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Birthday Party Games for Kids

by Lakshmi Sakthi 10 Aug 2022 0 Comments

A favorite and most cherished memory of every child is their birthday party celebration. Be it big or small, this special day etches in their heart forever. A day where their birth is celebrated as a joy, all tantrums are ignored and only love is showered by family members.
A Birthday celebration for toddlers is typically a reunion with friends and relatives to have fun. The toddler is at a stage where they don't understand the happenings. When the child reaches the age of 3, they can understand and are eager to celebrate their birthdays every year. A birthday can be celebrated by cutting a cake and conducting fun games for the invitees followed by a meal. Let us recap some Birthday Party Games for kids which we can conduct during our child’s birthday party.

1. Fun with a hula hoop:
Requirements of the game:
Big-sized hula hoop – 4
Music system

    A hula hope is a circular ring that is used for kids as well as adults to twirl around the hip. The main benefit of twirling the hula hoop is the flexibility and fitness all over the body. Let me brief you about the game “A fun with hula hoop “. At a birthday party, an invitee of 30 adults and 10 children are divided into 2 groups male and boys one group, female and girls in another group. The divided 2 groups should form a separate circle in an open area. The organizer should give 2 hula hoops in each group to two different participants. When the music is on, the participants who are having the hula hoop should put it over their head and pull it out from their feet and hand it over to the next person, as it goes till the music is off. The last two participants in each group are the winner. This game is suitable for all age groups and checks everyone’s flexibility.

    2. Lucky doll and tricky ball:
    Requirements of the game:
    A beautiful and colorful doll
    Basketball – 1
    Music system
    A minimum of 15 participants are needed for this game. They should form a circle and the organizer needs to give the ball and the doll to two different participants at opposite ends of the group. As the music plays, ask the participants to pass on both objects. When the music is off, the person who has the doll is lucky to continue to play, but the person who has the ball is unlucky and has to move out of the game. The game goes off till we get 2 players, one with a doll and the other with a ball. The final winner is the person holding a doll. This is one of the most played birthday games and one of the kid's most favorite games.

    3. Stacking cups:
    Requirement of the game:
    Paper cups – 60 cups
    Participants – 8 couples.
    Encourage 8 couples from the group and ask them to divide into 2 groups, A and B, as 4 couples each. Separate 30 cups for group A and the remaining 30 for group B. Arrange the 30 cups upside down in 5 rows and 6 columns for both groups separately. The respective groups of couples have to stand on the other side straight of the arranged cups. As the organizer blows the whistle, one couple from each side has run to take the cup one by one and stack it at the starting point. The couple who finishes stacking the entire 30 cups is the winner of the game. The game goes like that for the 4 couples on each side. So, in the end, there will be 4 winners. The objective of this indoor game is for couples to run in front of the audience, which makes it a lot of fun.

    4. Dog and the bone:
    Requirement of the game:
    A medium-sized dog bone that is used for biting
    Participants – 5 children
    Music system
    Keep the dog bone in the center and ask the five children to stand around the bone at least 10 inches away. Play music, and let the participants move around in the marked circle. Once the music stops, the person who picks up the bone is the winner of the game. Make sure that no one gets hurt while bending down to pick up the bone.

    5. Questions:
    Requirement of this classic game:
    A flash card of one transport, sweet, animal, and bird.
    Participants – 10
    One of the invitees named guess who should hold the flashcards not shown to the participants. Ask the participants to stand in a line. The participants one by one should guess the card held in hand. General clues such as animal, bird, or transport can be described, but not specifics of the card. The winner is whoever guesses the card accurately.

    Add simple decorations with cartoon characters adored by your child. Have simple return gifts for children. Organize light food like pizza, sandwiches, chips, pasta, mini idlis, mini burgers, and noodles. Arrange different birthday party games and fun activities for kids such as spoon race, treasure hunts, board games, card games, scavenger hunts, piece of paper, outdoor games etc. with which kid's can have lots of fun and can enjoy their birthday party games. 
    The best memories are held close to the heart. Celebrating a birthday is an unforgettable moment in life. Although just another day of the year for parents in their busy schedules, making it special for our child requires a bit of planning, effort, and thoughtfulness by parents. Arranging a party is a time-consuming task, arranging indoor activities for children, Simple Games for kids, but it’s alright to keep kid's party simple and small.

    The parent’s effort on one special day makes the child’s bonding stronger and special. Enjoy the warmth, mischief, love, and expressiveness of your child through simple gestures like organizing a birthday party.
     About the Author:

     Lakshmi Sakthi Alagappan lives in Thanjavur in Tamilnadu, India.   She is an administrative officer at Blossom Public School. She   likes reading books, listening to music and surfing.
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