My Top Five Fun Children’s Party Games
Sick of musical statues and musical bumps? Need more inclusive party games that can be tailored to any children’s party theme? Simple but effective my top five fun children’s party games will keep both parents and children happy. They are easy to lead and inclusive for all. So if you are struggling to think up what to play in your party read on…
1 . Grandma’s footsteps
I love this game it allows all of the children to play with no one having to sit out if they loose. Simply have all of the children line up at one end of the room, you or the birthday child go to the other end of the room and they have to tip toe over to try and get the prize behind you. They will love it!
2. Pass the parcel – the sing along addition
This one I think is pretty self-explanatory. Choose a song that the children all know the words to and whilst they play pass the parcel hand out sweets for the loudest singers. All of the children can be involved with doing it this way and each have a chance to win some sweets.
3.Dance competition – again pretty self -explanatory
Children love to dance and if there is a prize involved brace yourselves to see some exceptional moves. I try to do at least three dance competitions in a party and award a pack of sweets to four children each time. Children will happily run around to music in a party however if you throw the word competition in there well things just got serious.
Pick something key from your theme and make lots of little pictures of it (I usually aim for around 25 – 28) and hide them around the room. Children love to hunt and find things and again this is another inclusive for all game that means no one is left out.
5. Relay Races
This game is for the more brave among you. Children love team games and relay races so anything along these lines you can combine with your theme for an awesome party game. I particularly love this for Superhero parties where they competitive side of the children really comes out! You can use anything for a relay (a wand for Harry Potter, a tiara for a princess or a sword for a pirate). You can even make it a dress up relay or a jumping relay, the possibilities are endless! But this game is not for the faint hearted as, for it to work well, you need to be just as competitive as the children. If you can maybe have yourself and another competitive parent as team captains, I mean what could go wrong?
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