Spies Like Us: Spy Games pt 1

Laser Beam Challenge

by , posted on February 22nd, 2011 in Games & Creative Play, Parties & Celebrations

A good spy needs to be quick and agile in the field. Test out your spy skills as you maneuver across a room through a web of laser beams. Touch a beam and you’ll have to start over.

Parents, we had as much fun with this as the kids did. This would make a fun weekend or after school activity, or spy themed party game.

Oh and here’s the learning that’s happening while they’re playing (if you wonder about that sort of thing): This activity is a body-kinesthetic awareness exercise as well as a problem solving/planning one. Let’s also add role-playing and team building to that list. So for a game that’s plain ol’ fun, it’s deceptively educational. Sneaky, huh? Just like a spy.



For more in our Spies Like Us series visit:
Secret Codes pt 1 – Mirror Writing
Secret Codes pt 2 – Cylinder Writing

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4 Responses to “Spies Like Us: Spy Games pt 1”

  1. Chrissy Says:

    March 10th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    My son does this one all the time! I give him a ball of yarn and he makes elaborate ‘traps’ all over the house – and will stick lego guys and Playmobil dudes all over it (all tangled up, of course)…saw you on HerBadMother, and have bookmarked your site…love it!

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Hi Chrissy! Thanks so much for coming over. I realized I practically wrote a novel over there. Guess it really struck a nerve. In a totally fantastic way of course.

    I’m cracking up over the tangled up leog and Playmobil dudes. That’s hilarious! Love it.

  2. erin Says:

    March 21st, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    We did this with red streamers for my daughter’s spy birthday party! The kids LOVED it. Each time, we added more streamers to make it harder to get through.

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Adding more each time is such a great idea! We’ll definitely have to do that next time.

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