What Are Some Good Party Games for Children?


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Some good party games for children are prize walk, balloon burst and musical statues. Some others are topple tug of war, sack race and limbo.

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Prize walk is similar to the cake walk game. Write numbers from one to 30 on pieces of paper, then tape them to the ground in a circle. Make small corresponding numbers, and put them in a hat or basket. Have guests walk around the circle while music plays. When the music stops, they must stop on a number. Draw a number, and award a prize to the child standing on that number.

For the balloon burst game, kids hit a balloon to keep it afloat while music plays. When the music stops, the last person to touch the balloon must pop it and complete the challenge written on a paper inside. Make the challenges fun and age-appropriate.

To play musical statues, have guests dance and move while music is played. When it stops, everyone must be completely still. Anyone who moves is out and the game continues until one person - the winner - remains.

For topple tug of war, two players each stand on a milk crate and tug on a rope until one of them falls off the crate. For a sack race, use pillowcases or large potato sacks, and let the kids hop to the finish line inside them.

To play limbo, have two adults hold a broomstick or long pole high enough for kids to pass under. Contestants must bend backward to go under the stick and must avoid touching it or the ground. After everyone has gone through, lower the stick. Do this with each cycle until the stick is too low for anyone to pass under. The person to dip the lowest before falling or touching the stick wins.

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