Popular Games for Kids Parties

Why play games at kids parties

Games are an essential part of any birthday party. Sure, the cakes and the food may be outstanding, but it’s not quite enough to save the young ones from boredom. Playing games, even simple ones, can keep kids entertained and engaged.

Games can also teach kids lots of valuable lessons, like sportsmanship, teamwork, and hand-eye coordination. Ultimately, it’s a fun way to make your kids’ parties something your children and their friends will never forget.

Pass the Parcel

Pass the Parcel is a classic game that is easy to learn and play, especially for very young kids. In this game, players sit around in a circle with a parcel in the middle. This parcel is an item that’s wrapped in multiple layers of gift-wrapping. One person acts as the music-keeper, who secretly turns the music on and off.

When the music is played, players take turns passing the parcel to the person on his left. When the music stops, the person who is holding the package must remove a layer of wrapping from it. The music is then played again, and the parcel continues to be passed around.

When the last layer of wrapping has been removed, the player who’s holding the parcel gets to keep the item.

Musical Chairs

Musical chairs is one of the most commonly played children’s party game. It’s a frantic activity that involves trying to get yourself a seat to avoid elimination.

In this game, players form a circle around a group of chairs, which are also arranged in a circle. There is always one chair less than the total number of players. A music-keeper is assigned to turn the music on and off.

When the music plays, players go around the chairs, preferably dancing, skipping, or however they please. When the music stops, players must race to find an empty seat to sit on. Whoever fails to do so is eliminated. A chair is then removed, and the process is repeated. The last player remaining wins the game.

Musical Statues

Musical statues is a game that will test your kid’s reaction and dancing skills. Players arrange themselves in a large area, and someone is assigned as the music-keeper.

When the music is turned on, players must dance as crazily and energetically as possible. When the music stops, all players must freeze. Anyone caught moving will be eliminated. The last player to remain is the winner.

This is best played by children above four years old. Any kids younger than this age will most likely have a hard time following along. If possible, you can place them in a separate area with more relaxed rules so they can still join in on the fun.

Egg and Spoon Race

An egg and spoon race is a great game to develop your kids’ reflexes and balance. It is best played with kids five years old and up.

Each player starts by balancing a hard-boiled egg on a tablespoon. They must then race towards the finish line without dropping their eggs. Anyone who drops the egg must go back and start from the very beginning. The first one to cross the finish line is the winner.