Truck-themed game for boy birthday parties: Find the tools a truck driver needs and collect a token

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I’m busy planning my son’s 5th birthday Dinosaur party.  It’s in less than two weeks and hopefully the new baby won’t make a surprise entrance before then!   But last year, Ned had a truck-themed do.  This was another game we played.

My husband drew seven truck-themed pictures (keys to start the truck, lunch for the truck driver to eat, tools the truck driver might use- rake, shovel, and broom, sand and soil, and the truck itself.  Each picture was attached to a rainbow coloured envelope and filled with round cardboard tokens in the same colour.  The aim of the game was for each child to find and pick up the seven things a truck driver needed (signified by a coloured token)  and when they were done, to swap their tokens for a prize.



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These seven envelopes were then hidden in strategic places around our back yard- attached to a leg of the trampoline, stuck to one of the outdoor windows, in a tree, half-buried in the sandpit.

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The children were then given a little paper collecting cup and they were sent off on an adventure to find their seven tokens- one for each colour of the rainbow.

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The hardest thing for the children was to remember to take just one token from an envelope.  For many, THIS was the treasure.

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But search they did, and when the truck drivers had collected all their work things, a brand new matchbox truck was theirs to keep!

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