Party games | Games for a children’s party
The next party or the next children’s birthday party is not far away. Having the right games, especially ones which are easy to play, is very important. In addition, there are also some suitable party games and game ideas listed in the competitive games category for the next children’s birthday celebration.
Party games are always great fun when played with good friends. Therefore, colourful invitations should be sent out well in time. Many of those games are also suitable for a hearty Bachelor Party as well.
Playing games on children’s birthdays is still very popular. In particular, if there are competitions where they can win something at the end. Therefore, it is always advisable to think of appropriate games well in advance and whether they can be played regardless of the weather. For example, a scavenger hunt in the backyard is not recommended during rain. When preparing the games also keep in mind the various prizes and gifts to give out to the winning children.
Games for a children’s birthday
When selecting appropriate games for the children’s birthday, what do you have to look out for? First of all, you will need to know how many children are participating and as well as the average age of the children. And of course, the season, whether it is summer or winter, will make a difference too.
During summer, children are always looking forward playing outside. In this case, for example, a scavenger hunt, a treasure hunt or a relay race would be particularly suitable. The game can be a little bit longer, after all, nobody wants to be bored at the birthday party.
Another great idea is, for children to earn small souvenirs, in the framework of games, which they can take home afterwards. Almost everybody knows those typical bags filled with candy which are often distributed on children’s parties. However, it is much more exciting if those candies can be earned during a game. However, take good care that everybody gets something to take home at the end.
Preparation is of great importance for every children’s party. Buy all materials and food right ahead and also select the appropriate venue. Make sure that the game is already laid out when the kids arrive so that out so they can get started right away. This way no one will get bored and everybody will rave about your party for a long time to come.
- Ox at the mountain
A popular nursery school game. The aim is the sneak up as quickly as possible without being noticed.
- Make a squeak
A popular game which is often played in nursery schools.
- Cutting off prizes or tasks
Each child may cut off a prize or task while blindfolded.
- Snap story
A story which deals with snapping things up.
- Have or Have Not
The pairs hold each others noses (hip, heel, backside) and so dance until the next stop.
- Impressive movement dances
In this dance game the game leader should decide how to dance.
- Body part dancing
In this dance game the game leader decides which body parts are allowed to be moved in time to the music.
- Stuck together and
In this dance game the game leader decides which of the dance partners body parts must be kept stuck together.
- Island Game
Pairs are made and they stand on a newspaper page. After every song, the newspaper is torn in half.
- Who Must With Whom?
Ideas for choosing pairs.
- Blind Recognition
All partners are blindfolded. The girls must find their partners by just touching the calves.
- Hold the Apple
Each dance pair holds an apple between their foreheads and must dance without the apple falling.
- Take It All
The players take turns tossing candies into the bucket.
- Candy Transport
Each child gets a spoon and must fetch as many candies as possible within one minute.
- Passing a Lit Match
A burning match is passed player to player.
- Rescue Islands
As soon as the music stops, every player must find an island.
- Sack race
A sack race at a children's birthday is always popular.
- Balloon step
Each player ties a blown up balloon to their right ankle. Then everyone tries to burst each others balloons.
- Cotton Ball Blowing
A cotton ball must be blown off the other side of the table.
- Pot hitting
Pot hitting has been popular for years – especially among the little ones
- The Rubber Band
Without any help of the hands, the player must try to get the rubber band off his head.
- Chinese chopsticks
10 nuts must be eaten using one hand and two chopsticks.
- Made up and powdered
In this dance game make up pencils and powder puffs are handed out.
- The nappy rally
The first runner wraps a large nappy around himself, takes a dummy in his mouth and crawls on all fours over to the other side.
Feeding from a bottle and getting the wind up.
- Blind dance
In this dancing game a volunteer is blindfolded.
The player is blindfolded and must sort corn kernels, grains of rice, dried peas, and dry beans.
- Candle Out
The player must stand on a chair and put out the flame of the candle on the floor using the cork.
- Hanging Hot Dog
A hot dog is tied on a length of string. The player has to eat it without using his hands.
- Chocolate Eating
A well wrapped bar of chocolate must be unwrapped - with a knife and fork while wearing a hat, scarf and gloves.
- Balloon Shaving
A balloon is covered with shaving cream. With a razor or a sharp knife (Careful!) the balloon is shaved without breaking it.
- Balloons in the Pants
Who can stuff the most balloons (midsize) in his pants?
- Plate Slurping
A plate is filled with water, apple sauce or yogurt and must be slurped up by the player.
- Super teat
A baby's feeding teat is placed over a bottle of fizzy water and is drunk.
- Flour Game
A piece of chocolate must be fished from a pile of flour.
- Eating Apples from the Water Pail
Player must completely eat an apple that is floating in a bowl.
Two players are blindfolded and must feed each other.
- Animalistic meetings
All group members belonging to a species of animal must find each other using animal noises.
- Baby food
Two players are blindfolded and must feed each other with apple sauce.
- Gift thoughts
The memory is trained in this game.
- Food search
Different groups of animals must seek things out and make noises with touching the object which has been found.
- Eat the Hot dog
Eat a hanging Hot Dog.
- Yahtzee with candies
Candy is placed on the forehead and then thrown as far as possible.
- Chaos trip to Jerusalem
The objective of this game is to find a particular object within the room
- Fashion Show
From a bag of old clothes, kids have to put one layer of cloth over another.
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