Whether you are the Room Mom in charge of games and activities for your child’s class parties or your home is the central gathering spot for every family holiday, no party is complete without kids party games. And we have the perfect option for every season and occasion, with a focus on fun for the kids, and simple and affordable set-up for you!
Kids Party Games for All Seasons
Every party needs entertainment, and what’s more fun than kids party games? It keeps them occupied, engaged and having fun (and they cost a lot less than hiring talent!). All of the party games featured below feature simple supplies you can find for minimal cost at your local craft store or Dollar Store. Set-up takes minutes, and they are fun for kids of all ages, from toddlers through teenagers (and adults may want to get in on the fun too!).
Winter Games for Kids
After Christmas, winter can be dreary… but these festive activities are sure to keep your kids party-goers entertained from your child’s Christmas party at preschool through Valentine’s Day.
Simple Christmas Party Games for Children
These Christmas holiday games are perfect for family holiday gatherings, the activity at your child’s class holiday party, or even just for fun throughout the season!
Jingle Bell Toss is a holiday party game truly fun for kids of all ages (and kids at heart). The simple set-up features miniature red plastic cups, a canvas and jingle bells. Put it together in less than 5 minutes with hot glue. (P.S. It’s been pinned over 100K times because it’s that much fun!) See 5 different ways to play Jingle Bell Toss here.
With leftover Jingle Bell Toss supplies, you can continue playing holiday games with DIY Cup and Jingle Bell, a festive twist on an old school, traditional favorite. We also love setting out this Nutcracker game for the season – Toy Soldier Tic-Tac-Toe. It’s takes a little more time to create, but doubles as festive holiday decor, so well worth the effort.
Cure January Blues with Simple Game for Kids
After the holidays are over, winter gets cold and long. Celebrate the season with our Jumbled Snowman, winter fine motor activity. With a handful of Dollar Store supplies and less than 5 minutes to set-up, your kids will have fun playing this one over and over, as party fun or for a fine motor challenge just because! Watch the video tutorial to see how easy it is to make your own.
Looking for some New Year’s fun for the kids. Crafty Kids at Home offers this Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Party Games and Activities for kids, with over 40 different ideas to ring in the New Year.
Channeling Cupid for Valentine’s Day Games
February is the season of love… and no ones spreads the love like Cupid! For a more active gross motor challenge, play Cupid’s Arrow Toss, a Valentine’s Day game for kids. Again – super simple set-up, a handful of Dollar Store supplies, and perfect for a February birthday party or kids’ classroom party. See our recommended variations in play for different age groups.
And nothing is more synonymous with Valentine’s Day than conversation hearts. Use them as markers in our Conversation Hearts Valentine Bingo. Download your printable bingo cards, grab a giant bag of your favorite Valentine’s Day candy, and you have a complete kids party game for up to 20 kids!
Kids Party Games for Spring
March brings Spring, at long last… and while it’s a few days before the official start of Spring, around here, St. Patrick’s Day kicks off the start of the Spring season and warmer days, quickly followed by Easter.
Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Game
St. Patrick’s Day is all about green, shamrocks, and pots of gold. We’ve put them all together (with Dollar Store supplies) for this simple St. Patrick’s Day game for kids – Pot O’ Gold Coin Toss. Another one your toddler will love as much as your husband, and some learning fun thrown in too with number recognition.
For more St. Patrick’s Day kids games, check out this Printable St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt for kids from Sunny Day Family.
Easter Games with Easter Eggs
For kids party games, I like to make use with the holiday supplies you already have on hand. For Easter, that’s Easter baskets and Easter eggs. Check out these 3 kids Easter party games featuring baskets, plastic eggs and colored cups.
We also love this Editable Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt from Fun With Mama. Download, type in your own clues, and print for a quick and easy Easter party game for kids.
Summer Fun and Games for Kids
Summer is arguably when you need the MOST kids party games – whether it be for summer camps, birthday parties or just to keep them entertained while home all day everyday, these party activities and games for kids are sure to save you!
For rainy days, turn your indoor living space into a Life Sized Board Game. All you need is construction paper, painters’ tape and playing cards or dice from your favorite board game.
You can also turn your outdoor space into your field of fun and games. With a few Dollar Store hula hoops, buckets and colored washers you can have your own Summer Olympics with these Hula Hoop Games for kids.
And who says backyard hunts have to end at Easter? Warm up your swing and let the kids go on a Backyard Golf Ball Hunt, fun for parents and kids alike!
We also love this list of Backyard Board Games from Wunder Mom. And don’t forget all the old school fun you used to have as a kid. Need to jog your memory a bit? Check out these Throwback Kids Activities and Games to take you and your kids right back to the summers of your childhood.
Fall Themed Games for Kids
Kids party games don’t come to an end with summer and back to school. There’s plenty to celebrate in the Fall, especially during Halloween and Thanksgiving feasts with family.
Kids Party Games for Halloween
For some simple learning fun and games, download our printable Jack O’ Lantern Patterns and Matching game face cards. All you need is the printable and black construction paper, for a simple preschool party game or independent play center.
For a more active simple game for kids for Halloween, check out Pumpkin Toss, inspired by our original, Christmas version, Jingle Bell Toss.
And because Halloween isn’t just all pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns, we have some Spider fun too! Our Spider Web Jumble, again featuring Dollar Store supplies and recyclables, is an awesome fine motor skills challenge for preschoolers. Set it up as a station at your preschool Halloween party or carnival!
For more Halloween learning fun and games, check out these Candy Corn Literacy Games for Kids from Growing Book by Book.
Thanksgiving Turkey Games for Kids
Thanksgiving is the ultimate gathering of family. With all the focus and time spent on food, you definitely need some kids party games to keep them occupied and entertained while you prep, eat and ultimately pass out! This Thanksgiving Busy Box – Pin the Tail on the Turkey – doubles as kids entertainment, party game and even table decor.
And before you know it, it’s Christmas and time for Jingle Bell Toss again!
What are your favorite holiday-themed Kids Party games? Share them with me on my Facebook page – we are always looking for more ways to have fun and celebrate the season!
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