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Puppy Bowl V Tail-gate Party Guide: Games and Crafts

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The adults and children will be entertained by the Puppy Bowl game and food and the Kitty Half-time Show will gather a big crowd. But just in case the kids get a little restless, here are some fun games and crafts to keep them busy:

Pin the Tail on the Puppy - Just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Have your favorite dog image blown up and tape it to the wall. Create a tail with heavy paper or use a feather or bow. Have the children take turns trying to pin the tail on the puppy with their eyes shut or blindfolded.

Puppy, Puppy, Kitten - Just like "Duck, Duck, Goose." This game involves the children sitting in a circle. One child goes around the circle lightly tapping the other children's heads, saying "Puppy." When the child taps someone's head and says "Kitten," both children must run around the circle in hopes of being the first to sit down. Whoever is left standing is "it."

Puppy Trainer Says - Just like "Simon Says", only the "Puppy Trainer" tells the crew of children to do different dog tricks. He or she always starts with "Puppy Trainer says" and adds the trick, like "Puppy Trainer says sit" or "Puppy Trainer says roll over." If the puppy trainer doesn't say "Puppy Trainer" before the trick, and children do the trick anyway, they are out of the game. The winner is the child who outlasts all other game players.

Personalized Doggie T-Shirts by , Cathy Riva

Cover an area in newspaper and let the kids help decorate t-shirts for their dogs or cats.

Materials:

T-shirts (depending on the size of your friends' pets, try toddler and children t-shirts in a range of sizes)

Felt Fabric

Fabric Glue

Safety Scissors

Use scissors to cut out desired patterns or letters from the felt fabric for your T-shirt design. Take fabric glue and place on the back of the felt. Place on the back of the shirt in any fashion you like, and let dry for 30 minutes before placing on your pet.

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