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Games and Activities for Kids' Parties

The invitations have been sent, the children have R.S.V.P.'d. Now what are you going to do with a dozen kids at a party for three hours? This is where you'll find game and activity ideas for children of all ages, from how to rent a bouncy castle for preschoolers to setting up a karaoke machine for teens.

How to Play Glow in the Dark Ring Toss
Ready for some summer evening fun? Try this glow in the dark party game.

Winter Party Games for Kids
Party games with a winter theme for a holiday or winter birthday party.

Indoor Winter Activities for Kids
The weather outside is frightful, but the kids inside are delightful -- or delighted anyway, thanks to these ideas for indoor winter fun and games!

Themed Party Games from A to Z
If you’re looking for some games to fit the theme of your children’s party, chances are you’ll find them in this list of party games, alphabetically sorted by theme.

Cowboy Party Games
This collection of cowboy party games will keep the buckaroos busy at your western-themed party.

Bug-Themed Party Games
From caterpillars and bumble bees to spiders and ladybugs, this collection of party games offers plenty of choices for entertaining the kids at a bug-themed celebration.

Fairy Party Games
A collection of fairy-themed games for a magical celebration.

Football Party Games for Kids
A collection of party games with a football theme.

Easter Party Games for Kids
From bunny hops to jelly bean tossing, these kids party games are perfect for your Easter celebration.

Penguin Party Games
This collection of penguin games provides several options for entertaining the kids at a penguin-themed party or wintertime celebration.

New Year's Eve Party Games for Kids
Need to entertain the kids at your New Year's Eve party? Celebrate with these party game ideas.

Christmas Party Games
From snowman games to reindeer games, this collection of Christmas-themed party games is sure to please the kids at your holiday gathering.

Pumpkin-Themed Party Games
These party games with a pumpkin theme are a fun way for kids to celebrate at a Halloween or autumn celebration.

Scarecrow Party Games
Choose from this collection of kids' games with a scarecrow theme when planning the activities for a scarecrow party or autumn gathering.

Elf-Themed Party Games
This collection of elf-themed party games boasts activities that are sure to entertain all of the kids at your holiday event.

Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.

Top 10 Shark Party Activities
If you’re looking for an activity for a shark-themed party or classroom lesson this collection of shark-inspired games may be just the place to find it.

How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.

Party Games for Kids' Birthdays and Other Celebrations
Some parents are great at designing beautiful birthday cakes. Others know just how to decorate for their kids' parties. But sometimes the thought of what exactly you're going to do with a house full of kids for a three-hour birthday bash can make an otherwise confident mom or dad start to sweat. Don't fret. This list of party games is here to...

Indoor Party Games: A Quiet Guessing Game
Looking for indoor party games? This easy circle activity is a great game to play when you're ready to quiet the kids down before cutting the cake or heading home.

Looking for Birthday Party Games? Try This Fun Animal Activity
Looking for kids birthday party games? If your party has an animal theme--or even if it doesn't--try this fun large-group game where one team of children must guess the animal being mimicked by the other team.

Kids' Music for Parties
Need some ideas for kids music to play at a child's birthday party? Check out these suggestions made by About.com Kids' Parties readers.See submissions

Kids' Birthday Party Games: Soda Bottle Ring Toss
Looking for fun birthday party games for kids? How about borrowing something from classic carnivals, like soda bottle ring toss?

Kids' Birthday Party Games: Human Tic Tac Toe
Looking for a game to play with a large group of kids at a birthday party? How about a few rounds of human tic tac toe, where the markers are actually the party guests?

Kids' Birthday Party Games: Blow the Duck Down the River
Looking for kids birthday party games? This one, called Blow the Duck Down the River, is fun and easy to adapt to different party themes.

How to Play Bean Bag Toss at a Kid's Party
Looking for a classic game to play with kids? How about a bean bag toss?

Princess Party Games
Looking for activities for a kid's party? These princess party games would be a hit at a little girl's birthday bash.

Party Game Ideas - Party Game Ideas
Submit your party game ideas and help other parents as they plan their kids' birthdays.

Kids' Party Games for Valentine's Day: Catch My Heart
Looking for kids party games for Valentines Day? Try this game of catch that gets more challenging as it goes.

A Super Bowl Party Game for Kids to Keep Them Engaged in the Game
This Super Bowl party game for kids will keep young fans engaged in the football game while they're watching it on TV.

Kids' Party Games: Valentine's Day Matchmaker
Looking for fun kids' party games for Valentines Day? If you have a large group of children, play matchmaker, where the players must ask clues to figure out their identity and then find their mate.

Kids' Party Games: Valentine's Day Pictionary
Looking for kids party games for Valentines Day? How about a game of Pictionary where all the words and phrases are somehow related to love?

Kids' Party Games: Valentine's Day Story Telling
Looking for kids party games for Valentines Day in the classroom? Have the students write a love story together, five words at a time.

Kids' Party Games: Who Do You Love?
Looking for large-group kids' party games for a Valentine's Day? A game called "Who Do You Love?" gets everyone moving.

Halloween Party Games for Kids
Wondering what to do with kids during a Halloween party? Try these games and activities.

The Best Outdoor Party Games for Kids
These classic outdoor activities are timeless hits at kids' parties.

Cooperative Birthday Party Games
Burn up some energy with these active party games--games where no one walks away a loser.

Silly Group Games for Older Kids
Help tweens and teens break the ice with these goofy party games.

Active Indoor Party Games
Hosting a party indoors? These fun activities will keep the kids engaged.

Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.

Activities for a Game-Themed Party
How to plan a birthday party where games and competition are the main attraction.

First Birthday Party Games and Activities
Stuck for ideas about how to entertain guests at your baby's first birthday party? This collection of games and activities offers a little something for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Pirate Party Games for Kids
Need games to play at your pirate-themed party? These ideas are sure to entertain even the rowdiest of pirate crews!

Ten Camping Games for Kids
It's always fun to roast marshmallows and sing campfire songs, but those aren't the only ways to keep campers entertained. These camping games for kids are a fun way to play in the great outdoors.

Knight and Princess Party Games
Throwing a knights and princesses party? Encourage your party guests to get medieval with these knight and princess party games.

Favorite Slumber Party Games
Need ideas for slumber party activities? Choose from this collection of sleepover game ideas.

Baseball Party Games for Kids
Planning a baseball party theme? Include some of these baseball party games to make the day a hit with your little slugger and his teammates.

Firefighter Party Games
Use this collection of firefighter party games to entertain guests at your little hero’s birthday party.

Cooking Party Games
Throwing a cooking party? These games may be just what you need to stir up an extra dash of fun.

Dog-Themed Party Games
These fun puppy party game ideas will keep kids wagging their tails and begging for more.

Dragon-Themed Party Games
These dragon-themed party games bring the fire-breathing fun to a children’s celebration.

Pool Party Games
A collection of fun party games to play in the pool.

Harvest Party Games for Kids
Fun kids party games to play at a harvest festival or autumn party.

Ice Skating Party Games
Invite kids to play on the rink with these ice-skating party games.

Sledding Games
You've got the sleds, the cocoa and the kids all ready for a day of fun in the snow. Throw in some sledding games to complete the adventure.

Christmas Tree Trimming Party Games
Festive games for kids to play at a tree trimming party.

Santa-Themed Party Games
Want to make the kids at your holiday party as jolly as Old St. Nick? Have them play some to these party games inspired by Santa Claus!

Top Valentine's Day Party Games for Kids
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these sweet ideas for fun kids’ party games.

Train Party Games
Throwing a train-themed birthday party? Keep those little engineers chugging along with these fun, train party games.

Bowling Party Games
Fun games to play at a bowling birthday party.

Cat-Themed Party Games
Fun games for kids to play at a cat-themed party.

Dance Party Games
Everybody to the dance floor! It's time for some dance party games that keep the good times moving.

Basketball Party Games
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.

Monster Truck Party Games
These monster truck party games are meant to get kids jamming, crush the competition and have a monstrous amount of fun!

Ballerina Party Games
These party games are perfect for a ballet party or anytime your little ballerinas want to add some play to their routine.

Fishing Party Games
Reel those party guests in for some good times with these fishing-themed games.

Dinosaur Party Games
Kids will have a roaring good time playing these dinosaur party games.

Jungle Party Games
Fun safari-animal games to play at a jungle-themed party.

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