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What games to play at 5 year olds birthday party?

Asked by woodfieldmomma (41points) March 18th, 2010

My son is having his 5th birthday soon and has invited his classmates from preschool. We are holding the party in the gym at his school and I would like to find games for the kids to play. The children range from 2yrs to 10yrs old.

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Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

candyland, shoots and ladders, twister.. (: sorry if you didnt mean board games

Likeradar's avatar

Kids that age like pinatas. Just do it safely. :)

marinelife's avatar

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

CMaz's avatar

@marinelife – Pin the Tail on the Donkey is a law. :-)

Your_Majesty's avatar

Pillow fight(with adult supervision).

njnyjobs's avatar

Musical chairs

CMaz's avatar

@Doctor_D – A bunch of5 year olds swinging pillows? Not in my house. :-)

You could loose an eye. ;-)

Likeradar's avatar

Oooh! You could make one kick ass obstacle course if you have a whole gym to work with.

njnyjobs's avatar

Blindman’s Buff
Duck, Duck, GOOSE!
Simon Says
Button, Button
Red Light/Green Light

MissAusten's avatar

Lots of good suggestions so far. I’d like to add “Red Rover” to the list. That was one of my favorites as a kid! Other ideas:

If you have balloons and ribbons, you can tie a balloon to each child’s ankle so that it drags along behind as the child walks or runs. The kids have to try to pop each others balloons while avoiding having their own balloon popped. It’s really funny to watch.

You can also have the kids stand in a line holding hands. The first kid in line is the “head” and the last kid is the “tail.” Tie a long bit of a streamer around the “tail” kid’s waist. The “head” has to try to pull the streamer off the “tail” without breaking the chain of kids holding hands.

If you scroll down this page there are links to rules for several different party games that haven’t been mentioned here.

sleepdoc's avatar

Well sack races seemed to interested out 6 year old. Tug of war worked. Anything will probably work for 5 minutes at a time!

bummer's avatar

I can’t really see a 10 year old and a 2 year old playing “knockout”...or for that matter, any kind of game.

CMaz's avatar

Nap time.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Do you have any type of theme for the party, and how long will it be?

woodfieldmomma's avatar

@ChocolateReigns The Theme is transformers and we have the gym for 2 hours.

MissAusten's avatar

You can take classic party games and change them a bit to match your theme. Instead of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, play Pin the Badge on Optimus Prime. Instead of Duck, Duck, Goose, play Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Megatron. If you play Tug of War, have the kids divide into teams with the Autobots vs. the Decepticons. Can you tell I have two little boys?! It’s so sad that I know these stupid names.

Just be creative and have a good time. The kids will have fun no matter what, as long as they get to run around and eat some cake.

woodfieldmomma's avatar

Thanks for all the great ideas. I think we have a good idea of what to do. Thanks again.

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