Birthday parties are supposed to be a fun activity. But some get so overwhelmed with the birthday party preparation. Incorporating great birthday party games is a great way to liven up the event! We’ve put together some, fun, kids, birthday party game ideas that will turn your child’s party into an instant success.
Birthday Party Game Ideas for 2 to 4 year Old Kids:
Free play time:
At that age, you shouldn’t worry about many organized activities, have some balls to play with, maybe a game of tossing the cushion around, or just let the kids play. Two year olds are just learning about taking turns and the like. You can break the free play time up by offering food, the birthday cake, and opening presents with free play time between each.
Go outside and give each parent different bubble wands and solution. Count to three and begin the chorus of bubbles. Toddlers below will have a wonderful time scrambling after the bubbles.
Provided the weather allows it you could fill a wading pool with bubble solution. Let the kids play with a number of different bubble tools. Or place a hula-hoop in the pool and have the birthday guest of honor stand in the center. Slowly lift the hoop up and everybody will enjoy seeing the birthday babe in a bubble!
Make a paper airplane for each child. Be sure and weigh down the nose (use a paper clip.) so that the plane will fly straight. Put each child’s name on a plane. Have the children line up across a wall. Tell them to throw their planes when you count to three. The child that tosses their plane the farthest wins the game.
Birthday Party Game Ideas for 4 to 6 year Old kids:
”Clean Your Room” – need a bunch of old socks, balled up and a jump rope. Divide group into
2 teams on either side of the jumprope laid out on the ground(we played kids vs grownups. Toss the socks out – everyone pelts them at the other team whilst yelling ”CLEAN YOUR ROOM!” Object is to get all the socks on the other side (never happens – just play until everyone collapses into sillies).
Find your shoe and Tie the Lace Game:
Have all the kids take there shoes off and put them in pile in the middle of the room, then have the kids sit on the floor in a circle around the shoes (backs must be facing pile of shoes) on the count of three all the kids have to find there shoes, put them on , and tie them, once they finished, who ever stands up and raises there arms the fastest wins. My nephew who is 5 and his school friends loved it, and its so cute to watch
Nothing is more fun than a “Treasure Hunt,”, especially for the children who have been told read-aloud stories of pirate gold or hidden fortune at home. Prepare a long string for each child and trail it around chairs and under tables through as many rooms of the house as you want the children to enter. You can place and tie a small surprise (a lollipop or several candies wrapped in gold or silver foil) to the end of each string. You can make this a long or a short search and the kids will be thrilled when they find the prize at the end of their strings.
Birthday Party Game Ideas for 7 to 10 year Old Kids:
Get a large piece of Styrofoam board for every four guests. Paint each board a different color, solid red or blue, for example. Now, use a bread knife to cut the boards into strange shaped pieces. For 4-5 year olds, three pieces is enough. 6-8 year olds can handle four or five, and from there on up, six or seven pieces should work.
Now, scatter the pieces from all the boards around the backyard. Designate each team an area to assemble their puzzle. Three members will work on assembly while one person can run out and get the other pieces. The first team to find and assemble their entire puzzle wins.
One player is “It” and leaves the group while the other players choose an object in the room. It” returns and tries to guess the object. He can ask 20 questions of the group members, all of which must be answered by yes or no. He asks his questions of each person in turn so that all are asked at least one question. If “It” guesses the object,someone else becomes “It”; otherwise he is “It” again for the next game.
Set up a circle of numbers on the ground and have everyone stand on a number. Begin playing festive music and have everyone walk from number to number. Draw a number from a hat and then stop the music. Whoever is standing on that number when the music stops is the winner! I have played this game at many school carnivals where the prize is a cake. But, you can give away something different.
Plan a hike or a nature trail:
Take your kid and his/her friends outdoors for the day or for a few hours. You could explain all about photosynthesis or point out different kinds of trees and flowers and birds. You could have a small picnic outdoors or opt for burgers at the Mac after the trek.
Different party games ideas would work great for different age groups. So you need to be very careful while picking up the participants for each game. After all they are the ones who would decide if the game’s a hit! Though coming up with a great Birthday games idea is little challenging and requires some creativity on the part of the host, but with proper selection and planning you can be sure the end result will be worth it. Keep in mind, that the kids will always recall what they did at a party much more than what they ate at the party, so to make your event a success, go all out with the games and don’t forget to have some great prizes.
There’s one for everyone to enjoy!