party games age 2-3

Great party game ideas for children aged 2-3 years old, from your friends at Nick Jr.

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Kids this age prefer low-structure activities and games with few or no rules. It's hard for them to wait their turns; if you have lots of guests, consider setting up carnival-style booths (each staffed with a helper) where just two or three kids do an activity at a time.
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What's in the Bag? (greeting game) Put a favor related to the theme (e.g., a toy dump truck for a construction-theme party) in a pillowcase and tie it shut. As guests arrive, have them feel the object through the bag and guess what it might be. Record the guesser's name and answer. At the end of the party, read out guesses and let the birthday child unveil the mystery object. Give each child a similar toy to add to his goody bag.
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Guys and Dolls (free-play materials) Set out small figures, puppets, or plush animals related to your theme, along with props or blocks to spur imaginative play and interaction while guests arrive and settle in. Make sure you have plenty of toys (and duplicates if possible) because sharing and turn-taking are hard at this age.
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Stand Up, Please! (group game) While kids sit in a circle, ask questions like, "Who has a pet dog?" or "Who is wearing a blue shirt?" and of course, "Who is celebrating her birthday today?" Each time, identify the kids who stand up to help everyone learn names.
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Stomp! Bam! Boom! (active game) Tape lengths of bubble wrap to the floor or cement. Let kids dance and stomp to their hearts' content. Vary by adding a "freeze" element.
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Stick, Stuck Mural (craft) Tape a length of Contact© paper on the wall at child height, sticky-side out, and remove backing. Provide containers of safe art supplies (like short lengths of yarn, dried pasta, etc.) for kids to stick on the mural. You can cut the completed masterpiece into sections, cover each with clear contact paper, and let each child take a part home.
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