Fun birthday games kids can play can include a potato sack race, three-legged race treasure dig, prize walk, freeze dance and balloon burst. A few other games for a child's birthday party are musical chairs and hot potato, as noted by Party Games Ideas.
A treasure dig is a suitable birthday party game for younger children. The game entails burying some small plastic toys, cars, jewelry and trinkets in an outdoor sandbox and giving the children plastic shovels to dig up the treasure. If there is no sandbox, an alternative is to get a plastic bin that is sufficiently big and fill it with sand, as suggested by ParentMap. The race games are well-suited for birthday parties for older children.
Party games, such as the freeze dance and balloon pop/burst, can be either indoor or outdoor activities for children of any age. For example, the balloon pop game is suitable for children ages 4 and older. This game involves placing a challenge inside a blown up balloon. While music is playing, kids try to keep the balloon in the air. When the music ceases, the last child to touch the balloon has to burst it and perform the challenge.
Parents can also incorporate some classic birthday party games, such as pin the tail on the donkey or charades. A pinata can also be another fun birthday game for kids.