2, 3 & 4 year olds
Fun birthday party games for 2, 3 and 4 year old
birthday parties. Games that two, three and four year olds will
enjoy playing at a birthday party.
Fun birthday party games to play at
parties for toddlers and 2, 3 and 4 year olds. These are age
appropriate and fun games and have been tested by 2, 3 and 4 year olds
... who loved them and gave their approval!
Birthday party themes for two, three and four
year olds - kids
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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
Party Games for 2, 3 and 4 years old
Kids love bubbles. Blow bubbles and see if they can pop the bubbles
before they hit the floor. Then see who can
catch bubbles on their
wand. If you have older children attending the
party see who can blow
the biggest or
smallest bubble. Give away bubbles as party favors
- print out large labels with your child's picture
"Thank you for sharing my ___
birthday!" See our huge list of fun
games to play with bubbles which includes
homemade bubble recipes.
Write children's names on the back of large pieces of poster board and let
markers, paints and/or crayons to color
all over the paper.
Tape the paper to the top of a table, or if it is nice outside make a
easel by taping the poster
board to a fence.
Print out color sheets that coordinate with your party theme
(there are free color sheets available on the internet) and let
guests have fun coloring together.
2, 3 and 4 year olds love to dance. Play music and let them freestyle
dance at the
Duck Duck Goose 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
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.
Variation: Use your birthday party theme with this game: Buzz, Buzz,
for a Bug Party; Tick, Tick, Tock for a Pirate Party
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
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
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.
Fox and Hen Game
Have children sit on the floor in a large circle. Give two bean bags to
two children that are opposite each other in the circle. Name the
first bean bag the "Hen" and the second the "Fox". Children pass
the bean bags around the circle to see if the fox can catch
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
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!
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.
Mystery Fish Game
Kids get prizes from mystery fish! A
fun game that keeps the kids wondering who is in the water
giving out the prizes! You will need lots of small prizes
to give away because kids like to play this game over and over.
Make a fishing pole from a stick or bamboo pole by tying string
to one end and a clothespin to the other end. The water needs to
be big enough for the "fish" not to be seen - an appliance or
large cardboard box will work ... or simply place a blue
tablecloth over a table and have the fish sit under it.
Kids will throw their line over into the water and the "fish"
attach a prize to their line.
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
Or have the children follow you with
streamers or ribbons and have a dance parade. If the children all
strollers or wagons let them parade with their dolls and
Pin the tail on the Donkey Games
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!
Prize Walk Birthday Game
A fun party game and also a fun way for the kids to learn their
numbers. It is played similar to a cake walk ... instead
of giving cakes as prizes you give out small prizes or candy.
You could also give out cupcakes. You will need to write
the numbers one through twelve on colorful paper and tape them
to the floor in a circle. Explain to the kids that
while the music plays they will walk around the numbers on the
circle and when they hear the music stop they will stop on the
the number they are standing on. When the music stops roll
two dice. The number on the dice is the number on the
floor that wins a prize.
Ring around the rosy
Children stand in a circle holding hands and walk around in a circle
while they sing "Ring around the rosy, a pocket
full of posies, ashes,
ashes we all ... fall ... down!" After singing "all fall down",
children fall to the ground.
Give children large sticks of chalk and let them draw on the sidewalk,
porch are fun for all ages! Use our
sidewalk chalk games and activities
idea page for inspiration! Over 30 fun ways to use sidewalk chalk.
Sock Bean Bag Toss
Stop and Go Dance Game
You will need several new
socks in bright colors filled with beans and then tied with a knot to
close them. Make a target board to match your theme by decorating
a large box. Cut 4 or 5 circular holes in the box as targets.
Play fast music and have the kids dance freestyle. Then stop the music (or
call out "Stop!!") and everyone must stop dancing and "freeze" in
that position until you say "Unfreeze".
start over and have them dance again.
Treasure Hunting Game
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
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.
Place buckets at each end of the playing field. A very large one
at the start of the game and a smaller one that is empty at the other
end of the field. The two small buckets must be the same size and
hold the same amount of water. You can divide
guests into two teams or just have fun with one line. Give
each team a small plastic cup. The players must dip
their cup into the large container filled with water and then run down
the field and empty their cup into their teams bucket. Then run
back and hand the cup to the next person in line. When a
teams bucket is full they win! Great game for a hot summer day!
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Hide and Seek - Emmy K.
Splash water stations - Dorothy J.