Coming up with a range of kids birthday party ideas before your child's party will ensure you have plenty of options for keeping the kids amused. Here are some games the kids might enjoy playing.
Egg And Spoon Race - This is a classic game, that is best played outdoors to avoid too much of a mess. Everyone is given a spoon and an egg, and a start and finish line are marked out. The first to cross the finish line without dropping the egg off the spoon shall be declared the winner. This can also be done as a relay race with two teams. If you are playing indoors, it is a good idea to hard boil the eggs, or replace them with ping-pong balls, so if they do fall, there is less of a mess to clean up.
Build A Marshmallow Tower - The object of the game is to build the tallest marshmallow tower using only marshmallows and toothpicks. This game can be played individually, with everyone competing simultaneously against one another, or opt to break your guests into teams. Either way, give everyone 5 minutes to complete their tallest marshmallow tower. Boys seem to really enjoy this game, as it gives them an opportunity to build!
Musical Chairs - Tried and true, but always a favorite that brings many smiles and giggles. Place the chairs for the kids to walk, dance and run around, ensuring there is one less chair then there are children. When the music stops, everyone must find a chair and sit down. The one left without a chair is out, and another chair is removed. The game carries on in this fashion until there is only one chair left, and whoever manages to sit down on it when the music stops, is the ultimate winner of the game.
Pin The Tail On The Donkey - Here's another classic party game that is always a winner with kids. This is also a great game to vary according to your party theme and tails need not be involved. For example, pin the bat emblem on a Batman poster, pin the bow on Hello Kitty's ears, and pin the backpack on Dora the Explorer.
To play pin the tail on the donkey, all you need to do is hang a large picture of a donkey on a wall. The children line up to take turns being blindfolded, handed a tail, spun around, and sent on their way to pin the tail onto the donkey's bottom. Whoever gets the tail closest to where it should be is the winner.
Musical Statues - Have the kids all dance while music plays in the background. When you stop the music, then they all have to freeze in whatever position they are in at the time the music stops. Anyone caught moving when the music isn't playing, shall be out of the game. The last person who remains in the game shall be declared the winner.