Birthday Party Games for Kids

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Juggle Street at 24/9/2020

There are few things as exciting to a child as their birthday. So, if you want to make sure that your child has a fun birthday party you may wish to include tried and tested fun party games.

We’ve compiled our top 10 party games for your child’s birthday party.

1. Musical Chairs

Make a ring of chairs facing outwards. As the music plays, the children dance (or run) their way around the ring. When the music stops, each child must sit on a chair, or else they’re out. Keep removing chairs with each round, until finally, the remaining child wins.

2. Pin the Tail on the Donkey

You need a picture of a donkey without a tail, a bunch of paper tails and pins, and a blindfold. Each child takes a turn getting blindfolded, getting spun around a little (if they’re a bit older), before trying to pin a tail on the donkey. Whoever gets closest, wins

3. Pass the Parcel

Wrap up a prize, and then continue to wrap it in layers, adding small rewards in each layer for some extra fun. Sitting in a circle, the children pass the parcel around as music plays. When the music stops, whoever is holding the parcel can unwrap one layer, and if there is a reward inside that layer, then it’s theirs. Whoever unwraps the final layer wins the prize.

4. Hot Potato

id="5-title">Sitting in a circle, the children pass around a ‘hot potato’ (or beanbag, ball, etc.) as the music plays. They’ll want to pass the potato quickly. If they’re holding it when the music stops, they’re out.

5. Simon Says

One person is the leader, ‘Simon’, and whatever ‘Simon’ does as they say ‘Simon says’, everyone else has to copy. Anyone who follows an action before the leader says ‘Simon says’ is out. Switch out the leader throughout the game for some extra creativity.

6. Bubble Wrap Game

Who doesn't love playing with bubble wrap! Get the children to cross a layer of bubble wrap, and whoever crosses it without making any noise, wins.

7. Marco Polo

In this game, every child except the leader, ‘Marco Polo’, gets blindfolded. The blindfolded children need to find the leader by calling out ‘Marco’. The leader must echo back ‘Polo’ but otherwise tries to keep quiet and can move around. The first child to touch the leader wins.

8. Treasure/Scavenger Hunt

You lay a series of clues around your party venue, and the children have to follow the clues to track down the treasure.

9. Three-Legged Race

Form teams of two children each, and their closest legs are tied together, so they have to move together or else fall over. Then the race is on.

10. Dress-up Race

Each child has to put on some oversized clothing or accessories and then run the race. This can work as a relay race as well.

Besides being fun, you probably want to make sure that your child’s birthday party is easy to manage. If you’d like an extra set of hands helping out, consider hiring a Juggle Street babysitter to jump in for the occasion. That way you can have more time with your child on the day.

With these fun party games, we’re sure your child will enjoy a fun and memorable birthday party! For more information about babysitting services for parties, contact Juggle Street today.