Boys Party Games
|Birthday party games for boys birthday's. Only the best games have made it to the
list of favorite boy party games.
These games are suggested for
boys ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. See our
party games for ages 2 and 3 or our
1st birthday games for younger children.
For party games for boys and girls see our
party games page.
Most of these games require no special items -
just everyday things you have around the house. If you have a few
cups, balls, and a big area to play in you have everything you need to
keep the boys happy and entertained for the entire party. If
you have a specific birthday theme in mind take a look at our
party themes - all of them have additional games for boys to play
that reflect the birthday theme.
Wrapped Like a Mummy Game
Teams wrap each other in toilet paper. Teams of 3 will each get
two large rolls of paper. One of the team's members will be
wrapped like a
mummy and the others will wrap them in toilet paper. The
first team to have both players finish their rolls wins.
Water Balloon Games
Water Balloon Games - Over 50 different water balloon games to play!
Have fun choosing from this long list of great water balloon games.
Sponge / Water Relay Games
Run relays where the boys will try and fill up their milk jug first.
It's harder then it looks because they only have a small sponge to
gather the water. Fill a big tote with water for both teams.
Players race back and forth across a large area getting water from the
big tub and then trying to get as much as they can back to their milk
Leaky Cups Relay
This relay is played just like the Sponge Relay above, however instead
of using sponges the boys use plastic cups with a few holes poked in the
bottom. This creates a slow leak which gets the boys wet and makes
them run faster to fill their team bucket.
Sword Relay Race
Use foam swords for this fun relay race. Divide boys into
teams. Give teams a container with 20 gold plastic coins. Set two
baskets or treasure chests at one side of the room.
Give the sword to the first boy in line on each team and have them
balance gold coins on their swords while running to the treasure chest. After
they deposit the coin they run back and give the sword to the next
pirate in line. First team with all of their coins in the treasure chest
wins. If a coin is dropped they must go back and
place their coin back in their teams container. Then the next person in
line grabs a coin and begins. This game is great for a
Prince birthday party.
Race Relay Games for Boys
Divide the boys into teams for these games. Lay out a playing
field with an orange cone or chair at one end of the field so the kids
will have to run around it before heading back to the starting line.
Have the boys race by:
Bouncing a basketball
Crawling on all fours
Balancing a Frisbee, bean bag or water balloon on their heads
Holding a ball or Frisbee on the top of their feet
If they master the races throw them a curve and have them do all the
races while walking backwards.
An obstacle course is a great boys party
game. Set up one in the backyard with hoses, elevated boards, a
trampoline, slides, gyms, large boxes, etc.
A fun idea for a boys obstacle course is make a mud pit they have they
have to wade through ... then when they are almost finished have a water
balloon station where the other boys can throw water balloons at them to
clean them off - or instead of water balloons give the boys squirt guns.
They can compete individually against a stopwatch or as teams against
Boys Tag Games
An easy game that boys love (and that will tire them out!) is the game
of tag. Here are fun variations to the game.
Freeze Tag - When a boy is
tagged he has to freeze and not move. They can be unfrozen when
another boy (who is not "it") tags them. "It" tries to get
everyone frozen at once and then they get to pick who is "it".
Tag Game Boys have to call out TV or Movie character names when they are tagged
or they become "it".
Super Tag "It" gets help whenever he tags another boy.
When someone is tagged switch teams and become an "it". Then they
start tagging boys along with the original “it”. The last person
tagged becomes the new Super "It".
Flashlight Tag - Play outside when it is dark. This is a cross
between tag and hide and seek. Boys hide while "it" counts to 100
- then takes a flashlight and tries to find the other players.
When "it" finds a hidden player they trade places with them and give the
new "it" the flashlight.
Played by teams of boys going door to door in a neighborhood and
asking for items from their list. A sample list on a neighborhood
scavenger hunt could be: an old shoe, teaspoon of flour, green
crayon, popsicle stick, band-aid, etc. (Make sure you send adults
out with each team.) Once the items are collected the first team
back to the house within a certain time limit wins. Those who get
back late are given a penalty - 1 item for every 5 minutes they are
late. Free scavenger hunt lists
- 2 different scavenger hunt lists that are free to print out.
Make up a list of crazy things the boys must do to collect points and
win the game. Send out an adult with each group and a video camera
(most cell phones have this feature now) Some fun ideas for the
boys to do are taking a video while
standing on one foot in front of a yellow car, making a human pyramid on
someone's front lawn including the owner of the house, walking a
dog around the park etc. Use video cameras to record the silly
things on their list. When all the groups get back sit down and
watch the tapes together.
digital cameras to photograph the crazy things on their scavenger hunt
party list. Since you are using pictures instead of collecting the
items the list can be really crazy!
Bigger Better Hunt
The object of this scavenger type hunt is to be the team that
returns with the biggest or the best item. Start by making two
teams and giving each team 1 small inexpensive item ... a paperclip,
penny or rubber band. Then boys take opposite sides of the street
and go door to door asking if to trade their item for an item that is
bigger or maybe better. Here's an example a team chooses to start
with a paperclip and they take it to a house on their side of the street
and ask to trade the item for something that is better or bigger.
The neighbor trades the paper clip for a quarter. Then the boys
then take the quarter to the next house and asks to trade it. The
neighbor might give them a coffee cup. Continue on until time runs
out or teams are happy with their trades and feel they have the biggest
or best item. (Some friends played this one time and one
team carried home a color TV!)
Cut out five (or more) large shapes out of poster board -
about 12“ x 14“. Decorate them to look like small
islands. Divide boys into two teams. Teams get one more
island then the number of boys playing. Tell them they must use only these five islands to
move across the room and back (or if
playing outside make the space at least 25
feet). They must take the five pieces and move their team by having
everyone stand on the pieces together, taking the back piece … moving it
to the front and so on. If they step in the “water” then they must start
at the beginning. No one can be left behind - they must all move
together. This is a great game for teamwork! The more boys
in each team the more fun!
Cops and Robbers
Fill two small plastic pools with sand. In each pool place 40 - 50
pennies then mix them into the sand so they are hidden. Divide
guests into two teams and have the stand behind one another in a line.
On "go" the first person from each team will run to the pool
and search to
find a penny. When they have found a penny they will run back to
their line and place it in a dish or piggy bank for their team. Set a
limit of 5 - 10 minutes for each round. The team with the most
pennies in their container after the time is up wins.
Divide guests into two teams - cops and robbers. Set up a “jail” on one
side of the yard and a “bank” at the other
side of the yard. In the bank
place a bowl or basket of 10 water balloons. Also set up a spot to be
the robbers hide-out - no cops are allowed in the hide-out. The object
is for the cops to protect the water balloons. The robbers must take as
many of the water balloons to their hide-out (without breaking them) as
possible without being caught by the police. The police may catch a
robber by tagging him and then taking him to jail. The police must
actually take him to the jail. Once in jail the robber can only be freed
if another robber tags him. After one game switch it up and let the cops
and robbers trade places.
Place two blocks of wood or low step stools about 2
feet apart. Two at a time give the
Prince and his guests
a pool noodle and step up
onto the platform. They have to try and knock each other off their
platform with the pool noodle within 1 minute. Let everyone have a turn.
Sword Fight with Bubbles
Give each guest a foam sword. Have several adults blow bubbles (or
use a bubble machine) and the princes pop the bubbles with their
- Horseshoes is a fun game and one that is easy for
everyone to play.
How to play horseshoes.
Wheelbarrow Race -
A fun relay type race to play with two teams. Players
choose partners and the first child gets on their hands and knees while
the second player grabs their feet and lifts their feet off the ground.
They run wheelbarrow style around a marker (a hay bale would be fun ...
use a real one or spray paint a box yellow to look like one) or a cone
at the opposite side of the play area and then back to their team so the
next pair can go.
Cow Patty Toss -
You will need brown Frisbees and several hula hoops or large baskets for
this game. Divide the guests into teams and have them line
up behind one another at one side of the play area. At the other
side of the play area place hula hoops or large baskets in a pyramid
shape - these are the targets that they will be throwing their "cow
patty" into to score points. Tag each target with a different
point value. Give each player three tries to make as many points
as they can. This game can be played individually too. * You
can use brown bean bags instead of the Frisbees. This is fun for a
Cowboy birthday party.
For directions and instructions on how to play games like:
Capture the Flag
Tag - lots of fun variations
Kick the Can
Fun Games Kids Play website.
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