Classroom parties at the Elementary school are so much fun to attend. You get to see your child in the classroom & put a face to all the names you hear at home. What I am not such a big fan of is coming up with school party games that all the kids will enjoy and are easy to make.
So, I have created a list of easy kids party games that any room parent can put together quickly. These 8 Easy Elementary School party games can be used for parties at anytime of year from Halloween, to Christmas (Winter), Valentine’s Day and End of the Year Parties. I let you know how to adjust the games for each season. Take a look at this list and find the perfect game for your next school party.
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8 Elementary School Party Games
1. Freeze Dance – All you need is your phone with music and maybe a speaker. The kids have tons of energy at the school parties and are always ready to dance around.
2. Limbo – What you need – a long stick and some music
Super easy and fun game. Download some kid’s music on your phone to play. Have two people hold a long stick and the kids line up behind it. The kids then try to go under the stick without falling or touching it. Each time the kids come around lower the stick a little until there is one child left. They are the winner. Here’s a blow up limbo stick that would be easy to bring to the school.
3. Bozo Buckets – What you need – 4-5 buckets and items to throw
This is another game easily customizable to the time of year your party is held. If you have a Halloween party get some plastic pumpkin buckets the kids trick or treat with and some fake eye ball ping pong balls. (I get these at the dollar store) For a Winter party use red or blue buckets and white fake snow balls. Line up 4 or 5 buckets and have the kids try to toss the balls into each bucket.
This game may need to be played in the hallway at school. First create cut outs with poster board for the kids to jump to. For Halloween parties cut out pumpkins, for winter parties do snow balls, valentine’s day parties do hearts. There will be two obstacle courses next to each other so the kids can make two lines one for each team. Both sides will be identical. First kids jump from cut out taped to the floor to cut out, next they weave between cones and last, they need to toss a bean bag into two hula hoops. After the bean bags are in they need to go back through the course and let the next kid in line go. Whichever team gets all their players through first wins.
5. Winter Party Game – Ice Cube Relay Race – What you need – Square Foam blocks as your ice cubes – (look at dollar store with fake flowers)
Divide up kids into two teams, then line them up for a relay race. Kids need to put the “ice cube” between their knees and race around a cone or chair then come back and pass the block to the next kid in line. See which team can finish first. We did this at a family holiday party and it was tons of fun too!
Minute to Win it Kids Party Games
These are great games because you can rotate through the groups of kids quickly so that all can play in a limited time. Here are a few favroties but if you want more ideas check out my 20 Easy Minute to Win It Games for Kids.
6. Cup Stacking – What you need – 42 red solo cups.
First split cups into two groups (21 each) and have two children compete against each other. Kids have one minute to unstack the cups and create a pyramid then restack the cups back into each other. Use the timer on your phone for this and write down the time they finish. At the end look at the times to find a winner. Just add more cups if you want to have more than two kids compete. Tip: when stacking cups up don’t press them tightly together or they can be hard to get apart.
7. Spoons – What you need – box of plastic spoons, 24 ping pong balls, 8 small paper bowls –
This game is for four kids at a time. Give each a spoon and two bowls. In one bowl add six ping pong balls. Kids have one minute to try to transfer the ping pong balls to the other bowl using only the spoon in their mouth. They may not use their hands.
8. Straw Race – What you need – box of straws, and items to race, blue painters tape
This game can be customized by the time of year the party happens. For Halloween get some spider rings cut off the ring part and you have a spider to race. For Winter parties use cotton balls for snow and Valentine’s Day candy hearts. At a long table in the classroom put down blue painter’s tape (it shows up well & doesn’t stick to table) at one end for the finish line. On the other side of table have two kids line up with a straw and they have one minute to race their spider to the finish line by blowing on the straw.
Don’t forgt to check out – 20 Easy Minute to Win It Games for Kids
9. Bingo – What you need – Bingo cards and chips to cover the cards
Buy bingo cards or print them off of Pinterest. You will find tons of cards for each holiday.
I hope that you have found a game that will be great for your next party. If you have a great idea and want to share it please add it to the comments for us all see. Did you try these games? Let us know how it went in the classroom.
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