Creating the activity for Mr. Monster’s Justin Time birthday party started out as a bit of a challenge. But after watching a few episodes, I came up with the idea to make the Justin Time Party Activity based off of several Justine Time episodes.
I chose 3 episode themes and created a leg of our journey using them as inspiration.
Justin Time Party Activity ~ Wrong Way
The first leg of our journey was a horse race.
Mr. Monster’s favorite episode is about a horse named Wrong Way. I created stick horses for each of the kiddos to ride across our lawn for a horse race.
If the kids were older, I would have created an actual track…but a bunch of 3-year-olds are not going to stay on course, so I just let them run.
Justin Time Party Activity ~ Pirates
At the end of the horse race, it was time for the 2nd adventure. The pirate adventure.
I chose this because I already had some pirate fever from his original theme choice. So the kiddos put on bandanas and eye patches and “walked the plank”. Most of them took their horses with them.
Justin Time Party Activity ~ Bumbling Knight
The last part was from Hubby’s favorite episode. The Bumbling Knight. We created a sword and shield from a large cardboard box and then wrapped it in foil.
To give the shield a little bit of character, we glued a couple pieces of yarn down before wrapping it in foil.
We filled several balloons with toys. (Definitely a two person project)
Then we wrapped the balloons around a tree.
The kids took turns popping a balloon with the sword. Since they were little, Susie stood behind the balloon with a pin and helped when the kiddos were having troubles.
At the end of the party, the kids got to run around with the horses, pirate gear and sword and shield and play freely.
Each kid got to keep a little something from each leg of the race, so the party favors were built into the activity. It was quite a hall for a kids party. A horse, a pirate bandana and eye patch, the trinkets from inside their balloon, and their Squidgy playdoh.
Plus, even the kids who had never watched Justin time enjoyed all the activities.
I love that some of the kids walked the plank with their horses! Kids love to dress up at this age so it makes for a great party activity… and even better pictures!