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If you want to play "musical chairs" at a kid's birthday party but don't have enough chairs or enough room, use cardboard squares for the children to stand on and play "musical squares."
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I'm having a party at McDonald's for my 4 year old son. There's not really a theme, but the party favors are "Construction Pals". I need ideas for at least one game/activity that can be done at the tables.
Sherry from Oxford, MS
i had hubby make lil tool boxes simple wooden ones we painted and i then put names on when they died kinda fancy big letters kids in my preschool class loved taking these home..if anyone has an old polarroid camera the ones that print the pics you could have them wear a const hat and vest and have them hold a play hammer take the pic then have them make foam pic frames to put pics in and sometimes dollar stores have const foams you could check walmart.. simple and fun
Back in the later 1980's when I had my daughter's party at Mc Donald's, THEY did games with the kids... There wasn't really any time to do more as the whole thing was sort of "timed" because there were kids coming for the next party. Call & ask them if THEY do the activities & if you'll have the time to do one game...
For a game for little 4 year olds??? Maybe you could take one zip-lock for each child & in it put together (loosely) a "puzzle" made from brand new clean wing-nuts, bolts & washers & have a race for who dismantles their bolts the quickest.... OR you could give them the parts (as a sort of puzzle) & a piece of wood with 2 or 3 holes drilled in it (to put the bolts in) & see who can put theirs together first... 4 year olds are just beginning to be able to really use their fingers in this manner, so it might be a bit of a challenge. Which could be fun. PLUS, they'll feel like "grown-ups" playing with REAL hardware!
How about bingo? DLTK-Kids (a fabulous site!) has printable bingo cards in various sizes, themes. By four, most kids can manage the game quite nicely. Here is the link for printable, customizable cards: http://www.dltk … bingo/bingo1.asp
You can use cut pieces of paper, o-shaped cereal, or whatever as markers (I would suggest m and ms, but who would know who really won--too hard to resist eating the markers!)
When I play with preschoolers, I find that (individual) stickers make fine prizes.
They'll often play over and over, too! (If they're not,you can also give them a crayon to mark their card, too.)
My kids have had several parties at Maccas. Here in Australia they usually have an area set aside for kids parties and they play simple games like pass the parcel, musical bobs Chinese whispers etc. We also added what is on the tray - you put several objects on a tray, let the kids see if for 60 seconds and they ask them to either call out or write out what was on the tray. You can also do this in teams.
Another popular one was to put 2 sets of letters of the alphabet into 2 bags and get the kids to go into groups and get each group to select 2 or 3 letters from each bag. Use a theme eg animals and get them to act as animals beginning with those letters for the others guess.
Simple colouring in sheets and puzzles are also good from sites like DLTK. Also ask what is included in your party plan from Maccas. Ours included the food (happy meal), a party coordinator from Maccas for 30 minutes - she did some games and gave out prizes. We also opted for the ice cream cake. The centre also had a kids play ground which the kids played on for 20 minutes as well. The whole party was 90 minutes.
I really need a plan for my party because it's in a week and I haven't even got the invitations out yet. I need some fun games as well.
A week is certainly cutting it close. ;-) What age group is this party for because that will make a difference in what games are appropriate.
My son's very favorite was:
Get several boxes. Put something inside each box, cotton, a dish of olives, cooked spaghetti, jello, anything that is icky to the touch. Cut a hole in the box and each person has to be blind folder, then stick their hand into the box and guess what it is. You might suggest as they stick their hand into the olives that it could be eyeballs and the spaghetti might be 'brains!
My 12 year old daughter is having a sleepover for her birthday. She will have 3 close friends staying, but is stuck on ideas for games. Do you have any ideas?
By Georgia from Auckland, NZL
Only three guests? This is a piece of cake.
Twister, Monopoly, Scrabble, one of those music or TV trivia games and if you have the machine a Rock Player, or Rock Singer video game.
Popcorn, Pillsbury Strudels, soda.
Sleeping bags, a fire (glow) light and some flashlights.
I'm afraid that my sister's birthday party is going to be boring! I need any help to make it a bit exciting. Any ideas anyone? games or something?
By jamilabazoun from Lebanon
Does anyone know any good birthday party games for a 6-7 girls pamper party?
By PrincessAnisaxxx from Scotland
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What games would you play for a 12th birthday party?
By Isabel from Racine, WI
My grandkids loved to play Sorry, Uno, Clue, Monopoly (but that takes a long time!), Go Fish, and Old Maid. We had a dart board with "dots" in it; they had regular darts (steel) with covers on them to prevent damage to the board and the walls! (they are 18, 17, and 14 now, and they still love to play these!) (10/03/2010)
What games can my daughter play at her 12th birthday?
By Abigail from Brunswick, OH
I am having a birthday party for my almost 8 year old daughter. Both girls and boys are invited. We are holding it at a park and I need ideas for games. I need them to be cheap and I need them fast as I have till Friday to do this. I am making pinatas. The party is going to be 2 hours long.
Dee from Nixa, Mo
Old standbys like grey duck (also known as duck duck goose; I think it depends on where you live) and red rover, red rover could be fun. (04/25/2008)
I need ideas for party games for my son's 6th birthday party in May. We own a campground, so I would like to have a weenie roast and make s'mores, etc. There would probably be about 16-18 kids. Everyone in his class that has had a party has invited the entire class. I could get 2 or 3 teens and 10 and 11 year olds to help.
We don't have a pool (just ponds). The kids could ride pedal carts or paddle boats. We have a game room, but I don't think I want the kids spending their time in there. Perhaps a scavenger hunt? I could get a clown. Perhaps a bouncy castle? Don't want to go too extravagant. Thanks for help.
Sandy from Stoughton, WI
How about some of the old fashioned games that people use to play at picnics. Have a sack race. Do you have a theme for this party? Since you want to roast hot dogs and s'mores why not have an egg and spoon race and for 6 year olds why not a pinata? Hope he has a wonderful birthday and remember they will remember the fun more than any "fancy" entertainment you provide. (02/16/2007)
By Debra in CO
These come to mind: a nature scavenger hunt for things like a straight stick, the crookedest stick, a bird feather, a 4 leaf clover, a live worm, a tadpole (live) or the like. A water balloon toss game is fun, offer a prize after for the kid who picks up the most broken balloon pieces, too. How about potting some plants or cuttings as a favor. They could decorate flowerpots as a craft. Stick with an outdoor and nature theme, or an ecology theme to make use of the campground. How about a sing-a-long, maybe skits? (02/16/2007)
I used to be a girl scout leader and a great outdoors game is Mr. Bear. Someone acts like he is a bear in hibernation and the kids sneak up on him whispering "Are you sleeping Mr. Bear?". The closer they get the louder they get until they wake up Mr. Bear and he chases them. Whoever he tags becomes his cub and has to help him tag all the other kids until everyone is tagged. He and his cubs go back to the cave over and over until everyone is caught. The kids take turns being Mr.Bear. It gets very loud and they need plenty of room to run. Young kids really enjoy it. (02/18/2007)
What are some popular 13 year olds birthday party games?
Emma from NZ
My daughters friends always enjoy playing this game. Each friend has to list 3 things about themselves. 2 are true and one is false. The other guests have to choose which one is the false one. It is a fun way to learn about eachother, be creative and have many laughs. Good luck. (08/30/2006)
Play the game called "Musical Clothes". My daughter had a Backwards party and we played this game... the girls said it was the best party and fun they ever had.
The game is played like musical chairs except instead of walking around chairs, you pass a HUGE bag filled with all sorts of WEIRD, BIG, SMALL clothing items, you can even include shoes. When the music stops the person stuck holding the bag must quickly grab something out of the bag without looking in the bag and in 10 seconds put it on... even if they don't know where the is worn or what it is.
WE had a blast! The girls NEVER saw what was in the bag, but was explained that no matter WHAT ITEM they pull out they MUST put the item on in 10 seconds as long as it was on a part of their body it was fine. (12/07/2006)
I already have theme for my 11th b-day party but I need to know some FUN party games to do once we get home from the murder mystery restaurant we are going to.