Kids' party games

At every kids’ party, the main question is “How to keep the children entertained and happy?”. Continue reading this post to find out more about how you can do this! If you’re not considering the option of hiring an entertainer we have a free option for you. It is very simple – you can try to do the entertainment yourself! It may sound a bit scary to keep 30 children happy for a long time. But don’t worry! We have plenty of experience in doing exactly that! Here are 5 traditional kids’ party games you can use as a start!

Duck, duck, goose

This is one of the most popular party games suitable for 2-7-year-old. Duck, duck, goose is easy to organise and you don’t need any equipment. All you need is enough kids to sit in a circle, plenty of space, and perhaps some music as a background! Once everyone is sitting nicely start by asking whether anyone knows how to play the game. Most likely there will be at least one child able to explain the rules of the game. Should there be no one who can do it you can be the first one. It would be really nice if you ask the birthday child to help you (it will make them feel extra special). One person goes around the circle and gently taps everyone on their head. The ducker says duck every time he/she taps someone’s head. Whenever ready the ducker says goose. The goose has to chase the ducker around the circle. If the goose doesn’t get the ducker before he/she sits down it is their turn to choose the next goose. The game ends when everyone has a turn. Have fun!

Grandma's footsteps

This is a brilliant game suitable for 3-11 years old. One person is Grandma – he/she faces a wall. The others start at the other end of the room. The aim of the game is for them to creep up to grandma and tap her on her shoulder. There is a little obstacle though. The group can only move quietly when grandma is facing the wall. Should she turn around everyone should freeze. If she sees anyone moving he/she has to go all the way back to the start. No one is allowed to move when grandma is watching them. The winner is the first one who gets to tap grandma on her shoulder. Have fun!

Musical Statues

This is a game suitable for children aged 3-11. You may not need to explain the rules as most little ones already know them. All you need is energetic children, music, and perhaps some disco lights. You can skip the lights if you want. When you turn the music on everyone should dance. When the music stops everyone should freeze. At this point usually, the last one to freeze is asked to leave the game. However, I would advise you to keep everyone involved. To make the game even more exciting you can give a prize to the fastest statue. Have fun! 

Pass The Parcel

A little set-up beforehand is needed to play this game. You can either buy a parcel that is ready to use or make your own. Should you decide to make your own you will need to fill every layer of the parcel with either sweets, toys, or other prizes. Then all children should sit down in a circle. Turn the music on and start by passing the parcel to the child next to you. The parcel should stop when the music stops. Then the child that is holding the parcel is allowed to unwrap one layer and have the prize inside. You can then repeat this until each and everyone gets to have a prize. It may be a good idea to have the birthday child next to you. This way it will be easier for you to stop the music on time so that the birthday child gets the last prize. Have fun!


The Limbo is one of the best kids’ party games for 5-11 years old. However, it can be enjoyed equally by children and adults! All you need is music and a bar, or a long balloon, or even an umbrella. The rules are very simple! Everyone should attempt to go under the bar with their backs facing toward the floor. No part of their body should touch the bar and their face should be facing up. You can start by holding the bar higher and then gradually lowering it down. Have fun!

We hope you enjoy playing these kids’ party games. If you feel unsure, or need help, please feel free to get in touch with us. We will be happy to help!

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