Boot the Monkey See, Boot the Monkey Do This game is similar to one of the classic party games

- "Simon says", only with a Dora the Explorer twist. Give the kids commands to make animal sounds or move like animals. For example: Boots says, "Swing your trunk like an elephant." Boots says, "Run like a Cheetah." "Squeal like a monkey!" and so on. A variation of this is "Dora Dice" (pronounced dee-say) which is the word for "says" in Spanish. As in the classic game of Simon Says, the children take turns being "Dora" and direct the other guests to pretend to do Dora-like activities, such as hopping like a frog, swimming across a lake, climbing a rope and jumping over crocodiles, etc.

Musical Sombreros This game is just like musical chairs, using one less Sombrero hat than there are children for each round. Place a pile of Sombreros on a table that the kids walk around while the music is playing. Once the music is turned off, the kids must scramble to put on a Sombrero hat. The kid left without a hat leaves the game, and the game continues with one less hat until there is one kid remaining who is the winner. Pin the Backpack on Dora What's in the Backpack? Inside a purple/yellow backpack, place a few more objects than there are kids (use items with interesting shapes and textures that can also be prizes, like bubbles, yo-yo's, bean bags, a ball, bracelets, crayons and small plastic animals). Sit all the kids in a circle and pass the backpack around one kid at a time while (Dora, Diego) music plays. When the music stops, the kids then feel for an object inside the backpack, and need to guess what it is without looking (they get to keep their object as a prize).

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