What's the party without the games and activities? Just up ahead, get expert tips and ideas on entertaining your little birthday party guests with kids' party games that are easy, inexpensive ...and lots of fun.
Pop the Balloon!
When it is time to play the game, explain to the children that they are going to have a race to see who can pop their balloon first by just sitting on it. Make sure they understand that they can't bounce up and down on the balloon, or stand up all the way and sit down again, they just have to sit on it, and sit hard. You might even have the Birthday Boy or Girl demonstrate the rules.
Then have the children sit on the floor and give each of them a balloon. When you say Go! have the children see who can pop their balloon first. The first one to pop the balloon wins a party prize.
When it is time to play games, have the children hunt for the balloons (give them grocery bags to collect the balloons). The one who finds the most wins a party prize!
You can also play the game by hiding small toys or party favors, or candy. If you hide candy, be sure to make notes for yourself about all the hiding places and check after the party to make sure all the candy has been found.
Set a starting line and turn-around point for the race. Give each group a balloon. Children are to carry the balloon between their knees down to the turn-around point and back to the starting line where the child passes the balloon to the next team member. The first team to finish wins. Game works best if balloons are not fully blown up. Have extra balloons on hand in case someone breaks the balloon.
For very young children, you might change the game so that they are simply carrying the balloon, since short little legs might not be able to toddle along with a squishy balloon between their knees!
Since most of these party games call for balloons, you might want to purchase a one-time use balloon-inflating tank. Have fun!About the Author...
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