You can never have enough party games prepared when you hosting a childrens party.
1: Drawing Crazy People.
You will need: A piece of A4 white paper for each player
A selection of colouring pens and pencils.
Each player sitting in a circle, gets a white sheet of paper on which you draw a hat or hair right at the top. Then fold the top of the paper backwards so that you can only see the bottom of the drawing and pass the paper to the person on the left.
When you receive your new piece of paper you now draw a head and a neck. When you have done this fold the paper away again so you can only see the base of the neck. Once again pass the paper to your left.
So it continues until the figures have a body, then legs and then lastly shoes. When you have drawn the shoes pass the paper to the left one last time and unfold the papers.
You'll giggle at the funny people that you have created.
2: Newspaper dance
You will need: Newspaper and music
The children will get into pairs and both with stand together on the double page of a newspaper. When the music is turned on the pair will begin to dance. If anyone touches the floor, they and their partner are out! After a little time stop the music and get the children to fold the newspapers in half. Turn on the music again and start to dance. Continue taking turns playing the music and folding the paper more and more each time .Eventually the newspaper will be so small that you will have to give your partner a piggy back.
In this game you can do absolutely anything, you just can't touch the floor.
The game ends when there is only one pair left.
3: Detective Game
One of the children is the first suspect. The other children observe this suspect very carefully and then they either close their eyes or the suspects leaves the room for a second. Now the suspect has to change one small item of their appearance. For example they could undo their zip, roll up a sleeve or change their hairstyle. Then the detectives study the suspect closely. Whoever guesses what has been changed correctly first gets a point and is the next suspect. If nobody guesses the suspect earns the point. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
4: Feeding Blindfolded
You will need: small bowls of food (icecream, beans, peas, chocolate mouse)
spoons and blindfolds.
Half of the children have their eyes covered and are given a bowl of food and a spoon. The other half then choose a blindfolded partner and sit down down facing each other.
When the adult says go the feeding frenzy begins. The children that are being fed are able to give directions such as 'higher, lower, left a bit'. The aim of the game is to be the first team to empty the bowl.
5: Tall Egg Tales.
You will need: small stones, one less than people playing.
For this game, you and the children need to sit in a circle with the stones in the middle. Now you begin to tell a made up story, keep going for a little while and then at some point include the word 'egg' as soon as you say egg everyone (including yourself) must grab a stone. The person that doesn't manage to get one continues your story. Put all the stones back in the middle and only grab for them when your hear the word 'egg' again.
Happy party planning.