Cool Games
Kids Love To Play
At Birthday Parties

There are lots of fun cool games kids love to play at birthday parties. You can work the party games around your birthday party theme.

Cool Games Kids Remember, you don't need too many. You will need to choose some cool games kids can easily play. And that the game chosen, caters for the number of party guests that you have.

Some of the games that I have on my site, are for small party groups and others are for when there are lots of kids. The team party game activities are usually best if there are large numbers.

Some games are best for outdoors and others are best suited for indoors. I have listed both types on my site, so you have a wide choice of games birthday parties need.

Which ones will you have?

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Treasure Hunt

Great outdoor cool games kids always love. Perfect for when you have large numbers of guests. Would suit a pirate party theme or a beach party theme.

You will need: A list of 20-30 items to be collected, for example, A box of tissues, A pen, A hat, A green leaf, The number 6, A piece of soap, a packet of soup, An insect (alive). Use your imagination!. A copy of the list for each team. A grocery bag.

Object of the game: The team with the most items wins.


  • Create the list and make copies for each team.
  • Divide the guests into team. 6 guests per team is a good number.
  • Give each team a copy of the list and the grocery bag.
  • Set a time limit 30 minutes to 1 hour for each team to visit the local neighbourhood and collect the items on the list.
  • Remind them of the rules, they must be polite when asking for items, they must return on or before the time set or they will be penalised 3 items.
  • Compare bags to find the winner.
  • For a cool indoor version suitable for 7-10 year olds check out Scavenger Hunt for Kids Take the Scavenger Hunt inside with this amazing indoor search board game.

    Can you find a DVD, an red T-shirt, and something that begins with the letter F?.... all somewhere inside your house? Players move 1 space for each item found and additional spaces for cleaning up. The first player to reach the You Win space, wins the game.

    It's the classic game of search and find, but this time, the fun's inside.

    Volley Ball

    Great party games for children for when you want to go to the beach and you have enough people. Perfect for the beach party theme, 10-12 players.

    You will need: Volley Ball net, Volley ball. Kill two bird with one stone by getting this Baden Champions Series Volleyball / Badminton Set, it includes Badminton rackets and shuttle cocks as well as the Volley ball and net.

    Object of the game: The team that reaches a score of 20 wins.


  • Set up the net and mark out the court. Draw in the sand at the beach or use spray paint or ropes on grass.
  • Divide the children into 2 teams of 5 or 6 aside. Team A and Team B
  • Explain the instructions and remind them that the children can only hit the ball with their hands.
  • Team A begins the serve and hits the ball across the net.
  • Team B must get the ball back across the net within 3 hits without the ball touching the floor.
  • If Team B are successful, team A must then get the ball back across the net within 3 hits without the ball touching the floor.
  • A point is scored to the other team if the ball touches the floor or if, within 3 hits, the ball is not over the other side of the net.
  • The first team to reach 20 points wins.

    Here Are Some More Cool Games Kids Ages 9-12 Years Will Want To Play At Your Birthday Party. This Will Definitely Keep The Party Energy High.

    French Cricket

    Fun cool games kids enjoy. These can be played outdoors in the garden, if it's big enough, the beach or the local park. I have fond memories playing this game with my sisters and street kids on summer days in England.

    Obstacle Course

    Another great action outdoor cool game kids just love. This can be done as a team event by creating 2 identical obstacle courses. If you don't have enough people or obstacles, try timing each team or individual as they take it in turns. Read more...


    This classic kids game Twister is great for all ages. Up to 4 players at a time, so great for smaller parties of up to 12 kids. There is a spinner, which tells you which colored circle to place your hands and feet. Eventually everyone is tied up in knots and everyone has stitches for laughing so much. Someone will eventually topple over! Last kid standing wins.

    Port Starboard

    A good outdoor game but can be done inside if you have a large enough room.

    For fun Indoor cool games kids can play at a birthday party check out the games suggested below:

    Cake Decorating

    OK this is probably more suited for the girls parties. The boys may prefer the alternative Pizza making.

    UNO Card Game

    This is America's number one Original UNO Card Game which now has three new fun ways to play. The object of the game is to be the first to reach a score of 500. To win points you must get rid of all the cards in your hand before your opponents do. You also earn points for cards left in your opponents' hands.

    The instructions are included and a very easy to follow. There are detailed descriptions of the game's variations and strategies so you can choose the game that best suits your guests. It travels well and is great for birthday parties for up to 10 players. Being a card game it is also ideal for slumber parties.

    Activity Codes

    This a good indoor game to get the children thinking and provide some low level action. You can make the code harder depending on the age and ability of the children. Start with this easy one. This can be a team event, the first team to break all the codes win.

    Girls Slumber Party Games

    If you're looking for indoor party games for girls aged 11 years and over, check out this Slumber Party Games Pack.

    It has 11 cool games kids can play all night long...well until lights out!

    And for a truly girls day, why not have some fun party games at a Spa Party?

    Story Circle

    This is a good slumber party game. Great before bed as it's a quiet and creative game that can provide lots of laughter.

    Frog Juice

    The perfect indoor cool games kids, both girls and boys will love. Frog Juice is all about casting spells, brewing concoctions, melting witches. Use a smidgen of math and a pinch of probability.

    Capture cards by matching or adding cards from your hand, then count the ingredients and measure the powers. A splash of strategy and the potion is magic! The player with the most points wins. Includes 59 cards and rules of play.

    Chase the Ace

    This is a card game that's great for indoor parties, especially when there is a large group from 4 up to 30 children.

    Body Parts

    Party games kids play, don't need a lot of props if you choose the right one!

    Totally Gross The Game

    Totally Gross The Game makes for the perfect indoor party games especially for boys, but some girls would love this too so check with them first.

    A dose of gross helps science make sense. With these cool games kids will get to learn and understand all the major scientific disciplines. From biology to chemistry to zoology kids answer questions, learn amazing facts and engage in activities. It's all in the name of science!

    Murder in the Dark

    Any number of players can play this game. It is best done at night so that it's dark when the lights are turned off, so it makes it a perfect sleep over, slumber party game.

    Often the games kids can play will cross the age barrier, so check out some of the games listed for the other ages, such as 6-8 year olds, or if the kids are around 12 years old, some of the games for teenagers.

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    Final Word.

  • Remember KISS- Keep It Simple Stupid. Don't try to do too much.
  • 4 party games maximum and have a plan.
  • Don't try and do it all yourself, ask friends, family and parents to help.
  • Keep within 2 hours, 3 at the most.
  • Remember to smile and look like you're having fun, because the children will pick up on your attitude.
  • And don't forget to get all your party needs from Party Supplies at Low Prices, highly recommended!
  • There are lots of cool games kids Ages 9-12 Years can play at birthday parties. They are easy when you know how - Let me know how you go and most of all - Have Fun!!

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    "Thank you Katherine, love your site. I used your suggestions for my 4 year olds birthday party last week. 15 Kindergarden kids! My sister does face painting so we did that. I had a pass the parcel using nursery rhyme music I had a candy between each wrapping of paper which worked well. Finally I did some balloon games. They loved it. I especially liked your idea of having a story time at the end of the party, it worked well, my sister read the stories and I organized the parents as they arrived to pick up their kids. My little girl loved her special day and I think it was the games that made it work so well. Planning my sons 7th Birthday for next month now"

    Sandra, Atlanta, USA

    Just a quick note to let you know that I followed your instructions for running party games at my sons birthday party and it went really well. I did 3 games and the most popular was the obstacle course. I had 10 boys ages 6-10 and once they had played with the course I had set out they then started to create their own ideas for obstacles and rearranged the course making it harder and harder. This 1 game kept them entertained for over an hour.

    Jess, From New Jersey.

    Thank you for the Easter games ideas, they went down a treat. We did the Easter egg hunt and I had pin the bunny ears. Really good.I like your web site its well written and got great ideas.

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    I had a housewarming last week and we played your game know your suburb. it was very entertaining and we learnt so much just in preparing for the game, great idea thanks.

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