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Ideas for Carnival Booths

This is a list I have collected for booth ideas.

  • Lollipop Tree

  • Pencil Palace

  • “Crazy Hat” Ball Toss

  • Balloon Burst

  • Dowel Ring Toss

  • Tip the Bunny

  • Gator Swamp Toss

  • Donut Walk

  • Double Trouble Dice

  • Seven / Eleven

  • Wheel of Prizes

  • Tic Tac Toe

  • Gator Golf

  • Basketball Challenge

  • Apple Crate

  • Duck Pond

  • Cake Walk

  • Penny Toss

  • Laundry Basket Toss

  1. Lucky duck: Fill a large bucket with water and floating rubber duckies. Beforehand, paint the bottom of one duck red. Players can take turns trying to find the winning duck. Then mix them up and play again.
  2. Beanbag toss: Paint a clown face onto a large cardboard box and cut out the mouth. Use a few bricks to prop up the end with the clown’s head and mark a throw line about five feet from the box. Give everyone three beanbags to toss into the clown’s mouth.
  3. Bowling: Fill six two-liter soda bottles with a few inches of water, replace the cap, and arrange them in a bowling-like triangle. Mark a line ten feet from the first pin and take turns throwing tennis balls at the pins. The object is to knock all the bottles over.
  4. Shooting range: Stand three shoe boxes up on a table and top them each with a ping-pong ball. Arm your grandkids with water guns and instruct them to knock the ball off with a stream from the gun.
  5. Darts: Older grandkids will enjoy this game of marksmanship. Use thumbtacks to secure the stems of balloons to a piece of plywood. Prop the board up (against a brick wall, if possible) and take turns throwing darts to pop as many balloons as you can.
  6. Ring toss: Cut out the centers of plastic-container lids (margarine and take-out containers work well) for your rings. Then bury a few inches of a paper towel roll into the ground so it’s standing straight up. Each person gets three turns to throw their rings onto the stake.
  7. Face Painting

 

Another list I had from a school carnival I put together

Lollipop Tree

Preparation:

     Fill all three sides of the tree with lollipops.

     Continue filling holes as game is played

Running the Game:

    Player receives 1 pick per game.

     Pick a lollipop and look at the end.

If end of stick is colored you win.

Use one side at a time and when one begins to get low switch out for full one.

 

 

 

 

Pencil Palace

 

Preparation:

     You have two game boards. There are 20 pencils

     with a color on the end. (10 for each board.

     Fill all boards with Gator Pencils.

     Continue filling as game is played.

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

     Player receives one pick per game.

     Pick a pencil and look at the end.

If end of pencil is colored you win.

Use one board at a time and when one gets half full to get low switch out for full one.

 

Prizes:

    Win = 4 Redemption Tickets

    Lose = nothing

 

“Crazy Hat” Ball Toss

 

 

Preparation:

Set Hat up on the stand in the middle of the table. Measure 10 feet from the hat to create toss line.

    

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

Player receives 3 balls to toss into the hat per game.

     3 balls in hat wins 1st prize.

     2 balls in hat wins 2nd prize.

     1 ball in hat wins 3rd prize.

       

 

Prizes:

    1st = 5 Redemption Tickets

    2nd = 3 Redemption Tickets

    3rd = 1 Redemption Ticket

 

Balloon Burst

 

 

Preparation:

Set dartboards up

Measure 10 feet from the boards to create toss line. Blow up dart balloons, tie off, and using a pushpin pin the balloons to the board on the marks provided. Replace balloons after ½ of the balloons on the board have been popped.

    

 

Running the Game:

 

     Player receives 3 darts to toss.

     Pop a balloon and you win.

       

 

Dowel Ring Toss

 

 

Preparation:

Place Dowels into stand.

Measure 8 feet from the game to create toss line. (6 feet for K-2)

    

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

     Player receives 4 rings to toss.

     3 wins 1st prize.

     2 wins 2nd prize.

     1 wins 3rd prize.

       

 

Prizes:

    1st = 5 Redemption Tickets

    2nd = 3 Redemption Tickets

    3rd = 1 Redemption Ticket

 

Tip the Bunny

 

 

Preparation:

Mark throw line approximately 10 feet from table.

    

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

     Player receives 3 beanbags to toss.

     3 bunnies tipped wins 1st prize.

     2 bunnies tipped wins 2nd prize.

     1 bunnies tipped wins 3rd prize.

       

 

Prizes:

    1st = 5 Redemption Tickets

    2nd = 3 Redemption Tickets

    3rd = 1 Redemption Ticket

 

Gator Swamp Toss

 

 

Preparation:

 

    

 

Running the Game:

    Player receives 5 rings to toss.

    

     Hook a gator with ring and win

       

 

Donut Walk

 

 

Preparation:

 

    

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

     Each player starts on a mat. Music is turned on.

With your back to the group stop the music. Kids stop when the music stops. Draw a winner.

       

 

Prizes:

   

    Win = Dounut & 2 tickets

    Runner up = Dounut

 

Double Trouble Dice

 

 

Preparation:

None

    

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

     Player receives 2 dice to toss.

     Player tosses dice 2 times.

     Any double wins.

    

       

 

Prizes:

                Win = 4 Redemption Tickets

    Lose = nothing

 

Seven / Eleven

 

 

Preparation:

Place the game board five feet from end on the table.

Use backboards to help stop balls from being chased.

    

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

Player receives 2 balls to toss. If a ball leaves the tub or does not go into a hole, that ball is replayed. Add the numbers of the two balls together 7 or 11 wins.

    

       

 

Prizes:

    1st = 4 Redemption Tickets

    Lose = nothing

 

Wheel of Prizes

 

 

Preparation:

Stand the wheel up in designated area.

     Put prizes in colored baskets for display.

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

     Player receives 1 spin of the wheel.

     Everyone wins

       

 

Prizes:

    Each color wins prize from the same    color bin.

 

Tic Tac Toe

 

 

Preparation:

Set TTT box 6 feet from the toss line.

 

 

 

Running the Game:

   

     Player receives 3 beanbags to toss.

     3 in a row wins prize.

       

 

 

Gator Golf

 

 

Preparation:

None

 

 

 

Running the Game:

   

     Player receives 3 balls to putt.

     Hole in one wins prize.

       

 

 

Basketball Challenge

 

 

Preparation:

Place each of three mats at various locations to create toss lines for different age levels.

 

 

 

Running the Game:

     Player receives 3 balls to toss.

     Basket wins prize.

       

 

 

Apple Crate

 

 

Preparation:

Nothing

 

 

 

Running the Game:

    Each play costs 2 tickets.

     Player receives 1 pull from the apple crate.

     A+ wins 1st prize

     B+ wins 2nd prize

     C+ wins 3rd prize

     Anything else wins consolation.

       

 

Prizes:

    1st = 5 Redemption Tickets

    2nd = 3 Redemption Tickets

    3rd = 1 Redemption Ticket

    Consolation = “Dumb Dumb” Sucker

   

 

Duck Pond

 

 

Preparation:

Fill pool with water

Add ducks

 

 

 

Running the Game:

     Pull a rubber duckie out of the pond. Look at the bottom. If it is a 1 you win if a 2 you get consolation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cake Walk

 

 

Preparation:

 

 

 

 

Running the Game:

     Pick a # to stand on. When the music starts begin walking around. When it stops, you stop. When a number is drawn out of the bag and it matches the number you are standing on you win!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penny Toss

 

 

Preparation:

Lay tablecloth down to collect fallen pennies.

Put tubes up spaced around about 18” apart.

Set plates on top of tubes.

Mark throwing line 3’-4’ away from tubes.

 

 

 

Running the Game:

     Player receives 5 pennies to toss. If penny lands  

     on plate you win.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laundry Basket Toss

 

 

Preparation:

Place each of three mats at various locations to create toss lines for different age levels.

 

 

 

Running the Game:

     Player receives 4 bean bags to toss trying to get

     All 4 in.

    

 

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