This activity is a fun way to both decorate and clean up (parts) of your child’s mickey mouse-themed birthday party. Around any Disney theme park and in many Disney movies, Disney tends to hide the Mickey Mouses (also known as “Mickeys”) in its designs (see the images below).
For this activity, you’ll cut out your own Mickeys 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 take10 minutes for the kids to do (. This activity should cost a little less than $20 (assuming that you already have scissors and pencils that you can use for the project).
- construction paper
- 1 pencil
- 1 white colored pencil or light colored chalk
- 1 (or more if you’re getting help) Mickey Mouse templates
- tape (to tape the Mickeys around the room)
- 1 crayon/colored pencil per child or 1 bag per child to collect the Mickeys
- A prize of some sort for finding the most amount of Mickeys
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 Mickey Mouse ears on a piece of paper as you can.
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 Mickeys to find per child plus one or two extra in case you accidentally snip off an ear. Next, cut out all of your Mickeys.
Either the morning of or the night before the party, decorate the party area with the Mickeys. 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 Mickey Mouse ears in ten minutes will win a prize. They have to write their initials on each Mickey Mouse 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 Mickeys they’ve found. Feel free to ply music during this time. The child that got the most Mickeys wins.