Planning a party for kids can be a lot of fun, but keeping them entertained can be a challenge. Party games are a great way to keep kids engaged and having fun, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of our favourite party games for kids.
Pin the Tail on the Donkey: This classic game is always a hit with kids. Blindfold the child, spin them around a few times, and have them try to pin the tail on the donkey. You can switch up the theme to fit your party, such as pinning the nose on a clown or the crown on a princess.
Scavenger Hunt: Create a scavenger hunt by hiding items around the party area and giving the kids clues to find them. You can also make it a theme, such as a treasure hunt for a pirate party or a hunt for fairy dust at a fairy party.
Musical Chairs: This game is perfect for kids who love to move around. Set up chairs in a circle, with one less chair than the number of children playing. Play music while the children walk around the chairs, and when the music stops, they must sit down. The child without a chair is out, and one chair is removed. The game continues until there is only one child left.
Simon Says: This game is a classic for a reason. Choose a child to be Simon and have them give commands, such as "Simon says touch your nose" or "Simon says hop on one foot." Any child who does not follow the command when "Simon says" is out, and the game continues until there is only one child left.
Pass the Parcel: Wrap a small prize in layers of wrapping paper and pass it around a circle of kids while music plays. When the music stops, the child holding the parcel unwraps one layer until the prize is revealed.
Freeze Dance: Play music and have the kids dance, then suddenly stop the music. The kids must freeze in place until the music starts again. Any child who moves is out, and the game continues until there is only one child left.
Hot Potato: Have the kids sit in a circle and pass around a soft object, like a stuffed animal or bean bag, while music plays. When the music stops, the child holding the object is out. Remove one object each round and continue until there is only one child left. To make it more challenging, you can add in a rule that the child holding the object has to say a word related to the party theme before passing it on.
These party games for kids are sure to keep them entertained and having fun. Just remember to adjust the difficulty level and rules to fit the age group and number of children playing. With these games, your party is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.