PARTY GAMES FOR KIDS AGED 5-8

For your 5-8 year olds. We’ve got some old favourites like Bobbing for Apples and Pin the Tail on Eeyore, plus some of the best new ones. Try out our faves: Jelly Baby mountain, Bloodhound, or Bubble Butt.

Cucumber Face Race

The challenge is to move the piece of cucumber or chocolate down your face, without using hands, and into your mouth. If it falls off you must start again.

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Turtle Relay

The objective is to roll the egg to the finish line using any part of the head only. No hands allowed.

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Musical Island

Dance around a circle taking turns to step on an island. When the music stops if you are on the island you go out. Last one left wins.

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Stormy Waters

Tell the children that they are in the sea and to start “swimming” around to the music. When you stop the music shout out “There’s a storm coming – dash to an island!”.

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Chair Dash

Set up enough chairs in the middle of the room for all your players. Prepare a list of items to collect from around your home: use a list of common household items, see box below.

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Tricky Ball

Pass a ball round a circle: if you drop the ball you go to one hand, one knee etc. The last player in is the winner. Great fun!

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Shoe Scramble

Couple up. One of you is blindfolded, the other throws their shoes in the middle. On the word go, the hunters scramble to find their partner’s shoes and be the first to put them back on.

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Balloon Actions

Ask your guests to sit in a circle with the balloons in the middle. Each child chooses a balloon, stomps on it until it pops, and reads the secret message inside.

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Balloon Party Game

Balloon Truth or Dare

Put truth questions in green balloons, dare questions in red balloons. Take turns to pop a balloon and take the challenge!

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