Awesome Childrens Party Games for School Age Kids (Ages 6-9)

Choosing awesome children’s party games is the key to every successful birthday party. And when you start with a great collection of games you can’t go wrong.

After a certain age (usually when they start school) children begin to lose interest in the very simplistic non-competitive games that used to amuse and entice them. If this is the case with your little one, it’s definitely time for some new games. At this stage, their little egos are developing quickly, and so is their sense of competition.

They’re actually looking forward to competing with each other (just try and stop them!).

The Big List of Children’s Party Games for School Age Kids

Have fun picking out some really awesome school age childrens party games for your kid’s next birthday party.

Ha, Ha, Ha Stop! Monkey’s Tail
Giggles & Chuckles Hidden Treasure Hunt Toilet Paper Wrap
Draw-a-Face Twenty Questions Blind Man’s Bluff
Up, Jenkins! Pitching Pennies Sock Frenzy
Memory Game Copy Cat Jack or Jill Be Nimble
Airplane 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe Categories
Bubble Wrap Walk Lifesaver Race Cats Tails
Clean Your Room Yarn Twist Crazy Mixed Up Shoes
Cotton Ball Race Whistling Game Gift Unwrap

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Ha, Ha, Ha

Laughter is contagious! This is one of the great children’s party games that will certainly get everyone laughing.

Style: Competitive / Non-competitive (see variations)

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Enough space for the kids to sit in a circle or lie down spread out on the floor

How to play:

  1. Have all kids sit in a circle. The first player starts by saying “ha”.
  2. The next player says, “ha, ha,” and the next player says , “ha, ha, ha,” this continues around the circle with each player adding another “ha”.
  3. Each player must say the correct amount of “has” and try to avoid laughing as long as possible. Any player who laughs or makes a mistake is out of the ha-ha circle.
  4. But the funs not over yet! Each player who gets out then gets to try and make the remaining players laugh in any way they can. They just can’t touch them or talk.
  5. The player who keeps a straight face the longest, wins!

Variations:

  • In this version there are no losers just a bunch on laughing kids. Player #1 lies on her back and places her head on the belly of player #2 . Then Player #2 then places her head on the belly of player #3, and so on. It’s better if they zig zag around instead of lying in a straight line. Once everyone is in position the first person shouts “ha!” then the next person answers with “ha ha!” and so on. Each player adds one more “ha”. Soon everyone loses control and starts laughing hysterically.

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Stop!

Here’s a fun childrens party game that will really get them to hold still (if only just for a moment!).

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Music and a music player (e.g.: CD player or tape deck)
  • Small treats (optional)

How to play:

  1. Play some music.
  2. Have the kids dance, skip or hop around the room to the music.
  3. Have the kids dance, skip or hop around the room to the music.
  4. Every so often stop the music. As soon as the music stops each child has to stand still or “Stop!”
  5. Anyone who moves after the music has stopped must sit down and miss a turn.
  6. Start the music again.
  7. When the children stop you can give small treats to those who are holding still.

Variations:

  • Trying renaming this game to fit your party theme. (e.g. Frozen fairies for a fairy theme, or Posing Pirates for a pirate party.)

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Monkey’s Tail

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A ball of yarn
  • Two identical empty jars (large)
  • Two crayons

How to play:

  1. Two kids play at a time.
  2. Tie a long piece of yarn around each kid’s waist and let the “tail” hang down in back so that it almost reaches to the floor.
  3. Tie a crayon onto the end of each tail.
  4. Place a jar on the floor behind each kid.
  5. Each kid has to try to get the crayon into the jar before the other, without using their hands.
  6. The first one to get the crayon into the jar is the winner.

Variations:

  • For small groups try having play-offs between the winners from each pair until you find the “Top Monkey” and the “Second Banana”.

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Giggles & Chuckles

Style: Competitive / Non-competitive (see variations)

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Enough space for the kids to move around freely
  • Handkerchief, a feather or any other lightweight material that will float slowly to the ground when thrown into the air.

How to play:

  1. Have the kids stand frozen in a circle. The must not move until they are freed by the “Magic Handkerchief”.
  2. When you toss the handkerchief up into the air, they must giggle and laugh out loud until the handkerchief hits the ground. Once it touches the ground the have to stop instantly and become frozen again.
  3. If any kid breaks into a smile, or giggles and chuckles after the handkerchief hits the ground, he’s out and must leave the circle.
  4. The winner is the last kid left in the circle.

Variations:

  • Have the kids who are sitting out try to make the other players laugh. They can make faces and act silly outside as long as they don’t physically touch the other players.
  • Blow a bubble into the air and when it pops everyone must freeze.
  • Use music instead of the handkerchief.
  • If you don’t want to have a winner for this game, allow the kids who goof to remain in the game. The game comes to an end when the kids stop giggling altogether.

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Hidden Treasure Hunt

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A treasure chest (decorated box or plastic container with a lid will work fine).
  • A prize for each kid (bright, colorful, shiny theme related items are always fun).
  • A list of clues for each team.

How to play:

  1. Make up a list of clues (6-8) and hide the all over the play area. Have a separate list of color coded clues for each team so each team knows what clues are theirs.
  2. Hide the treasure chest somewhere in the play area.
  3. Each clue should lead the team to the next clue. The final clue should lead to the hidden treasure.
  4. Divide the kids into teams and give the first clue to each team. The kids must work together to solve the clues and find different things hidden around the house.
  5. The first team to find the hidden treasure chest wins and gets to pick what they want first. Next the losing team gets to choose from the remaining items.

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Toilet Paper Wrap

In this classic childrens party game the kids race to wrap each other up from head to toe in toilet paper. Have your camera ready for this one, it’s really hilarious.

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 roll of toilet paper for each team

How to play:

  1. Each kid will need a partner for this game.
  2. One child will stand still like a “statue” while the other wraps him up.
  3. Once the timer is started the “wrapper” has to completely wrap up their partner from head to toe.
  4. It’s not as easy as you might think but it’s a lot of fun.
  5. The first kid to wrap up their partner completely with no body parts showing (except for the nose) wins!

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Draw-a-Face Relay Race

This childrens party game will give the kids a chance to show off their artistic talents (or lack there of). Either way it’s lots of fun!

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Several large sheets of paper
  • Marker or crayons
  • Tape (blue painter’s tape is ideal if you’re taping to painted walls)

How to play:

  1. Before the party, draw an oval for a face on each sheet of paper.Tape the papers to the wall at one end of the room. Place a marker under each one.
  2. Have the kids form teams and stand in a line across the room from the papers.On the word “Go”, the first kid must walk to the paper and draw the eyes on the face, and walk back to her team.
  3. Then the kid walks to the paper and draws a nose.
  4. Team members continue walking and drawing the mouth, ears, and hair.
  5. The first team to finish drawing the eye, ears, nose, mouth and hair wins.

Variations:

  • Include some items that must be included on the face — like flat paper hats, mustaches, eyeglasses and earrings. These things can all be taped on instead of drawn on. You can even have the kids make these at the party before playing this game.

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Twenty Questions

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Index cards
  • Pencil or pen
  • A list of names of real people, fictional characters, places or things (make them funny and theme related)

How to play:

  1. Write one name on each index card
  2. Put the cards face down a have the first player choose one and tell everyone whether his secret word is a person, fictional character, place or thing.
  3. One by one, the other players as yes or no type questions to figure out the secret word.
  4. The group only gets to ask a total of twenty questions. Each player can try to guess the word when it’s her turn, but if she guesses incorrectly she’s out of the game. Incorrect guesses don’t count toward the twenty questions.
  5. Any player who guesses correctly within the twenty questions wins the game. If the game continues until all twenty questions have been asked. If no one has guesses correctly after the twenty questions have been ask the card holder wins.

Variations:

  • Let each player write down their own person, character, place or thing.

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Blind Man’s Bluff

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A large play area
  • A blindfold

How to play:

  1. Make sure the play area is clear of toys, object or debris that can the blindfolded player could trip on.
  2. Select a player to be “It”, blindfold her, and have her spin into place several times as the other players spread out over the play area.
  3. When “It” finishes spinning she yells out , “Stop!” and all the other players must freeze.
  4. “It” then begins to search for the other players by yelling “blind man’s”. All the other players must yell back “bluff”(they can try to disguise their voice). The searcher uses the vocal clues to track to down the other players.
  5. The first person tagged becomes “It”, and the game starts again.

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Up, Jenkins!

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A table (don’t use one with a padded top or a tablecloth)
  • A coin
  • A piece of paper and a pen or pencil

How to play:

  1. Have a piece of paper and a pencil handy to keep score.
  2. Divide the players into teams and have each team sit on opposite sides of the table.
  3. Select one kid from each team to be the captain and give one team a coin.
  4. Have one team start passing the coin back and forth to each other under the table. They should do this carefully so the other team can’t tell who has the coin.
  5. After a short time, the captain of the other team shouts, “Up, Jenkins!”. The team with the coin must quickly raise their clenched fists above their heads. The captain of the other team then shouts out, “Down, Jenkins!” and the team with the coin slaps their open hands on the table, palms down.
  6. The team without the coin should listen carefully so that they can hear the coin hitting the table and try to identify the player concealing the coin. Give them a chance to discuss their guesses in private before the captain announces who his team thinks has the coin. If they guess correctly then they get a point and the coin. If they guess incorrectly the team with the coin gets the point and gets to keep the coin.
  7. The game continues for an allotted period of time. The team that gets the most points in that time wins.

Variations:

  • Give the team without the coin three guesses instead of one.

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Pitching Pennies

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A wall and enough space for the kid to spread out
  • 10 pennies per kid, plus an extra 10 pennies
  • 1 paper cup (or other container) per kid
  • A pencil or pen

How to play:

  1. Spread ten pennies out on the floor(or ground) in wall of the wall.
  2. Give each player a cup with 10 pennies in it (write their name on the outside of the cup to avoid confusion during the game).
  3. Let the kids take some practice shots so they how to toss there pennies gently so they don’t bounce and roll away.
  4. Have the first player gently toss a penny against the wall, so that it will bounce back and hit one of the pennies on the floor. If the tossed coin touches one of the pennies on the floor, the player gets to keep that coin and any other coins it touched. If the players coin missing, he loses the tossed penny and it stays on the ground where it landed and the next player takes a turn.
  5. The game continues until all the players cups are empty or all of the pennies are removed from the ground. The player with the most coins at the end of the game wins.

Variations:

  • Allow the players to continue tossing coins until the miss the mark (or their tossed coin doesn’t hit another penny).
  • Spread an assortment of mixed coins on the floor.

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Sock Frenzy

Do you have a lot of single socks? Then this childrens party game is perfect for your (since you already have what you’ll need!).

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • An assortment of socks
  • 2 blindfolds (optional for relay race variation)
  • Chalk to two lengths of rope (for relay race variation)

How to play:

  1. Gather all the player together and have them remove their shoes and socks.
  2. Next, have the first two kids sit on the floor and put the socks between them.
  3. Before they’re blindfolded let each kid can take a sock and get it ready to pull on.
  4. When you say “Go!,” they have 60 seconds to see who can put the most socks on one foot.
  5. After one minute have the two kids stop and count how many socks each one has on their foot.
  6. The kid with the most socks on one foot wins the round.
  7. Then have the next two kids play.
  8. Continue until all the kids have had a chance to play at least one round.
  9. If you want, you can have a play-off until you have one winner.

Variation:

Sock Frenzy Relay Race

  1. Divide the kids into two teams.
  2. Use either chalk or rope to make two parallel lines on the ground about 15 feet apart that mark the length of the playing area. Place two piles of socks at the far end of the playing area.
  3. Have the team members from both teams line up at the start line.
  4. The first players must run to their baskets (at the far end) and put on all of the socks and then run back to the start line, and take them off.
  5. The next team members must put all the socks on and run to the basket and take all the socks off.
  6. The game continues like this until both teams have completed the race.
  7. The winning team is the one that crosses the finish line first.

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Memory Game

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A tray
  • A cloth to cover the tray
  • A variety of small item or toys that match your party theme (10-15 items)

How to play:

  1. Place all the items on the tray and cover them with the cloth.
  2. Have the kids sit in a circle and place the tray in the center of the circle and uncover the tray.Ask them to look at them very carefully and try to remember all the objects. Let the kids have about 1-2 minutes before you replace the cloth.
  3. In turn, ask each kid to name an object on the tray.
  4. If a kid fails to name an object, repeats an items, or names something not on the tray she is out.
  5. The tray is then removed and some or all of the object are replaced and the game starts again with those remaining.
  6. Take the tray away and remove one object without the kids seeing what you removed.
  7. Show them the tray again. See if they can tell what’s missing.

Variations:

  • If the game is too easy for your group, add more objects or reduce the time.
  • After showing the objects have each kid write down as many object as they can remember. Then read the list of objects on the tray, one at a time while everyone marks them off if they’re on their list. The person with the most correct items wins.
  • Take the tray away and remove one object without the kids seeing what you removed. Show them the tray again and see if they can tell what’s missing.

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Copy Cat

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Enough space for all the players to sit in a circle

How to play:

  1. Have the kids sit in a circle so they can all see each.
  2. Select a kid to start the game by making a body movement (clapping, waving, etc.)
  3. The next player in the circle copies the first kid’s movement and adds a new movement.
  4. The third player must copy the first two movements in the order they were made and then add a third movement.
  5. The game continues like this around the circle.
  6. If a player can’t remember a movement or copies a movement incorrectly she’s out and must leave the circle.
  7. The last remaining player is the winner.

Variations:

  • Instead of kids being called out when they make a mistake, just say “Oops” and either move on or have the child who goofed start a new sequence.
  • You can also let the kids give each other hints during the game.
  • Have kids make noises instead of body movements.
  • For older kids have them follow the alphabet. For example, the first kid might say “Apple”, the next “Bus”, and so on through the alphabet.

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Jack or Jill Be Nimble

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Wooden block(s) or soft stackable cushions

How to play:

  1. Place the block on the floor toward one end of the room.
  2. Have the kids line on at the other end of the room.
  3. One at a time the kids jump over the block while everyone recites, “Jill be nimble, Jill be quick, Jill jump over the candlestick”.
  4. Kids who knock over the blocks are out.
  5. The kid who jumps over the most blocks wins.

Variations:

  • For older kids pile on more blocks.

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Airplane

This childrens party game is a fun stepped-up version of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” for older kids.

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A large map of the world
  • A blindfold
  • Heavy card stock or Oak tag
  • Pencil or pen
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Soft obstacles

How to play:

  1. Using the oak tag cut out airplane shapes to make an airplane for each kid. Write each kid’s name on an airplane to prevent any confusion over whose is whose.
  2. At one end of the room hang the map on a wall and mark a “take-off” spot in the middle of the map.
  3. In the middle of the room set up an obstacle course (a piece of furniture, cardboard boxes, jumbo stuffed toys) so your pilots will have some things that they must navigate around before coming in for their landing.
  4. Have the players line up at the opposite end of the room at the “take-off” spot. Allow them to take a few minutes to study the location of each of the obstacles.
  5. In turn, hand each kid an airplane, blindfold her and point her in the direction of the “landing” spot. Each kid must safely navigate the crowed airway (without bumping into any of the obstacles on the floor) before coming in for a smooth “LANDing” (sticking her airplane to the map on an area of “land”) as far away from the “take-off” spot as she can. If she bumps into any of the obstacles she’s crashed her plane, and is out. If she reaches the map, but sticks her plane to an area of water, she’s crash landed her plane and is out.
  6. The kid who safely lands her plane farthest from the “take-off” spot is the winner.

Variations:

  • Before the game, give the kids some craft supplies (paint, glitter, crayons, etc) and let them decorate and name their planes before take-off.
  • You can also let them draw the map that they’ll use during the game.

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3-D Tic-Tac-Toe

Here’s one example of how simply adding another dimension to children’s party games can create new and exciting activities.

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Pavement or concrete area (tile floor if playing indoors)
  • Chalk or masking tape
  • 6 beanbags (have the kids make them — see “variations:” below.)

How to play:

  1. Draw a tic-tac-toe grid on the pavement (three boxes across by three boxes down) or use masking tape on a tile file.
  2. Mark the beanbags (3 with O’s and 3 with X’s),
  3. This game is played by two kids at a time. Give one kid the “X” beanbags and the other the “O” beanbags and have them stand several feet away from the grid. They alternate tossing their beanbags into the grid.
  4. The beanbags must land in a square. If a player misses, let her have another turn. If a players beanbag lands in a square occupied by the other player’s beanbag, the other beanbag is removed and must be tossed again.
  5. The kid who gets three in a row first is the winner.

Variations:

  • Instead of buying beanbags have the kids make them before the game. Just give them so old socks (without holes!) and some dry beans (actually any dried grain or legume will work fine.) Let each kid make three beanbags for her own use during the game. Have them decorate them with any simple letters or symbols (X, O, any other letter, triangles, etc.) just make sure each kid uses the same symbol and color on all three of her beanbags.

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Categories or Slap, Clap, and Snap

Style: Competitive / Non-competitive (see variations)Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Enough space for the kid to sit in a circle on the floor (or at a large table).

How to play:

  1. Gather the kids in a circle.
  2. Have them establish a rhythm of six beats: slap slap (closing legs together), clap clap (clapping twice), snap snap (snapping fingers both at the same time or left and then right)
  3. Once they’ve established the rhythm they must keep it going throughout the game.
  4. The game starts when player 1 calls out “categories,” then
  5. Player 2 calls out “such as…,” next
  6. Player 3 calls out a general category like “sports”, “food”, “cartoons” or anything the comes to the player’s mind.
  7. They continue around the circle and each player must name something that fits into that category.
  8. For example: slap slap, clap clap, snap snap – Player 1: “Categories”, slap slap, clap clap, snap snap – Player 2: “such as…,”slap slap, clap clap, snap snap – Player 3:”superheros” (everyone now knows the category), slap slap, clap clap, snap snap – Player 4:”The Incredibles,” slap slap, clap clap, snap snap – Player 5:”Spiderman”, and so on.
  9. If a player is stumped or answers incorrectly, he must drop out of the game.
  10. The last player remaining is the winner.

Variations:

  • For a non-competitive game, start a new category after any player is stumped or answers incorrectly.
  • For a more challenging game, rather then going around the circle, have each player point to another one to signal that it’s their turn.

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Bubble Wrap Walk

Many kids just can’t resist intentional popping those little bubbles. Well here’s a childrens party game that will test their skill at not popping them. Watch carefully as players try to figure out clever ways to avoid popping the bubbles.

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • 4-5 feet of bubble wrap packaging material (available from any office supply store).

How to play:

  1. Have the players take turns walking the length of the bubble wrap.
  2. The first kid to walk the entire length without popping any bubbles is the winner.

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Toothpick – Lifesaver Race

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Toothpicks for each player
  • 2 life saver (one for each team)

How to play:

  1. Divide the kids into two teams and have them line up facing forward.
  2. Give each kid a tooth pick and give each of the Captains (the first kid at the beginning of each line) a lifesaver.
  3. Have everybody put the toothpicks into their mouth and have each of the captains put a lifesaver on their toothpick.
  4. On the word “Go!,” both teams have to pass the lifesaver from team member to team member using only the toothpick, no hands! If the lifesaver falls on the floor then the team has to start again from the beginning.
  5. The first team to pass it down to the end of the line wins

Variations:

  • If you’re looking for a less challenging variation use drinking straws and small hard pretzels.

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Cats Tails

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Long strips of cloth (at least 1 yard)

How to play:

  1. Give each kid a strip of cloth and have them tuck it into the back of their pants so that it just hits the ground.
  2. Have the kids run after each other trying to step on each other’s tails.
  3. Any kid that loses her tail is out of the game.
  4. The winner is the last one with a tail.

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Clean Your Room

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 socks for each player
  • Rice or beans for each player
  • A divider – a fence is perfect or you could try using a rope tied between to trees with a sheet draped over it.

How to play:

  1. Prepare your divider.
  2. Fill each sock half way with rice or beans and tie a knot in each of them.
  3. Divide the kids into two teams and give each kid two socks.
  4. Assemble the teams on either side of the divider.
  5. On the word “Go!,” have the kids start throwing the socks over the divider in order to clean their room.
  6. After a minute or two yell, “Stop!,” and count the number of socks on each side. The side with the least amount of sock (the cleanest room) is the winning team.

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Yarn Twist

This childrens party game is really fun with a lot of really hyper kids. Try it just after everyone has had cake and is all wound up.

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A small ball of yarn for each kid.

How to play:

  1. Get all the kids to form a circle facing inward and give everyone a ball of yarn.
  2. While holding onto the end of their ball of yarn (the loose string) have each kid throw his ball to someone else in the circle.
  3. This will cause all the balls of yarn to unravel and the strings to become twisted and tangled in a giant knot.
  4. Now have all the kids sit quietly and work together to tangle the knot.

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Crazy Mixed Up Shoes in the Dark

If you have a large mixed group (gender and age), this children’s party game is lots of fun!

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A large dark room

How to play:

  1. Have everyone take off their shoes and put them in one big pile in the middle of the floor.
  2. Then have everyone make a wide circle around the shoes.
  3. Now mix up the shoes as best you can and turn off the lights.
  4. On the word “Go!,” have the first kid race to the pile, grab any two shoes, run back to her place, and put her new shoes on. At the same time have everyone count down from five to zero so that no one can linger at the pile to try to find their own shoes. (The point is not to grab your own shoes. You’re not even supposed to know if you got a left and a right one!)
  5. The game continues until each kid has two mismatched shoes.
  6. Now have everyone model their new shoes!

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Cotton Ball Race

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A bag of cotton balls
  • 4 large bowls
  • 2 blindfolds
  • 2 spoons
  • 1 timer

How to play:

  1. Place two bowl in front of each player. Place 20 cotton balls in one and leave the other bowl empty.
  2. Blindfold the first two players, give them each a spoon and have them sit (or stand at a table) in front of their bowls.
  3. On the word “Go!,” each kid has 30 seconds to transfer as many cotton balls as he can into the empty bowl. Here’s the tricky part — cotton balls are so light that you can’t really feel them on the spoon, so it not as easy as it sounds! Any cotton balls that fall on the ground don’t count.
  4. The player who transfers the most cotton balls is the winner. Incase of a tie, play additional rounds.

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Whistling Game

Want to quiet a noisy group of kids for just a bit? Then give this children’s party game a try.

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • 5-6 saltine crackers for each kid

How to play:

  1. Have all the kids sit in a circle and give each kid 5 or 6 saltine crackers (unsalted is best).
  2. On the word “Go!,” each kid eats the crackers as fast as possible (with no water), and the first one that’s able to whistle after eating the crackers in the winner.

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Gift Unwrap

Style: Competitive

Type: Childrens Party Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A pair of dice
  • A basket
  • An assortment of accessories (i.e.: hat, gloves, scarf, glasses or goggles, etc.)
  • 1 very well wrapped hard to open present (i.e.: wrap the present in nested boxes and use many different layers of wrapping paper, and lots of tape).

How to play:

  1. Place the gift with all the accessories in the middle of the room.
  2. Have all the kids sit around the gift and give the first player the basket with the dice in it.
  3. On the word “Go!,” the basket is passed around and each player rolls the dice. As soon as someone rolls double sixes, they run up to the gift, up on all the accessories and begin unwrapping the gift as fast as they can. (The more items they’re required to put on the less time they’ll have to unwrap the gift).
  4. The dice continue to be passed around and as soon as someone else rolls double sixes, they get the turn at unwrapping the present.
  5. The game continues like this until the present is completely unwrapped.
  6. The player to finish unwrapping the present wins.
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Sophie's World

The bubble wrap game idea is fabulous — Games that use supplies you can find around the house make things easier and the planet smiles!

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