The go-to DIY pokémon party game is pin the tail on the pikachu game. It’s similar to pin the tail on the donkey. You can do this or you can have the kids try to catch them all. This is more of a pin the pokéball on the pokémon game. It’s relatively easy to set up.
- a poster board
- printed images of the pokémon below
- the same amount of printed pokéballs as there are children coming to the party
Print out 5 of the images below and cut them out. They should be different sizes. Lay the different pokémon out on the poster board until you see a layout that you like. Then glue them into place. Write different values under each pokémon from 100-500 to make the game more interesting. 500 point pokémon should be hard to catch and should be anything that looks like a dragon down below.
Next, print out enough pokéballs for everyone. You can also make them out of construction paper, but that’s a lot more work than just printing pokéballs out. You write each child’s name on each pokéball.
Right before you play the game write or have the children write their names on their pokéballs. Have them form a line to play the game. Ask them what pokémon they’re aiming for. Just like pin the tail on the donkey, blind fold the child whose turn it is. Spin them around 3 times and set them on the course to pin the pokéball on the pokémon.
If you try this activity out, let me know how it goes!