Games for Kids Parties
Fun Fall games that are great to play for
Autumn birthday parties
and silly fall games that will keep kids happy and entertained for Fall parties.
You'll also find the link to our Free Thanksgiving theme scavenger hunt
Fall Party Games
Candy Corn Relay
Corn Roll game
Pin the tail on the turkey
Pumpkin Bowling game
Pumpkin Roll game
Scavenger Hunt List
Fall Birthday Activities
Indian bead shirts
Pumpkin decorating contest
Indian Corn Kernel
Fall Theme Party Games
Apple catch Game
A really fun game - but harder then it seems at first! Tie apples to
strings and then tie the strings hanging down from a tree or
clothesline. Tie them just about 3 feet off the ground (adjust
this for the age of the children). Party guests must try
and take a bite of the apple without touching the apple with their
Candy Corn Relay
Players try to transfer candy corn from a large dish to their smaller
dish using only chopsticks. Set a time limit and at the end
count the candy corn in the players dishes to see who is the winner.
Capture the Turkey
Game is played
like capture the flag, but instead of flags the birthday guests hide and
try and capture a turkey. Or substitute the turkey for a large pumpkin.
Corn Roll Game
Play this Fall game inside or outside. Play individually or in teams depending on how many
party guests you have. Birthday guests roll ears of dried
Indian corn along the floor with their nose from the starting
line and then back again. They can't use anything but
their noses to push or roll the corn. Fun!
freeze tag. The party guest who is "it" tries to tag
the other guests. When tagged the child must hold still and
"gobble" until another child comes and touches them - then they
are unfrozen. When "it" gets everyone tagged and frozen they
get to pick the next "it".
Harvest Relay Race
Teams try to be the first to fill up their container with seeds.
Divide players into two teams. At one end of the playing
field set up two empty clear plastic containers that are equal in size
(try to find containers that have a small opening at the top).
At the other end of the playing field set up a large container filled
with sunflower seeds or deer corn. Give each team a small
plastic cup or large spoon. The players one at a time on
each team must fill up their cup / spoon and then run to empty it into
their container. Then they run back and hand off to the next
person on their team. Play continues until one of the teams
containers is full.
This fun party game is played like a Cake Walk with a Autumn theme. Write numbers
from 1 - 30 on separate pieces of red, yellow and orange construction paper (cut the paper into
fall shapes: pumpkins, turkeys, corn
... or leave them as rectangles).
Tape the numbers down and arrange them in a
large circle (or oval) on the carpet or floor leaving at least 10" of
space between the numbers.
On a separate sheet of paper write down
the numbers (1 - 30) and cut them into squares - one number per square.
Fold the small numbers and place them in a decorated container. Start by having the
kids stand on a spot in the large circle. Tell them that when the music starts they are to
begin walking in a line around the paper circle stepping on the numbers as they
go around the circle. When the music stops they have to stop and stand on
top of the number closest to them. (A variation is to let them choose to stay
where they are at or run to another empty number). Then a number is
chosen from the container and the child who's number is called wins a prize.
Variations: 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
Each player gets 1 leaf and 1 plastic drinking straw. The object
of the game is to see who can move their leaf across a table or
designated area the fastest by using the straw to blow air on the leaf.
Pin the tail Game
Traditional birthday party game, but instead pin the tail
feather on the turkey!
It's just plain bowling with a fun
- and messy - twist! Boys love this birthday game! Set up pins
(anything that can be knocked over - empty 2 liter bottles work
great) and about 30 plus feet away. Then the kids roll, throw or
toss the pumpkins at the pins to knock them down. Tip: After
the mess have kids pick up the seeds (and pumpkin pieces) and
use them in a pumpkin seed spitting contest.
Pumpkin Pie Game
This is played like hide and go seek
(the squished sardines version). One person counts and the
other birthday guests go hide. The twist is that the hiding
party guests must look for each other without getting caught by
the "seeker". When two hiders find each other they must then
hide together. Play continues until all the hiders are hiding
together. If they can all hide together without getting caught
then the seeker is "it" again.
Pumpkin Roll Game
Fun birthday party game for kids of all ages! Set up an
obstacle course (this game is best played outside) that the
birthday guests will have to maneuver a pumpkin around by
rolling it. Set up obstacles that the kids will have to go
over, around, through and under. Gather up several intact
pumpkins - you may need a few extra in case of "breakage".
A fun activity for kids and families of all ages! Search for
the 38 Thanksgiving / Fall themed items from our FREE scavenger item
Scavenger Hunt List
Fall Theme Party Activities
Indian Bead Shirts
Make fun Indian bead shirts for a party activity.
Buy inexpensive t- shirts - big or small (girls can wear larger
t-shirts as dresses). Cut the sleeves and bottom of the shirt
into fringe about 2 - 3 inches long. String large plastic multi
colored beads on each piece of fringe - then knot the shirt at
the end so the beads don't fall off. Fun and festive!
Indian Corn Kernal Guess
Fill a glass container with Indian corn kernels
and guests have to guess the number of kernels in the
jar. Closest guess to the actual number gets a prize,
or gets the first piece of birthday cake!
Instead of carving
pumpkins - have a decorating contest and decorate them with yarn
for hair and draw on features with colorful permanent markers.
Add hats, sunglasses and earrings!