Child Party Games
Blind Man's Buff
Objective : A blindfolded player tries to catch and identify another player.
How to play: A blind man is chosen and blindfolded. He is turn around three times in the center of the room and then left on his own.
Objective : A blindfolded player tries to sit in a vacant seat while two players are changing places.
Preparation: One person is chosen to be postmaster. All the others choose a town, and the postmaster makes a list of their choices.
How to play: One player is blindfolded and becomes the first postman. All the other players sit in a circle. The postman stands in
the center of the circle, and is turned around several times by the postmaster. The postmaster then announces that a letter has been sent
between two of the towns on his list, for example from Cambridge to Birmingham. The two players whose towns are called then try to change places before the postman sits in one of their empty seats.
Mode of travel : In this child party game, the postmaster can also say how the letter travelled - and so indicate how the players should move. For example,
if the letter went :
This child party game is an excellent way of giving out small presents at a party.
Objective : Each player chooses a parcel by touch and tries to identify the contents before opening it.
Preparation: Objects of different shape and feel are wrapped up - one parcel per player. The parcels are piled on a table.
How to play: Each player in turn is blindfolded and led to the table to choose a parcel. He then takes off his blindfold and waits until all the players have chosen a parcel. Each player then guesses what is in his parcel before opening it.
Preparation: Chairs are placed around the room in a large circle. There should be one chair fewer than the number of players.
How to play: The players stand in the circle and, when the music starts, all dance around.
How to play: Players dance around the room to music. When the music stops, the players immediately stop dancing and stand as
still as statues. Any player seen moving after the music stops is eliminated.
Preparation: Small mats, newspapers, pieces of cardboard, etc., are scattered over the floor to form "islands".
How to play: When the music starts, players walk around in a circle. When the music stops, players must stand on an island.
More than one player may stand on one island.
Preparation: All sorts of pictures are cut out of magazines, comics, etc. Each picture is pasted onto cardboard and cut into two oddly shaped pieces. (Note : Picture postcards may be used to save time.) There should be one picture for each pair of players.
How to play: Each player is given one piece of a picture. He then tries to find the player with the other half of the same picture.
How to play: In this child party game, each player is given a piece of paper with a written clue to guide him to his present.
Preparation: One "jigsaw" is needed for each player. The organizer makes the jigsaw by cutting picture postcards into four irregular pieces. Three pieces from each jigsaw are hidden in the room.
How to play: Each player is given one of the jigsaw pieces that was not hidden. The first player to find the three pieces missing from his jigsaw wins the game.