Know Your Broadway Showtunes Game

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Do you and your friends (or your little starlet and his/her friends) think they know Broadway? Try this fun, fast-paced quiz game to see how much they actually know.

This game can be played in numerous ways. One way is to have a free for all. You host the game and read the first parts of the lyrics off of the cards. Whoever can remember what comes next in the songs should answer. The other option is to break your party up into two groups. You can either host and read all of the questions off or you can have each group come and choose a card. Each team will have a minute to go through the bowl of cards before switching sides. Any song whose next lyric is correctly guessed will go into a separate bowl. Repeat until all of the cards full of lyrics are gone. The cards will be counted up at the end to see who won.

You’ll just need to buy index cards for this activity to write on or you can shred paper that has been printed with the song lyrics. Assuming that you already have a printer, the total cost may be about $5 to play the game.

What You’ll Need:

  1. 2 bowls
  2. A printer or a pen
  3. Index cards or cut up paper

Instructions:

Compile a list of songs and musicals via a word documents. You can use the attached list underneath this section or you can make your own. Then, cut out the the song name and answer. You can either glue it on a index card or just fold up the paper (once cut) and stick it in a plastic bag until you’re ready to play the game.

When it is game time, pull out the two bowls. Empty the bag of show tunes with answers into a bowl. The other bowl will be used to for the questions already asked.

As explained above, there are two different ways to play the game. One way is to have a free for all. You host the game and read the first parts of the lyrics off of the cards. Whoever can remember what comes next in the songs should answer.

The other option is to break your party up into two groups. You can either host and read all of the questions off or you can have each group come and choose a card. Each team will have a minute to go through the bowl of cards before switching sides. Any song whose next lyric is correctly guessed will go into a separate bowl. Repeat until all of the cards full of lyrics are gone. The cards will be counted up at the end to see who won.

Pick and Choose your favorites – alphabetized by show name

  1. I Hope I get it – A Chorus Line
  2. One – A Chorus Line
  3. Pulled – The Addams Family
  4. Move Toward the Darkness – The Addams Family
  5. A Whole New World – Aladdin
  6. Friend Like Me – Aladdin
  7. Send in the Clowns – A Little Night Music
  8. A Rumor in St. Petersburg – Anastasia
  9. Journey to the Past – Anastasia
  10. Once Upon a December – Anastasia
  11. Maybe – Annie
  12. Tomorrow – Annie
  13. There’s no Business like Show Business – Annie Get Your Gun
  14. Anything You Can Do -Annie Get Your Gun
  15. (You’d Be So) Easy to Love – Anything Goes
  16. Gorgeous – The Apple Tree
  17. Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist -Avenue Q
  18. It Sucks to be Me – Avenue Q
  19. Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast
  20. Twenty Fans – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  21. Kids – Bye Bye Birdie
  22. The Telephone Hour – Bye Bye Birdie
  23. Put on a Happy Face -Bye Bye Birdie
  24. Don’t Tell Mama – Cabaret
  25. Tomorrow Belongs to Me – Cabaret
  26. Memory – Cats
  27. The Jellicle Ball – Cats
  28. All that Jazz -Chicago
  29. Cell Block Tango – Chicago
  30. Razzle Dazzle –Chicago
  31. In my own Little Corner – Cinderella
  32. What About Love? – The Color Purple
  33. Show People – Curtains
  34. Screw Loose – Cry Baby 
  35. Turn it Off – The Book of Mormon
  36. I am Africa – The Book of Mormon
  37. I Believe- The Book of Mormon
  38. And I’m Telling You (I’m not Going) -Dreamgirls
  39. Don’t Cry for me, Argentina -Evita
  40. Try to Remember -The Fantasticks
  41. If I were a Rich man – Fiddler on the Roof
  42. Sunrise, Sunset – Fiddler on the Roof
  43. I Need a Hero – Footloose
  44. Mama Says – Footloose
  45. Grease Lightning -Grease
  46. Hopeless Devoted -Grease
  47. A Bushel and a Peck – Guys and Dolls
  48. If I Were a Bell – Guys and Dolls
  49. Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat – Guys and Dolls
  50. Luck be a Lady Tonight – Guys and Dolls
  51. Rose’s Turn – Gypsy
  52. Aquarius -Hair
  53. Good Morning, Baltimore – Hairspray
  54. You Can’t Stop the Beat – Hairspray
  55. Aaron Burr, Sir – Hamilton
  56. The Election of 1800 – Hamilton
  57. You’ll Be Back – Hamilton
  58. It Takes a Woman – Hello, Dolly
  59. Love, Look in my Window – Hello, Dolly
  60. A Secretary is not a toy – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  61. Love From a Heart of Gold – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  62. On the Steps of the Palace – Into the Woods
  63. Children Will Listen -Into the Woods
  64. Someone Like You – Jekyll and Hyde
  65. Getting to Know You- The King and I
  66. I Whistle a Happy Tune- The King and I
  67. Raise You Up – Kinky Boots
  68. Land of Lola – Kinky Boots
  69. So in Love – Kiss Me, Kate
  70. Song on the Sand – La Cage Aux Folles
  71. I am What I am – La Cage Aux Folles
  72. Better – Legally Blonde
  73. Omigod You Guys -Legally Blonde
  74. Do You Hear the People Sing? – Les Miserables 
  75. One Day More – Les Miserables
  76. Poor Unfortunate Souls -The Little Mermaid
  77. Suddenly Seymour – The Little Shop of Horrors
  78. Dentist! – The Little Shop of Horrors
  79. Feed Me (Git It) – The Little Shop of Horrors
  80. He Lives in You – The Lion King
  81. The Morning Report -The Lion King
  82. Take a Chance on Me – Mamma Mia
  83. Our Last Summer – Mamma Mia
  84. We Need a Little Christmas -Mame
  85. A Spoonful of Sugar – Mary Poppins
  86. Step in Time – Mary Poppins
  87. Let’s Go Fly a Kite – Mary Poppins
  88. Our Time -Merrily as We Roll Along 
  89. The Last Night of the World – Miss Saigon
  90. The Heat is on in Saigon – Miss Saigon
  91. ‘Till There was You – The Music Man
  92. Iowa Stubborn – The Music Man
  93. Seventy-six Trombones – The Music Man
  94. Shipoopi – The Music Man
  95. I Could Have Danced All Night – My Fair Lady
  96. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning Oklahoma
  97. People Will Say We’re in Love Oklahoma
  98. And God Heard her Prayer – Once on This Island
  99. Mama Will Provide – Once on This Island
  100. Why we tell the Story – Once on This Island
  101. Loving You – Passion
  102. All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera
  103. Think of Me – Phantom of the Opera 
  104. Corner of the Sky -Pippin
  105. Spread a Little Sunshine – Pippin
  106. I Wanna be a Producer – The Producers
  107. Springtime for Hitler – The Producers
  108. Heil Myself – The Producers
  109. Another Day – Rent
  110. La Vie Boheme – Rent
  111. I’ll Cover You – Rent
  112. Seasons of Love – Rent
  113. Take me or Leave me -Rent
  114. Tango: Maureen -Rent
  115. So Many People – Saturday Night
  116. Give up Your Dreams – School of Rock
  117. When I Climb to the Top of Mount Rock – School of Rock
  118. Vanilla Ice Cream – She Loves Me
  119. Ol’ Man River – Show Boat
  120. Story of My Life – Shrek
  121. Freak Flag -Shrek
  122. Forest for the Trees – The Skints
  123. Unexpected Song – Song and Dance
  124. My Favorite Things -The Sound of Music
  125. Some Enchanted Evening – South Pacific
  126. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Spamalot
  127. Knights of the Round Table – Spamalot
  128. You Won’t Succeed on Broadway – Spamalot
  129. Best Day Ever – Spongebob Squarepants
  130. Bikini Bottom Day – Spongebob Squarepants
  131. Horton Hears a Who – Suessical
  132. Amayzing Mayzie -Suessical
  133. Sunday -Sunday in the Park with George
  134. Not While I’m Around -Sweeney Todd
  135. Not for the Life of Me – Thoroughly Modern Millie 
  136. It Only Takes a Taste – Waitress
  137. What Baking can Do – Waitress
  138. You Matter to Me – Waitress
  139. Maria -West Side Story
  140. Gee, Officer Krupke – West Side Story
  141. I Feel Pretty -West Side Story
  142. Defying Gravity – Wicked 
  143. Dancing Through Life – Wicked 
  144. Popular – Wicked
  145. Everything – Wild Party
  146. I’m a Mean Ole Lion – The Wiz
  147. Ease on Down the Road – The Wiz
  148. Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz
  149. If I Only had a Brain – The Wizard of Oz
  150. My New Philosophy – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Jellyfish Hunting for a Spongebob Birthday Party

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This activity is a fun way to both decorate and clean up (parts) of your child’s Spongebob-themed birthday party. Spongebob and Patrick love to go jellyfishing.

For this activity, you’ll cut out your own jellyfish and place them around the party room (in both obvious and hidden places), and then ask the kids near the end of the party to find and collect the ears. This activity will take 10 minutes for the kids to do (. This activity should cost a little less than $20 (assuming that you already have scissors that you can use for the project).

Materials Needed:

  1. printer
  2. a lot of printer ink
  3. printer paper
  4. scissors
  5. tape (to tape the jellyfish around the room)
  6. 1 bag per child to collect the jellyfish
  7. A prize of some sort for finding the most amount of jellyfish

Instructions:

Using a template (such as a cookie cutter that you already have or a cut-out of the image provided) and pencil for light colored paper (or white colored pencil for dark paper), draw as many jelly fish on a piece of paper as you can.

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You can also cheat and print out this image numerous times:

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Here is a fun tip for the project if you have extra time: shrink and enlarge copies of the given template in Microsoft word or in Photoshop to have multiple templates of different sizes. The variety will make for prettier decorations and a more challenging hunt for the kids.

You should have at least three jelly fish to find per child plus one or two extra in case you accidentally snip off a tentacle. Next, cut out all of your jellyfish.

Either the morning of or the night before the party, decorate the party area with the jellyfish. You’ll probably want to test out the tape you’re using beforehand to make sure that you won’t damage your walls.

Near the end of the party, give each child a crayon or a colored pencil and tell them that whoever can find the most hidden jellyfish in ten minutes will win a prize. They have to write their initials on each jellyfish that they find or stick them in their own bag. When the ten minute timer is up, everyone has to return back to starting point and count how many jellyfish they’ve found. Feel free to ply music during this time. The child that got the most jellyfish wins.

The Hunt for the Unicorn

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Ah… the hunt for the unicorn. It’s both a fun scavenger hunt for kids and my favorite tapestry series. At the end of the hunt, each kid should go home with their own unicorn. The estimated cost is about $28 assuming that you have a printer at home and this activity may take 5-15 minutes to play. This game will work well for kids aged 6+ who can read. You should still watch over them to make sure that they can follow the clues correctly and to make sure that everyone gets at least one goody per station (if you are going to give a goody bag filler at each station). This should be the last activity before bringing out the cake or before sending the kids home with their parents. the unicorns would work well as a goody bag present.

Optional: You can put little party favors or candies in bowls next to where the children find the next clue poem as a reward and goody/party bag filler. 

Items Needed:

  1. Plush unicorns. I found a dozen unicorns for $18.
  2. Tape to put up the rhymes (consider using painter’s tape to hang the images and rhymes on the walls when playing indoors).
  3. A printer to print out the rhymes
  4. bucket or basket to put all of the unicorns in  ~ $5
  5. A Goody/party bag to put the unicorns and any other treasure found in ~ $5

Instructions:

Print out the clues with their images and tape them around the house/party space. They should follow logically (ex clue x, clue y, and clue z) rather than randomly placing the clues around the house so that the kids have to back track over old clue spots. If possible, the unicorns should be hidden in a different room or part of the yard (if you are playing outside), so that they will not be discovered before all of the clues are solved.

The game ends when the children find the unicorns. Each child should go home with a plush unicorn at the end of the riddle hunt.

Story:

A bunch of lonely unicorns heard that its (insert child’s name here)‘s birthday today, so they decided to join the party in secret. They’re hiding somewhere around here and they’ve left clues as to where they may be hiding.

Our first clue from the unicorns says: “Before electricity, humans used to keep their homes warm with tapestries/ look for the photo of an ancient art/ now rush off with all of your hearts!

Clues and Answers:

1: “Before electricity, humans used to keep their homes warm with tapestries/ look for the photo of an ancient art/ now rush off with all of your hearts!

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2: “Look carefully at the art up on the wall and look around the room for the creature in the photo who is soft, has long ears, and isn’t that tall.”

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3: “Bunnies and Unicorns share a favorite food/ Eating it will put you in a good mood.”

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4: Follow the hoof prints around the room / To some unicorns that want to go home with you.

Use the attached hoof prints (printing out as many as you’s like) to guide the kids to the hiding spot of the unicorns.

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3 Wishes Ice Breaker

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This ice breaker is perfect for any “Aladdin”, retro “I Dream of Genie”, or “Shimmer and Shine” themed party. All that you need to do is to gather the kids around in a circle. Then ask each child (starting with the birthday kid) what he/she would wish for if he/she had 3 wishes.

This game is a great way to the guests to get to know each other. However, you might want to ban the wish to ask for more wishes.