Childrens Party Games
On a tray, place about 10 to 15 small items (e.g. pencil,
watch, comb, shoe lace, spoon, toy car, etc.) and cover
with a cloth.
Sit everyone in a circle.
Place the tray in the middle of the circle and remove the
cloth for 60 seconds. Everyone has to remember the
objects. When the time is up, replace the cloth.
In turn, each person has to name an object on the tray.
The first person to fail to name an object, repeat an object
or name something not on the tray is out. The tray is then
removed and some or all of the objects replaced, and the
game re-started with the person following the one who is
out. If the game is too easy for the group, add more
objects or reduce the time.
This is like Musical Chairs, but when the music stops, the
players have to keep still. Anyone who moves, quivers,
shakes etc is out. The winner is the last one still playing.
Place party shapes on the floor in a circle. For example if
your theme is Knights the shapes could be shields,
swords, and castles. Children walk around circle while
listening to music. If the music is loud the children move
fast. If the music is quiet the children move slow. If the
music stops, the children stop on the closest shape.
Young children like to play it this way.
To make it more challenging for older children have 1
less shape than the number of children. Continue remove
shapes as the children are 'out'.
All the boys gather in a group and each takes a card with
a sequential number (One, Two, Three etc). The girls do
the same. The boys then form a line (shoulder to
shoulder) facing the girls who are in a similar line.
(Players should NOT stand in order. First a girl calls out
a number and the boy with that number goes across to
kiss her. The a boy calls out a number and the girl with
that number goes and kisses him.
On the command (from the list below) the children have
to do the appropriate action. After a while, start
removing the last player to comply, untill only one