Summer! Summer! Summer! A word so sweet it has the birds chirping, the flowers blooming, the sun shining and the kids asking “MOM, what should we do today?” While we welcome the warmer weather, it’s often stressful to find activities that keep the kids entertained for hours on end during the summer break. This is why we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on hosting the coolest talent show! Kids can spend the day prepping and perfecting their acts (leaving you time to work) and when the sun sets, the show can begin. Every individual will get a chance to show their cool talent and watch other fun performances!
Here’s what you need to get started for hosting a family talent show:
Create a program
Make sure that the kids know when they need to have their act ready by! This gives them the chance to manage their time and practice, practice, practice. Also make sure to provide a program schedule so they know the order of performances. Doing this will get the kids excited for the event!
If your kids are having a hard time deciding on a talent, have them watch the House Monsters talent show episode for inspiration! With six funny talents to pick from, there’s plenty of ideas to spark their imaginations!
Set the stage
Host the talent show in a common area such as the living room. Add six additional guests to your audience, the House Monsters! Line up the House Monsters on the couch to enjoy the show! Make a sign and add in some balloons to get the area looking talent show ready. And don’t forget snacks and refreshments for the kids to enjoy while watching other performances!
It’s not all about winning
The idea of a talent show is to show the kids that it’s all about being creative and having fun! It’s not about where they place in the rankings, it’s about giving them the courage to stand in front of an audience and show their talents! Everyone's a winner since they took the time to develop their skills and had the confidence to showcase their abilities in front of their loved ones. And who knows, maybe the kids will get to see a talent they didn’t know you had or will learn a new one themselves!