Oh there's lots of things you can do - but first ask the kids!!! It's their carnival isn't it? We have book walks (like cake walks but much more health department friendly
), a duck pond - little plastic duckies with numbers matching prizes ... our second best grossing game, fortune telling, mini golf, "camp crafts", makit-plates, face painting, balloon man, rope/net climb in the gym -yes the kids pay to climb the rope/net from gym class (parents will too but they pay double
), fishing pond (top grossing room), the general store - a room full of kiddie treasures that we all send in to clean out our houses and kids purchase with cash or tickets - you know like a huge garage sale but for kids - a top grossing room and didn't cost us a thing, football toss, and so much more. Start brainstorming early and GET THE KIDS INVOLVED! Don't pay for anything but the prizes --- if you use a carnival company they'll make the money that you are supposed to be spending on the students through PTO purchases... you can do these things on your own!