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