Kids Birthday Party Games
for Ages 3- 5 Years


Kids birthday party games for ages 3-5 years should be simple and not too structured. The only difference from a kids birthday party and a toddlers party, is that you will probably want to have a theme to work around.

When selecting the appropriate birthday party theme, choose one that your child is currently interested in. I've listed a few ideas below. Kids birthday party games Spiderman

Being a typical boy, at this age, my son was really into Superhero's. This is a great party themes for kids birthday parties, especially boys.

Costumes are readily available in the shops.

Choose from Spiderman, Batman, Ninja Turtles, Iron Man to name a few.

I'm sure your own son will have his own ideas!

For the girls, a popular theme from the age of 3 years is Fairies, having a Fairy Party is easy and fun to do.

Although, if little boys are attending, then you might want to expand the theme. There was no way that my son would dress up as a fairy when he was 4 years old! Try Fairies and Elves, or Fairies and Frogs or Princes and Princesses.

Other kids birthday party themes that work for both girls and boys include, Dinosaur Party, Monster Party, Pirate Party, Animal Party, Circus Party.

Once you have selected the theme, tie in the invitations, decorations and party games to suit. For 3 year old party games, choose the tried and true favorites and you can't go wrong. And remember, keep it simple, only 1-2 games will be enough at this age!

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3 Year Old Party Games

Pass The Parcel

This is a great traditional kids birthday party game. I make sure that everyone gets something, as its important for this age group. This is a great game to play to settle the children prior to having the birthday tea or just before they go home.

Musical Bumps/Chairs

Traditional games where music is required.

Simon Says

A challenging and fun game for the little ones.

Pat the Balloon

A lively game that is great for outdoors as long as it isn't too windy.

Hop, Bunny, Hop

Kids love this fun game and it's so easy to do.




Lucky Dip A quiet kids birthday party activity great just before the children go home. This is a simple alternative to doing loot bags.

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4 Year Old Party Games


Kids Birthday Party - Girl Face Painting

2-3 birthday party games should suffice. You could use the same games as for 3 year old party games listed above.


However, you might want to consider choosing a few games that are a little bit more advanced and which the 4 year old can handle.


Remember: Birthday Party Games should be Simple and Fun!

Printable Kids Birthday Games will provide hours of entertainment for kids of all ages!

Bucket and Balls

This is a great lively outdoor game when there are at least enough children to make 2 team. Fun kids birthday party game.

Pin The Tail

This game has been around for years and is great for tailoring to any party theme. Traditionally a Donkey was used, but you can tailor this game to suit many party themes.

Memory Game This is a quiet party game, great for indoor parties and sleepovers.

Egg and Spoon Race

I love this kids birthday party game. It's great for outdoor parties. Tip, boil the eggs the night before and give them plenty of time to cool down. My friend volunteered to do my eggs, and she arrived with them still very warm!!

Pony Jumping The girls love this Birthday Party Game, especially if you're having a My Little Pony birthday party theme. A good outdoor party game.

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5 Year Old Party Games


2-3 kids birthday party games should suffice.



You could use the same games as for 4 year old party games listed above. However, you might want to consider choosing a few games that are a little bit more advanced and which the 5 year old can handle.

Remember Kids Party Games should always be simple and fun!

Stand in a Line

This one will get them thinking a bit. Adult guidance may be required,

Chopstick and Raisins

5 year olds usually have more dexterity in their fingers, so this makes it a good game for the 5 years and older. A good indoor party game. You can use this as a team event

What's the Time Mr Wolf I remember playing this game at school a very very long time ago, and children still love it today. Great game for Kids parties especially outdoors. I've seen this game done at a Instead of Wolf they used Captain Hook. Pirate Party. Instead of Wolf they used Captain Hook.

Wheelbarrow Race Definitely an outdoor Kids Party Game with lots of space.

3 Legged race

Traditional and fun great for outdoors.

Doughnut on a String

This is a good game to do after the kids have eaten the health food and it's time for the sweets. To avoid the mess this game is recommended for outdoors.

Upsy-Downsy Party Games

This is a throw an catch game of forfeits and is best played outdoors.

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Kids Birthday Party Games Tips


Safety First.

If you're going to run a kids birthday party game in your own home, whether indoors or outdoors, make sure that tools and chemicals are put away.

Check that fences and gates are secure, especially the pool or pond area. Ask a neighbor to look after any lively pets. If you don't want your best china to get broken, or the expensive vase that your great Aunt Mabel left you, then lock it away!

Cleaning up.

After a kids birthday party, make sure that you have plenty of large garbage bags, for the disposable paper cups, plates and wrapping paper. You can get all these from Shindigz.com...Great Party Supplies at Low Prices. Also, stock up on paper towels because there will be food and drink spilt! Remind the children to go to the toilet, the best time is just before the birthday tea and cake comes out.

Tears, Tantrums and Crowd Control.

Even a small group of children will need some from of crowd control. I used a whistle when I was running my sons 5 year old party games at a local playground.

I had 25 kids Aaaaaah! I chose some of the traditional party games for 5 year olds, listed above. I made sure that the rules were clearly set out at the start.

I had prizes for the winners and the runners up, as well as the one that came last! I made sure that everyone walked away with a prize. I was lucky that most of the parents hung around, so they helped.

If they start to get too wild, run a quiet game like Pass the Parcel. If a child is tearful, have an adult sit with them in a quiet corner or read a story to them.

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Final Word on Kids Birthday Party Games.

  • Remember KISS- Keep It Simple Stupid.
  • Don't try to do too much.
  • 3 party games maximum.
  • Have a plan.
  • Don't try and do it all yourself, ask friends, family and other 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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