Starfighter Training Routine
Here's a minute-by-minute rundown of our hour Starfighter training routine! The big difference between this and our Superhero routine? Laser swords! This is the show you can expect when you book either of our Starfighter characters, on the Light Side or the Dark Side.
Your performer arrives and introduces himself, giving high fives to all the kids, with a particular focus on the birthday child. He explains that he's come to teach the next generation how to protect the galaxy, and then the training begins!
Your performer directs the kids through a few stretches (touch their toes, reaching for the sky, nodding their heads, etc.), before launching into some exercises; sit-ups, push-ups, jumping-jacks and running on the spot.
CHARADES & TRIVIA
Your hero acts out famous sci-fi movie characters, and the kids have to guess which characters he's pretending to be. Every right answer prompts a trivia question. We always make sure to adjust the skill level of the questions to best fit the group.
A quick round of sci-fi themed Simon Says tests children's reflexes!
Now your character produces a plush toy version of himself. There are three games we play with this plush; Catch, where we throw the plushy around the group and every catch counts as a point, Pass, a spin on the classic hot potato game, except that if you're caught on fire you have to make a laser sword pose, and Galactic Target Practice, in which kids throw the plushy into a target from across the room.
Your performer hides mini-frisbees around the space while the children's eyes are closed, then they have to go find them! In a second round, the birthday child helps hide the frisbees from the group. Finally, all eyes are open for a free-for-all third round.
Your hero will play theme music from his portable Bluetooth speaker. The kids dance along to the tune until it's paused; then they have to stay perfectly still.
LASER SWORD TRAINING
Your performer distributes training swords (thin foam pool noodles) to all the party guests for the duration of the activity, then teaches them some quick moves by demonstrating on his own special-effects sword. When the training is complete, each guest gets to face off in a one on one duel against the trainer.
A chance for group pictures with the whole party, then one-on-one shots for each individual guest as they pose with a selection of special-effects swords.
Your superhero presents the birthday child with their very own customized, laminated Starfighter Academy Certificate to reward them for a job well done.
FINAL REQUESTS & EXIT
Your hero will ask if you'd like him to take out the birthday cake (provided by you) and sing the birthday song, or if there is anything else he can help you with whatsoever. He gives a final round of high fives and goodbyes to all the guests, and then he's off to his next adventure!
Routine might vary slightly in timing and activities depending on the discretion of your performer.