4 Classic Birthday Games for Kids

4 Classic Birthday Games for Kids
Classic Games Box - 10 kids - 3 plastic eggs is the ideal party pack for boys & girls birthday parties at home. Kids will have fun playing 4 traditional kids party games.

Kids parties are best celebrated with fun party games and free play at a place where children feel at home. Party games make the party come to life and children know that games are part of the party fun. The best party games for children are timeless, classic games that are suitable for boys and girls, all ages, skill levels and are best enjoyed on repeat.

Here are four classic birthday games for kids to play at birthday parties:

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1. Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Games like pin the tail on the donkey are easy to play and fun for all ages of children. The game can be played indoors or outdoors and is perfect for any party theme.

Our retro and contemporary donkey tail game versions have a different look and feel about them, but they are just as fun to play as each other!

Wondering where to buy Pin the Tail on the Donkey Game? The classic and more contemporary versions are available now from Party Ideas in a Box, with Australia wide delivery! Other versions of the game can be found here. Alternatively, be inspired by the simplicity of making your own Pin the… game in this blogpost.

2. Hessian Sack Race

The sack race is a simple yet challenging birthday party game for kids of all ages. Younger children love to jump in the sack to the end point and back again whilst older children create inventive ways to race from one end to the other. The sack race game is one of those party games that children love to play again and again.

Our natural fibre hessian sacks are extremely durable and strong. There are two sizes to suit – the large hessian sacks are ideal for children 6 years and up. The small hessian sacks are lighter in weight and size which makes them ideal for children under 6 years of age. The lighter weight, contemporary sack race bags, available from Yardgames here and also from here are more suitable for the younger children. If you have lots of people, try this one on for size!

For more ideas, enjoy the blogpost How to Play the Hessian Sack Race Game. Are you ready to play the best classic party game, the hessian sack race game? Buy your small or large hessian sacks from Party Ideas in a Box here, with Australia wide delivery.

3. Egg and Spoon Race

Egg and Spoon Race

The egg and spoon race is a simple team relay race party game. Balance eggs on the spoons without dropping the egg all the way to the finish line. Younger children concentrate extremely hard to keep the egg on the spoon. For older children or for parents to play at the party, add a groovy blindfold! Children love seeing Mums and Dads look a little bit silly!

Our egg and spoon race is your ideal allergy and vegan-friendly birthday party game for kids!

Party Ideas in a Box has a range of egg and spoon sets, ready for you to play at your next celebration. Try the hilarious bouncing egg and spoon kit, or the sound making maraca egg and spoon set, ideal for toddlers. For something a bit more giant size, here is the ostrich egg and spoon race, available from here.

4. Pass the Parcel

Pass the Parcel Game

Pass the parcel game is one of the most classic party games and activities for kids birthday parties. Unwrapping little surprises hidden in colourful tissue paper is fun and exciting, which is why this game is a timeless favourite. Our party game prizes are the perfect way for young children to find their little surprise in the parcel. The prizes are wrapped in the parcel for a ready-to-play party.

Looking to buy pre wrapped pass the parcels? Choose from a small selection of pass the parcels right here from Party Ideas in a Box, with delivery Australia wide. If you’re after more ideas about playing pass the parcel, these blogposts are helpful:-

Ideal Age Group

These four classic birthday party games for kids are ideal for 3 to 8 year old boys and girls birthday parties. They are also easily adaptable for an 8 to 12 year old birthday party.

Have a go! Why not celebrate your next birthday party the traditional way by reviving the old party game favourites!

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Quick Finds for Classic Party Games

Choose your favourite online shops for your classic party games – Australian online shop Party Ideas in a Box , amazon.com.au, eBay Australia and Yard Games.

2 thoughts on “4 Classic Birthday Games for Kids

  1. Sai Bharath says:

    Hey nice post. I always try to find out some different games for my children’s birthday party celebrations. You came with so nice game ideas. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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