I put a lot of thought into how to celebrate tomorrow’s inauguration with my kids. We debated for months about whether going into DC to experience the excitement of the crowd would be monumental or miserable, and finally the thought of the potty to people ratio and the possibility of changing pull-ups in the cold made the decision to stay home seem most reasonable. Instead, we’ve invited some friends over to commemorate the event.
Below are a couple games we’ll be playing tomorrow with at our Inauguration Day play date.
Pin the Presidential Seal on Obama
- picture of Obama — we used a recent Time magazine cover — in conjunction with poster board and creativity
- small printouts of the US Presidential Seal
- painters tape
Crowded Metro Station
- one Hula hoop
- eager kids
The goal of this game is to see how many kids can stand inside a hula hoop. Next, we’ll see if they can walk across the room with the hula hoop at waist level. I am guessing the game will end when the kids start to disagree about alternate uses for the hula hoop…