more games and activities for all ages

More games and activities for kids of all ages that can be thrown together at the last minute or spur of the moment.

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Here are a few more tried-and-true games. Some of these can be thrown together at the last minute or even on the spur of the moment!

  • Obstacle course--adapt to skill level of guests and theme

  • Karaoke or group sing-alongs

  • Dancing, freeze dancing

  • Target Toss games--e.g., bean bags through a "mouth" cut out of a box; balls at pop bottles

  • Pin the ____ on the _____. Adapt to theme. Play with or without blindfolds.

  • Simon Says--adapt to theme; let all players continue playing

  • Button, Button

  • Kid-level sports, like mini-golf, bowling games, shooting hoops, croquet

  • Dress Up--provide clothes and props related to a theme. Have an adult available to snap pics.

  • Charades or skits--suggest theme-related ones

  • Relay races--adapt to theme, aim for group goals, like filling a bucket together

  • Free play on climbing structures or with other large group toys

  • Bubble play--be sure to have enough wands or blowers for all kids

  • Sand box, rice box, or water table

  • Running through sprinkler, playing with squirters
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