Games and Activities
Hold a Dinosaur Egg Hunt. Hide purple, green, and yellow plastic eggs and provide Barney Bags in purple, green and yellow for guests to use to collect their eggs.
Play Pin the Heart on Barney. Use a large purple poster board and cut out a purple dino. Similarly, cut out a large red heart. Have the kids Pin the Heart on Barney as you would play Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
Find Barney's Spots . Cut out large and small purple spots and hide them around the party room and outdoors. The kids must find as many spots as they can within a 5 minute time frame.
PlayBarney May I. Have one child be Barney. Have the other children take turns asking, Barney May I followed by a certain number of steps. The first child to get to Barney is the next Barney.
Play Barney Says likeSimon Says.
Play Barney Musical Chairs, like Musical Chairs, played to Barney Music. If you would prefer not to use chairs, cut out purple dino footprints and place on the floor for the kids to hop from footprints while the music is playing. Remove a footprint each time a new round of music begins.
Barney Train: Put on Barney party music. Form a human train and have them dance to the music as they move around the party area. Encourage the leader to make various kinds of moves (hopping, jumping, rolling, twirling, etc.) as the rest of the group follows.
Barney Name Game: Say the name of one of the guests and perform a physical motion that you associate with that name. For example, yell Susan and jump forward in a pouncing motion. Then the person to the left repeats this motion and the next person and the next until it gets to the person named, Susan. Susan picks someone else's name and performs a different motion and the new motion is repeated until the name ripple gets to the person named. Keep doing this until everyone is named.