Easy Games for Kids' Birthday Parties

Games are always a lot of fun at birthdays. In this article, we'll give you some ideas for easy games for kids' birthday parties.
Easy Games for Kids' Birthday Parties

Last update: 19 April, 2019

Today we’ll show you a few fun and easy games for kids’ birthday parties, so you have lots of options to choose from.

When you celebrate kids’ birthdays, parents are almost always the ones who organize everything and make sure it’s fun. From the party decorations to the snacks and even the games, the goal is for everyone to have a great time.

Easy games for kids’ birthday parties

1. Musical chairs

This is one of the easiest games for kids’ birthday parties, and it’s been around for many years. It consists of putting chairs next to each other in a circle with the seats facing outward. You’ll need to have as many seats as children, minus one.

Children should walk in a circle around the chairs while the music plays. When it stops, they should sit on a chair quickly. This way, one of the children will be eliminated by not having a chair.

Once the first child is out, you take out a chair. This process continues until there’s only one chair and two children playing. The child that sits in the last chair wins.

2. Treasure hunt for kids’ birthday parties

You’ll need to prepare this game before the start of the party. During treasure hunts, kids need to find the treasure chest from a series of clues that you hide around the party.

Additionally, you need to think about how old the children are that are playing so you can make it easier or harder. In the treasure chest, you can put trinkets or a small gift for each child, depending on the theme of the party and how much you want to spend.

3. Sack Races

Children love constantly movingso sack races are one of the easiest and best games for kids’ birthday parties.

For sack races, you’ll need large sacks that the children fit inside. In teams or pairs, depending on the number of kids, they need to go from the starting line to a certain point, then back.

Once they’ve gone and come back, they’ll have to give the sack to their partner so that he can do the same. The team or pair that does it the fastest will win.

Easy Games for Kids' Birthday Parties

4. Egg races at kids’ birthday parties

This is one of the games that most children like because it’s “dangerous.” To play, you need as many spoons as there are children and a few eggs.

We recommend that you hard boil the eggs before the birthday party so they won’t stain the children’s clothes. However, don’t tell them so that it’s still exciting for them.

In pairs or teams, one of the kids will have to hold the egg using just the spoon. Additionally, they’ll hold the spoon in their mouths. Then, they need to go to a certain point and back, then pass the egg to their partner. If the egg falls at some point along the way, they need to go back to the start.

5. Drop the handkerchief

This is one of the easiest games for kids’ birthday parties, and all you need is a handkerchief. First, get all the kids together in a circle. Then, one of them will hold the handkerchief and go around the circle. They’ll all be on the floor with their eyes closed singing this song:

A tisket, a tasket,

A green and yellow basket.

I sent a letter to my love

And on the way I dropped it.

I dropped it, I dropped it,

Yes, on the way I dropped it.

A little boy picked it up

And put it in his pocket.”

Then, the child with the handkerchief will count to 10 and place the handkerchief behind one of his friends. When the kids are done counting, they should open their eyes and turn around to see who has the handkerchief.

Then, that child needs to get up and run to catch the one that dropped the handkerchief. If he succeeds, the child will still be the one with the handkerchief. If he doesn’t, he’ll be the new one with the handkerchief.

Easy Games for Kids' Birthday Parties

6. Piñata

Piñatas are one of the funniest moments of kids’ birthday parties. All you need is to buy one and fill it with candies and little toys for the children.

Then, cover the birthday boy’s eyes. That way, he can break it without looking. Then, all of the kids can enjoy the candies that fall to the ground.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.