Games and Activities
When the kids arrive at the party, divide them into teams of Autobots and Decepticons. Have each kid pull the name of a Transformer out of a steel (or silver-colored) bowl. The character name the kid pulls will determine which team he or she is on. The names of the characters are:
For the Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jazz, Ironhide, and Ratchet.
For the Decepticons: Megatron, Barricade, Starscream, Blackout, and Frenzy.
If you have more than ten kids attending your party, you can double the characters up.
Once you have divided the kids into teams, have them go on a hunt looking for the cyber light stick (this can be a glow stick from last year’s Halloween). Make it a game to see which team can find the light stick first. Let’s hope it’s the Autobots! You may want to hide more than one light stick, but have the “cyber” one wrapped in tin foil. Whichever group finds it first, wins!
If the Decepticons find the light stick, have them hide it in a secret place that the Autobots must find before it’s too late! Have the Decepticons play Hotter/Colder with the Autobots until they find the light stick.
Before the party, draw a large Transformer on a piece of butcher paper (Optimus Prime would be a great one), and cut out wheels to pin on it. Have the kids play Pin the Tire on the Transformer.
Purchase some Transformers gummy candies, and hide them in your party area. Provide the kids with a clue that leads them to the gummies. For example, you could give the kids one that reads, “Barricade was seen collecting energy cubes on Rock Mountain,” and then have the gummies spread out over some rocks or the fireplace.
Have a water balloon fight with red and blue balloons, or sprinkle the kids with red and blue cosmic dust!
Make Cybertron planets. Provide the kids with Styrofoam TM balls, and have them paint the balls to look like the planet their Transformer originated from.
Bumblebee Balloon Pop. Using the balloons with the stickers or pictures inside, tell your party guests that they are on a mission to find Bumblebee. Give each child one or more balloons and have everyone pop their balloons. Whoever finds Bumblebee wins.