first stop pick up the broom (horse on a stick, gallop to the next phase pick up the

hat and bandana must set horse aside to do so, get back on the horse, follow trail come to snake pass (rubber snakes or anything of the like will do)

must use gun from your holster to shoot them.  Cross the Coral Fence (construction horses, Chairs with 2x4's anything to create a hurdle)  then

onto the final leg have them ring the dinner bell (either an old cow bell, jingle bells, triangle with chime anything for the feel of it)  If weather

permits you can have a watering hole and either dowse the person with garden hose or water balloons and then to cross the finish line.

 

          t.. Lost wagon:  group kids into 2-3 'wagon trains' then 1 is 'it' (the lost wagon) they try to 'join' the wagon trains, but the

wagon trains don't want them......or divide group into wagon trains of 5-6 kids give each group a hula hoop their 'wagon''. then set up a course of

obstacles they all have to have a hand on the 'wagon' then move around course..........but when 'caller' yells "BANDITS!" they all climb inside

'wagon' then continue moving around the course..... then when "CIRCLE THE WAGONS" is called the 'wagon' is dropped, then all must get inside and stand

still until told to go on. 1st wagon and team to reach the end wins!

 

          u.. Pinata in the shape of a boot