Inflatables can be found at parties and events across the country. Traditional favorites like bounce houses, moonwalks, and inflatable waterslides are a hit with kids of all ages, adding fun and excitement to any gathering. Inflatable interactives may not be as familiar, yet these creations bring a whole new dimension to events. While solo play aboard an interactive is a great way to spend the afternoon, the real fun begins when you add competition to the mix. Go head to head with friends, or create a team event. Here are some of our favorite interactive inflatable games you can play at your next outdoor event.
A Word about Interactive Inflatables
Just like their more familiar cousins, interactive inflatables use the same materials and construction methods to add life to the party. These interactives feature multiple elements, giving young participants the chance to bounce, climb, slide, and jump. Think of a bounce house with the addition of an inflatable obstacle course, a climbing wall or pyramid, and a slide – multiple activities means endless hours of entertainment!
Games to Play in Interactive Inflatables
There are many possibilities when it comes to enjoying an interactive inflatable. These commercial-grade products can withstand years of use, thanks to the durable construction, the top-quality materials, and the attention to detail that goes into the manufacture of these party additions. Our favorite interactive games include:
Solo Time Trial – aboard an interactive, individual participants are timed as they navigate the various activities and obstacles. Whoever makes it from one end to the other in the shortest amount of time wins. Winners can receive prizes or special recognition for their achievements. Interactives can be especially challenging, as they incorporate features like slides, horizontal and vertical obstacle elements, and climbing areas.
Head-to-Head Battle – in this game, two participants race against each other. Many interactive inflatables feature two entrance openings, usually in the form of an arched doorway or an entrance ramp. This permits fierce competition between two friends. Race through the openings, climb over, under, and through the obstacles, then scale the climbing ramp on the way to the slide. Whoever gets to the end first is the winner!
Team Relay Race – this game is great for larger groups of children, such as to be found at outdoor festivals or bigger birthday parties. The participants are divided into two teams, and each member of each team tries to navigate the interactive as fast as possible. Once the teammate ahead of you finishes the course, it’s your turn. Once everyone has had their turn, the team that finishes first is the winner.
Relay Station – relay races are always a great way to spend time with friends, and a commercial-grade inflatable interactive game brings a new dimension to this popular competition. Use the inflatable as one of the relay stations, incorporating it into a larger relay race that may include activities like sack races, balloon popping, one-legged races, and so much more. The interactive can be positioned anywhere on the course, and the multiple activities are sure to produce plenty of laughter and fun.