Fun Birthday Party Games for ages 5 & 6
Classic Games for Birthday Parties
Crazy Tag Games
Freeze Tag - After being tagged the kids must freeze
where they are until tagged. They can become unfrozen if another player
tags them without getting tagged by "it". After everyone
is frozen "it" gets to choose who the next "it" will be.
TV or Cartoon Game - Kids have to yell out the name of a TV or cartoon character when tagged. If the person tagged can't think of a character to call out then they become the new "it".
Giant Birthday Party Game
Gone Fishing Game
Divide kids into teams. Each team must hold hands ... they are not allowed to let go of each others hands during the game! Teams are given a hula hoop and their goal is to move the hula hoop over their bodies from the beginning of their line to the opposite end and the back again. The hula hoop has to go over each team member while they are holding hands.
Kids try and go as low as they can under a stick that is moved closer to the ground after each round. You need a long stick or the handle of a broom to play. Two people hold the Limbo stick about 4 feet off the ground. The kids get in a line and take turns trying to go underneath the stick by bending backwards. If the kids touch (with any part of their body) the stick or fall they are out. After every round the stick gets lowered a few inches. The player to successfully make it underneath the Limbo stick without touching the stick and at the lowest height wins. Items from your party can also be used such as a feather boa, foam sword or a magic fairy wand.
Party Theme Toss Game
Make a big target by cutting 3 holes from a large cardboard box. The box can be decorated to match the birthday party theme. Kids try and throw bean bags (or socks that are filled with dried beans or rice ) into the round holes in the box. Give prizes for the winners.
Pin the Tail on the ________ Games
A fun party game that has been around a long time ... and it's still fun for kids! Make it new and different by using a character from the party theme instead of the donkey. Pin the bug on a flower, a crown on the princess or a tail on a zebra or giraffe.
Repeat It Game
Kids try and repeat what is whispered in their ear to the child next to them. Have the guests sit in a large circle. The first party guest thinks of a sentence or saying and whispers it to the child next to them. Then the second child whispers it to the next child in line and it keeps going until the end when the last child in the circle says out loud what was whispered to them. The fun happens when the 1st child tells everyone what the message started out to be!
Rubber Ducky Grab Game
Kids choose ducks (or any floating item that matches the birthday party theme) from a kids pool. Buy several different styles of prizes for the game. Assign a number to each style of prize (for example if you buy whistles, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, candy and stickers number the whistles #1, bubbles #2, chalk #3, candy #4 and stickers #5). Write numbers - 1 - 5 - underneath the ducks in permanent marker. You might also want to include a few ducks that say "Choice" or a "*" that lets the child choose which prize they get. Kids choose a duck and receive the matching prize that is the same as the ducks number.
Scavenger hunts are perfect for parties and we have many ways to to play them. Kids divide into 2 or more teams and race to get the items that are on their list. See all of our fun hunts here scavenger hunt games. All the scavenger hunts have free lists to print out.
Sidewalk Chalk Games
Sidewalk Chalk is always fun for parties. Our page of Sidewalk Chalk Games will give you over 30 ideas of games to play.
Silly Racing Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Divide party guests into teams of two or more for these games. Hold relay style races by:
Holding a blown up balloon in between the heads of team members
Holding blown up balloons between knees
Skipping forwards and then backwards
Balancing a book or other item on their head
Jumping rope and singing a nursery rhyme or happy birthday while they jump
Balancing a little ball on the top of their feet
While bouncing a play ball
Spin the ________ or Bottle Game (fun game to play while opening gifts!)
A game that is made for when the birthday child opens their presents! Kids sit down in a circle with their present for the birthday child. The spinner (this can be a bottle or an item from the party like a sword or wand) is laid in between all the kids. The birthday child then spins the bottle. The person that the bottle lands on then hands their present to the birthday child and the present is opened.
Toe Grab Game
You will need a small wading pool and marbles. Fill a kids size wading pool with water. Place marbles in the pool. The birthday guests move marbles from the pool bottom to a floating container inside the pool by using only their toes. Very easy, but a very fun game for children's parties. No need for prizes … they just love playing this game! Fun game in the summer for splash parties.
Send kids on a birthday treasure hunt to find hidden treasures or items using clues. There are several ways to play and we've listed our favorites here kids treasure hunts.
Walk of Prizes Birthday Game
Play this near the party's end and let the goody bags be the prizes.
After a number is called remove it from both the circle and from the container so the number won't be called again and the circle gets smaller - this makes the game move a little faster and there.
Water Relay Games
Wonder Jar Game
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