Here's how it works. Each person draws out a button at the beginning of the day. (We usually throw them in Doc's hat and draw.) That player may get a special treat, or a task to perform. Around lunch time, we all put our buttons back in the hat and redraw them for the rest of the day. What do they say?
- "I Can Fly" - line leader for the group that day
- "Great Mouse Detective" - spotting Hidden Mickey's in the park
- "The Collector" - collecting human things: stickers, transportation cards or pressed pennies
- "Warm Hugs Challenge" - gather as many character hugs as you can
- "Wild Carpet Ride" - once today you call out an attraction you want and we all go there, no matter what!
- "Mad as a Hatter" - trade as many pins as you can today
- "Snack Time" - you get to pick the snack of your choice
- "Jack Pot" - I found Disney Dollars!
I made sure to pick up some Disney Dollars (remember to get extra if you are going to switch flair buttons midway through your day!) at Guest Relations, and a couple cheap pins at a pin kiosk before introducing the game to our players. It's fairly self explanatory and as long as you have a willing helper for the little ones it can add a whole new dimension to your day in the parks! And all the players will have a fun little souvenir to take home with them.
As a former teacher, I have the luxury of owning a button maker. If you don't happen to have one, you can purchase a set of these buttons in my Etsy shop! Or, if you want to print them out on sticker paper, I have a downloadable template (for free!) to use with Avery round stickers #5294.
I hope you have fun with this idea. Until next time, may all your days be filled with fairy dust!