I love playing the pinata game at a birthday party. Learn these simple pinata rules for a 'whacking' good time!
You can get pinatas pretty much any where now a days. They have them for every occasion and every shape and size.
There are also a lot of people who make their own because they are pretty easy to make. Find out how to make your own pull string pinata here. Or make a traditional pinata here.
PINATA RULES - WHAT YOU NEED
- Pinata filled with sweets/trinkets
- Stick or baseball bat
- Somewhere to suspend the Pinata
- Plenty of space
HOW TO PLAY PINATA GAMES
- Using the instructions that came with your pinata, attach the Pinata to a tree branch, beam, climbing frame or any other suitable hanging place.
- Place the Pinata at a height that will allow it to swing freely and where the guests can reach it with the stick.
- Line the children up at least 10 feet or so from the Pinata.
- Blindfold the first child and give him the stick.
- Bring the hitter within about 3 feet of the Pinata and ask him to try and hit it with the aim of breaking it. Older kids could also be turned round a couple of times on the spot so that they are a bit disoriented. This makes it harder for them to know where the pinata is.
- Each child then gets a turn or possibly several, to try and hit the pinata. I normally find that the children are a bit unsure and timid at first but once they get the hang of it, there is no stopping them!
- Pay Attention : Don't let the children who are waiting in line move forward towards the hitter, as a blindfolded child with a swinging bat can be pretty dangerous.
- As soon as the Pinata breaks open and the treats shower down, the children can scramble to pick up the goodies.
- It can turn into quite a scramble which can be a bit frightening for the younger children, so make sure that you have a bit of control over the scramble and that everyone gets their fair share of the treats.
Here are some great pinatas to play the pinata games.