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Party game ideas ....?

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Lottie5 Mon 12-Jan-15 17:52:19

Having a small gathering at home for DD's third birthday. Doing pass the parcel but need some other simpleish game ideas. Children are aged between one and five and the theme is Toy Story. Would appreciate some inspiration!! Thank you!

coffeetofunction Mon 12-Jan-15 18:14:43

Pin the tail on bulls eye

Ragwort Mon 12-Jan-15 18:24:58

The usual musical bumps/statues.......... sleeping lions (always good grin), just google 'childrens' party games' you will get loads of ideas. Not sure how to link with the 'Toy Story' theme though. Baloon relay type games.

Another good game is a relay game - make up a short story with the characters from Toy Story, get children into teams and give them the name a character - whenever that character is mentioned in the story they have to run round the room. (A lot simpler than it sounds written down grin).

Cut up pictures of Toy Story people into simple jigsaw puzzles and get each team to complete a picture.

Youcanneverhavetoomanybooks Mon 12-Jan-15 21:45:55

Get some foam shapes from the pound shop - make sure there are 2 of each shape - ie - 2 red hands / 2 blue stars etc - 1 pair per child. Stick the same sticker on each pair if you want to toy story theme it. Put one of each pair on the floor around the room and give each child the other one. They have to find the other one, bring you their pair and they get a small prize. If you like you could then put out some more stickers and get them to decorate their pair to take home.

Actually, the pound shop if brill for craft stuff - find something - anything! - for them to decorate with stickers. At a recent party, dd was given a small polystyrene ball (pack of 12 = £1) to put foam shape stickers onto.

Also, Swim Swim Fish worked well at our party - the children go to one side of the room and you tell them that you're going to say 'Swim ,swim...' and then an animal If it's an animal that swims, they get to run to the other side of the room (you may have to do this too to encourage them). If it doesn't swim, they have to stay where they are.

Also, sweetie hunt around the room.

Sing some nursery rhymes for them to join in, and - always popular - ask them if anyone wants to come out and sing their favourite song. If you have a microphone, even better. If not, it doesn't matter - or you could make one with a kitchen roll tube and ball or get an inflateable.

Have lots of balloons. As they arrive, put on music and let them just play for a bit until you're ready to start. You can also do balloon dancing / volleyball (ie - who can keep their balloon in the air the longest).

Who can moo the loudest? / sit the stillest / stretch the tallest / make the smiliest face / scariest face / balance on 1 leg etc etc

Glowsticks / glow bracelets make fab small prizes - get them off ebay.

Hope that helps!

TaytoCrisp Mon 12-Jan-15 21:52:59

Check out the piñata on Amazon. The donkey one looks fun!

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