Nothing is worse than a party where the attendees are just standing around, wondering what to do. As such, it’s important to plan a fun activity or two to help make your child’s party a success. Regardless of the occasion, these fun activities to have at a kid’s party are sure to make for a good time.
Scavenger hunts are fun for kids of all ages. Plus, they’re easy to create and customize to your party’s theme. Start by creating a checklist of things to find or do within a set time limit. Then, send your guests around your home or neighborhood to complete the hunt. Whoever checks off the most items on the list or finishes first is the winner.
Get your guests’ blood pumping with an exhilarating obstacle course. You can make your own course using pool noodles or simply using sidewalk chalk. Renting an inflatable obstacle course is an especially good option. Inflatable obstacle courses are safer due to the cushion they provide, and they’re also a breeze to set up.
Allow children to unleash their creative side with some finger painting. You can make this activity more festive by having the children paint on themed pottery or pumpkins—depending on what time of year it is. To minimize mess, don’t forget to have them wear smocks.
Create your own personalized mini golf course by laying out a few mats or turf and using plastic cups as holes. Then, purchase a plastic set of kid’s golf clubs and have your guests take turns putting. To make this activity extra-fun, set up some tunnels for the golf balls to go through.
Turn your party guests into little adventurers by sending them out on an exciting treasure hunt. Scatter clues around your home or yard that will guide them to a secret treasure—extra points if the clues rhyme. Then divide your guests into teams so that they can work together to solve the clues. Whichever group finds the treasure first wins.
Water balloon toss
If your party has an even number of children, have them pair up and stand across from each other. Give each pair a water balloon and have them toss it back and forth to each other, taking one step back after each successful catch. Whichever pair can play catch with the water balloon the longest without it dropping and breaking is the winner.