Party Games for Kids – 10 fun party games for children

The Top 10 Best Party Games for Kids

Are you planning a children’s party? Maybe you’re looking for fun birthday party games for kids. No matter the occasion, there are so many great games out there – some old and some new. Here is a list of 10 of my favorite party games that are perfect for kids, whether they’re just turning two or twelve!

Every child loves to celebrate their birthday, and what better way to celebrate than by having a party? Fun, friends and party food! And of course, all children love to play games. You can use these games at your party or you can play them at home just for fun. Either way, they will be sure to entertain.

Fun Party Games for Children

1. Pin the Tail on the Donkey

This classic game is sure to delight any kid! plus it is simple and fun! No matter what your skill level, it’s pretty hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy this game.

2. Musical Chairs

One of the most popular children’s games around, this one has players hopping around until there are no more chairs left to stand on! Speed the music up until only one player is left standing without a chair.

3. Pass the Parcel

Now, this is a game that everyone loves. Pass it on to someone else in the circle when you unwrap it without opening it. When the music stops, only then do you open it up and see who gets what prize inside!

4. Duck, Duck, Goose

The game calls for one “duck” who hides while all the other players sit in a circle around the hiding place. When the “goose” calls “duck, duck, goose”, all players must run around until they find who is sitting in their original spot when it was called “duck”.

5) Hide and Seek.

A classic but a good one! Play in teams for added fun!

6) Jenga

Older kids love Jenga! Play in teams or have a few games running at the same time. Kids love the giant version so if you have one of those then all the better!

7) Charades

Charades is a game of miming, usually with each player being assigned a word to act out. The game is best played in teams of two or more children. One person will give clues to the other players who will then try to guess what’s being acted out. The first player will act out the word without using words. Play continues until someone guesses correctly or all players are “out.”

8) Twister

Kids love this fun game! Twister is a game where you need to place your hands and feet on the circles marked on the mat. Oftentimes, it ends in hilarity and lots of tangled little bodies!

9) Simon Says

Simon Says is a classic game that is easy to learn and quick to play. Players stand in a circle and each player has a turn to be “it.” “It” stands in the center and says, “Simon says do this (e.g., put your hands on your head)”. If the player does what “It” says, they stay in the game. If not, they are out of the game.

10)  Sardines

Sardines is a fun variation on Hide and Seek. The only difference is that once the hider is found, the seekers hide with them until there is just one seeker left trying to find all of the other kids who are now hiding!

Other Party Games for Kids Ideas

games to play at children's party

Other fun party games ideas for children include

– Rope jumping

– Blindfold guessing games (e.g. I Spy)

– Blindfold dancing (e.g. Watusi)

– Bubble wands

These games do not require any additional props or accessories and can be played with minimal supervision from adults.

Party games for kids final note

Party games are an important part of social life for children. They help kids to learn how to interact with others, develop their communication skills and learn to take turns. Plus kids love to play games, especially during a party. If you are hosting a children’s party then consider playing some of the fun games we have shared!

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