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Party Games for Kids

When you’re trying to plan the perfect party for your kids it’s a great idea to include some really fun party games for kids. Party games can really get everyone warmed up and laughing and having a great time. Whether you want something really simple like pin the tail on the donkey or some more complicated games you can DIY I’ve pulled together over 100 different ideas for party games for kids of all ages!

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Why Plan Party Games for Kids

Party games can be so fun and silly. Whether you are planning a huge party or a small one, I’m sure you will find all the games you need on this list. Some are for outdoors so perfect for spring or summer, while most can be inside. Lots of them even come with free printables making your party planning a breeze.

Party games can be especially helpful when not all of the kids in attendance know each other. Think of party games as one big ice breaker.

Now I’m actually not one to plan a bunch of party games usually. Not to say that myself or my kids don’t ENJOY party games, but they always seemed like a lot of work. But I can honestly say that after putting this post together, I’m rethinking that mindset.

So many of these games seem so simple to set up, you literally just click in and print and hand stuff out. And a friend of mine pointed out that even though it SEEMS like a lot of work planning out party games, you then have so much free time at the party once you get the kids going with their games.

And let’s be honest, sometimes watching kids enjoy their party games is hilarious. It’ll make memories for you and for them that last a lifetime.

I prefer the party games that are easy peasy like water bottle bowling, all I have to do is set it up once and the kids will set it up to play again and again. Or some of the free printables like BINGO or Pin the Horn on the Unicorn.

But if you want awesome games with more complicated set-ups I’ve found some of those too like Minute to Win It games and DIY Nerf Targets.

Some of these party games are even based around a holiday but even those can be adapted to most any party.  Have fun searching through these silly games and make some memories!

 

Glow in the Dark Water Bottle Bowling

Glow in the Dark Water Bottle Bowling

Looking for a fun game the kids can play while you hang out? Make this easy set of glow in the dark bowling pins with water bottles and glow sticks! Glow in the dark water bottle bowling is great for toddlers through teenagers and doesn’t take much setup on your part and can entertain kids for so long! You can play it outside on a summer evening or inside any time.

 

Free Printable Unicorn Bingo Game

Free Printable Unicorn Bingo Game

For a magical game that your unicorn fan will always remember, print and play this free printable unicorn bingo game for kids. The BINGO sheets have more than just unicorns though so really they will fit into any girly little party. I love when the games are so done for you like this and totally free.

 

Punch Cup Game DIY Design Ideas

punch cup party games for kids

This easy party game is one of those DIYs that is so easy to make and kids love it. Kids will request this punch board every time there is a birthday or class party! There are lots of ideas for different punch cup designs that fit any theme.

 

Pin the Tail on the Donkey (Cute Free Printable!)

party games for kids Pin the Tail on the Donkey (Cute Free Printable!)

You gotta have this classic game at your party! It can be great for all ages. Bring a blindfold for the big kids and spin them around a few times for good measure! Get this free printable pin the tail on the donkey today.

 

Pin the Horn on the Unicorn (Cute Free Printable)

Pin the Horn on the Unicorn (Cute Free Printable) party games for kids

For a fun twist on pin the tail on the donkey, try pin the horn on the unicorn! This free printable game is a sweet and fun addition to any unicorn party. Also, it’s way easier to just play “tape” the horn on the unicorn instead of actually pinning it.

 

Saran Wrap Ball Game

saran wrap ball party games for kids

The Saran Wrap Ball Game, also known as the Christmas Ball Game, the Cellophane Ball Game or the Plastic Wrap Game, is a DIY party game that involves unwrapping layers of plastic wrap to uncover exciting surprises and prizes.

This game is actually really fun to shop for and set up and watch the kids play too. You can see their excitement build as things start to unwrap throughout the game.

 

Birthday Left Right Game

Birthday Left Right Game party games for kids

This birthday left right game is the perfect quick and easy birthday party game for guests of all ages.

This is a simple birthday party game idea that can be played with a large group or a smaller group and other than the left right birthday game story included in the link, you only need a gift or prize to play.

 

Pool Noodle Ring Toss: Kids Backyard Game

pool noodle ring toss party game for kids outside summer

This game is pretty easy to set up, really affordable, but impressive and fun. Giant backyard party games are so fun at summer parties! If you need a cheap way to entertain the kids, then you’ve got to make this Pool Noodle Ring Toss game. It’s a backyard play idea that will provide fun for all ages of kids

 

DIY Nerf Targets For A Fun Backyard Party Idea

DIY Nerf Targets For A Fun Backyard Party Idea

If you’re hosting a party for little boys who love Nerf guns (or even little girls who do too!) try making these DIY Nerf targets for a fun party game. I think this works better for an outdoor party game but if you’re ok with Nerf going on in the house it could work there too.

This is one of those “set it and forget it” games. You do have a bit of crafty setup to do before the party begins, but once the game starts you probably won’t need to do anything for hours!

 

Pirate Bingo Free Printable Party Game for Kids

party games for kids

Get five different Bingo boards and a pirate calling card in this Pirate bingo set. Bingo can be enjoyed at any age and is nostalgic for parents who can team up with their littlest kids too.

 

10 Minute to Win It Party Games for Kids

minute to win it party games for kids

Are you familiar with Minute to Win it?  They are short fun challenges that you have one minute to complete. Something silly like throwing marshmallows into a cup and then whoever throws the most in one minute would win. You can play as individuals for a small group or play in teams for a large party. There are 10 different Minute to Win It game ideas to try here.

 

5 Glow in the Dark Party Games

glow in the dark party games for kids

It’s really easy to make even classic games feel brand new when you try a glow-in-the-dark version. You can host a whole glow in the dark party or just switch off the lights for a while to try out these 5 glow in the dark party games for kids.

 

15 Fourth of July Party Games to Try

4th of july party games for kids

These 4th of July Party Games are perfect to enjoy if you’re hosting a party on the 4th! But most of them are just great party games to use all summer long, making me love this list even more. A few are fireworks related but check them out, most can be enjoyed at any party.

 

Over 100 Christmas Games for Kids

Playing Board Games At Christmas

This post has so many amazing Christmas party games for kids! The list starts off with a few games for adults then jumps right into tons of Christmas Party Games for kids including a couple links to bundles of 25-40 games you can print out all in one shot at the end of the post.

 

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