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Kids Games

Posted by yoksha on January 26, 2009

Here I am going to discuss with you some of the good games I got from net which we can arrange for Birthday parties or during gettogethers.

1. Cats Tail game

Get long strips of cloth any extra you have a round make them at least one yard long and have the kids put them in the back of there pants (or create little Velcro attachments), with it just hitting the ground.

Then have the kids run after each other trying to step on there tail. When they lose there tail they are out of the game the winner is the last one with a tail. A couple rounds of this game should tire them out real fast.

2.Balloon Burst

Take small pieces of paper, you will need 1 per balloon, and on one piece of paper (more if you have more than 1 prize) write You Won a Prize on the rest of the pieces of paper write “Sorry Not a Winner Please Pop Again.”

Now fold up the paper and place 1 piece of paper per balloon and blow up the balloons.

When you are ready to play, place the balloons in a room (if outside the balloons could blow away) and tell the kids that there is a prize in one of the balloons, but to find out what it is they must burst the balloon.

You can have the kids take turns in selecting and popping a balloon or you could release them all at the same time. (Which means some kids will pop more balloons than others.) Either way works.  

For young kids the parents can pop the balloons and the kids can just go get one. Also if really young, you may want to have a lot of little prizes (candy) and one bigger one. Otherwise kids can sit on the balloons, stomp on them or whatever to pop them.


Rather then pieces of paper insert small pieces of candy into the balloons, that way every balloon has something fun inside.
3. Lucky corner
 Draw a big circle and divide into 4 parts by putting plus sign inside the circle. Mark the fours parts of the circle as A,B,C,D .Make the kids go round the circle when the music starts. When the music stops they have to select one part and stand in that part either Aor B or C or D.

Take four same size square paper and write in A,B,C,D. When the music stops draw one paper and open the folded paper and see what letter is inside . Suppose if  the letter is A then all the kids standing in part A or out of game. Repeat this game.

When there is four ask them to stand seperately so that you can see winner 1,2 and 3.
4. Duck, Duck, Goose

All of the children will sit down in a circle facing each other. They are now the “Ducks”. Pick one child to be the Fox. The Fox slowly walks around the outside of the circle, gently tapping the other players heads while saying “Duck” each time he/she taps.
After a few times around the circle, the Fox selects a “Goose” by tapping a players head and calling “Goose!”. The Goose quickly jumps up and chases the Fox around the circle, trying to tag him before he can get to the spot where the Goose was just sitting. If the Fox succeeds in taking the Goose’s place he is now safe and the Goose becomes the Fox. If however the Fox is tagged while running from the Goose, he must start the game again.
5.Prize Walk Birthday Game

Have a birthday prize walk instead of a cakewalk. Place numbers on the ground in a circle or oval.  Start the music and the birthday party kids walk around the circle until the music stops. Pick a number out of a hat or roll a dice to decide which number wins a prize. The child that is standing on the number that is picked gets to choose a small toy from the birthday games prize table. 
6.Mystery Fishing Game

For the “water” use a large appliance box, hang a sheet across a doorway, or cover a table so that the “fish” (and the person in the water) are hidden from view. Tie a string to a stick and attach a clothespin on the end of the string.  Birthday party guests take turns “casting” the line into the “water”. The person in the “water” puts small gifts, favors or candy on the clothespin and then tugs the string to signal that there is a “fish” on
the line.  Then kids pull up the line and retrieve their prize.  This is a simple but fantastic birthday party game that kids adore!  Have lots of prizes because they will all want to do this birthday party game again and again. 

7. Bubbles

Kids love bubbles. Blow bubbles and see if they can pop the bubbles before they hit the floor.  Then see who can catch bubbles on their wand. If you have older children attending the party see who can blow the biggest or smallest bubble.


Kids turning 2, 3 and 4 love parades. Make your own birthday party parade by giving children musical instruments – drums, shakers, horns, etc. and have them follow you around the house or yard playing their “birthday song”.    Or have the children follow you with streamers or ribbons and have a dance parade.  If the children all have doll strollers or wagons let them parade with their dolls and stuffed animals. 

9.Freeze Dance Game

Play fast music and let the kids dance.  Then stop the music (or call our “Freeze!”) and everyone must stop dancing and “freeze” in that position until you say “Unfreeze”.   Then start over and have them dance again.

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Posted by yoksha on January 26, 2009

Hi Friends,

I am going to share some of the sites which are really helpful in teaching the kids.  You will find these sites useful .  In some of these sites you will get printable worksheets too. You can print it out and practice with that.


For Teaching

http://www.starfall.com/ (good for Phonics learning)

http://tlsbooks.com/ (good for practice)

For HandWriting Practice


http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/ (you can make your own workshets here)

 For Rhymes


For Maths



I request the viewers to leave the useful sites they know in comment. If its not spam surely it will appear in my blog . You can feel proud to share the things you know to the outside world.

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