Whether you are throwing a backyard party or a birthday party; kids need entertaining. Games are what make any party exciting, and kids love playing games and getting into it. However, what type of games do you feature at your party that aren't overly done? Well Wedding and Party Network has a few games that will absolutely put the fun in any party.
Create Their Own Treats – Instead of creating treats for them, let them create their own treats. This will be a fun activity right before they have dessert. You can let them create their own cookies by having the dough already rolled out for them and letting them choose a cookie cutter and then decorate them with sprinkles and icing. However, you can also create miniature cakes or cupcakes and let them ice and decorate them as well. They'll love creating their own treat and will absolutely enjoy eating it too!
Run An Obstacle Course – Turn your backyard into a fun obstacle course that the kiddos can run through. Again, this is a simple activity to set up, it just requires some planning on your part. Use hula hoops, foam pool noodles, rope, swing sets and kiddie pools to create your obstacles. You can definitely research some fun ones to set up online. Remember to get medals for the closing ceremony. An obstacle course is great for this summer, especially with the 2012 Summer Olympics right around the corner.
Let Them Get Artistic – If your child loves getting creative, let the kids paint a mural in their very own backyard. Prep your backyard with a large roll of white paper or even scatter canvases everywhere. Don't forget to get washable paint and paint brushes and maybe even their own little art palette. Let them get together as a group and choose a theme, you can have one planned out, create a paint by numbers or just let them do their own thing. Whatever they choose, it will definitely be a work of art.
Create Stations – Instead of just choosing one party game, why not set up various stations around the yard that they can visit? You can set up jewelry making stations, friendship bracelet stations, lego table, art table, sand or water table. There are many options for stations. Just keep in the age group and what the kids enjoy to do. These stations will definitely keep everyone entertained throughout the party.
When wanting to create exciting games for the children, these 5 games will definitely do the trick. Just keep in mind what your child, as well as their friends, enjoy doing. You want to find games that fit their personality, as well as letting them do something fun and unique.