Adults maybe able to adjust with a party where there is only talking and eating but for kids it’s a big NO! NO! A kid’s party would never be a party without fun, frolic and games. Party games and activities are the things that bring the kids together and socialize and it also brings with itself chances to win some goodies. All kids even the shy ones enjoy some activity or the other. Given below is a hoard of activities to fill your kid’s birthday party with energy and smiling faces.
Activities For A Children’s Birthday Party
Kids enjoy dressing up so keep a basket full of doll clothes, scarves, hats, caps, socks, bangles, hair bands and other accessories and loads of stuffed toys. Tell them that they have a limited time to dress-up their toys and make them look fashionable and after that the toys are judged and the best designer wins some prize.
Pass The Box
This is somewhat like the dear old passing the parcel. You need to wrap a box over and over again. Make sure you have between 10-15 wraps on the box. Between each wrap insert a paper which may give out a punishment or even a prize.
The punishments could be “sing a nursery song” or “do this math problem”, you can create any such penalties for fun, but ensure you have 2 or 3 prizes also so that they do not lose interest in the game. Make the children sit in a circle and play the music while they pass the box. When the music stops the kid with box has to unwrap it and read what the paper says and accept the penalty or the prize.
Play Dough Game
This is for a little younger group of kids. Arrange for a play dough competition and ask the children to make anything with it. Give about 20 minutes or so and then judge them. The best creation wins.
If you’re having a themed party and have asked the children to dress up accordingly, have a fashion show. Let them walk up and down the party spot. The most fashionable wins! You could make them dance to some peppy music and look for the best dancer too.
Let Me Guess
Divide the children in groups and give the children clues about a cartoon character, the first team to guess the character correctly wins points. At the end of the game the team with most points wins. Your question could be like “I am a Great Dane breed of dog and I love a particular type of snacks but I hate ghosts, who am I?” The answer would be Scooby Doo, in the same manner frame clues and let the children guess.
Fill a big balloon or a readymade piñata with lots of glitter, candies and toys and be sure to put in 10 ping-pong balls. Tell the kids that when you bash the piñata and the goodies fell they should collect whatever they can but the kid with highest number of balls wins something special! Burst the piñata and watch the kids scavenge for the balls delightfully.
Tell the children that KING LEON’S Treasure lies in your garden or house. Divide the children into 2 or 3 groups and give them clues or directions as to where you’ve hidden the treasure. You could draw a small map and give clues to.
Think deep and come up with tricky clues. It is always advisable you work backwards i.e. first hide the treasure and then make clues backwards until you reach the party spot. Make the treasure with golden paper wrapped box filled with galore of candies and other treats and some small prizes. The group to find it first can divide it among themselves.
Make A Take
You can even turn your take-away bags into an activity. Buy colorful party bags and write each guest kid’s name on it. In a room arrange loads of small gifts, candies, toys, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, masks, party hats, stickers, story books and whatever you would want to give them.
Give each kid his bag and ask them to go inside the room and “shop” for whatever they want. Watch the kids delightfully choose and take.