Cash turned 2 this July and so what better way to celebrate than hosting a little Super Hero Training! Captain America is his favorite and with a July birthday, we landed on a red/white/blue color theme. How to host a Super Hero Training Party for Toddlers
Super Hero Training
1) Make all games easy and fun to play for 2-year-olds
2) Give adults something to do too!
My definition of “training” actually implied that adults had to take a “hero” through the course and see what they (the adult) could score with their hero. The winner would then be the adult who trained the best hero. I made up score cards and adults got to make up their own names.
The course was set up sort of like an obstacle course in a fan shape with a central pivot so that toddlers were contained and never running through or behind a thrown object.
Station #1 Light Up Lasso Toss!
Wonder Woman’s famous lasso (glow stick bracelets) hand to be tossed onto repurposed soda bottle “villains” and you got points for each you could wrangle. I simply printed a clip art face on red paper from my home computer and wrapped it around with tape.
Spider-Man would be proud! I had originally planned to use ping pong balls for this but when it came time to set up and practice, they didn’t stick. They boys and I eventually figured out that the best option was, in fact, rolled up pieces of masking tape (the same I had used to make the webs) so that you got a double stick factor. For this training, if you stuck to a red, white or blue “web” you got a certain amount of points. What toddler doesn’t like to throw things?
I reverted back to Camelot heroes for this one! Using some Sheppard hooks I suspended 3 hula hoops (from the DollarTree) that I covered in the same R/W/B masking tapes as the Spider Webs. Using a pool noodle (DollarTree again) you had to launch the “lance” through a hoop. You got more points for the harder colors.
Next came a Good Ole’ Captain America quality and flinging a shield at some targets. We had the cinder blocks laying around in the yard already so that worked out. I got cheap stacking cups at Walmart ($0.97 for the 4 per color), 3 Frisbees were also $0.97 each. I printed some Clipart to size and just used clear tape to attach the paper print out to the Frisbees. Super easy and probably the party favorite!