Party Games for Children Ages 9-12 Years

Party Games for Children Ages 9-12 Years are generally much easier to organize than in the earlier years. Once you have provided the basics and a little bit of structure, less supervision is required.

Birthday party themes will be the framework for the pre-teens party games. Discuss the theme with your child, suggest a theme that your child is currently interested in.

Consider the books and movies that they are reading and watching. Dressing up, music and games for children with lots of action is sure to be on the agenda for the 9-12 year old. I've listed a few ideas below, use them as suggestions while discussing it with your child.

  • Backyard Camp Out
  • Cooking - Pizza and Pancakes
  • Disco/Dance
  • Egyptian
  • Fashion
  • Jungle Party
  • Magic Show
  • Monsters Party
  • Pirates
  • Spa Party
  • Pool Party
  • Science
  • Slumber Party
  • Space Party
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Wild West Party
  • Witches and Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • Fairy Party

  • Party Games for Chlildren -Pool Party

    If you have a pool, a summer pool party is always a hit.

    Now that you have your theme, you need to work some party games around it. Remember, you don't need too many, 2-4 games would be fine. Ideally the party games for children ages 9-12 years will get everyone involved and interacting rather than just entertaining them.

    You will need to decide whether your party will be have indoor games or outdoor games. Weather permitting, outdoors is preferable for pre teens party games. This is especially true when there are many guests, and if you don't want your house wrecked.

    How many children will be attending? Your child may only want 4-6 close friends or the whole class. Discuss with your child what they expect. You don't want a class of 24 children tuning up to a slumber party!

    When selecting party games for children ages 9-12 years, don't forget some of the traditional games suggested for the 6-8 year olds party games for children, they can work for the older children too. Here are some party games for children ages 9-12 years which will keep the party energy high.

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    Outdoor Party Kids Games

    French Cricket

    Fun team party games for children that 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 party games for children. 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.

    Treasure Hunt Great outdoor party games for when you have large numbers of guests.

    Volley Ball Great party games for kids for when you want to go to the beach and you have enough people. 10-12.

    Port Starboard A good outdoor party games but can be done inside if you have a large enough room.

    Indoor Party Games for Children

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    Here are some great, fun indoor party games for children. For instructions on how to run the game simply click on the individual link.

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    Cake Decorating

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

    Girls Slumber Party Games

    For girls 11 years and over, check out this Slumber Party Games Pack. It has 11 fun games that the girls can play all night long...well until lights out!

    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.

    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.

    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 You don't need a lot of props if you choose the right Party Game!

    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 party game.

    Home Entertainment

    There are plenty of options available if you prefer to bring in an entertainer. If you decide on this option, make sure you do your research first.

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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.
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    I hope you have got some good ideas for when you need to organize party games for your child's party.

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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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    Thank you for your baby shower games ideas, I'd never done one before so had no idea where to start. They worked well and my friends loved it.

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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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