need to decide how you want to give prizes to game winners. You can give out
the prizes right away at each game booth, or kids can collect prize tickets
that they can use at a prize booth to "buy" prizes.
decide, don't spend much money - if any -- on prizes for game winners. There
are many free or low-cost items that make good prizes:
toys and games. You can give away your old toys and games that are
in good shape (not broken or missing pieces). Gather toys from friends,
relatives and neighbors as well. Small toys that come as prizes in fast food
meals also make good carnival prizes
animals. Clear out those "stuffies" who need new homes, plus get
donations from friends, relatives and neighbors.
Some local restaurants and businesses may donate coupons to be given as prizes.
give-aways. Get donations from local businesses that have pens,
paper pads, hats and other items printed with their business name. It's good
advertising for them!
candy. You can buy big bags of inexpensive candy at discount
books, CD's and videos. Use your own and collect them from
friends, neighbors and relatives.
Small crafts handmade made by you and your friends can make good prizes