Hawaiian Party Ice Breakers and Arrival Activities
Decorate construction paper fish shapes
Make wave bottles – fill empty small water bottles half full of water. Add a drop of blue or green food coloring, some glitter, and sea life confetti. Fill remainder of bottle with cooking oil and hot glue on lid.
Sand Art – Give kids 5 – 7 pixie sticks in different colors and have them pour into empty baby food jars as sand art.
Dig in a sandbox to find gold coins or jewels
Do some face painting - how about a hibiscus flower on each person's cheek? Or a beach ball?
Let the kids play with beach balls or Hula Hoops
Bring in some sand and build sand castles!
Decorate flip flops
Luau Party Games
Circle Games - Play Pass the Coconut (like Pass the Parcel) or Hot Coconut (like Hot Potato)!
Dive Under the Sea - Gather everyone around a blue sheet and have plenty of bean bag fishes, stuffed animal sea creatures, etc. under the sheet. Have everyone stand to hold and shake the sheet (like a parachute) while adult says “Under the Sea, Under the Sea, Jack and Lucy, dive under the sea”. Jack and Lucy go under the sheet, grab a sea creature, and then toss it onto the top of the sheet. It is fun to watch the fish get tossed around!
– Great for a big group of kids, this version of musical chairs doesn't leave anyone out. To play, you'll need some hula hoops. These will be your "islands". Place them on the floor around the room. When the music starts, everyone must walk around the hoops. When the music stops - they must jump into a hoop. At the end of each round an island is removed. At the end, you have everyone trying to squeeze some part of their body into a hoop. If you don't have enough hula hoops, you can do this with towels.
Water Games - If the weather is right, water games are always fun!