Party Activities

What in the world am I going to do with all those children in my house?

Entertaining children at a party couldn’t be easier with our awesome games and activities.

Arts and Crafts are best done at the beginning of the party as guests arrive. Sitting at a table and quietly keeping busy is the best way for children to meet each other. Starting a party in this way sets the tone for an organized and fun atmosphere with little work from you.

After all of your guests have arrived, it is time to break out the entertainment and games! We have many reptile themed games to keep the party going.

Custom Invitations

Create custom printable party invitations for your Reptiles Alive event. Fill out the form, click the submit button and a custom party invitation will be generated in PDF format, save the file to your computer. Your custom invitation is then ready for printing or attaching to email.  Click Here to get started.

We also have an automated email invite system where you enter the details about your event and who you want the invites sent to and our system sends out custom invitations for you!  Click Here to send out your custom email invitations.

Party Crafts

Paper Snakes

Paper snakes for the kids to color and take home. Buy cheap white paper plates and cut them in a spiral – working from the outside in. The outside will be the tail and the inside will be the head. Make the head a little bit bigger, then one-hole punch eyes). They may be hung from the ceiling from the hole.

Reptile T-Shirts printer

Buy computer printer iron-on t-shirt transfers from any crafts or office supply store. Have fun with the birthday child choosing pictures from the internet to print out and iron on shirts. Inexpensive white shirts may be purchased at craft stores.

Create Your Own Reptile

Let kids sculpt their own reptile out of clay. Buy a bucket of kids play clay or make your own salt dough.
Ingredients
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1-1/2 cups hot water (from tap)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil (optional)

Mix the salt and flour together, then gradually add the water until the dough becomes elastic. (Some recipes call for 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil at this point.) If your mixture turns out too sticky, simply add more flour. If it turns out too crumbly, simply add more water. Knead the dough until it’s a good consistency—then get out rolling pins, cups, bowls, straws, cookie cutters, plastic utensils, and let the fun begin!
If you want colored dough, mix food coloring, powdered drink mix, or paint into the water before adding it to the dry ingredients. Or you can paint your creations after baking them at 200 degrees. Baking times will vary depending on the size and thickness of the object, but make sure that all of it is hard. If the dough starts to darken before cooking is complete, cover with aluminum foil. Painted keepsakes will need to be sealed on all sides with clear varnish or polyurethane spray.
You can store your salt dough in a sealed container in the refrigerator, but usually not more than a couple of days.

Party Games

  • Reptile Egg Hunt
    Buy plastic eggs from party supply or craft stores. Fill the eggs with goodies and hide all over your house and yard before the party.
  • Reptile Scavenger Hunt
    Buy small reptile toys from party supply stores. (They typically sell dozens together in a tub, bag or tube. Then simply hide them all over the yard and house.
    For older children, you can design a true scavenger hunt. Split the children into teams and give each team a clue to the first hiding spot. When they find the location, they will recieve a prize and a clue to the next location!
      • Leapin’ Frog Flip
        You need green fun foam and a stuffed toy frog. Cut foam into lilly pads. Put a point on each lilly pad (5 pts, 10 pts, 20 pts, 25 pts and 50 pts). Spread the lilly pads out with the highest points furthest away. Each child gets a turn tossing the frog onto the lilly pads. This is harder than it looks as the frog will bounce off the lilly pads. To get the points, the frog must stay on the pad.
      • Pin the Tongue on the Lizard
        Draw a big lizard on a posterboard. Have the birthday child color it before the party. Cut out lizard tongues from pink construction paper and write the name of each party guest on a tongue. Instead of using a pin, loop a peice of tape and stick to the back of each tongue.
      • Don’t Touch that Snake
        Just like Hot Potato, except with a stuffed snake.
      • Mouse, Mouse, Snake!
        Just like Duck, duck, goose. Children sit in a circle. One child is “it” and walks around the outside of the circle. “It” taps each child on the head and says “mouse…” At any time, the child may tap and call out “snake.” The “snake jumps up and chases “It” around the circle. “Snake” must try to tag “It” before “It” sits in “Snake’s” empty place.
      • Reptile Telephone
        Children sit in a circle. An adult whispers a reptile fact into one child’s ear. That child whispers what he heard to the next child, and so on around the whole circle. The last child says outloud what he heard.
      • Catching Reptiles
        You will need a long stick, a paperclip, string, ribbon, and reptile toys. Wrap each reptile toy with a ribbon and make the bows big. Make a fishing pole with the string, stick, and paperclip bent like a hook. Everyone takes turns “catching” reptiles.
      • Do the Anaconda
        Everyone forms a line with their hands on the hips of the person in front of them. Everyone sings “Do the Ananconda” and dances forward. On the first “Conda,” everyone stops and puts their right foot out. On the next “Conda” everyone puts their left foot out and so on.

Food & Snacks

Reptile Jigglers
Make jello “jigglers” and use reptile or other animal cookie cutter shapes. Follow “jiggler” recipe on box.

Reptile Sandwiches
Make sandwiches into reptile shapes using cookie cutters.

Easy themed foods

      • Snake Eggs (grapes)
      • Dried Ants (raisins)
      • Live Worms (hot dogs cut in slices and boiled so they curl up)
      • Beetle Wings (potato chips)
      • Swamp Water (water bottles) Jungle Juice (juice boxes)
      • Party Subs (lined up like a snake with olives for eyes)
      • Chinese Snake “Noodle” Salad (a peanut noodle salad)

Snake Cakes:

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Albino Burmese Python Cake by Greg Milewsky

You need 2 bundt cakes, frosting, and candy.

1. Cut the rings in half and arrange them in a slithery pattern, frosting them together.

2. Carve a little cake off the sides of the nose, then frost the entire snake.

3. Add the gum ball eyes and the Fruit Roll-up tongue. Decorate the rest of the body with candy spots such as M&M’s. If you are really talented, try decorating with frosting. (See amazing picture above)

Dirt Cups

(clear cups filled with chocolate pudding, crushed chocolate graham crackers or oreos (dirt) with a gummy worm sticking out of them.

More Fun!!!

Printable coloring pages, word searches and crossword puzzles can be found here.

Click Here for our fantastic printable invitations for your event that can be customized!

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We had a great experience with Reptiles Alive for my daughter’s 6th birthday party. Rachel arrived exactly on time, set up quickly, and immediately engaged the group of curious children. We had an impromptu dance party while waiting for last minute guests and Rachel was very accommodating. The children LOVED the show!! And my soon-to-be 11 year old wants them to come for his birthday! I highly recommend Reptiles Alive for your next event!read more

Kelly Maguire

Kelly Maguire

22:57 12 Mar 18

We just had Reptiles Alive come to our preschool and the kids loved it!! We had 4 shows over 2 days to accommodate all our children and everything went great! Caroline was very easy to work with and quick to respond to all my emails. She was our presenter too and was early each day and ready to go when the kids arrived. She really geared her show towards our audience (2-5yr olds) and had them laughing and answering her questions and touching the animals. It was perfect… we would definitely book them again!!read more

Lauren Dolinski

Lauren Dolinski

20:47 01 Mar 18

We booked Reptiles Alive for our son’s 7th birthday party. Miss Rachel put on an amazing show for the 20 kids we had over. The highlight was when my son and I had the chance to hold a long and surprisingly heavy boa constrictor named Sunflower. The show was both educational and fun for the kids, and it kept them captivated for a full hour – priceless!!read more

Rick Jandrain

Rick Jandrain

01:53 06 Feb 18

Rachel is an awesome instructor and very good with many kids. The reptiles were fascinating. This was a great birthday party for my daughter and her second grade class.read more

Robert McKeon

Robert McKeon

23:26 26 Feb 18

We invited Reptiles Alive for our birthday party. Ms. Rachel did a wonderful job to educate the kids about the fun facts of Reptiles and also kept them entertained and focused. It’s not a easy job facing a bunch of 7-year-old boys and 3-year-old preschoolers. We highly recommend Reptiles Alive show. It’s fun and full of knowledge!read more

Tianchan Niu

Tianchan Niu

22:09 17 Dec 17

We had Reptiles Alive join us for a country club event and they did an outstanding job! Ashley was amazing and so professional. She was very interactive with the children and played the role perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!read more

Chelsea Barb

Chelsea Barb

20:20 28 Mar 18

We’ve been working with Reptiles Alive for the past 4 years now and they show up and show out every time. Everything from booking to the day of is efficient and friendly. At our past event, presenter Liz did 6 shows back to back for our campers, which is truly impressive and phenomenal. We will continue to work with Reptiles Alive for years to come and really appreciate the work and educating that they do!read more

Lydia Vanderbilt

Lydia Vanderbilt

21:09 05 Apr 18

Reptiles Alive gave an awesome show at our elementary school! The presenter was so much fun and really engaged the children. Very cool reptiles and a great interactive meet and greet at the end. The kids loved it!read more

Jonathan Grau

Jonathan Grau

14:52 07 Apr 18

I am in charge of grade level assemblies at our school and our 3rd grade has RA in for their Rain Forest show every year to reinforce the things they have learned about in class. This is my second year working with them and I have been absolutely thrilled with the interaction to book the event and with the presenters. They engage the kids and help make them a part of the show. I can’t say enough about this wonderful program and the amazing people that work there.read more

Kim Painter

Kim Painter

23:32 07 Apr 18

We love this show at our preschool!! The kids have so much fun and learn a lot! They are very organized and always start on time. We have always had a wonderful experience with Reptiles Alive and can’t wait to have them back again!read more

Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones

15:06 20 Apr 18

Reptiles Alive LLC visited our 1st grade friends and did the “Reptiles Alive!” show. They exceeded all of our expectations and were excellent at keeping the students engaged. The students have talked about it for days after, even repeating some of the facts they have heard! I would highly recommend Reptiles Alive!read more

Brittney Gjorgjievski

Brittney Gjorgjievski

16:12 14 May 18

Reptiles Alive was a MAJOR hit at the Mattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival. Rachel was incredibly professional, engaging, and clearly loves what she does. She made the show and meet & greet fun for both kids and adults. Can’t wait to have Reptiles Alive back next year to our event. We received a lot of positive feedback from our guests and we were thrilled to see how well attended the show was at our event. Thank you Reptiles Alive!!!read more

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

01:58 22 May 18

Caroline did an awesome job for our kindergarten Reptiles Alive performance. She held their attention and told fun stories. The reptiles are so cool! Every time she introduced a new reptile, the kids were amazed. I recommend the “meet and greet” time as well. My students will never forget touching a boa constrictor! Thanks Reptiles Alive!read more

Michelle Baldwin

Michelle Baldwin

03:00 09 Jun 18

Reptiles Alive! came to our elementary school for a 3rd grade assembly. Nothing ruffles this organization — they can handle kids of all ages, big groups or small, and bring a *ton* of animals. They are engaging, age-appropriate and bring their own mic system so hearing is not a problem. I highly recommend the meet and greet afterward.read more

Stacey Evers

Stacey Evers

19:25 22 Jun 18

The show was a success, we had around 20 kids between 5-12. Lizzard Liz was great, she was able to keep all of them really interested. The reptiles were amazing, she even brought a small alligator and a boa constrictor.read more

florencia behrensen

florencia behrensen

14:39 02 Jul 18

Caroline at Reptiles Alive! always gives us the best show! It is fun and informative with a variety of reptiles each time she comes. We LOVE Reptiles Alive at Happy Faces Daycare in Centreville, VA!read more

Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

13:56 12 Jul 18