05 Jun Fun games to play with 7, 8 and 9 years old children
Birthday parties are all about fun games, gifts, returns gifts and yummy food items. However, if you have toddlers in the birthday party, they are much interested in messing around, shouting and fight for gifts. Today I am sharing some fun party games to play with 7, 8, 9 years old children.
Birthday Party Games for 7, 8 and 9 year olds
- Happy Star–
This is a game similar to bingo. Get the stars printed as per the number of kids invited in your party. Write numbers from 1-6. Write each number twice so that there are 12 numbers on the star. Now give them a dice. The kids will throw the dice one by one and will cut the numbers coming on the dice.
- Bucket Toss Game–
Keep some buckets in a line and give them some marks each. Give 5 balls to each child in the party and their challenge is to throw the ball directly into the buckets. You will count the marks in the end.
- Balloon pop–
Tie one balloon to each kid’s ankle and the challenge is to pop each other’s balloon by stamping. The kids who left in end with blown balloon will be the winner.
- Guessing Game-
Take some glass jar and fill it with different items like candies, small toys, marbles, stones etc. Count them before you fill them. When all children are arrived in the party, give them a small paper sheet and a pen. They have to guess how many candies, toys, marbles and stones are there in the jars. The kids who get closest will be the winner.
- Grapes Tower–
This is a simple and interesting party game for all your parties. You need toothpicks and grapes for this game. This is a team game and you have to divide your guests into teams before you start the game.
Call the teams to the play area and give them a pack of toothpicks and a bunch of grapes.
The challenge is to make different shapes using grapes and toothpicks in one minute.
The rule is to use minimum 4 grapes in every figure.
- Tissue Flung-
Give a tissue box filled with tissue to each kid. It is not a minute to win it game and the challenge is to empty the tissue box in one minute. The one who does will be the winner.
- Hula Hoopla Relay-
This is one of the best Birthday Party Games for 7, 8 and 9 year olds. Divide the kids into teams. Give one hula hoop to each team and the task is to hold each other’s hands and get through the hula hoop without leaving the hands.
- Ball Gap-
Make the kids stand in a circle with their legs wide open. Put a football inside the circle and the task is to take the ball out of anyone’s wide open legs. Kids have to lean bend and stop the ball and push it against other kids. The one who is unable to stop the ball and ball goes out from his legs, he will be out of the game.
- Spaghetti Race–
This has to be in the list of Birthday Party Games for 7, 8 and 9 year olds. This is a bit difficult game but the kids these days are really smart and active so they will be able to play this game. Divide your guests into teams and call two members from each team to play this game. With the masking tape to create a handle of sorts on the back side of each paper plate to create a “hand held device”. Keep the spaghetti pasta on a table and an empty bowl on a table kept at a distance of at least 10 feet. The challenge for the players to shift the pasta from one table to other while holding it between the plates as shown in the image above. The pair who shifts maximum number of spaghetti pasta in one minute will be the winner of this game.
- Moving Up-
This is a one minute game. You need to stack around 39 blue (or any color) plastic cups with a red cup in the bottom. When the time starts the player has to take the cup from the top and put it in the bottom. The rule here is that the player can use alternate hands to grab the cups from the top and stack them in the bottom. For example, if he/she grabs one cup from the right hand, the next cup is to be grabbed with the left hand and so on.
Disclaimer- All of these are not my ideas. Some are mine and some I’ve learned from the web.