Party Fun For Everyone
At your child's next birthday party, keep the kiddos happy with an array of fun party games.
You've picked a date, sent the initiations and ordered a cake. But at some point, you realize that you're going to have to figure out what these kids are going to do for the two hours you're hosting them. And that's where we come in. We've got party game ideas that will work for kids of all ages. Take a gander.
The classic game works well for kids of varying ages with a few tweaks.
Pass the parcel
Keep this game fun for all ages by including small, age-appropriate gifts in each layer of the wrapping. For younger kids, TV character figurines are a nice choice. Early elementary girls love lip gloss and nail polish; boys enjoy Matchbox cars. For older elementary children, try books of mad libs or brain teasers.
Pin the tail on the donkey
This game is easily adapted to meet kids' changing interests. Try Pin the Pawprint on Blue, Pin the Crown on the Princess or Pin the Steering Wheel on the Car. Small children may also enjoy helping
their friends — by calling out instructions, for example. Slightly older children are a little more competitive but you can award a prize for the farthest tail to keep kids happy.
Dress-up relay race
This is another activity you can easily adapt to different ages and stages. For small children, limit the dress up clothes to a hat and a prop of some sort. Older kids can have more complex
costumes that involve buttons, ties and more — or include tasks to complete as part of the race, such as taking a picture, painting nail polish, steering a remote controlled car around a cone
or other fun activities.