How to Train Your Dragon – Dragon Shooting
Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile. – Hiccup
We recently had a family reunion with my husband’s side of the family. It was a blast, but the family was plagued with a terrible stomach sickness causing at least 9 members of the family to vomit. Our family made it through the reunion unscathed–until we got home. ‘Nuff said.
I brought the How to Train Your Dragon activity down to the reunion and let the kids give it a try. What better way to keep a bunch of kids preoccupied than by letting them use catapults?
In this movie the vikings shoot down the dragons to keep them from stealing the sheep from the village. It was time for us to stop those dragons!
Shoot the Dragons Game
- Dragon Printable (click HERE)
- Popsicle Sticks
- Popsicle Sticks (8 per catapult and 6 for the dragons)
- A Plastic Spoon
- Rubber Bands
How to Play:
- First, you will need to create the catapults using rubber bands, popsicle sticks, and a plastic spoon. Use the picture above to guide you, or if you need step-by-step instructions click on this link to All for the Boys for a tutorial.
- Print out the dragon printable onto cardstock (or you can do what I did, print it on paper, cut out the dragons, and laminate them).
- Cut out the dragons and tape them to popsicle sticks.
- Put your dragons around the room (I simply lined mine up on a chair).
- Let the kids shoot the dragons with the pom-poms. (We used the pom-poms from our pom-pom stuffing busy bag activity.)
- If you hit a dragons you get to keep it that round. The child to hit the most dragons wins.
My niece taking aim.
Do you think she hit it?
The boys probably had the most fun with this activity.
Let ‘er fly!
This would be a great road trip game (although you’d have to gather up the pom-poms later) or a game to play while you’re sick. Perhaps I will pull it out tomorrow if my girls are still under the weather. Instead of putting the dragons on popsicle sticks, you could punch a hole in the top and hang them from strings around the house.
Click the picture below to print off your own set of dragons.
For more dragon themed ideas check out:
Fight the Dragon Party Game from this princess birthday party
Here is the trailer for How to Train Your Dragon. Enjoy!
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