My Son just turned 5 years old. It’s a bitter sweet moment for me because i’m trying to cherish all the days and he’s just getting older so fast. Everyone laughs at me or judges me because I coddle my son like a baby still but these days are short lived in my opinion. Anyways, he’s 5 years old now….Which is a huge milestone for a little kid. I have to do something right? Haha Every year I get lazy and don’t want to do anything but I needed to buck up and just do it. He’s only 5 once and pretty soon I’m going to blink an eye and he’ll be off to college. Ok, i’m being a little over dramatic here but it’s kind of true in a sense.
So, he has many obsessions. First it was Cars, then Superhero’s, then Hotwheel’s and Now it’s POKÉMON. He loves superhero’s still, but he loves Pokémon right now. So why not throw a Pokemon training camp pool party. We had it at the FIT Athletic Club in Carmel Mountain, San Diego. This place was perfect because we got a whole section to ourselves, a lifeguard manning the pool, and a jumpy house. To make the Pokémon Training Camp, I created 4 training exercises.
Training Exercise 1: Intelligence Gathering. I had a custom activity sheet for the kids to color and to ‘guess that pokémon’.
Training Exercise 2: Gotta Catchem’ All. I handmade pokeballs out of pingpong balls and hid them all over the place so the kids could go catch all the pokémon. Anyone need Pokeballs I have a lot… heehee
- Get pingpong balls from the dollar store
- Get Red acrylic paint or spray paint
- Use black tape to make the line
- Printed small circles and hand cut and glued them to the balls.
Training Exercise 3: Jump like Magikarp in the jumpy house
Training Exercise 4: Swim like Gyarados
After all that play and eating yummy deserts and cake from three30bakes everyone was certified as a pokémon trainer.
Check out all the details:
- Location: FIT Athletic club in carmel mountain
- Cake and Cookies: three50bakes
- Graphics and Print: in house at DohlhouseDesigns
- Donuts: DIY How to Make Mini Pokemon Donuts!