(Ages 7, 8 & 9)
We all love our 7, 8 and 9 year old kids. But sometimes it is just tough to find that perfect birthday party game that will be fun and "cool" enough for your little kiddo that is growing up. Below is a list of games I think are the PERFECT addition to a birthday party boy/girl of this fabulous age group!
Mummy Wrap Game
One of the easiest and most fun games! See which team can wrap their mummy in toilet paper first. Divide birthday party guests into teams of 2 or 3 and give them 2 rolls of toilet paper. Let teams decide on who will be the mummy and then race to see who can wrap their mummy in toilet paper the quickest using all the paper. Stock up on paper and play this game a few times switching out mummy's.
Silent Charades Game
Write down objects related to your birthday party theme for birthday guests to act out. Make 2 per object. Example objects: elephant, rock, fireman, princess. Place in a container – birthday guests pick one piece of paper. They must find their "match" by acting out what is on the paper without words. When they find their match they sit down next to that person.
Bean Bag Toss Game
Cut several circles out of a piece of cardboard, or a large box. Decorate the cardboard with things from your birthday party theme. Use beanbags or socks (filled with beans and tied) to throw into the holes. Give small prizes if they make it in the holes.
Obstacle Course Games
Make a birthday party game obstacle course throughout your backyard using things like slides, elevated boards, trampoline, big boxes to crawl through and hula hoops to make the course. Compete against teams in this game or against the stopwatch. When they get good at the course make them do it again – walking or running backwards!
Tag Gone Wild Games
Kids love to play tag games (one person is “it” and if they touch or tag another person then that person becomes “it”) and there are many game variations that adapt to many different birthday party themes.
Crazy base tag Game - Make bases using birthday party theme objects: maps for a pirate party, tutu’s for a ballerina party, bugs for a nature party etc.
Freeze tag Game - When a child gets tagged they must freeze in that position until they are unfrozen by another player. When “it” freezes everyone they get to pick the next “it”
TV tag Game - When tagged a child must call out a TV character. If they can’t think of one then they become “it”.
Ameba tag Game - When “it” tags someone they hold hands with “it” and both must run after the other children without letting their hands go. Every time a child is tagged they become part of the “it”.
Tunnel Tag Game – After a child is tagged they must stand with their legs apart and freeze until someone crawls though their legs
This is a fun tag game for when you are outside or have plenty of space to run. Birthday party guests will line up and hold hands. They can not let go of each others hands for any reason. The first person in line is the Rattlesnakes head and they try to tag the last person in line or the rattle. When the first person has tagged the "rattle" then the "rattle" comes to the front of the line and becomes the "head". Continue until everyone has had a chance to catch the rattlesnake's tail.
Prize Auction Birthday Game
On the birthday party invitation ask each birthday guest to bring an inexpensive item or a "white elephant" (something that is in good shape but they don't want anymore) wrapped in paper or a sealed in a paper bag. Give the guests $20 in play money and start an auction for the unwrapped gifts. For fun you can add food and gag gifts to the auction items. Keep the gifts wrapped and don't let anyone know what is inside until the high bidder opens the item. At the end let the kids trade or buy each others presents from each other.
Balloon Stomp Game
You can play it with adults and kids together! Tie a half blown balloon to each birthday party guests ankle with an arms length of string. At the word "Go!" everyone tries to stomp on each others to pop. Loads of fun! We love playing it on the beach, the sand makes it more challenging!
Please let us know if you would like to have any of these super fun games at your next birthday party! We would be happy to add them to your package!
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