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*Be safe! Make sure any prizes or party favors can not fit through a paper towel or toilet paper tube to avoid any choking hazards.
Prize Walk Birthday Game
This game can be easily changed to fit your party theme. Make it original and special by using a character or object from the birthday theme such as pinning a nose on a clown, a tutu on a ballerina, etc. Place a drawing or large poster of the donkey or a character on the wall. Make objects (such as clown noses or tiaras) that the kids will try and stick onto the poster. Make a large outline on the poster of where the target is so you will know who got the closest to the target. Line up the kids and one by one blindfold them and give them their object with tape on the back. Tell them to try and get their object as close as possible to where they think the target is on the poster. The player who tapes their object the closest to the target wins!
Have 2 older kids or adults hold the Limbo pole (use a broomstick, feather boa or rope) about 3 feet from the ground. Line up the kids and play some fast paced music. One at a time the kids will try and go under the Limbo stick without touching it. If they touch it then they can be out for that round or for younger kids let them stay in an keep playing. After everyone goes under the Limbo stick lower it a few inches.
Duck Pond Grab Game
Birthday party guests pick rubber ducks out of a wading pool - they win a prize according to the number on the bottom of the duck. Write the numbers 1 - 4 (repeat numbers according to how many ducks you have) on the bottom of the ducks and place in pool. In back of the pool have 5 baskets with different prizes and number the baskets 1 through 4. Guests pick up a duck to see what number is on the bottom then win the prize that corresponds to that number. If the birthday party guest picks up a duck with a number 4 on the bottom, they get a prize from the number 4 basket. It’s a simple game, but children love it! Tip: Instead of ducks use floating objects that relate to your birthday party theme. The more ducks the better - give them away as favors after the birthday party.
Choose large plastic eggs, balls, party favors or any item from your birthday party theme* and hide them around the living room, backyard or park while the children aren't looking. Hold up one item like the ones you have hidden and tell them to search and find the items. The one who finds the most items gets to help hide the objects for the next round. Have children return the items to a basket and hide the items again... and again. Extra ... after the games divide the treasure hunt items equally and send them home as party favors.
Ring around the rosy
Kids turning 2, 3 and 4 love parades. Make your own birthday party parade by giving children musical instruments - drums, shakers, horns, etc. and have them follow you around the house or yard playing their "birthday song". Or have the children follow you with streamers or ribbons and have a dance parade. If the children all have doll strollers or wagons let them parade with their dolls and stuffed animals.
Children love this simple game and it is fun to play at a birthday party. Have children stand in a circle. The leader begins the song and have everyone join in. Leader puts their right arm in the circle and sings "You put your right arm in ... you take your right arm out ... you put your right arm in and you shake it all about .. you do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around and that's what it's all about! While singing the song put your right arm in the circle, take your right arm out, put your right arm in and then shake it up and then down, then have your index fingers point to the sky while turning in a circle, clap the last line of the song ... That's what it's all about!
Stop and Go Dance Game
Children sit next to each other in a large a circle on the floor. The first child (patter) starts by walking around the outside of the big circle and patting the head of each child. Every time they pat a head they call out "duck". Then they choose one person to be the goose and yell "GOOSE!" when they pat their head. The “patter” then runs clockwise around the circle and tries to sit down in the place of the goose before the goose tags them. If the goose tags the patter then the goose sits back down and the patter starts again. If the goose doesn’t tag the patter then the goose becomes the patter and the game starts again.
Game Variation: Use your birthday party theme with this game: Buzz, Buzz, Sting for a Bug Party; Tick, Tick, Tock for a Pirate Party
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