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Indiana Jones Theme Party Games

With how exciting the Indiana Jones movies are, it would be great to have some exciting games for your party guests to play. Here are some great game ideas to fit your Indiana Jones theme!

Often times you’ll need to divide the children into two teams (or more) for the sake of facilitating the different games and activities. As you divide the kids into different teams, explain to them that they must first form different ‘archeological’ teams. Allow each team to come up with a country to represent. For added fun, they can also come up with their own specialties (to divide up some of the activities of the day) such as Anthropologist, Historian, Egyptologist, Cartographer and Linguist.

Prepare a tape ahead of time of several different wild animal sounds or other appropriate sounds as dictated by the locale you’ve chosen to create. For the game, have all the children sit in a circle on the floor in a room that can be made pitch black once the lights are out. If some light is inevitable, then add blindfolds to the game. Play the tape of sounds and allow the kids to guess what they are hearing. For added fun, have props handy to accentuate the sounds. For instance, if you’ve recorded the sound of a tiger, then have a live dog walk by them, brushing up against their legs or faces. HINT: Some common places to find sound effects are libraries, borrowing from friends, music stores and (great if you know someone with a CD burner) off the Internet. You can find any sound you want off the Internet for free!

Throughout the party, allow the guests to collect gold coins (or points, etc. -this would also work for adults.) At the end of the event, post a chart showing rankings based on how many they’ve earned. For example, for five or less they earn the title of ‘Tourist,’ for 10-20 maybe they’ve earned the title of ‘Explorer’ and for 50 or more, the title of ‘Adventurer.’ You can give other titles in between as determined by the number of coins/points possible.

This is a great game no matter what the age of the participants. Find several copies of the EXACT same publication (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC works great because of the subject content. There is also a publication called ARCHEOLOGY.) Divide the participants in groups no larger than three, each equipped with their own magazine. When everyone is ready, call out an item (from a list you’ve prepared ahead of time) that can be found inside the magazine. Make sure everyone hears the image before you say ‘Go!’ No one is to open their magazine until you say ‘Go.’ – however, when you do, each team is to frantically storm through the magazine looking for the image. For example, you might call out images such as “A native holding a spear” or “An Egyptian tomb.” It takes a couple of items to get everyone warmed up…but you’ll find that it won’t take long before you’ll here things like “Oh, wait! I remember seeing that somewhere in the back” or “I’m not sure where, but it’s on one of the pages in the upper right corner” as the players get more familiar with the magazine.

This is definitely an oldie. However, here’s a new twist. In ancient Egypt, families were often buried together. Have each team stand in a circle, facing outward. The team must unravel the toilet paper around the entire team’s circle, holding onto the wrapping as the roll is passed around. Believe me, it is much more difficult (and a lot more fun) than it would first appear.

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Indiana Jones Movie Posters! - Great party decorations!

Posters make great prizes for games and parting gifts for your guests to take home after the party!

Movie Posters

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