As a mommy to a toddler, we often get invited to kiddie parties. My little boy and I usually anticipate the party games as a key part of the party fun. Here I’ve rounded up fivebir cool birthday and Christmas party games for kids. Are you looking for party game ideas for your child’s birthday party or for your upcoming Christmas celebration? Read on mommy! 🙂
1. John Says…Follow Me Not!
This party game is a test of children’s reflexes. They are asked to react oppositely to the commands given. For example, when the host says, “John says do not jump”, all the participants have to start jumping! When the host says, “Stop dancing” all the participants should start dancing!
Age: 3-11 years old
Time: Twenty minutes
2. Treasure Hunt!
The objective of this game is for the kids to discover where the treasure is by following the clues. To play, the host gives the first clue. For example, “Mirror, mirror on the… “. For the last clue, do not forget to write a closing line such as, “Congratulations, the treasure is here” to signal the end of the hunting game. 🙂
Age: 6-12 years old
Time: Twenty minutes
Possible clues and hiding places:
Use me to wash your clothes—- Washing machine
What you hold when you open the door—–Doorknob
What thieves usually break—-Lock
3. Jumbled-Up Story
This is a game of teamwork and organizing. First, choose a short story and summarize it. Write each sentence of the story on a separate slip of paper. Make two sets. The first team to sort out the story in proper sequence wins!
Materials: Summarized story
Age: 7-10 years oldf
4. Chopsticks Relay
Split the kids into teams and have each tem stand in straight line. Equip each team with chopsticks and a bowl with the same number of items to be picked up such as M&Ms and calamansi and another bowl to be placed at about 6 feet apart from the first bowl. At the host’s go signal, the first member of the team picks up one item, transfers it to the other bowl and then goes back to the second player to hand the the chopsticks. The team that transfers all the items first wins the game.
Time: Fifteen minutes
5. Ala Basketball
For this game, each child gets four chances to aim the ball into a basket. Each successful attempt gets points and the kid with the highest score wins the game.
Materials: A wastepaper basket, paper ball or small plastic balls
Age: 4-7 years old