You should make the shower as entertaining and as amusing as a regular baby shower would be. An excellent way by which you can get an adoption shower to be as fun as the usual baby shower is by introducing a wonderful variety of baby adoption games.
By introducing baby adoption games, you will help to create a very festive ambience. You will help the prospective adoptive parents feel that they are doing the right thing by deciding to adopt a child. You can use both traditional baby adoption games as well as tailor made baby adoption games during an adoption baby shower.
Different Kinds of Baby Adoption Games
Play The Adoption Bingo
One of the most well known baby adoption games is the Adoption Bingo. This is just like the regular bingo except that words are used in the place of numbers. The Adoption Bingo board game is something you can create all by yourself instead of purchasing from the market. All you need to do is construct a list with words which are related to the adoption process.
You can include names of social workers, judges, lawyers, as well as birth parents. Some of the popular phrases which you can include in Adoption Bingo are “public adoption”, “special needs adoption”, “closed adoption”, “international adoption”, “adoption study”, “home study” and “waiting children”. By including these words and phrases you will help to largely contribute in making the Adoption Bingo game a fun and amusing one for the prospective adoptive parents.
Play The Name Selection Game
Another game which you could introduce at an adoption shower is the name selection game. Deciding the name of a child is not at all an easy task. It is a task which is difficult for parents in general, whether adoptive parents or birth parents. Therefore a name selection game could turn out to be very entertaining game at a baby adoption shower.
You could create a worksheet which is divided lengthwise with one side of the sheet being devoted to girls names and the other side of the sheet being devoted to boys names. You could place a letter on each side so that all those who are playing the game could write the name of a girl or a boy beginning with that particular letter.
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You need to give these sheets to the adoptive parents as well as all the guests who are attending the shower. The player who gets the most names in comparison to all others playing the game will be declared as the winner of the game. After the game is over, you could get all the players to share their names with each other. You can ask the adoptive parents as to which of the names they liked the best.
Play Renowned Superstar Game
One of the most popular baby adoption games is the renowned superstar adoption game. You can certainly introduce such a game at a baby adoption shower. However before you introduce the game, you will have to carry out a thorough research on famous couples who have chosen to adopt children or famous single adoptive parents.
Thereafter you can make a long list with each of these names and mix these names with names of famous personalities who have not adopted children. You have to tell all the players to try and identify the famous personalities who have adopted children and the celebrities who have not adopted by placing a no or a yes next to each of these names.
You will declare the person who gets the most names correct to be the winner of the game. Such a game is bound to keep all the players engaged and is an excellent form of entertainment which you can provide to an adoption baby shower. The potential adoptive parents will also feel that they belong to the same league as the celebrity adoptive parents and will feel proud of their decision to adopt.
Incorporate Special Readings
You could consider incorporation baby adoption games like special adoption stories, poetry and even lullabies before you introduce each and every one of the baby adoption games. By doing so you will keep the baby adoption party very interesting.
You will be able to provide additional entertainment to the adoption baby shower. You will find that the potential adoptive parents shall appreciate especially the information as to how friends and family are capable of helping one another after the adoption process has reached its completion.
Play Baby Food Guessing
A game for guessing baby food could be one of the most exciting baby adoption games which you can introduce at a baby shower. By introducing this highly amusing game you will manage to keep each and every guest at the baby shower engaged and entertained. You have to get all the guests at the baby shower to taste different kinds of baby food items and then guess which baby food it is.
You will need to remove the baby food labels from the products so that the guests at the baby shower cannot see what baby food they are trying out. The guests will then have to take a guess and each an every baby food item on the basis of its taste as well as appearance. You will declare the guest who guesses the most number of baby food items correctly to be the winner of the game.
Thus, there are various kinds of baby adoption games which you can introduce at an adoption baby shower in order to keep the event fun filled and entertaining. If you invite all the guests at the baby shower to partake in these amusing baby adoption games including the adoptive parents, then you will contribute towards making the adoption baby shower a huge success. You can also think of other innovative ideas for fun filled baby adoption games.