Planning a winter party for kids ? Warm them up with these fun and festive party games that fit the theme of season.
Simply tape large snowflake cutouts to seats of the chairs. Instead of ordinary music, play a snow-themed song, such as.
This game uses white, plush snowballs instead of beanbags. Paint a winter creature such as a snowman, penguin or polar bear on a large piece of poster board. Cut a hole in the animal’s mouth or belly. Prop the poster board and have kids try to toss the snowballs through the hole.
You’ll need two pairs of snow pants, two coats of mittens, two scarves, two hats and two pairs of snow boots. Make two complete sets of the items and pile each set at one end of the play space. Have two teams line up behind a starting line on the opposite end of the play space. Players must race to the clothing, put all of the items on and run back to their teams wearing the snowsuits. Once back to their teams, they must take the snow clothes off and hand them to the next runners. Those players must put them on and run to the other end and back and then hand them off to the next player. It continues until all members of one team have run the relay in the snowsuit. The first team to be done wins.
Snow plow races
It is a game that will require a little bit of room since players will be racing, side-by-side. To set up the game, you’ll need to mark a staring line and a finish line.
You’ll also need two snow shovels and two large snow boulders. To make the snow boulders, stuff white pillowcases, mold them into a round shape and then seal them closed.
To start the game, have two races stand behind the finish line. Give them each a shovel. Drop a snow boulder in front of each player. Kids must “plow” the snow boulder to the finish line by pushing it with the shovel. The first snow boulder to cross the finish line wins.
You’ll need several pairs of mittens, at least one pair per player and a few extras for fun. Also, you will need a pile of trinket prizes; at least one per player. Before guests arrive, separate the pairs and hide the individual mittens all around the house. When the kids arrive, send them on a hunt to find themselves a matching pair. The first player back with a matching pair gets to pick first from the prize pile. The hunt continues until everyone has redeemed a prize with a matching pair of mittens.
Snow shovel relay race
Set up two buckets on a table. You can use beach buckets with snowflake cutouts taped on them or purchase some winter-themed buckets in the dollar store, party shop or craft supplier.
Fill another, large bucket with fake snow. You can buy fake snow. You can buy fake snow at craft stores or make your own out of confetti or cotton balls. Divide kids into two teams. Give each team a small shovel. Players must race, relay-style, to scoop the snow out of the large bucket and dump it into the smaller buckets.
Marshmallow straw race
Have the kids sit around a table. Place a mug or paper coffee cup in front of each player. Scatter mini marshmallows all over the table. Give each kid a straw. Set a timer. Kids must use the straw to suck up marshmallows and drop them into their mugs. When time runs out, count the marshmallows. The player with the most marshmallows wins. When the game is over, fill the mugs with hot cocoa and let them enjoy those marshmallow.
It is a great winter game that can be played inside or outdoors. Use a shovel to carve out a bowling lane. Indoors, place a white runner down on the floor. Draw 10 snowmen, penguins, reindeer, snowflakes or your kid’s favorite seasonal thing on a piece of poster board.
Color them in and cut them out, then tap them to 10 empty, two-liter bottles. Set them up like bowling pins at the far end of the lane and roll the ball down to knock over the pins. Keep score just like in a real bowling game.