Kids Party Games & Activities

Anyone who has ever hosted a kids birthday party knows that children are always up for a fun party game. Now we have made it easier for you to throw your child an epic birthday party with some of the creative kids party games & activities listed below. Party Games & activities that are guaranteed to be fun and memorable for both boys and girls, toddlers to teens and all ages in between!

Kids Party Games & Activities

Need birthday party activities designed for keeping the little ones amused and entertained? Here are a few activities to add to your party list. Have a variety of types of kids party games & activities as not every child likes to do the same thing.

The right party games help your little guests stay busy and active while wear off some of their energy. Listed below you will find some ideas to keep your party moving!

Party Activities

Smell it, Shake it, Hear it

Supplies

  • Jars
  • Spices
  • Paper clips
  • Buttons, etc.
  • Blindfold for each guest.

How to Play

  1. Fill each jar with items such as cinnamon, vanilla, paperclips or coins.
  2. Completely wrap small jars with paper to hide what’s inside.
  3. Have the children sit in a circle. Blindfold each one of them. Pass the jars around one at a time. Have each child smell the contents or shake it to guess what’s inside. (If you are concerned about spillage, you can hold the open jars under each child’s nose.)
  4. Once each jar has been passed around the circle, let each child guess what it is.
  5. Finally……reveal the contents.

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Frozen Fossil

Supplies

  • Medium-sized plastic containers – 1 for each child
  • Plastic Dinosaurs –  use different sizes to keep it interesting
  • Age appropriate “excavation” tools – eg. kitchen utensils, small hammers, paddle pop sticks, etc.
  • Trays or pans to set the ice blocks in.

Preparation

  1. A couple days before the party,  fill each plastic containers with water. Leave room for the ice to expand.
  2. Add small plastic dinosaurs to each container.  It s a good idea for each child to get the same amount of dinosaurs.  Another option is to add food coloring for a more festive look. (this also makes it harder to find the dinosaurs) Freeze the containers until party day.
  3. Just before its time to start the “DIG”, remove the ice blocks from the pails. Place each block in a foil pan or tray to catch the water as it melts.
  4. Give every little archeologists some “excavation” tools and a block. The kids can now start trying to free the dinosaurs. Watch the fun as the ice chips start to fly and the water begins to splash. The kids will have a great time.

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Party Games

 

Pop a Treat

Supplies

  • Lots of balloons
  • Treats to put inside the balloons

Preparation

  1. Blow up the balloons and fill some of them with small treats – lollies, notes, little toys, etc.

How to play

  1. Toss the balloons all around your party space (inside or out).  Now let the kids start jumping on, squeezing or popping the balloons to gather their goodies.

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“Stay Away From My Balloon”

Great party game for larger groups of 6 or more

Supplies

  • Balloons – Each party guest will need 1. (you may even want the parents involved too)
  • 1 piece of string per guest, approx. 1 meter long – shorter for the little ones
  • Small prize for winner.

How to play

  1. First of all, give each child (parent can play too) a balloon and a piece of string. String should be approx. a metre long.
  2. Ask them to blow up their balloon and tie it shut. Tie the balloon to one end of the string. The opposite end of the string gets ties around their ankle. Little guest will need help with this part. You might want to have the balloons on the stings already done.
  3. The aim is to protect their balloon while also trying to bust everyone else’s. The winner is the one with the last balloon not popped.
  4. Give a small to the winner.

**Supervision and some help may be required.

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