There are lots of fun games kids can play at your child's birthday party. You can work the party games around your
birthday party theme.
Remember, you don't need too many. You will need to choose some good games that 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.
Fun team games kids enjoy, 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.
You will need: A cricket bat, a tennis ball, pen and paper to keep score.
Object of the game: The team with the most runs in a set time wins.
Divide the children into two teams, A and B.
Team A hit the ball first.
Team B are the fielders hoping to catch the ball, and take it in turns to be the bowler.
First player of team A, holds the cricket bat in-front of their shins.
The first bowler of team B, throws the ball underarm towards the bat, aiming to hit the shins of the team A player.
If the ball hits the shins of team player A then they are instantly out.
If the team A player hits the ball, the fielders and the bowler of team B, must catch the ball, without it touching the floor. If they succeed then the batter from team A is out.
When the ball is hit, and the ball is not caught before hitting the ground, the batter from team A must pass the bat around their body to score a run.
The fielders must get the ball back to the bowler as quickly as possible so that they can re bowl, and hopefully hit the shins of the team A player.
At a set time, or if all the players are out, swap sides. Team A bowls and fields while team A take it in turns to bat.
Another great action outdoor party game 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.
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.
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.
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
may be suitable.
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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"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
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
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.
Maggie B, Hamilton, Canada
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.
I had a
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.
Shelly, Manchester, UK
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