Kid Birthday Party Game Ideas - 7 Proven Winners

Written by By Mike Dougherty "Grandpa Mike"

Here are 7 classic kid birthday party game ideas that are always successful. And you can easily make all of them fit your party theme.

Incredible Musical Statues

They'll have lots of fun with this one and they'll even be still for a short time.

Have all your party guests move torepparttar center ofrepparttar 147574 room. Start playing some music related to your theme. Have your guests start moving in silly positions and dancing around. Then stoprepparttar 147575 music and have all your guests freeze like statues. Anyone who moves is out. Startrepparttar 147576 music again and have your party guests start moving in silly positions and dancing again untilrepparttar 147577 music stops. Have them freeze like statues again. Keep repeating this until only one person is left. The last remaining party guest isrepparttar 147578 winner.

Crazy Mixed Up Message Relay

A kid birthday party game idea that will have them laughing!

Have all your guests sit in a circle. Have your birthday child think of a silly phrase or sentence related to your party theme. Your birthday child whispersrepparttar 147579 message torepparttar 147580 child on their right. That party guest whispersrepparttar 147581 message torepparttar 147582 child on thier right untilrepparttar 147583 message goes allrepparttar 147584 way around torepparttar 147585 person sitting just torepparttar 147586 left of your birthday child. That guest repeatsrepparttar 147587 message out loud... The birthday child then tells everyone whatrepparttar 147588 original message was. Everyone then gets a turn to come up with a message. The morerepparttar 147589 message gets mixed up,repparttar 147590 more fun it is.

Pass The Gift - Open The Gift

Hot Potato In Reverse!

Before your party, wrap up a small toy or some candy that allrepparttar 147591 kids will want. Then wrap it up again and again and again, over and over again in layers. You can even wrap up boxes within boxes. Anything to makerepparttar 147592 game go on for a while to build excitement. Have all your party guests stand in a circle. Start playing your theme related music and haverepparttar 147593 first child unwraprepparttar 147594 first layer. Thenrepparttar 147595 second child unwrapsrepparttar 147596 next layer until one ofrepparttar 147597 guests unwrapsrepparttar 147598 last layer andrepparttar 147599 gift is revealed. That child winsrepparttar 147600 gift.

What In The World Am I?

A great kid birthday party game idea for everyone.

Tape a picture on each child's back. You can cut out pictures from magazines or just about any other source. The pictures can be characters from your birthday party theme, or it can be pictures of animals or bugs. Have your guests start asking each other questions to find out "what inrepparttar 147601 world they are". Butrepparttar 147602 questions can only be answered with a "yes" or a "no." Questions like "do I have wings?," "am I brown," or "do I have legs?" The child who guesses "what inrepparttar 147603 world am I" first isrepparttar 147604 winner.

“Gimme” Proof Your Kids: How To Keep Your Child’s Materialism In Check

Written by Dr. Charles Sophy

It’srepparttar first day ofrepparttar 147546 summer holiday. Five year-old Stephanie is shopping with you at Wal-Mart and picks out three stuffed animals that she saw inrepparttar 147547 movie Madagascar. “Oh Mom please! I want to bring Alex and Gloria and Melman to Kinder Gym with me!” she says and stomps off in disgust when you tell her she has to choose only one.

Your eight-year old, Alex, comes home from Summer Day Camp. “I need an iPod!” he declares, “Thomas has one and it’s sweet!” Your first thought is, “What’s an iPod?” Once Alex fills you in onrepparttar 147548 latest must-have gadget, you’re floored byrepparttar 147549 ticket price and wonder why he needs one when he already has a walkman.

To top it off, your ten-year old, Tabitha, woke up this morning with a singular mission; to have pierced ears with diamond studs like her new best-friend Sarah byrepparttar 147550 end ofrepparttar 147551 day, when last week she thought body piercings of any kind were gross. She has spentrepparttar 147552 entire day begging you to bring her torepparttar 147553 Salon to get them pierced, ate her dinner in silence and retreated to her room to call Sarah and complain about how unfair her parents are.

You finishrepparttar 147554 day exhausted byrepparttar 147555 challenges of managing “gimme” requests from your children. Sitting down with your partner afterrepparttar 147556 kids have been put to bed, you share your concerns aboutrepparttar 147557 day’s events. You’re both left wondering how your children became so materialistic, and worried that they are becoming followers rather than children who are secure in themselves and their values. A change is needed! But where to begin?

Duringrepparttar 147558 grade-school years, children grow more interested inrepparttar 147559 material world than they were back in kindergarten. Motivated by a combination of an increasing awareness of what other kids have andrepparttar 147560 desire to fit in by havingrepparttar 147561 same things themselves, their acquisitiveness begins to become more apparent.

A child’s age-appropriate progression from self-awareness to awareness of others is compounded byrepparttar 147562 society in which we live. We live in an age of affluence, at times one obsessed with status and possession. Evidenced by TV and other forms of media. One message is coming through loud and clear: You are what you buy and what you own. There’s no doubt that it has become increasingly difficult to raise children in this world of materialism, distraction and temptation.

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