Hosting a children’s party that’s inclusive and appealing to all can seem daunting, especially when you’re on a budget. But don’t worry, our list of seven childrens party games, suitable for children aged 5-10, includes a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that are not only budget-friendly but also free from any specific theme or religious considerations. These universally enjoyable games will ensure every child at your party has a fantastic time. Stay tuned to discover these simple yet engaging games that will transform your next children’s party into a memorable event!
This timeless classic never fails to excite children, both indoors and outdoors. All you need is a little creativity to make riddles or clues, and some small trinkets or sweets as treasures. Scatter them around your house or garden and watch as the children’s faces light up with every discovery. A Treasure Hunt not only provides entertainment but also challenges their problem-solving skills. Whether you choose to work in teams or individually, this game promises an adventure that your little guests will cherish
A childrens party classic! Musical Chairs is a fun and engaging game that doesn’t require much more than some chairs and music. Set the chairs in a circle, start the music, and have the children walk around the chairs until the music stops. When it does, they need to find a seat quickly. With each round, remove a chair until only one remains. The last child sitting is the winner! It’s a simple, budget-friendly game that delivers heaps of laughter and fun, perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings.
If you have a garden or open space, a Sack Race can be a hilarious outdoor activity. This game is as simple as it sounds. Each child steps into a sack (an old pillowcase can also work) and hops their way to the finish line. The first one to cross wins! This game is not only fun but also a great way to encourage physical activity. Just make sure there’s plenty of space and supervise the race to keep it safe and enjoyable for all.
For a quieter indoor activity, set up a craft station. This could involve simple materials like paper, glue, scissors, and colouring pens or recyclable materials from around the house. Have the children create their own party hats, masks, or artwork. This allows children to express their creativity and provides them with a unique keepsake to remember the party. Plus, it’s another budget-friendly option that can be easily adjusted based on the materials you have at hand.
This game is an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor parties. The rules are simple: one person plays ‘Simon’ and gives the other players instructions starting with ‘Simon says’. The catch is, players should only follow the instructions if they start with ‘Simon says’. If a player fails to do so, they’re out. This game encourages children to listen carefully and react quickly, providing entertainment and learning in a playful manner.
If you’ve got music and space, Dance Freeze is an effortless childrens party game to set up. When the music starts, everyone dances. When the music stops, everyone must freeze in their current position. Any player caught moving after the music stops is out. The last dancer standing is the winner. Dance Freeze is a delightful game that brings loads of laughter and encourages children to let loose and enjoy the music, making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor parties.
For a calm end to an energetic party, gather the children in a circle for a storytelling session. You could start a story and ask each child to add a sentence or two, or they could share their own favourite stories. This game doesn’t require any materials, making it a budget-friendly choice. It fosters creativity, listening skills, and provides a peaceful close to the festivities. Whether indoors or outdoors, a storytelling circle is a heartwarming way to wind down the party.
And there you have it, seven childrens party games for your next party. Remember, the key to a successful party lies in variety, engagement, and fun. With these games, you’re sure to host a party that will be remembered fondly by all the children. Dont forget – we have some fantastic childrens entertainment businesses on our Event Marketplace!