We have had a request by email from Christine for some Kids party games.
We have been able to compile a number of popular favourite party games, but if you know of any others that would be suitable for kids please leave your ideas in the box below.
Pass the parcel
This is the classic kids favourite. This works best when you have a large number of wrappers. There is a tendancy for some kids to hog the parcel, so it works best when you do not have pre-recorded pauses, but where you have an adult that governs when the music stops, typically through a remote control.
Place a number of apples in a bowl of tepid water. The kids have to keep their arms bedind their backs and try and pull out an apple with their teeth only.
Make sure that you have plenty of towels around as the kids could get quite wet and cold. Make sure the kids are supervised at all times.
Admiral Nelson Game
When I was a kid, aged around 11, my Dad had a great game at my Birthday Party.
Warning – This game will get lots of screams and laughs from the kids. This one is best for more grown up kids.
What you need
- A Hat (ideally one like Nelson would have worn) but a beret would work
- A coat made of wool or cloth
- Egg cups (one per person) filled with Jelly (these need to be kept in the fridge)
- A blindfold
Get the kids to queue up outside the door and ask them to wait until they are called. They have to be blindfolded before they come in and come in one at a time.
You then tell the child that you have been able to get hold of Admiral Nelson’s body. You then say “This is Admiral Nelson’s hat” and hand the child his hat. You then say “This is Admiral Nelson’s coat” and hand the child his coat. Then take hold of the childs hand and forefinger and say “This is Admiral Nelson’s eye” as you poke the childs finger into the egg cup filled with jelly. The child will scream and the rest of the room will roar with laughter. Quickly rip of the blindfold so that the child will see the joke.
The children that have been tricked can stay in the room to see the next victim.
The one minute game
A simple game. You will need a stopwatch or a watch with a seconds hand.
Get the kids to line up on one side of the garden or room. Have a finishing line at the other end.
After you say start the kids have to walk across to cross the line. The kid that crosses the line at nearest to exactly one minute (60 seconds) wins the prize. Allow all the kids to cross the line before calling the winner. You may be able to do the game a second time.
Pin the tail on the donkey.
Simple but effective. Draw a picture of a donkey on a notice board. Make a donkey tail out of a piece of paper, with a drawing pin to hold the donkey on to the donkey.
Blindfold the kids one at a time and ask them to pin the tial onto the donkey. Generates lots of laughs. The closest one wins the prize.
Any other kids party games?
If you have any other ideas for kids party games please leave them in the ideas box below.
10 July 2009
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