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Wild West Fun

Page history last edited by Jane McManus 2 years, 8 months ago

Libraries are more than books. Some kids need a little direction to get the creative juices flowing. I gleaned the following from PUBYAC contributors.  Please add YOUR comments. Your colleagues would appreciate hearing what works, and what didn't!


See also: Hobby Horse Tournament

For more offerings, see: Program-Wild West; Wild West

 

INVITATIONS:  

  • Howdy Partner
  • Happy Trails to You
  • Wanted…
  • Giddy-Up, Old Paint

 

DRESS:

  • Bandannas
  • Mustaches 
  • Sheriff Badges
  • Boots
  • Vests (can be a craft)
  • Cowboy Hats

 

REFRESHMENTS:

  • Serve in Cowboy hats; boots
  • Salsa & Chips
  • Chili
  • Beef Jerky
  • Snake Sub (cut into individual servings)
  • Star-shaped Cookies (Badges)
  • TNT candy sticks
  • Root Beer
  • Edible Campfire 

 

DECORATIONS:

  • Cacti
  • Hay bales
  • Outlaw Wanted Posters
  • Wagon Wheels
  • Poker Hands & Chips as Centerpieces
  • Wanted Posters

 

MUSIC:

  • Country Western Songs

 

FAVORS/CRAFTS:

  • Pan for Gold Nuggets
  • Snake crafts
  • Cactus crafts
  • Horse Shoe Decorating

 

GAMES:

  • PIN—star on sheriff; tail on horse
  • TOSS—boots in a crate; lasso cow; beanbags to knock over empty cans
  • FLOOR—fishing; horseshoes
  • Hot Potato/Rattlesnake Round-up (use potato or plastic snake)
  • Pony Express Relay Race  

 

PROGRAM:

  • Have various stations for crafts & games before ending with campfire sing-along
  • Read a book or a chapter, depending on your theme. 

 

VOLUNTEERS:

  • Get adult help to “serve” 

 

COST:

  • Most supplies can be purchased in bargain bins at craft stores or Dollar Stores. 

 

TIME:

  • About an hour-and-a-half should be sufficient. (Dependent on the number of families passing through; and how many stations are offered.)

 

         

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