Kid Party Games

Treasure Hunt
Can be played indoors or out. Can be tailored to a party theme.

Hide different things or objects, the players have to either collect a set number or find a list of things, the first to complete is the winner. Objects can range from pieces of silver foil, chocolate coins, potatoes, pieces of a picture, hats, gloves, socks.

This game can be played individually or in teams of players, but make sure that you have more than enough treasure so everyone can find something. It can be just a fun game or the team to find everything first wins.

Gone Fishin
You will need a helper for this children’s activity. Tie a string across the room and lay a sheet over it so no one can see what is on the other side. Use an old fishing pole, or tie a string around a stick or broom handle. Tie a clothespin on the end of the fishing pole’s string. Let each guest take a turn “casting” their line over the sheet. Have your helper stand on the other side and attach small gifts, favors, or treats to the clothespin. When they’re done, the helper gives a slight tug on the line. When the kids “reel” in their lines, they’ll be delighted to see what they’ve caught!

Name That Bug
Pair up your party guests in teams of 2-3 people and put a sticker or a picture of a bug on each child’s back. Have the guests try to guess what the bug is by asking questions that can be answered with only “yes” or “no.” For example, “Do I have legs?,” “Can I fly?” and “Am I Green?” Note: You can use stickers of animals for variety.

Message Mix-Up
Seat your guests in a circle. Help the birthday child think of a message related to your party’s theme. The birthday child then whispers the message to the person on their left, and so on. When the message has traveled all the way around the circle, the person on the birthday child’s right tells the message out loud. Then the birthday child tells the original message.

Expect the unexpected when you learn the original vs. the final mixed-up message. Try again with another player starting the message and continue until your guests are ready for a new activity.

Clean Your Room Game
You’ll need 2 socks for each player, some rice and a fence or some sort
of divider. Fill each sock with rice or beans, about half full. Tie a knot in them. You’ll need a fence or some sort of divider, consider string a line from one tree to another if you have no other options. Place kids on each side of rope and place the same amount of socks on each side. Have the kids throw the socks back over the rope, in order to clean there room. Give them a minute or two and then end the game. The side with the most socks after a minute is the winning team.