First on the list is a birthday party with roughly ten of his closest friends after school. I'm feeling decidedly unprepared. That's kind of a scary feeling! I know what happens when a group of seven and eight-year-old boys is bored.
When my older son turned eight, the party guests were throwing potatoes at each other in the backyard. The spuds were part of a science experiment that was somewhat lame and boring. The kids were supposed to push straws through raw potatoes. Apparently, it wasn't a very cool activity. Before I knew it, potatoes were flying through the air and someone was crying.
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Other than not playing with potatoes, I've got very few ideas.
I need your help!
What tried and true party games have you done with kids in the 7-10 age range?
Remember, these are boys. While I'm sure they'd enjoy a craft, most of the activities need to be active and/or messy.